Mother Remembers the Band Yes
Harpenden, in Hertfordshire it was
We won't go into that one now, but still
It all got rather serious for a while
Army greatcoats, loons and rugby shirts
Curtain hairstyles and those baseball boots
But what your father listens to on trains
Is up to him. You know you had no right
To rummage through his briefcase as you did
And what you have to realise is this:
He liked to play me "Yours Is No Disgrace"
Six times a night when we were going out
I didn't understand it though. Of course,
Your dad knew more than I about such things
Preferred the more "progressive" side of pop
He had a poster signed by Roger Dean.
I know it's hard to think of him as young
Which nonetheless he was and no, don't laugh
He hated Gordon Lightfoot, he loved Yes
They had this triple concept album once
Topographic Notions? No... it's gone.
It split us up for several weeks, that one.
It warranted two hours on Whistle Test
Which drove me to distraction and I left.
Well no. Not in the singles charts as such.
It wasn't what you did back in those days
They played "in concert" somewhere up in town
Your dad and all his friends all sitting down
Discreetly nodding heads - but nothing more.
Of course there were the solo projects too.
Olias of Sunhillow? Yes, well quite.
He only ever plays that when I'm out.
But if it gives him pleasure, what's the harm?
He doesn't laugh at You playing Basement Jaxx
We've both of us worked hard to buy this house
So put that Yes CD back in its case
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