Yes - Our Song Lyrics




Toledo was just another good stop
Along the good king's highway
My fortification took me by surprise
And hit me sending me sideways
Spellbound - Roundly - Good for sunshine
Can't help thinking

Singing the Rule Britannia
And this is where it grabs you
There's method in the key of C
Toledo's got to be the silver city
In this good country

Our song
It gives us a reason
Our song
That good remedy
Music has magic
That stuff of syncopation

Ever tried driving it to golden heights
Just simply jiving it
My mystification it got a
Jewel skies crazy spacing it
Hot sun - Crowded - Screams high voices
Singing speechless

Touching of the healing heart
So this is where we really start
Music is a shout of foregone conclusions
As long as music plays its part
Good good part

Our song
It gives us a reason
Our song
That good remedy
Music has magic
It's good clear syncopation

Treat it good
Treat it rightly
And if you get it flowing
The harmony is glowing
So get ready
So get ready
Don't go toledo toledo don't go
Music - Good to you
Music - Good to you





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Yes Our Song Comments
  1. R Kranz

    When you got 1000 miles to go and not a lot of time to get there, this is what makes it all happen. Cranked up to full volume and singin it at the top of my lungs makes me love what I do! God bless Trevor and the boys!

  2. John Surabian

    ! Our Song!<3!

  3. TIM RAMM

    Cracking riffs

  4. TheMcmikerg

    Yes's total re-invention of themselves on this album is one of the most remarkable by any band, ever. Huge credit goes to Trevor Rabin, as well as (of course) Trevor Horn. Goes to show that talent will out...

  5. JD Aeon

    Bravo! Been to Toledo, (Toledo - Ohio, US) and back! Now some real world magick for the KIng's Highway to a Stop called Toledo - Circa 1690, Spanish Explorers blazed the road from the Rio Grande across Texas to the River San Francisco (Sabine River) over 500 miles, once known as the El Camino Real and officially as "King’s Highway", one of the oldest, most traveled routes in the US.

    Today we can only travel parts of the historic El Camino Real a.k.a. King's Highway.

    1929, it was incorporated into State Highway 21 which crosses the Stop at the Toledo Bend Reservoir at the Pendleton Bridge.
    Now in our times, it includes the Sabine River and it connects to Highway 6 in Louisiana.
    Magickal verses and music indeed! Beautiful!

  6. Dead Weight

    I don't listen to this album to much but boy when i do..feelings ELEVATE!

  7. Jim Kasprzak

    That's so funny that of all the cities in the world they could sing about, they chose Toledo

  8. Sunlight Caller

    Chris Squire's BASS!

  9. Nicholas Osthelder

    Breaking news. Trevor Rabin is a better player Steve Howe.

  10. Kevin Mcnamara

    Trevor(s) pulled yes outta the 70’s as much as we don’t wanna admit it. I love this album. It’s up there w drama , relayer, close , and all of their albums... yes is a constant shift.embrace and enjoy.

  11. Max Mihn

    Stephen King and Peter Straub wrote The Talisman, just before this came out. I think the reference to Toledo and the good kings highway comes from that story, but I read it so long ago that I can't place anymore.

  12. Jason Barbush

    fortification and fornication are similar words. that's my latest jest and joke.

  13. joseph evans

    this and changes are such good songs its crazy, these guys are elite good ppl such harmony im speechless lol

  14. steve townsley

    How many of you out there realize that 90125 is the UPC code for the album or CD.....no really, check it out

  15. John Edgar

    YES is at the top of their game on this album \m/

  16. BrewBlaster

    The joy and happiness this and many of their songs express are unparcelled.

  17. Micaiah Ashor

    This song is seriously so fucking good UGHHHHH

  18. B Bt

    ❤️❤️❤️

  19. chrisradano

    My memory of this song...watching 2 high school girls with long hair, blasting this out of a boom box, and dancing as they get on a school bus. I still can see them when I hear this song.

  20. Antonio Fongaro

    The chord progression is absolutely fantastic.... And what a out the bassline?? Magic👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸

  21. Ricardo Méndez

    I think certain types of music make the brain release the right amount of endorphins at the right time, and cause such an emotional impact, every time... I don´t know, it just happens to me. The whole album is such a gem.

  22. Peter Zachos

    I wish Alan White had written more often in the group. He's responsible for some of my favorite Yes bits, including this incredible track. He's like the Richard Wright of Yes, as well as also being Nick Mason.

  23. Jeff

    YES BLEW MY MIND IN 1971 FOR THE BETTER,,,SPACE TRUCKIN STILL,,LOVE YA JON,,SPIRITUAL LEADER,,ROCK GOD,,HAIL TO RHE GODS OF PROG ROCK!!!MUCH TO ALL👽

  24. Jeff

    JON ANDERSON OUR SAVIOR, SPIRITUAL GOD OF ROCK👽THANKS JON/YES BAND FOREVER

  25. Jbp Ferraz

    Tony Kaye se reinventou nesse álbum, muito bom sua participação usando sons modernos mas sem perder a tradição do grupo.

  26. Stu B

    Holy shit, haven't heard this in a long time. Just another little gem from a great album.

  27. Jon Soderberg

    ANOTHER CLASSIC SONG BY WHAT COULD WELL BE THE WORLDS INLY REAL PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND IF THERE. EVER WAS ONE ! YES. WAS....IS...AND ALWAYS BE THE MOST COMPLICATED MUSIC TO PERFORM BY THOSE COVERING IT OR TRYING TO RE-CREATE THEIR CLASSIC SOUND ---FACT!!

  28. Stephane Catelain

    Memories of summer 1988 in New York listening to this album over and over on my walkman.

  29. Martijn Bloemhard

    this was the b-side on the owner of a lonely heart single . . amazing

  30. elangofficial

    20 peoples like despacito and don't like this

    why... this year song is just a piece of shit

  31. Ms. Blaileen

    Perhaps the last great "classic rock" album. The power guitar is unapologetic, brash, even a bit cheesy....recalling an earlier era. I love it and this is one album I come back to often. Great band, and sad that the current gen may have never heard of them.

  32. Kevin Lee

    Damnation, that stinger at 2:14 still gives me chills and I've had this album since it was released.

  33. Jim zz

    Best song on the album.

  34. Олег Горбунов

    great song! intro riff is amazing!

  35. Gary Rethford

    Saw this concert in the round, Kansas City.....fantastic!!!

  36. Andy JS

    How the hell is that piano part near the end played by a human being? One of the most amazing bits of music I've ever heard.

  37. Gen X Murse70

    Of all the albums I loved in my 80's teen years, this was the album I treasured most.

  38. Jim Schmus

    Great memories of my freshman yr of hs and seeing them on tour at the Spectrum!!!!

    Mitch Gorman

    You .misspelled "Rectrum"... my god, but I hated the way they (and a whole lot of other acts) sounded in that abortion of a venue!!

    (Edit: oddly, the Drama tour show was one of the few that actually sounded *good* in that building!)

  39. # Mac

    This song was inspired by a conversation between Pete Townsend and Kerry Dougherty.

  40. Dan H

    A song of Vistula from Yes.

  41. Mike Reiss

    I don't know how many people who are watching listening to this understand this but this song and album is just so different from what the band did before. I'm not saying that's a bad thing but it just goes to show how much the band changed in the eighties.

    Ms. Blaileen

    Yes, it's very different from their brainy prog rock from before but I think it's awesome how they managed to stay relevant and find new fans, years later. I even liked "Big Generator", which many ridiculed.

  42. Stephane Aub

    a thought for the huge Mr Chris SQUIRE

  43. Kerry Flowers

    In an album loaded with gems, it's great to know that Yes included this awesome tune- written for & about musicians!...

  44. Mauricio Moraes

    Yves sensacional!!!

  45. Alexander Brinson

    from 81 to 84 that was the times man in high school I could listen for ever this was one of my favorites...we didn't have a chance hip-hop back then they ruled..
    krocas and in living color was it for me we made it...,

  46. Jose Chacon

    el grupo musical "YES",es mi banda favorito.

  47. LivingInTheKaliYogurt

    I like the part where he goes woop woop uh uh yeah

  48. Jr 4K Videography

    By far my favorite on 90125.. Andersons high vocal range. The envy of many a man.. great energy, and guitar and synth work here

  49. George Dickson

    SportsScene Tonight was used for WLWT-TV,Channel 5 Cincinnati,OH back in 1984.

  50. Jack Youngblood

    There’s method in the key of C, Toledo got to be the silver city in this good country

  51. chris200019

    I always liked a lot this song :)

  52. Max Tundra

    8 people don't like amazing synth chords and general euphoria.

  53. UpAndOut

    This certainly lifted my spirits.

  54. Trans/Am Lovr

    The bass in this song makes me smile till my face hurts :-)

  55. Kevstar One

    Big hit. Great song. Huge fan of YES. BUT, Teledo is shit!! ALL OF OHIO IS SHIT!!! BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. CLEVELAND IS THE ARMPIT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!

  56. Kenneth Donnelly

    I defy any contemporary recording artist to duplicate this level of excellence by even half. There will never again be a time when popular music will combine the time and talent needed to create a song (let alone an entire album) such as this. I'm glad I was old enough to see it when it was created, and so sad that future generations will never experience that sort of thrill.

    Scotty McAllister

    You dont know that. My generation may not have the experimental clout you guys did, but if we wanted it enough, we could easily attain this level again. It's all a matter of trying

    Sam Eldridge

    @Scotty McAllister Does kevin agree ;)

    Michael Duganieri

    I couldn't agree more. The 50s 60s 70s and 80s were the golden era of recorded music. Today's music is boring, depressing and limited to the same 4 chords. Dumbed down to suit the postmodern aesthetic of image, group identity and deconstructionism in relationships and the family unit. I don't hear positive messages about love in today's music, only what's about, "me", "myself", and my "issues" and how I'm so "independent". I'll stick to love, romance, and passion. Long live rock and roll!

    Fabian Gamaiev

    the real music is DEAD.................... period

    Mike Grant

    My sentiments exactly. Too bad more of our gen didnt get it

  57. Reijo Kiviniemi

    Great song!

  58. Realista 2015

    Great bass!!!

  59. agus yuniar

    awesomeness too

  60. Djentleman Goldbar

    his voice is AMAZING!

  61. Djentleman Goldbar

    one of my favorites

  62. J. A.

    What a bass line! RIP Chris...

  63. tarasded

    hate the cheesy 80s keyboard intro. The rest is o.k, but still the weakest track on the album, imo.

    Sebastian Valadez

    taradead no

    clownnookie

    I have to admit I kinda' forgot about it.

    Ms. Blaileen

    LOVE that intro, cause it makes what follows all the more powerful....!!

  64. tomas hernani

    it´s the album that changed everything for yes i think. i must say that still today i don´t know if i love it or if i just care a bit. my feel is that is poor instrumentally. it does not fulfill me; most of the times i wish i could like it more than what i do but "it" does not get me "there". most of it is in deed good ideas.. but the final product it seems, it is week. ( i hate to say it but that´s how i feel n think ). it could be so much better..

    Reno Faoro

    tomas hernani This was the 80s. it was suppose to be Cinema. Band members could have side projects back then. they didnt have to prog constatly. If you didnt know it was Yes. i bet you'd think differently. also like Genesis at the time. they were trying to make some money after spending alot of their earnings on lp production and lavish concert presentations.

  65. Tommy Ribs

    Lyrics
    Toledo was just another good stop
    Along the good king's highway
    My fortification took me by surprise
    And hit me sending me sideways
    Spellbound - Roundly - Good for sunshine
    Can't help thinking

    Singing the Rule Britannia
    And this is where it grabs you
    There's method in the key of see
    Toledo's got to be the silver city
    In this good country

    Our song
    It gives us a reason
    Our song
    That good remedy
    Music has magic
    That stuff of syncopation

    Ever tried driving it to golden heights
    Just simply jiving it
    My mystification it got a
    Jewel skies crazy spacing it
    Hot sun - Crowded - Screams high voices
    Singing speechless

    Touching of the healing heart
    So this is where we really start
    Music is a shout of foregone conclusions
    As long as music plays its part
    Good good part

    Our song
    It gives us a reason
    Our song
    That good remedy
    Music has magic
    It's good clear syncopation

    Treat it good
    Treat it rightly
    And if you get it flowing
    The harmony is glowing
    So get ready
    So get ready
    Don't go toledo toledo don't go
    Music
    Good to you
    Music
    Good to you

    Javier Alejandro Rivera Mendoza del Castillo

    Tommy Ribs There's method in the Key of C

  66. derail14

    yes at their best,too bad songs like this ain't played on fm radio stations anymore in the pittsburgh,pa area ,like 5150 song from van halen in 1986.

  67. Johann Wilder

    Ever tried driving it to golden heights?
    Just simply jiving it?

  68. Alekiss Alves

    Zé Ricardo fraco!

  69. Tommy Ribs

    This is my favorite song on 90125, and it could be the best song on 90125. I know Owner of a Lonely Heart was the big hit, but this song hits notes that Owner doesn't.

    IRAIN PALENCIA

    1000% Agree. Absolutely a masterpiece. The bass and drum perfomance is from another planet...

    Don Rogers

    Whole Don

    Mike Grant

    It is about the day he accepted jesus christ as his lord and savior!

    Joe Iazzetta

    Love trevor Rabin's guitar work in this. This was one of my first songs along with Steve Howe's mood for a day I learned on guitar when I was about 13. Love the short little gtr solo 1:52. Painstakingly dialed the knobs on my Peavy heritage amp. Actually it wasn't painstaking at all. The pain was hauling that beast of an amp around 😉

    John Sheridan

    Changes and Leave it were better. But this is a good tune.

  70. Graham Farquharson

    Amazing song

    Johann Wilder

    That it is.

  71. Mark Bloomfield

    syncofrikkinpation

  72. Johnny Sack

    It's Still DipSet you DipShits

  73. ecxpac

    "There's nothing in the KFC."

    Unhear that.

    Michele Maurin

    Actually, it's "There's nothing in the key of C..." Musician slang...

    Chad Bailey

    LOL. I love reading replies to year old comments like this. You're awesome.

    Javier Alejandro Rivera Mendoza del Castillo

    Michele Maurin "There's method in the Key of C"

    Sanders Videos

    I always heard "there's method in the chaos, see"

    Nic Crescenzio

    ecxpac fuuuuuuuuuuuck

  74. Vinny

    Chris Squire mestre!!! Linha de bass foda d+. RIP mestre.

  75. Lex Leighton

    Great song to play drums to, lots of groove

  76. Chorus Cellar

    Yes :-)

  77. lefan andre

    Great song.Thanks

  78. Grumberf Warcraft'

    Rest in peace Chris one among best bassist out there :/

  79. Daniel Cropp

    great song!

  80. IRAIN PALENCIA

    I don´t know who is the best in this song: Alan, Jon, Chris, Tony or Trevor Wow !!!! Somebody Help me.

    crionix71

    I'd say bass is awesome.

    Javier Alejandro Rivera Mendoza del Castillo

    The bass lines is superb

    bbmsrem

    Squire is superb!

    Ms. Blaileen

    All of the above...

  81. Marcin Małecki

    STILL DIPSET!!!

  82. Tippersnore

    Anderson ad Squire magic.

  83. derail14

    one of my favorite post steve howe songs,what a shame steve didn't play on it,but, trevor rabin did a awesome guitar on it.

  84. BIG WHEEL WARRIOR

    dipset brought me here

  85. bRad Nichols

    You are all wrong ! ! !
    They are talking about the Toledo of the
    Holy ! ! !

  86. Brian T

    When I heard the sad news that Chris had left us, this is the first song that came to mind. Guitar Player called it "a one-song electric bass primer", and it was the first complete song I ever learned on the bass, back in 1984. RIP.

  87. Joseph DeGregorio

    There's nothing in the Key of C, Toledo's (Ohio) got to be the Silver City in this good country...

    Daniel Cropp

    +Joseph DeGregorio "There's method in the key of C".

  88. Gil Emerson

    Mr. Slickstar15 is that how old you are or is that your IQ.... I'm gonna guess ... hummmmm.... IQ??? I knew it.

  89. Gil Emerson

    Hey stoneroller ir was before Madrid... but a very good observation.

  90. ChrisBrengel

    Just misses being a masterpiece because of the weak chorus, IMHO. The rest is brilliant!
    My favorite lyric: "Ever tried driving it to golden heights/Just simply jiving it"

    bassmanjoe

    I love the Chorus!

    bassmanjoe

    It fits

    sfrenato

    Refrain is actually very powerful in its simplicity. All the song is giving a sense of speed and running, while the refrain is like getting to an end, relaxing and enjoying thoroughly - and Yes had surely very much to enjoy among *_their songs_*

  91. ElizaBeth N.

    💙 this song is great! :-)

  92. Peter Perry

    This will never go out of style!!!!

    David Coleman

    Not sure how much Yes ever was in style lol. Still I get your point

  93. jerjets11

    Great, great song. Thanks.

  94. Jonp

    Rabin's lick at 1:58 !

    ChrisBrengel

    Brilliant!

    sfrenato

    Holy fuck I never did pay much attention to it anyhow that guitar solo with its closed neck pickup sound is a small jewel and its end just brilliant !!!
    Thanks for underlining it.

  95. genesis0932

    imagine if this song came out today - it would be #1 for years - !!!

    Michael Riley

    It was my favorite song on the album since day one. I was also alone for over 30 years as a Marillion fan. Its a great feeling though when the rest of the world FINALLY catches up to your good taste and passion.

    Niki Dollhouse

    Bass line is ridiculous

    Craig Carleen

    Yessir!

    Mike Reiss

    They did? That's news to me(us).

  96. bigza budou

    テッドデビアス

    Tippersnore

    +bigza budou (bigzabudou) おはいよ?

  97. Majin WeaBuu

    This song is amazing <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

    toj i toj

    One of the best YES songs ever....

    Pepper3961

    Panty and Stocking >>>>>>>>>>
    Yes >>>>>>>>>
    Our Song >>>>>>>>>>>

  98. Roman Banton

    awesomeness

  99. 1REALMOFO

    Kick ass !!! Reminds me of jammin gears in my pinto, trippin balls on some 4 way... I still love this album... No more 4 way though lol

    SaxyDan54

    Did a 4 way hit of LSD 25 on rice paper once and 15 minutes later I KNEW that the Black Camel was going to kneel at my door that night, that I had bought my life for $2.50, and every song on the stereo had something to do with death in it. (e.g. the Guess Who..."Hang on to your Life life lifelife"...Aaaaaaacid!)  That was a real mind opener!  But so is this song, this album....it IS 'Our Song"!!!!  :)