"23/24/11" lyrics - JON ANDERSON


Spoke about it 24 days ago
Talked about it 23 years away
Asked about it never to be lost again, that feeling of emotion
He sang about it 20 days long ago
Heard about it 19 everlasting wars
Though about it 26 times a day, that feeling of

No one could ever rely on the words of the truth in the
Someone is there through the time of events they will
Speak your name
Speak, they will shine they will sing in your heart
Never let it be
Never let it sing
Let it reach
Always the song for you...
In the darkness there's always a song for you

So they wrote a book about it saying we live many
And no one ever talks about it 'till they come alive
Always to be known as the ones who change the
I see them demonstrating everywhere
Believe this is happening
Truth is always going to be strong...
Changing our thoughts of war...

Changed our thoughts of war...23/24/11
It was a war we didn't need

So we want the truth and the good in every soldier
Coming home and broken in the battle for the cause...

They will show that each will be given the freedom
That comes with a heavy load
And other lives
And other dreams
Wounded inside
Lost forever...23/24/11

He wrote it down...
23 Days 24 Minutes 11 hours
And I'll be gone and gone out of this desolate place
This desolate waste

We are the first generation to know
That war really doesn't relieve
It just breaks the soul
Clearly around us everyday