"Turn Of The Century" as written by Jon Anderson, Steve James Howe and Alan White....
Saw my reflection, covered in glass
How it reminds me of you
Broken like a vision, an unfinished season
Terror had struck me, but all I could see is your soft skin
And I wondered
Inside the workhouse, you mind your own business
And I had the courage of two
And as I requested a lapse in your presence
I couldn't think of anything important to say
So I wondered
When this day will end
Yeah, I wondered if we'd speak again.
Yeah, I wonder.


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"Turn of the Century" as written by Jon Anderson Alan White

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    General CommentI love this song, and it seems so hard for him to deal with the fact that he told this girl they shouldn't see each other for a while but now he misses her but what could he say to her?He just has to hope for the best...
    lumosnox90on March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so tranquil. losing someone is the hardest thing to deal with
    kalion July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love these lyrics, this song is about losing someone and how hard it is. you can really feel the sadness and regret when he's singing it.
    orange88on May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgod, this song makes me sad...
    =/.. speacially in times like this..
    chocheliuson January 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad but yet i love the sadness in it he really loves that girl and he wishes that he could just be with her and all he think about is her i love it
    Bri Loves Nirvanaon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe version I had there's no such repetitions in the end part with "yeah I wonder..." ... is that another version? I have a very melodic and slow one on a piano sound backdrop... a great song, man... one of Pete's best songs...
    rahulaon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is all about the memories... the regrets...

    about how hard it is to lose someone you still love, but you didn't know that, until now..

    Just a masterpiece
    morpheo666on August 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMuch like everyone has said, this song is really sad. He's obviously lost someone he loves and it's hard to deal with. He wonders what the future will bring. Much like after you break up with someone, you wonder these things- will I see them again? Will we ever speak to each other again? Often the answers to these things is 'no', which is very sad when you think about it.
    planetearthon January 07, 2013   Link

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