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Starship Trooper

by Yes

Lyrics

Sister Bluebird flying high above,
Shine your wings forward to the sun.
Hide the myst'ries of life on your way.
Though you've seen them, please don't say a word.
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Sister Bluebird flying high above,
Shine your wings forward to the sun.
Hide the myst'ries of life on your way.
Though you've seen them, please don't say a word.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

bluegrass influences
great musicianship
a subtle use of vocal harmony
varying tempo and time signatures
demanding instrumental part writing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a smooth male lead vocalist
electric rhythm guitars
acoustic rhythm guitars
prominent organ
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Favorite song from my favorite band. doesn't matter how any day has been, this and others in the Yes collection always transform my day! Grateful to Chris Squire and the guys for their magic.
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Thousand thumb's up...!!!!
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My absolute favourite song
Thank you again Mr Squire
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Without chris squire yes will never be the same.
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Fact: this band belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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And this band is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame??? Come on really??? I saw them 5 times and by far the best live act I've seen... Instrumental l y their music is second to none and the sweet melodic voice of Jon Anderson! Tremendous group... And whenever you talk about the greatest rock guitarists, Steve Howe belongs in that conversation .
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Crank this up to 11 and go fly a Frisbee now!!!
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I will never forget the first time I heard this song!!!!!!!
I love it as much as I did back then!!!
RIP Mr. Squire ... "Rock"in piece~~~
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I love Yes
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My best friend in high school back in 81 played this song for me and was bitten by the Yes bug. I know the stones are a great band but Yes for me is the greatest of all time. They were and still are so creative and they redefine themselves with every album and every song. RIP Chris Squire.
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I've been listening to Yes for 30 yrs thanks to my dad best group ever !!!!
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I am taken back to the 70's , civic arena in Pittsburgh when they opened the roof, the smoke lifting, John Anderson's pants blowing in the breeze! Those were the days!
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I am new to being a Yes fan, but this song is very good.
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seandschoole y
Awesome!!
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zaibob
It just doesn't get any better than YES !!! R.I.P. Chris Squire
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Yes is one of my fav,s started listening in the 80*s when they became more electronic then chased them back to their good beginnings
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ppinto37
Jon Anderson's voice is mystical and resonating, always. One of my fave tracks. Yes's music complexity is amazing....
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Just amazing!
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Instrumental s are incredible.. . I can go on ... But won't!!!!!!! ! ! !
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One of my favorite songs~~~
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I love yes!!!! Amazing!!!! Love this song!!!
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long and good
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"Starship trooper" written by Chris Squire~~~~~ you left us with such great music, old chap!
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Chris... You will be missed now that you're gone~~ but we will always have your music~~~
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lcearnest0
One of the best EVER!!
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Forgot how much I love this song:starshi p trooper~~~~~ O ~ ~
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b.g.kelly
Will always remember Chris Squire! Rest in peace.
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Miss you Chris Squire.
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Never will forget that concert. Drank a lot of beer. Good times
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One of the best songs
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Bass be boomin...
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greenbooks8
Love all kinds of music, yes is the best
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I was only three years old when this magic of genius was made who would know years later what beautiful,mu s i c a l , work of art i would endore. YES Your group is more like an orchestra,LO V E YOUR MUSIC NO REGRETS
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Great prog rock song. Even better with the new Blu ray version Steven Wilson remixed.
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tubert4, 1971 was the best year for rock music. The Stones, Sticky Fingers, The Doors, L.A. Woman, The Who, Who's Next, Allman Brothers, Live at the Fillmore East, Traffic, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys etc. but I'd say '72, '73 and '74 were probably better years for Prog Rock.
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Love yes great classic rock
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Bill Bruford is my favorite Progressive Rock drummer... more than Peart, Phil Collins, etc.... Bill did so much with a small kit (in the beginning, that is) on songs like Starship Trooper. Truly a unique and original style!
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Mother ship taking. Off cosmic
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One of the Best of 1971, best year of classic rock ?
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Heavenly like no other tune. And so many different moods. Heard this 1st time in car w buddies baked post King Crimson show driving back to NC from Atlanta. Mindblown- will always remember
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As I see a new day in me
I can also show if you and you may
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(And no, this isn't another one of those stupid ploys to get ppl to follow me, I just love this lyric. Yesman for life!)
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Every thing about this classic is beautiful especially the last 3 mins where Steve Howe does his magic
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cowniew
Starship Trooper is one of my all time favorite tracks by Yes or anyone else for that matter. There is no substitute for the original studio version regardless of what album it appears on.
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First heard this song as a kid blaring from some car speakers out in the street. Blew me away.
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adent54
Am I the only one who has ever seen the connection between both the music and the artwork on Relayer and the book The Worm Oroboros by JRR Eddison? There is also a connection to the ELP album Tarkus and the Manticore.
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If you don't like YES then you have no clue what classic rock is.
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bdub048
Epic. Yes!
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...demanding instrumental part writing
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Always gets me pumped, The talent possessed by those
three is expressed in this song,
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djbu2b
This song is 9.5 minutes of hi-fi heaven. YES ROCKS!!!!!
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