photo challenge = yes: all good people

Another amazing photo image for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge, #91.

Wrote unpostable dreck.

All the while. With the Yes song, All Good People, pounding on my brain stem. Chess board squares, people, advice, love, self. So, rather than my own poetic response, I’m using Yes’s lyrics (and sound). “Cheating?,” she puzzled out. “No, creative license,” she laughed.

The video is live from the “Close to the Edge” Tour (1972). I saw the group on tour in 1971 (Yes Album Tour). Rick Wakeman’s hair and cape swirling in unison as he moved between keyboards remains a fascinating memory.

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied I’m on my way
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied I’m on my way
Take a straight and stronger course
to the corner of your life
Make the white queen run so fast
she hasn’t got time to make you a wife
‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time
and its news is captured
for the queen to use!
Move me on to any black square
Use me anytime you want
Just remember that the goal
Is for us all to capture all we want
(Move me on to any black square)
Don’t surround yourself with yourself
Move on back two squares
Send an instant karma to me
Initial it with loving care
(Don’t surround yourself)
‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time
and its news is captured
for the queen to use!
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda
(Don’t surround yourself with yourself)
Don’t surround yourself with yourself
(Don’t surround yourself)
Move on back two squares
Send an instant karma to me
(Send an instant karma to me)
Initial it with loving care
(Don’t surround yourself)
‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time
and its news is captured
for the queen to use!
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda (All we are saying)
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda (Is give peace a chance)
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda (All we are saying)
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda (Is give peace a chance
‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time
and it’s news is captured…
[II All Good People]
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied I’m on my way
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied I’m on my way…

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3 thoughts on “photo challenge = yes: all good people

  1. clothespeggedpat says:

    Well … I have to say it’s been quite some time since I heard this oldie … so thanks for sharing it, the video and the lyrics …. it seems particularly apt and fitting in response to the photo challenge – even if you don’t think it is …. after all – the challenge is a starting point – and if the inspiration brings up a song, which for some can have such significance in their lives …. music, lyrics etc …. then why not?

    So thanks for the memory and yes … interesting relation to the image :)

    Cheers~ Pat

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