severed hand lyrics – pearl jam

big man stands behind an open door
said, “leave your lady on the cement floor.”

“got some kicks, wanna take ride?”
i said, “yeah,…”
“take your pick, leave yourself behind.”
i said “yeah,…”

i’ve no fear but for falling down
so look out below, i am falling now
oh please understand, i just need my friend
a way home.

tried to walk, found a severed hand,
recognized it by the wedding band.

“it’s okay, do you want some more?”
i said, “yeah,…”
“you’ll see dragons after 3 or 4…”
i said, “yeah,…”

“understand, i’m not falling down”
i said, “look around, the room’s taller now,…”
i can’t close my eyes, cause i see the sound
in waves.

in waves, lets me stay calm.

if i don’t lose control
explore and not explode
a preternatural other plane
with the power to maintain.

like a tear in all we know
once dissolved, we are free to grow
“what is human?,… what is more?”
i’ll answer this
when i get home.

/ pearl jam lyrics