"Astral Traveller" as written by and Jon Anderson....
And in the ruins of the balloon
Stood a man with glasses held high,
Wondering when to do it again
Have another fly into the sky,
Somewhere flying high.

Astral trav'ller leaving without her,
Wandering where lights go,
Leave out the body load.

Once in the air, people who dare
Get a great respect in being.
(Astral trav'ller.)
Heavenly flight wondrous night
And all the sights worth seeing
Just believe in

Astral trav'ller leaving without her,
Wandering where lights go,
Leave out the body load.

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"Astral Traveller" as written by Jon Anderson

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    General CommentThis is a jeuel lost in Time and a Word, a very underrated album. It´s about an astral traveller, but as in most Yes´ lyrics, Anderson forgets the subject sometimes, and just says beautiful words that fit well together. And I really like it.
    Camel fanon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlooking over yes' early set lists [now online],
    this song was once a yes power hitter.
    after they dropped "looking around" [their first set-opener]
    they opened with 'astral traveller" for months -
    apparanty it was played in the usa before YES ALBUM was finished
    after which they dropped it.
    I've seen at least 3 versions of the 'astral traveller" lyrics, including
    one from a '70's-era official lead-sheet song book which begins :

    "And in the ruins around the noose ..."

    hilarleoon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw Yes like a week a half ago and they played this. It was so awesome. Jon's replacement sounds friggen amazing.
    Klatch89on August 10, 2009   Link

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