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    Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    As we all know, "Yours..." is supposed to be about the
    Vietnam war - at least that's what Jon has said in interviews.


    But what's with the infamous "shining, flying, purple wolfhound"?


    1. Agent Purple – like Agent Orange - was a herbicide used by the
    U.S. military as part of a Herbicidal Warfare in Vietnam.

    Since those herbicides were sprayed from airplanes, the natives
    on the ground may have looked up and thought – oh, there’s that
    shining, flying purple whatchamacallit again…


    2. The 27th Infantry Regiment is a famous army unit that was
    engaged in combat during the Vietnam war. They were/are called
    the Wolfhounds!


    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/2-27in.htm


    An infantry usually moves by foot. However, during the Vietnam
    war, helicopters were used to deploy the US infantry to the battlefield.
    The most famous helicopter was the UH-1 (“Huey”).


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UH-1_Iroquois


    According to wiki, “UH-1 troop transports were designated by Blue
    teams, hence the nickname for troops […] as the Blues. The attack
    ships were called Red teams. Purple teams with one or two Blue
    slicks dropping off the troops, while a Red attack team provided
    protection until the troops could defend themselves."


    Hence - a flying, purple wolfhound!
    मेरी नाव मछलीयॉ से भरी ह

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    Very interesting observations.

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    Makes me wonder just how much more meaning there is in so much of Jon's wonderful sounding, but seemingly unintelligable (I don't even know how to write that!) lyrics that often just pass me by...

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    Your explanation closely follows mine of my Yesfans handle, emerson (which is in one of these threads somewhere) - except I theorized that the purple was in reference to the Purple Heart and the shining may have a been a reference to the shine of the gold on that medal.
    glancing at beauty’s brightness, dancing until you´re whole
    breaking light waves on the surface, reaching your deeper soul
    in reflected beauty see the size of light on earth, tonight
    dancing to beauty’s brightness, glancing at what is whole, your soul


    ~ The SIze Of Light On Earth (David Bertok)

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    I still say he'd had too much Guinness.......

    Tell yae wan thing...

    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it....

    The only person who doesn't make mistakes is God and since he does not exist.......

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    I thought I had read somewhere that the Flying Wolfhound was some type of fighter jet or something.
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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    Quote Originally Posted by ham View Post
    I still say he'd had too much Guinness.......
    Im with you on that, mate

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    This thread is best viewed with the theme song of "The X Files" playing in the background.

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    Nice Bit Of Yestrivia!

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    Quote Originally Posted by emerson_brady View Post
    As we all know, "Yours..." is supposed to be about the
    Vietnam war - at least that's what Jon has said in interviews.


    But what's with the infamous "shining, flying, purple wolfhound"?


    1. Agent Purple – like Agent Orange - was a herbicide used by the
    U.S. military as part of a Herbicidal Warfare in Vietnam.

    Since those herbicides were sprayed from airplanes, the natives
    on the ground may have looked up and thought – oh, there’s that
    shining, flying purple whatchamacallit again…


    2. The 27th Infantry Regiment is a famous army unit that was
    engaged in combat during the Vietnam war. They were/are called
    the Wolfhounds!


    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/2-27in.htm


    An infantry usually moves by foot. However, during the Vietnam
    war, helicopters were used to deploy the US infantry to the battlefield.
    The most famous helicopter was the UH-1 (“Huey”).


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UH-1_Iroquois


    According to wiki, “UH-1 troop transports were designated by Blue
    teams, hence the nickname for troops […] as the Blues. The attack
    ships were called Red teams. Purple teams with one or two Blue
    slicks dropping off the troops, while a Red attack team provided
    protection until the troops could defend themselves."


    Hence - a flying, purple wolfhound!
    very interesting entry here and it makes sense to me.

    carol

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    Jon excpained about these lyrics while introducing it in a show in Oslo some years ago. He didn't understand much of it himself, cause it was written under the infuence of some magic mushroom :)

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    I belive we sometimes read too much into the lyrics
    Be Honest With Yourself,Theres No Doubt, No Doubt

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    interesting

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    Re: Yours is no disgrace / shining, flying, purple wolfhound

    Quote Originally Posted by prem895 View Post
    I belive we sometimes read too much into the lyrics
    Or not enough......
    Too much of a Yes fan for yesfans.

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