"A Silent Cause" as written by and Samuel Alexander Bentley....
I heard that you're moving away
Fumbled in my pockets for a final word
And I tell you 'Don't be late'
Smile when you tell me you wont
Shuffle your feet and you don't
Want to read between the air of silence
Then the rain begins

I don't want to love you
I want to learn you
But I'd love to know you well

So long to your family home
I wonder if you'll ever get that feeling back?
Your family home
Covered my eyes with your hands
Walked me through all of your plans
I told you I could see it all
But all I saw was you
Through the space in your fingers

I don't want to love you
I want to learn you
But I'd love to know you well

You say all the people you know
All are slowly dying from a silent cause
From their quiet desperations
I walk you home in the rain
Pass by the yellow line train
Thought that I was different when you looked at me
But this quiet desperation is killing me too
Killing me too

I don't want to love you
I want to learn you
But I'd love to know you well



Lyrics submitted by saudade

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    My InterpretationThis story is about a guy who really likes a girl, but not sure how to convey to her about his feelings.

    He walks her home, knowing that she will leave soon. He felt nervous and tried to find words to tell her how he feels. He wonders if she will ever come back again.
    "I heard that you're moving away... Fumbled in my pockets for a final word.

    The girl tells him about her plans in life, and he told her he could imagine her fulfilling her goals, yet he secretly ONLY saw her and him together.
    "Walked me through all of your plans. I told you I could see it all, but all I saw was you through the space in your fingers."

    He doesn't want to hold her back, but only wishing he could know her better.

    She tells him all the people she knew died from a "silent cause.. quiet desperation." As he continued to walk her back, he too felt the same way as the others did. This silent desperation depicted his sadness for her leaving, but he cannot seem to convey his thoughts through words. He doesn't want to hold her back, but wished he could know her more and that she could stay.
    saudadeon September 20, 2015   Link

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