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 allow no signal to reach honest ground
you fear no power moving on land or sea
but always in the distance is the sound
allow no signal to reach honest ground

you are not sure just what it is was found
by one who saw the thing you would not see
allow no signal to reach honest ground
you fear no power moving on land or sea

all that we know is what might come to be
if we permit a message to get through
the ones who know are swiftest now to flee
all that we know is what might come to be

nothing we do will let any agree
just what should be allowed in common view
all that we know is what might come to be
if we permit a message to get through

there's frost outside where yesterday was dew
almost it seems that we have journeyed far
since everything we see has turned out new
there's frost outside where yesterday was dew

we look above for any sign of blue
but all the clouds form a steady grey bar
since everything we see has turned out new
there's frost outside where yesterday was dew

what has been made we would not deign to mar
the things we see are set out very plain
and nothing that we understand's bizarre
what has been made we would not deign to mar

we wait to see the first revealing star
appear to occupy its true domain
what has been made we would not deign to mar
the things we see are set out very plain

the truth we seek rejects all vulgar gain
as being just another sort of game
we wait so long for the redeeming rain
the truth we seek rejects all vulgar gain

all that is known resolves itself amain
into an entity that's not so tame
the truth we seek resolves all vulgar gain
as being just another sort of game

we do not put out the amazing flame
that will illuminate far past our bound
each gives the new experience a
name we do not put out the amazing flame

there is no reason ever to post blame
when honour is the tune that must resound
we do not put out the amazing flame
that will illuminate far past our bound

fledgist: Me in a yellow shirt. (Default)
 
when time itself feels it must take a pause
we aren't surprised but find ourselves at peace
there is no reason and we find no cause
when time itself feels it must take a pause

not only aristotle played the tawse
on one who'd never ever be at ease
when time itself feels it must take a pause
we aren't surprised to find ourselves at peace

the endless chivvyings we make to cease
a moment and they're gone past any ken
a batsman wonders why he's at the crease
the endless chivvyings we make to cease

a moment here and there the wheels to grease
the trap is laid for tongue as well as pen
the endless chivvyings we make to cease
a moment and they're gone past any ken

no one's been trapped between the lake and fen
no signals have vibrated down the wire
we never seem to know the where or when
no one's been trapped between the lake and fen

an honest task for all women and men
means more than any master could require
no one's been trapped between the lake and fen
no signals have vibrated down the wire

we praise the lower instead of the higher
a duty we may have to serve the past
the only honest one turns out a liar
we praise the lower instead of the higher

the choice is never between ice and fire
we're told this but we find it false at last
we praise the lower instead of the higher
a duty we may have to serve the past

the flag still flies atop the highest mast
the purest symbol of desire and verve
we want to flee but find we must stand fast
the flag still flies above the highest mask

into the coldest waters you'll be cast
you won't come up till you have passed the curve
the flag still flies above the highest mast
the purest symbol of desire and verve

to rule requires great steadiness of nerve
and minds unblemished by the smallest flaws
you keep on straight you cannot bear to swerve
to rule requires great steadiness of nerve

the best of us know that we have to serve
obedient as always to stern laws
to rule requires great steadiness of nerve
and minds unblemished by the smallest flaws

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