YES : America [Yesterdays, 1975] [reblog]

from Oannes

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Από το “America” του Bernstein στο ομότιτλο τραγούδι του Paul Simon. Όχι μια απλή διασκευή, αλλά μια μίνι συμφωνία των YES εμπνευσμένη απ’ αυτό.

From Bernstein’s “America” to the Paul Simon song by the same name.
Not a simple cover, but a little symphony inspired by that …from YES.

❝ Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together
I’ve got some real estate here in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner’s pies
And we walked off to look for America
Cathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I’ve gone to look for America
Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said, be careful, his bowtie is really a camera
Toss me a cigarette, I think there’s one in my raincoat
We smoked the last one an hour ago
So I looked at the scenery
She read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field
Cathy, I’m lost, I said though I knew she was sleeping
And I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America
All come to look for America
All come to look for America



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4 replies »

  1. I saw them inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. And despite how frail and old Steve Howie looked, I was so amazed at his current, masterful guitar ability. Saw them several times– the last being the “Lonely Hearts” song band members.

  2. It’s been a while since I heard that song. Wonderful version. They will have a really hard time finding America these days.

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