"You And Me" as written by Graeme Edge and Justin Hayward....
There's a leafless tree in Asia.
Under the sun there's a homeless man.
There's a forest fire in the valley
Where the story all began.

What will be our last thought?
Do you think it's coming soon?
Will it be of comfort
Or the pain of a burning wound?

All we are trying to say
Is we are all we've got.
You and me just cannot fail
If we never, never, stop.

You're an ocean full of faces,
And you know that we believe.
We're just a wave that drifts around you,
Singing all our hopes and dreams.
We look around, in wonder,
At the work that has been done.
By the visions of our father,
Touched by his loving son.

All we are trying to say
Is we are all we've got.
You and me just cannot fail
If we never, never, stop.
All we are trying to say
Is we are all we've got.
You and me just cannot fail
If we never, never, stop.
You and me just cannot fail
If we never, ever, never, ever, stop...


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"You and Me" as written by Meghan Haas Steve Schmoll

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    General CommentI heard this song for years and assumed it was just a love song. At some point I realized it came our during the Viet Nam war and it's actually a protest song - the words make much more sense now.
    Digi-Gon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe I shoud elaborate on what I said above. Well, the song mentions a homeless man in ASIA. The Asia reference should be obvious (Vietnam, Korean war). Homeless inplies that his home was either destroyed or he had to flee from it. A Forest Fire in the Valley could be referring to the napalm that was being using in the Vietnamese jungles.

    "What will be our last thought.... pain of a burning wound." refers to the soldiers fear of being shot and dying.

    "All we are trying to say... is we are all we got" is hope that it'll get better. And it could easily be sympathetic to the people protesting the war. (All we are trying to say ... is give peace a chance).

    "You're an ocean full of faces..." I think describes how the Moodies see their audience (perhaps when playing live). They're sending this message to all who will listen.

    "We look around in wonder, at the work that has been done..." I think is hope again. We (humans) have the ability to do good things and we shouldn't give up striving for that. The 'wonder' is that people can fly a man to the moon (for example) but still have wars to kill each other. "By the vision of our Father..." could be that god instilled good in us - again, we should strive to embrace that.

    GREAT SONG!!!!
    Digi-Gon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought that this song (one of my all time favorite Moodies/Hayward songs) is full of Christian themes. The leafless tree could refer to the cross, and remember that Israel is actually part of Asia. Jesus says "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head" - sounds like a homeless man to me. Likewise "the vision of our father, touched by his loving son" could certainly be a reference to God the Father and Christ the Son.
    phineganon June 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentLet me add that I've never understood interpreting this song as a protest against the Vietnam war - I don't think the analogy holds up.
    phineganon June 25, 2013   Link

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