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Wonderous Stories (Song Lyric Sunday)

I have chosen Wonderous Stories penned by Jon Anderson the lead singer of the 70’s band Yes ….

He wrote the 1977 chart success during “a beautiful day” while staying in Montreux, “one of those days you want to remember for years afterwards”. It was then when the words “wonderous stories” entered his head, which he later used for the song’s lyrics. He noted the song’s meaning as “the joys of life, as opposed to the uptightedness of some aspects of life” that was inspired by romantic stories and “a kind of dream sequence”. Author Bill Martin believed the song is about the importance of hearing and listening. This is why I love this song!

Source: Wikipedia

I awoke this morning
Love laid me down by a river.
Drifting I turned on upstream
Bound for my forgiver.
In the giving of my eyes to see your face.
Sound did silence me
Leaving no trace.
I beg to leave, to hear your wonderous stories.
Beg to hear your wonderous stories.

He spoke of lands not far
Or lands they were in his mind.
Of fusion captured high
Where reason captured his time.
In no time at all he took me to the gate.
In haste I quickly checked the time.
If I was late I had to leave to hear your wonderous stories.
Had to hear your wonderous stories.

Hearing your wonderous stories.
Hearing your wonderous stories.

It is no lie I can see deeply into the future.
Imagine everything
You’re close
And were you there to stand
So cautiously at first and then so high.
As he spoke my spirit climbed into the sky.
I bid it to return
To hear your wonderous stories.
Return to hear your wonderous stories.



Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Jon Anderson

Wonderous Stories lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Photo by Alex Azabache from Pexels

When Anderson was in his early twenties. he read a lot of Herman Hesse, which he found interesting because Hesse talked about how we are all connected to the Great Divine. It doesn’t matter what [religious] path you follow, it all comes back to the fact that what should matter is what’s in your heart and soul.

He says … “For me there’s evidence every day. I walk in my garden and see a hummingbird – that’s evidence of a greater being. I hear chimes caressed by the wind, and making beautiful music… Do you need anything more factual than this?

[On Prayer] It’s mainly through meditation. If we all connect and send out waves of love, then it can help.”

Adapted from Source: Louder Sounds This article originally appeared in Classic Rock #200.

Post inspired by Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt. Click through for the rules if you, too, are interested in joining in.


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