Hope Against Hope

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Pigfarmer Jr
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Hope Against Hope

Post by Pigfarmer Jr » Sun May 19, 2019 11:34 am

Hope Against Hope
Evil Grin

I look around me, and what do I see?
Worlds of horror, death, and monstrosity
But I long and hope for and pray that I see
Worlds of beauty, life, and divinity

Cuz my mama used to preach to me
It’s not hope against hope
Not faith against faith
It’s all about
love spreading love
helping love serving love
It’s all love

Can I get an amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
It’s love, it’s all love, amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
It’s love spreading love
helping love serving love
It’s all love
Can I get an amen?

I look around me and what do I see?
Petty acts of anger, looks of jealousy
But I long and hope for and pray that I see
Random acts of kindness to set the captives free

Cuz my mama used to preach to me
It’s not hope against hope
Not faith against faith
It’s all about
love spreading love
helping love serving love
It’s all love

Can I get an amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
It’s love, it’s all love, amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah

It’s love spreading love
helping love serving love
It’s all love
Can I get an amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
It’s love, it’s all love, amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
Amen
Hallelujah
It’s love spreading love
helping love serving love
It’s all love
Can I get an amen
Amen
Amen
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Re: Hope Against Hope

Post by thirdcatmusic » Sun May 19, 2019 4:20 pm

"hope against hope" - third cat

i'm stuck in a hole
no matter how loud i scream and shout
there's just no way
no way I can ever get out

hope against hope
when it's dark down below
find a way to cope
so love still grows
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Re: Hope Against Hope

Post by Cybronica » Mon May 20, 2019 1:38 pm

Hope Against Hope - Cybronica

The world these days has got me feeling down
Priorities have got all turned around;
I’m feeling blue, don’t know what to do, I’m talking to you, but you're not hearing my words;
The radios talking, the news is squeaking more
I don’t know what I should do anymore

And I hope against hope that your heart will touch another’s,
That you’ll finally find that your enemy is your brother,
And I hope you’ll see that this agony, that all this pain for purity
Was a waste of time that you could have spent being kind.

I see these men of wisdom spewing filth
Tearing down these structures we’d achingly built;
I’m feeling blue, don’t know what to do, I’m talking to you, but you're not hearing my words;
They’ll kill so many people with their pens,
And without a thought, they’ll be glad to do it again

And I hope against hope that your heart will touch another’s,
That you’ll finally find that your enemy is your brother,
And I hope you’ll see that this agony, that all this pain for purity
Was a waste of time that you could have spent being kind

I don’t think I can scream anymore
What good will shouting do?
You hear my words, but you don’t care.
They go on knowing the blood is flowing a river
When we can no longer stand, they still demand we deliver

And I hope against hope that my Soul will find God’s mercy
When the world, stained in red, no longer finds me worthy;
And I hope I’ll see that this agony, that all my pain for purity
Was not a waste of time, that you learned to be kind
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Re: Hope Against Hope

Post by thelowestbitter » Tue May 21, 2019 11:13 am

Inspired by the book 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich', set in a Soviet labor camp in the 1950s. The chorus hook is a direct quote from the book.

"Scrape through today somehow and hope for tomorrow"
(SOMEHOW!) (SOME HELL!)
"Scrape through today somehow and hope for tomorrow"
(SOMEHOW!) (SOME HELL!)

Three thousand six hundred fifty three days in this stretch
I'm cold but I'm still alive yet
and this cigarette's warmth fills my chest
and there is hope against hope

Three thousand six hundred fifty three days in this stretch
I'm sick but at least I'm not dead
I got my sixteen ounces of bread
and there is hope against hope

"Scrape through today somehow and hope for tomorrow"
(SOMEHOW!) (SOME HELL!)
and there is hope against hope
"Scrape through today somehow and hope for tomorrow"
(SOMEHOW!) (SOME HELL!)
and there is hope against hope
"Scrape through today somehow and hope for tomorrow"
(SOMEHOW!) (SOME HELL!)
and there is hope against hope
"Scrape through today somehow and hope for tomorrow"
(SOMEHOW!) (SOME HELL!)
and there is hope against hope
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Re: Hope Against Hope

Post by Geech » Thu May 23, 2019 12:15 pm

Hope Against Hope
Geech Sorensen

When I look back at my time
I see how it all began
But the first one happened ages ago
Separating God and man
One to have the other
But not to hold his hand
If I leave here on my own
Can I become un-damned

There isn’t a reason I can explain
Can any of it matter
Is it in vein
Could it just be the way that I cope
Against all hope I hope

I have had my struggles
They gnaw and plague me still
Can a man change his nature
Just by his force of will
It’s true I did some bad things
They were so long ago
If there is a light
Let it shine onto my soul

There isn’t a reason I can explain
Can any of it matter
Is it in vein
Could it just be the way that I cope
Against all hope I hope

There isn’t a reason I can explain
Can any of it matter
Is it in vein
Could it just be the way that I cope
I hope against hope
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Re: Hope Against Hope

Post by Leaf » Mon May 27, 2019 4:18 pm

Hope Against Hope

Hope against hope, if you see it in their eyes
That wanting without earning that makes you despise
Can't cheer for a winner who won't run the race
I might be smiling if you come in last place
I will hope against hope that's rooted in lies
You told yourself 'cause you wanted the prize
With such bold emotion, what you lack is charm and grace
But I hope that I'm there, when life is fair,
Just to see that look in your face.

While I listen to you rant and rave,
I'm so much closer to the grave.
Maybe the world would be so much clearer,
if you did your talking into a mirror?

So, I will hope against hope as your expectations rise
Direct all your efforts into tantrums and cries,
There's no satisfaction in a life without real chase
Maybe one day, you will say, and finally embrace:

Hope against hope, and what it implies,
There's two kinds of hope, one is truth, one a disguise
But Nothing is sweeter, when you finally embrace
You just gotta earn it if you want your own space.

While I listen to you rant and rave,
I'm so much closer to the grave.
Maybe the world would be so much clearer,
if you did your talking into a mirror?
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Re: Hope Against Hope

Post by MicahSommer » Mon May 27, 2019 8:48 pm

Hope Against Hope
Not Blue Dolphins

I didn't bury anything there
The sudden pressure wanes, doesn't disappear
Spark kicking down, then
Nothing's left, you're only in between

I'm hoping, hope against hope
I'm hoping, oh-oh-oh
I'm hoping, hope against hope
Oh-oh-oh


Didn't really walk away
Kinda drifted further from
Some kind of line, holding in sighs
Things you'll never find

I'm hoping, hope against hope...

If you hold something, it's only in your hand
Doesn't mean it's something anyone else will touch
Brush your fingertip along everything you've been told
Cause even steel bars can fold

I'm hoping, hope against hope...

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