[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The first part of the song, "Your Move", alludes to the game of chess as a metaphor for male–female relationships. Examples include the phrases "move me onto any black square", "make the white queen run so fast", and "the goal is for us all to capture only one". It can be attributed to Lewis Carroll's novel Through the Looking-Glass. In looking glass land if you want to be "satisfied" and "on your way" you must walk backwards on life's chessboard to move ahead. That is "don't surround yourself with yourself" is a chess analogy. This is opposite of what we were taught: fight with might and force to get ahead.

A reference to John Lennon's work can be heard in the lyric "send that instant karma to me", with "Instant Karma!" being one of the best known songs by Lennon. Also, the sentence "All we are saying is give peace a chance" is heard in the organ part before switching to "All Good People", referencing another Lennon song, "Give Peace a Chance". More generally, Anderson has stated that the line "'cause it's time, it's time in time with your time" was an attempt to say that he would "do anything that is required of me to reach God" and that he wants the listener to feel "in tune and in time with God." Just before the three-minute mark of the song, at the final part of "Your Move", the chorus of Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance" can be heard in the background.

[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=xR4nUPviMQM :

Yes - I've seen all good people - Lyrics - YouTube


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