Holy lamb
See the world we started
Is it so low again
Like a light that's lost upon the stage
So the more it shines, it goes away

Surely then
See the curtain rising to show us once again
All the magic of the earth and the skies
See the more we find
The more we realize

That every time
See the laws of nature keep telling us like a friend
It's the spirit of emotion dancing to the wind
High above
High above
So sure inspired again

I can tell a new story now
Can we see through this mask of uncertainty
Surely now
How can it be so hard when all there is to know
Don't be afraid of letting go
It takes a loving heart
To see and show
This love
For our own ecology

Hold the light
Hold the light
Out of love we'll come a long long glorious way
At the start of every day
A child begins to play
And all we need to know
Is that the future is a friend of yours and mine


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"Holy Lamb" as written by Jon Anderson

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    General CommentWhat a poweful and uplifting song. The build-up that comes to a peak with the words "Hold the light!" are quite emotionally stirring, and it is a fantastic example of a climactic chorus.

    Most of Jon Anderson's lyrics are somewhat abstract and filled with what most describe as "mystical" or even "hippy" themes. This song is a bit of an exception as it's comparitively coherent and not too overly sentimental. As of August 26th, 2006, the lyrics posted here are almost completely wrong, hopefully the mods will clear that up per my correction submission.

    The song calls upon people to hold the metaphorical light of hope and love in a troubled world. ("See the world we started, is it so low again?) It asks the listener to not be afraid of change or of the future, ("Can we see through this mask of uncertainty? Surely now") as it can be for the better if we live through love. ("Hold the light, and out of love we'll come a long, long glorious way")

    I compare this song to Pink Floyd's "On The Turning Away" both musically and lyrically, as both songs feature build-up, climactic chorus work, and positive, inspiring lyrics regarding the state of humanity. both songs are also written to humanity in general, and are a "calling" of sorts to the compassion within us.
    savagefreedomon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis sone came to me when I needed it most. St. Louis, 1987, live show. I needed to hear that the "future was a friend of yours and mine" It was devistatingly positive at a low point in my life. You can always count on YES
    jcparks2on March 25, 2008   Link

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