Someone recently presumptuously commented on this video “you don’t know Yes”, I suppose because they thought I was creating a video somehow endorsing war (or even the military)….which I wasn’t. I’m sorry they weren’t able to understand that the video was about PEOPLE, both those serving (being in the military doesn’t make you a warmornger) and their families who must endure the hardships and anxiety of separation during deployment. The video reflects the love people share for one another and that’s a sentiment that I feel certain Yes would approve of. I’m sorry that someone would shallowly perceive of it as pro-war, pro-military, pro-anything besides pro-love.
Saving My Heart was released in the spring of 1991 on Yes’s thirteenth studio album, Union. This is one of my very favorite Yes songs….I’ve always loved it and felt it should have been a huge hit. I hope my video will open it up to a few more people.
Union is a seriously great Yes album, and though it ranks very high with fans, it wasn’t received very well upon release. I was somewhat disappointed with the previous album, Big Generator, but this one had them back firing on all cylinders! I remember the anticipation for the album, it was quite a big deal that all the guys were together again (Man, check out the line up for this thing EVERYBODY was involved! LOL!), and being thrilled with the result. It was just packed with great music and I still feel it’s one of the greatest later day Yes efforts.
I wanted to make a video in honor of those individuals and their families who have had to endure the anxiety, heartbreak and hardships caused by the separations of deployment. The video kept veering into more tragic images of loss, and some shots of Arlington National Cemetery were beautiful, but those type images were overpowering the less tragic focus of the video, and in the end I removed all except two, including the image of the grave of Ryan F. Coyer. This image had a powerful impact on me, the single image said as much as needed to be said about the ultimate sacrifice millions have made for our country…..it is to their memory that I dedicate my video.
As usual, a SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible!
Hope you enjoy the video and THANKS for watching!
In the street where we live there’s a place called desire.
There’s a stone-cold intrusion of mad man’s fire,
But he leaves when the lust and desire released,
And you’re left with an empty room in peace.
Saving my heart for you – You do what you want to do
There’s a place in my heart for you – This time I’m watching you
Till the blood in my veins run dry – I’ll be there to testify
There’s a place in my heart for you…
I’ve been lost in the maze of emotional confound.
I believe that you knew our faith was secure;
How you kept-up your smile with a cool disposition,
How you stuck in the fire with a new sense of reason.
You tell me to take it easy, but it’s not my style.
You saw me around the corner; it’ll pass you by.
I wanna hold you closer to connect my fortunes.
I want take you higher, take it out like we did before.
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More Yes Videos:
Going For The One – Yes HD 1080P
Long Distance Runaround – Yes HD 1080p
Roundabout – Yes HD 1080p
Saving My Heart – Yes HD 1080p
Time And A Word – Yes HD 1080p