Yes, “Love Will Find a Way” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

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Stevie Nicks is one of the most influential women of rock. Her songwriting is sometimes mystical and occasionally brilliant. Lyrically, she could rival Yes’ co-founding frontman Jon Anderson in her other-worldly vision. Musically, she can be as unconventional as any prog rocker.

Yet, I would imagine if she was actually presented with Yes’ “Love Will Find a Way,” Nicks would have rolled her eyes at its lyrically dippiness.

Here is my heart
Waiting for you
Here is my soul
I eat at chez nous
Love will find a way
If you want it to
Love will find a way
Love will find a way, for me and you
Love will find a way
Love will find a way
Love will find a way
Love will find a way

Then again, the song was the first single from 1987’s Big Generator and a Top 10 rock hit; it also made a dent in the pop charts. Credit the production approach by Trevor Rabin and Trevor Horn, which unlike “Almost Like Love” serves the song well.

Rabin’s lead vocals are strong and the Yes choir has never sounded better. Anderson’s few vocal contributions are well placed. Additionally, keyboardist Tony Kaye is once again used effectively with just the right touch on Hammond organ. Chris Squire and Alan White can make even this conventional pop song sound interesting.

In the end, “Love Will Find a Way” gave the world’s greatest progressive rock band exactly what they wanted: A hit song.


YESterdays is a song-by-song feature that explores the unforgettable musical legacy of Yes. The series runs every other Tuesday.

Preston Frazier

Preston Frazier

Preston Frazier is a bass-playing lawyer living in Atlanta. His first Steely Dan exposure was with an eight-track cassette of 'Pretzel Logic.' He can be reached at slangofages@icloud.com; follow him on Twitter: @slangofages. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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  • Creaulx

    That Chez Nous rhyme is just ridiculous. I think they were having us on a bit…

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