From the recording Preface to a Dream

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Lyrics

A Truly Noble Cause
(E.J. Geel)

Now look, this is the hand
A lobed leaf on a strange plant
The hand that brushed away the fear
Now darts through my head

The hand that holds the wheel
Turns the key
Somehow seems frail
In the light of the fridge
Yet it's stronger than ever

This is the hand
It lies next to yours, my friend
Infinitely tempted
Always in control

I sealed the yawning depth
Pulled the zipper up to my chin
Taped off my mouth and eyes and ears
No out, no in

This is how brave we are
The war in my head and your terrified eye
On the bulk of my desire
That stands against the sky like a bastion

This is the hand
It fits in yours my friend
By keeping it away from you
I'm acting merely in defense
Of a truly noble cause

(solo)

Now look, this is my hand
A withered leaf on a wild plant
The hand that used to wait and hesitate
Now darts through my head

The hand that holds the brush
Strums strings, pumps gas
Breaks a wall of glass
Is more determined than ever

This is the hand
It's similar to yours, my friend
Infinitely tempted
Always in control

I have just been crushed
And my dress sits here without me
We look away and hush
We can do without ourselves
We can do without ourselves
Can't we?
Oh, yeah...

I sealed the yawning depth
Pulled the zipper up to my chin
Taped off my mouth, my eyes, my ears
No out, no in

This is how brave we are
The war in my head and your terrified eye
On the bulk of my desire
That stands against the sky like a bastion

This is the hand
It fits in yours my friend
By keeping it away from you
I'm acting merely in defense
Of a truly noble cause