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Yes – Close to the Edge Lyrics 15 years ago
I continue to play this song occasionally, as I did in 1976, and it never fails to send chills up my spine. I consider this to be the greatest single piece of music in the Rock genre ever written. Bar none. It transcends rockand roll. In fact, for the genre, it is worthy of being put into the same category as some of the best pieces by the Classical masters. Awaken is similar in its greatness. Given the fact that these guys were in their 20s when they put masterpieces like this together is just mind-blowing. There have been times when I was tempted to email Jon Anderson to ask him about the meanings, but I think that would ruin it for me. The lyrics allow me to relate at a personal level. At different times in my life different lines and movements have jumped out at me. From lyrics to song, this is the ultimate piece of music for me. It's going on 30 years and nothing has yet surpassed.

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