Jon ANDERSON


Survival & Other Stories

(2010)



1. New New World ** 4'13
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: James Dunlap
2. Understanding Truth 2'25
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Peter Kiel
3. Unbroken Spirit 3'57
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Jann Castor
4. Love Of The Life 2'49
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Dan Spollen
5. Big Buddha Song
* 5'31
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Kevin Shima
6. Incoming 7'56
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Dan Spollen
Orchestration by Stefan Poddell
7. Effortlessly
* 3'11
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Jame Dunlap
8. Love And Understanding 4'13
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: JSteve Layton
9. Just One Man
* 4'30
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Jeremy Cubert
Soundscape by Christophe Lebled
Orchestration by Ryan Fraley
Viola by Daniel Reinker
10. Sharpening The Sword 3'40
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Jamie Durap
11. Cloudz
* 6'05
Song / Lyrics: Jon Anderson
Music: Paul Quinn

Total Time: 48:30


  • Jon Anderson - Vocals, Background Vocals, Harp, Drums & Percussion
  • Co-Produced by Jon and Jane Anderson
    Janee has so much energy for music, she will listen and be so helpful

    Recorded via the internet from all around the world, and into my
    "Opio" STUDIO

    Thank You my best honey... I love you eternally.

    4 years ago I put an ad on my website: "Musicians wanted... send me your music, just one minute of it will do" I needed to write music and sing so much.......
    It would give me a rebirth of musical ideas, I had so many replies from musicians from around the world who wanted to make music with me, what a concept... they knew me, they were happy to try out anything, it was like a gift from the musical gods....
    So over the past 4 years, I have been working on so many musical ideas, they will all take a while to finish, yet some of them are here on this album of songs.... I hope you enjoy them, as I did writing and singing them....
    With deep thanks and 'big love'... To my musical friends... Sorin Voinea, Fritz Heede, Alessandro De Rosso, Christophe Lebled, Jann Castor, Bruce Baldwin, Stephan Layton oka 'Bruce', Stefan Podell, Bill Kilpatrick, Tom Curiano, David Bramfitt, Neil Cambell, Jonathan Elias, Dan Spollen, Austin Haynes and Jamie Dunlap, Ryan Frayley, Rich Goodheart, Dennis Hakiar, Kevin Shima, Chris Audren, Jeremy Cubert, John Young, Enrico, Max Hunt, JPR, Mr Todd, Jim Reiske, Zach and My 'All Star' buddies... Tech support by my dudes Joe Emenaker and Russell Greene... ..and so many more...
    Mixed with the help of the great Patrick MacDougall
    Package design by Jay Nungesser Mastered by Mike Pietrini With love and devotion to Divine Mother Audrey and big love to my great kids Deborah, Damion, and Jade, not kids anymore, but still my kids...
    A big thanks to Mr Rob Ayung for putting this together, and all at Voiceprint.



    1. New New World

      Traveling a distant world
      We came upon the distance of another time
      Covering a distant voice
      With all this dancing true

      Took upon themselves
      To be the mountain climbing
      Everyone knew the sign
      It was different then, it was different then

      Take it to the new world calling
      Out the new dream
      To forsake the very sign
      It took forever to discover the life of man

      Took it to the jungle
      To the sacred stone it carved another way
      This world is coming true
      This world is coming now

      It took forever to determine this
      As the books were never read
      As they voices, they would
      Disregard the heart

      They became the messages
      Telling of the new world coming round
      This world is coming true
      This world is coming

      Sing it for the calling of all reason
      Sing it for the calling of the day
      Sing it for the glory of the coming of the light
      It is a new world, a new beginning

      How they dream upon themselves
      To be around when we begin
      It is a new world, new world beginning ...

    2. Understanding Truth

      Walking whichever way it seems I want to walk
      I will try and do what I can
      Sleeping away it's so hard
      Fighting the fight of the common man
      Watching him grow
      As he stands there alone in the sand

      Fortune will come inside every dream
      Then I just won't understand it
      Watching the man in the stream
      As he wants to be free

      Talking to their God
      Talking to their child
      Talking to their understanding truth

      Sleeping away it's so hard
      Hearing the deeds of the common man
      Watching him fearful
      And not really sure of the way

      Fortune will smile upon every child
      Knowing that we are just trying
      Getting our ticket
      We know we are here for the ride

      Talking to their God
      Talking to their child
      Talking to their understanding truth ...

    3. Unbroken Spirit

      No I never turned back
      When I saw the distant call of fire
      Never ran away
      When I heard my heart was burning fast
      Take away the first hello, take away the first hello
      You never broke me

      No I never turned back
      When the fire descended on my soul
      Never ran away
      When I knew that I was getting old
      I never turned back

      Unbroken spirit of mine, never released
      Unbroken spirit of my life

      There'll be a time
      When the clock runs faster than my life
      There is a force
      Deep within my heart, within my soul
      There is a dream
      That testifies I shall be saved
      Forever and a day... forever and a day

      This unbroken spirit of mine
      Unbroken spirit of my life
      Unbroken spirit, so blessed this life
      Should never be broke
      Should never be tied

      There is a chord
      That holds me close within my heart
      There is a sound
      Redesigns my every move
      There is a song
      Telling me that everything will pass
      Everything will pass
      Everything
      Everything

      Unbroken spirit of love
      Unbroken spirit of love
      I'll remember
      I'll remember

      I'll remember
      I'll remember
      I'll remember
      I'll remember

    4. Love Of The Life



      There is something there is love of the life
      There is something there is love of the life...

      They came looking for the fix of glue to keep us together
      Searching for the string there in every tail
      Asking for the right, better by far, forever

      They came judging by the flame of such indecision
      Ruled by the state of whatever it takes
      Breaking all the rules, to know the reason of forgiveness

      Give me the tools I will show you the way she said
      Give me the tools I will show you the way she said

      They were judging by the game that came about the Exxon River
      Dancing to the tune of the oil billionaires
      It doesn't matter what, they weren't working for you

      They were working for the demise of the coming of a real change
      Even counting off the days it would take
      We've been here before make no mistake
      Shall we honor our existence again...

      Too much talk, no action, gets nowhere at all
      Too much talk, no action, gets nowhere at all

      There is something there is love of the life
      There is something there is love of the life

      There is something there is love of the life
      There is something there is love of the life ...

    5. Big Buddha Song



      Take away the ones that break the big expansion
      They be running out of time to change the course
      They be cutting down the children to forget you
      They be dancing on the ones that use the force
      They be dancing on the mercies of the force

      This is your life, this is your time
      You are the love, you are the light

      Count the profits of the ones all out to get you
      Passing out the words that force the first command
      Catch the spirit of the ones that hold the letter
      See the balance of the earth is in the sand
      See the balance of the earth is in your hand

      You are the love, you are the light
      This is your time, this is your time...

      I wanna thank you Buddha for being my teacher
      I wanna thank you Jesus for bringing this love
      I wanna thank Mohammad for being the prophet
      And singing of Krishna from heaven above

      We have heaven... We have heaven...
      He is here, do look around

      Thereís a force that took the picture of the feedback
      Many moving many donít know where to go
      Take away the passion as the greed delivers
      They be dancing in the fire that hit the snow
      They be dancing in the fire and they donít know
      They donít know that...

      You are the love, they donít know that, you are the light
      Divine mother said... This is your time,
      You gotta get ready now... This is your time...
      You gotta get ready now, yaya, yaya

      I wanna thank you Buddha for being my teacher
      I wanna thank you Jesus for bringing this love
      I wanna thank Mohammad for being the prophet
      And singing of Krishna
      And singing of Krishna from heaven above

      Every day
      Every day
      Every day
      Every day
      Every day I send you all my love
      Every day I send you all my love
      Every day I send you all my love
      Every day I send you all my love
      Every day

      I wanna thank you Buddha for being my teacher
      I wanna thank you Jesus for bringing this love
      I wanna thank Mohammad for being the prophet
      And singing of Krishna
      And singing of Krishna

    6. Incoming



      They come in sacred ways before the sunlight
      They come through sacred worlds in stories full of real life
      They come in sacred moves that send them flying over you
      They come in sacred moves and purpose slowly take like fire like too

      With every mountain they invite the sacred song
      Within the very lore of being now, now...
      So full of wisdom so descend upon this mantra life

      They come in sacred moves that turn around and touch you closely
      They turn the sacred way the thought is of the first time knowing

      So reach out when they are calling
      Take the time to even notice they are part of you
      For the finding of the secret you can always rediscover it true...

      They come in moonlight all the more because they like to
      Soon, soon, soon, soon, soon, soon, soon, soon, soon...

      Of all the takes and dances of the bitter stone
      Of all the fixes and corruption we are ever to see
      How the bridge now delivers, the braking of man
      Big Bu
      All ever to the sinner life ever total time
      Big Bu
      Big BuTake a drink from this better life
      Big BuTake a drink of this better life
      Big BuBetter by far...
      Big Bu
      Big BuThey call it seeing of the children's life thirst for love
      Big BuThey call it take away the children's fear of life
      Big BuCall it 'this time' first time, changing the signs
      Big BuThey call it seeing the children for the very first time
      Big BuCall it 'that, that river of eternal bliss'
      Big BuCall it quintessential time
      Big BuCall it 'everything is light'
      Big BuCall it this time, this time...
      Big Bu
      Big BuDiscovery of the silver moonlight turning too
      Big BuDiscovery of the days of happening through to you
      Big BuDiscovery of the days of happening close to you
      Big BuDiscover all the things are coming coming round
      Big BuThey call it days of wonder
      Big BuThey call it every day is calling calling round

      They call it 'children of the diamond life'
      For giving us light
      Forever changing our design
      Forever to be sung
      For all we see, for all the savior, they're calling us
      Sent us giving love, sent us giving love...

      Coming now, it's coming, it's coming now...
      It's coming now, it's coming now...

      Save love, save love, given to us,
      Save love, save love, given to us
      Save love. Save love...

      Discovery of the reason of it all
      Discovery of the reason of it all

      Discovery of the reason of it all
      Discovery of the reason of it all ...

    7. Effortlessly

      She sings of the earth time
      She sings of the love light
      She knows that the sun, will always be strong
      Always be clear

      Now reach and we'll hear this
      Now feel that it's calling
      Truth knows that the sun
      Ever will be, be here for you, be here for me

      Effortlessly... Effortlessly... Effortlessly...

      Now when we are waking
      Reach out for your soul light
      Sun, it will be there
      Open your heart, open your dreams

      Faith comes when you need it
      Faith happens to see you
      Watch opening skies
      Always be clear, always be ready...

      Effortlessly... Effortlessly... Effortlessly...

      Know, that there is strength in your belief
      Knowing the light, always with you
      Knowing that it's true...
      Calling you, calling you, calling you ...

    8. Love And Understanding


      It's so easy running
      For the first and final overtime
      And dancing for the truth
      Of volume in your life
      It's so easy calling
      For the mind to take the
      Perfect ride
      Never before has living been so alive

      For all the things come
      Action of the given clear
      For all the things that
      Called a better day
      It's so easy going for the one man
      As he's asking for
      In counting days towards
      The loving of the soul

      Zoooooom...upta, dooble adaya
      Zoooooom...upta, dooble adaya
      Zoooooom...upta, dooble adaya
      Zoooooom...upta, dooble adaya

      Living for the loving of the soul
      Living for the loving of the soul

      Treat you like a good man
      Treat you like a good soul

      Treat you like a good man
      Treat you like a good soul

      Treat you like a good man

      You got it all

      All is God in Love and Understanding
      All is God in Love and Understanding
      All is God in Love and Understanding
      All is God in Love and Understanding

      And so the day would come
      When I would know it
      I knew the day would come
      When I would show it
      I hope the day will come
      We all will get it
      I know the day will come...
      We won't forget it...

      All is God and Love and Understanding
      All is God and Love and Understanding
      All is God and Love and Understanding
      All is God and Love and Understanding

      Treat you like a good man
      Treat you like a good soul
      Treat you like a good man
      You got it all

      The saving of the soul
      The saving of the soul
      The saving of the soul
      The saving of the soul

    9. Just One Man

      Who would have believed 'one man' could do so much
      Who would have believed the millions he would touch
      How he touched our hearts
      How he touched our hearts

      Who could believe there would be 'one man' to do it
      Who would believe in this one man's love
      How he touched our lives together
      How he touched our hearts

      Savior of all that is good for us
      Savior of all that is real
      Savior of all our souls, for heaven's sake
      For heaven's sake

      Who could believe in the dreams left unspoken
      Who could believe in the love yet to come
      Who would believe one man had this promise
      To share this love of life, to share this love of life

      Savior of all that is true to us
      Savior of all of our dreams
      Savior of all that is good for us
      Just one man...
      Just one man...

      Who would believe one man had this promise
      Who would believe one man could be so strong
      Knowing how we wanted to understand
      How did we belong

      How would believe one man gave us reason
      Who would believe one man sang the song
      Knowing how we wanted to realize
      Where we all belong

      Savior of all that is glorious
      To give us eternal life
      Savior of all that is glorious
      To show us where we belong
      To show us where we belong

      He was just one man ...
      He was just one man ...

    10. Sharpening The Sword


      I've been walking in the
      Shoes of silent stranger
      I've been dancing in the city
      Of a broken motion
      I've been running through
      The first and last explosion
      I've been dancing on the sins
      Of the diamond reason
      I've been flying up and down
      The stairs of illusion
      I've been running faster
      Then I need to go
      I've been running faster
      Then I need to go

      Shame shame of life, shame shame of life
      I've been running at the mountain forgiveness
      Forever change my life
      And the more I feel it in my heart
      I can always take the time to know it's right
      Time to know it's right
      Time to know it's right

      I've been flying faster
      Than the eagle soars into the sky
      Walking through the doors
      Of shame, letting everything go by
      Spinning in the deepest ocean
      Diving in the last emotion
      Climbing up the diamond mountain
      Looking for the mountain light

      Looking for the mountain light
      Looking for the mountain light
      Looking for the mountain light

      I've been swimming in the sea of illusion
      Dancing for the rites of love
      Crashing through the walls of fear
      Looking heard but I did not see
      After all the songs of revolution
      And the battles with heaven's light
      But if they did not really look
      They did not really answer to the call

      Living in the fire of the living wisdom
      Sharpening the sword of the samurai

      Living in the fire of the living wisdom
      Sharpening the sword of the samurai

      Living in the fire of the living wisdom
      Sharpening the sword of the samurai

    11. Cloudz


      After the calling, after the sunlight
      Came and touched my heart
      Came and touched my life

      After the moments claimed me
      After the days that showed me

      You were there asking questions
      We were there asking questions

      We were there with open arms
      Holding the clouds, holding the clouds
      Standing alone

      Now that I see this day happening
      Now that I see this day happening again

      More than every single day,
      More that every single night

      We were standing on the clouds
      Looking around at everything
      Just standing on the clouds

      After the sun was dancing for us
      After the moon was singing to us
      Standing on the clouds... Standing on the clouds

      After the earth was spinning for us now

      For the love, the love of life
      For the love, the love of life

      See the earth is spinning
      See the sun is shining
      See the moon is singing

      For the love, the love of life
      For the love, the love of life
      For the love, the love of life...

      Standing on the clouds... Together at last ...