"Perpetual Change" as written by and Jon/squire Anderson....
I see the cold mist in the night
And watch the hills roll out of sight
I watch in every single way,
Inside out, outside in, every day

The sun can warm the coldest dawn
And move the movement on the lawn
I learn in every single day,
Inside out, outside in, every way

And there you are,
Making it up but you're sure that it is a star,
And boy you'll see
It's an illusion shining down in front of me,
And then you'll say
Even in time we shall control the day,
When what you'll see
Deep inside base controlling you and me

And one peculiar point I see,
As one of many ones of me
As truth is gathered, I rearrange,
Inside out, outside in, inside out, outside in,
Perpetual change

And there you are,
Saying we have the moon, so now the stars,
When all you see
Is near disaster gazing down on you and me,
And there you're standing,
Saying we have the whole world in our hands,
When all you'll see,
Deep inside the world's controlling you and me
You'll see perpetual change
You'll see perpetual change

And there you are,
Making it up but you're sure that it is a star,
And boy you'll see
It's an illusion shining down in front of me,
And then you'll say
Even in time we shall control the day,
When all you'll see
Deep inside base controlling you and me

As mist and sun are both the same,
We look on as pawns of their game
They move to testify the day,
Inside out, outside in, inside out, outside in,
All of the way
Ah, ah


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"Perpetual Change" as written by Chris Squire Jon Anderson

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    General CommentEnergy is the cause of change, things are not constant, so let's use more Present Continuous Tense

    THE SUN CAN WARM THE COLDEST DAWN
    AND MOVE THE MOVEMENT ON THE LAWN.
    the energy contained in the sun is the cause of change
    it changes temperature and causes wind

    AND THERE YOU ARE,
    MAKING IT UP BUT YOU'RE SURE THAT IT IS A STAR,
    ...
    IT'S AN ILLUSION SHINING DOWN IN FRONT OF ME,
    the Sun is something more than *just* a star

    WHEN ALL YOU'LL SEE, DEEP INSIDE THE DAY'S CONTROLLING YOU AND ME.
    the Sun (in the middle of the day we're the closest, it's the easiest to see), is controlling people.

    AS ONE OF MANY ONES OF ME.
    I am changing all the time, it is wrong to see a person as a noun, there are many "me"s, always changing, always showing different aspects

    AND ONE PECULIAR POINT I SEE
    ...
    ,AS TRUTH IS GATHERED, I REARRANGE,
    INSIDE OUT, OUTSIDE IN, INSIDE OUT, OUTSIDE IN,
    PERPETUAL CHANGE.
    I try to see things from many perspectives, not just from my point of view

    AND THERE YOU'RE STANDING,
    SAYING WE HAVE THE WHOLE WORLD IN OUR HANDS,
    .....
    AND THEN YOU'LL SAY
    EVEN IN TIME WE SHALL CONTROL THE DAY,

    WHEN ALL YOU'LL SEE,
    DEEP INSIDE THE WORLD'S CONTROLLING YOU AND ME.
    People are not as strong as all this change-causing energy, so let's not be so sure we're in control here. Let's just accept we're verbs, heh.

    zamiaston April 28, 2010   Link

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