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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2014 at 10:44
Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

Originally posted by coffeeintheface coffeeintheface wrote:

One of my all-time favorite Yes tracks 



CaffeineFace  whatís up with your avatar?  Look into that dudes eyes.  Thatís one cruel callous individual.  Of course my perception could be off but the eyes donít lie.

 

To Be Over is exquisiteÖ



Agree it is exquisite---and u r right about the avatar dude--he is a criminal that woman and popular culture fell in love with because of his "good looks".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PrognosticMind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2014 at 11:13
Very strong track off of arguably my personal favorite Yes record. I've never thought too much about those lyrical lines, as I simply love just about everything Jon Anderson has done with the band. What a record Relayer is!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2014 at 12:12
It's nonsensical vocables but the similarity to the French language as spoken by a lad from Lancashire could be more than just a coincidence. 

For example does not "New Som Du Lay" strike you as being almost too similar to "Nous Somme Du Soleil" ? ...

... Perhaps he intended to put a reference to 'Ritual' into the end of the song but the extra syllable didn't scan so he dropped it - he then vocalised randomly around that phrase. Unfortunate then that "Nous somme du lait" could translate as "we are the milk". Then there is "tay tu santeh" ... that phonetically sounds like "tais tu sante" which would translate as 'silent you health'. (No one ever said Anderson was fluent in French or had good grammar)



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As the OP, I want to thank all of you for your very interesting and entertaining answers!  Clap


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