Song Lyric Song: Wonderous Stories

This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time

I’m still on a nostalgia trip, loading my computer with songs I originally listened to off a big, black vinyl circle with grooves cut into it representing notes, chords, clefs and other such musical things. What a concept! (Never owned an 8-track).

Jon Anderson’s lyrics for Wonderous Stories get interpreted multiple ways. For me, it’s about the importance of having story-tellers in our lives who talk about the ordinary and extraordinary in their tales. So, here’s my contribution to Song Lyrics Sundays, hosted by Helen @ This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time

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.

Jon Anderson, 1977 (Album: Going for the One)

lyrics found on:



4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Song: Wonderous Stories

  1. Lori Carlson March 18, 2016 / 4:32 am

    great song… I remember it so well.. thanks for the trip back :)


  2. Helen Espinosa March 14, 2016 / 9:52 am

    This song brought back memories. Yes has some pretty fantastic songs and the lyrics are amazing. I agree with you and your interpretation. :)

    Thanks so much for participating!

    Liked by 1 person

    • taleweavering March 15, 2016 / 11:36 am

      The most amazing thing — apparently Yes recorded many of the concerts they played during a certain tour and released these years later. Through streaming, I got to hear a concert I attended back in 1972. Listening, I remembered what Jon Anderson said, etc. Strange sensation!
      I enjoy doing the song lyric Sundays. For me, it’s all about nostalgia!

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      • Helen Espinosa March 15, 2016 / 11:48 am

        That is so cool! It is very nostalgic to revisit music that you fell in love with years ago. :)


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