"We Have Heaven" as written by and Jon Anderson....
Tell the moon dog, tell the march hare
Tell the moon dog, tell the march hare
We have heaven, we have heaven, we have heaven

Tell the moon dog, tell the march hare
Tell the moon dog, tell the march hare
He is here, he is here, he is here
To Look around, to look around, to look around, to look around
We have heaven, we have heaven, we have heaven


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"We Have Heaven" as written by Jon Anderson

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    General CommentNo matter what this song seems to be about, I think all-in-all it is meant to be impressionistic like a lot of Yes songs. Jon Anderson has a thing for what I like to call "meaningful nonsense". The music is yours to be interpreted in any way you want. I think music should make you think, and Yes does a helluva job at that.
    EndeavorLeadGtron May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn relation to the song after this one on the album, "South Side of the Sky" about an exploration group dying in Antartica, I would say this is about death. No matter waht you are, a person or a moon dog or a march hare, whatever those are, you will have death in your future, and therefore it is not that bad, just a universal thing that we all have.
    Mongothegreaton March 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about the coming of spring time. the first full moon after the spring equinox perhaps? (moon-dog and March-hare).

    "Yes he is here" could refer to the death of Christ because Christ's death is commemorated on the first full moon after the spring equniox.
    findsomepeaceon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSince this album is about (sort of) the harmful effects of pollution, since this was when we really understood the harmful effects of pollution, I think that this song is about the perfect world-where no one polluted, and the choir would shout "WE HAVE HEAVEN!". That's what I think of.
    JimiHendrixJron November 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me it is saying Heaven is here on Earth for us to find, whether through religion or whatever.
    Sunnyhillon April 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is saying to rejoice and tell all creatures of the earth that mankind has travelled into space (i.e. heaven) and has been to the moon.
    KingJPWon May 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo one else has mentioned the sound at the end like a gate closing, then an animal or person of some sort running by. That could mean a billion different things. I agree with EndeavorLdGtr.
    @KingJPW: I don't think that if you told a turtle or an ostrich that your species has been to the moon, it would care much.
    Modestmouse1115on January 06, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAgree with @Mongothegreat in that this song needs to be taken in context; this song is not about death, per se.

    After Roundabout (the epic journey a million miles away) will they ever make it home? They're hopeful, (paraphrasing) 24 hrs, you'll see my love, I'll be there with you.

    We Have Heaven is a transition to South Side of the Sky, which IS about death.

    Given the spring-time references and the exalted nature of the music, they think they've made it, or they think they're in heaven.

    So, to @Modestmouse1115, the door slamming and the footsteps (not running by, but) running off into the distance, is the end of one journey, the start of another. And look where they land - The South Side of the Sky!

    I think the rest of the album is about whether he's alive or not.

    Note the reprise of this song at the end of the album, with the door opening back up.

    Did they make it?

    brucervon March 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a little bit more simple than some of the other suggestions. We Have Heaven, to me, starts a story section of the album, starting with a small little community/family/whatever that is completely happy and content as shown here in this song. However, one certain individual is tired of the repetitive nature of his home here, and yearns for adventure (Roundabout and Cans and Brahms seem to be foreshadowing to this individual's choice). The door slam and running away signifies him finally running away from his home to discover the rest of the world. He quickly discovers the wonders and dangers of the outside world in South Side of the Sky (which is about an Antarctic expedition when you look at it without the rest of the album). The rest of the songs seem to document his ventures, with him getting a bit homesick in Long Distance Runaround I think, perhaps for a love back at his home (maybe Roundabout was about her?) Finally, in Heart of the Sunrise, he has reached the end of his journey and is weary, and feels lost, but enlightened at the same time. The pause at the end at first leaves us a bit in the dark, but finally the door opens up again and the reprise of We Have Heaven sounds; he has returned at last, and can finally truly appreciate his peaceful home having seen the rest of the world.

    That's just my personal take on the album. It could have no story at all and just be all individual songs, but I always liked to think of the entire album as being about travel and adventures, walking into the unknown. The album cover always gave me that impression.
    HammerFloydon October 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAll good answers. Taken from another approach, the answer to all of the songs could lie in the title of the Album. I've read about the 'meaningful nonsense' critiques in the past, but feel those are written by individuals who lack introspection and have no concept of meditation. Meditation involves an willingness to openness to all possibilities which from an individual perspective can have very deep meaning depending on one's Journey (the cover of the album). This album "Fragile" seems to be about how we as humans are fragile. We can spin in circles (Roundabout/long Distance Runaround), or look for answers outside the realm of face paced living. Tell the moon...something that is constant and eternal, it changes phases like phases of life. Speaking to the marcher, someone in protest, is a good as talking to the hand or even one in protest to new (and presumably) better ideas and ways of living. If it's the march hare, it's pointless as well..an animal that knows nothing and hops off with the answers/no reply. Ultimately, answers lie within ourselves...if we are willing to look for them and get off the freeway of life. The ship on the cover conveys to me to get the bigger picture, a broader perspective ...to get away from the forest (can't see the forest through the trees)...the slamming door and running would imply slamming the door on confusion. Note the background vocals. Sounds like they are citing "take a look around"...if so, take a look around us..the world, the chaos. No one mentioned the lyrics, "He is clear"...if so, He (a metaphor)...has the only one answer, ultimately there is only one. The running and slamming door would mean to shut the noise of the world, He is here (within ourselves), investigate the possibilities. To saw these songs are nothingness...could be correct..to reveal those who find no meaning, which is sad.
    vortex27on November 20, 2011   Link

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