Friday, May 23, 2008

two shades of hope

Shirley referenced this track by Foy Vance the other day. here's the full lyrics. beautiful song.

Foy Vance's album ::Hope:: is available on iTunes. kind of stuff that raises the bar and calls us into living by way of the authentic...


If there’s one thing that I know
It is the two shades of hope
One the enlightening soul
And the other is more like a hang man’s rope
It’s true you may reap what you sow
But not that despair is the all time low

Baby hope deals the hardest blows

There was once someone I loved
Whose heart overflowed his cup
And his shows got covered in blood
Oh but he never knew ‘cause he only looked up
Now he was a troubled soul
Who’d seen pain more than most I know

Yet it was hope that dealt the hardest blows

And the girl that holds the hand
Of her somewhat distant man
Though she do everything that she can
Still his heart sets sail for distant lands
And she wonders sometimes if he knows
How she feels like a trampled rose

Baby hope deals the hardest blows

And some people think that their sin
Caused the cancer that’s eating into them
And the only way they can win
Is by the healing of somebody’s hands on their skin
And praying… but when the cancer does not go

Surely hope dealt the hardest blow

Now all these truths are so
With foundations below them
That were dug out in the winters cold
When the world stole our young and preyed on the old

Now hope deals in the hardest blows
Yet I cannot help myself but hope

I guess that’s why love hurts
And heartache stings
And despair's never worse than despair that death brings
But hope deals the hardest blows dear
The hardest
Hope deals the hardest blows


some days, like loving, the beauty of honesty feels like it is hurting us into existence...


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