"Soon" as written by and Jon Anderson....
Soon oh soon the light
Pass within and soothe the endless night
And wait here for you
Our reason to be here

Soon oh soon the time
All we move to gain will reach and calm
Our heart is open
Our reason to be here

Long ago, set into rhyme

Soon oh soon the light
Ours to shape for all time, ours the right
The sun will lead us
Our reason to be here
The sun will lead us
Our reason to be here


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"Soon" as written by Jon Anderson

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    General Commentno comments?
    Richie45069on July 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's very difficult to argue with that as a comment!!!!!ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SURE ??
    harmoneeon September 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think sun vs. Son makes sense given the background. Sun rising to find a new day and peace in the future.

    Out of Wikipedia - background behind Soon:

    "The Gates of Delirium" is a 22-minute track that Anderson described as "a war song, a battle scene, but it's not to explain war or denounce it, really ... There's a prelude, a charge, a victory tune, and peace at the end, with hope for the future."[7] Moraz recalled discussing War and Peace and Leo Tolstoy with Anderson as they both read the book, after which Moraz showed Anderson a French science fiction comic book with "Delirious" in the title. Moraz said, "he related to it immediately so I think that perhaps as a title 'The Gates of Delirium' came from that".[10] Anderson and White stopped by a scrap yard and bought metal car parts which were used as percussion during the song's battle section.[11] During the battle section, White formed a tower of the parts and pushed it over to make a crashing sound. The track concludes with a gentle melody and a lyrical prayer for peace which later became known as "Soon".
    CMAC1on July 07, 2015   Link
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    General Commentcould this actually be "the Son will lead us"? I think this is not too far off from their track record ("sad preacher nailed upon the colored door of time," "cold stainless nail torn through the distance of man"). Does anyone have the Relayer insert? Does it give their official lyrics there?
    jmarsh11on October 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentJon said at a concert once that this song, which is the last section of the epic Gates of Delerium, was about lasers. Lasers had been around for a while in science labs by the mid seventies but they were a new innovation for concert lighting.
    proggieon November 02, 2012   Link
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    General Comment Go to YouTube and catch a live concert he (Anderson) did with about 100 high school age kids playing string instruments. He is very explicit Light and sun are meant in the traditional sense of deep spiritualism. He goes on to say that to “find the light is our only reason to be here. The only reason to be here is to find the light. TaDa,”.
    YouTube > Yes > Soon > by catvmaps,
    chuck10837on March 04, 2018   Link
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    General Comment....as with most exquisite art,the only but overwhelming communication between the artist and people occurs at emotional level.
    Undoubtedly this piece is a spiritual praying,sort of mantra ,a passing through the Gate towards a higher enlightenment,complete understanding perhaps,but above all the PEACE we imagined when surviving in the darkness......The Reason to be here ¡¡¡¡
    orlando124on July 21, 2018   Link

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