I’ve Seen All Good People

My doctors tell me that the chemical imbalance at the root of my depression causes me to see more darkness in the world than what there actually is. Sort of like going through life wearing dark sunglasses. I told them that I think depression is the sane reaction to living in a world filled with insane people – what I called “the global asylum” – and that the people who really have something wrong with them are those who pretend to be “happy” in spite of the evidence before their very eyes. Apparently my doctors interpreted my statement as evidence supporting their position.

I don’t honestly know which of us is right. I can only call ‘em as I see ‘em. But it does bother me that people who’ve known me for years and years consider me to be “too negative” – despite the fact that, while they were spending half of their time partying and the other half whining about how “hard” everything is and bitching about those they blamed for their troubles, I’ve always been the one optimistic enough to say that there’s nothing humans can’t do when fully committed to getting it done. I’m not exactly sure what was the bigger “downer” for them, my pointing out that they could do better, my showing them I was right by accomplishing what I set out to accomplish, or my refusal to dedicate all my time to solving their problems for them.

At any rate, this was supposed to be simply another post for the Just Vibes volume but it’s starting the feel like more of a Major Rant instead. I apologise for that. But I have to ask, having seen as much or more of “the real me” here on this blog as anyone in “the real world” has, do you think I’m a “negative” person?

Anyway… I know that I’ve not received a great response when I’ve posted the music of Yes in the past, but I really love both their music and their lyrics. And I simply refuse to pass on an opportunity to post one of their songs backed up by such a beautiful video!

This one is called I’ve Seen All Good People. It’s from The Yes Album and the lyrics really “speak to me” if you know what I mean. I hope you like it as much as I do…

 

Yes – I’ve Seen All Good People

I. Your Move
(Anderson)

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way

Take a straight and stronger course to the corner of your life
Make the white queen run so fast
She hasn’t got time to make you wise

‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time and its news is captured
For the queen to use

Move me on to any black square, use me any time you want
Just remember that the gold’s for us to capture all we want, anywhere
Yea, yea, yeah

Don’t surround yourself with yourself, move on back two squares
Send an instant comment to me, initial it with loving care
Don’t surround yourself

‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time and its news is captured
For the queen to use

Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda

Don’t surround yourself with yourself, move on back two squares
Send an instant comment to me, initial it with loving care
Don’t surround yourself

‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time and its news is captured
For the queen to use

Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda

‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time and its news is captured

II. All Good People
(Squire)

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way
Yea, yeah

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied, I’m on my way…

I want ice water.

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7 thoughts on “I’ve Seen All Good People

    • Thanks PT. Your saying that certainly proves that you aren’t. I’m thinking that being referred to as “negative” means that I’m in the habit of pointing out uncomfortable realities. A “habit” we both have in common. 😀

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