In the song, Close to the Edge by Yes (click link to see lyrics), there is a line that I don't understand how to parse grammatically to make sense of it:
- "And assessing points to nowhere, leading every single one"
I'm not looking for an interpretation, but rather, the ways in which it could be grammatically parsed, even if such a parsing may be abstract or senseless.
For example, in the classic sentence, "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" there is no sensible interpretation, but we can ascribe a grammatical parsing "Pronoun pronoun noun verb adverb" and we can get a sense that ideas, which are both colorless and green, sleep in a furious way.
There are probably a few ways that the above phrase from the Yes song can be parsed, but it's probably limited to a small handful. It might require some back reference to a prior line, especially the first line. Again, the full lyrics can be found here.
In other words, what are the possible/probable syntax trees related to this phrase? (But I need a beginner's explanation.) I'm just totally lost on it, and that prevents me from even getting to "step 2" of considering any kind of interpretation, which is beyond the scope of this question.