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Friday, September 18, 2009

Hope is a Drug


Hope Is A Drug

you want to quit you wanna give up
you've traveled this far but it's never enough
you've made a few fans but you can't make rent
you think it's deserved 'cause you've given up everything you own
and still no throne

you watch your friends settle, and your enemies rise
every snake in a suit is a break in disguise
you hope the band breaks before the band breaks
cause hope is in short supply

but hope is a drug
hope is a drug that uses you
hope is a drug
food for the vain
it takes what you love
and turns it to work you once were above
but hope is a drug

you try to hold on to what you know:
you leach what you seed, you reap what you sow
the deeper your roots, the taller you grow.
you try to find justice in the unknown

but nothing is fair, and everything's wrong
you fashion your hair, you shorten your songs
you start to use stunt doubles up on stage
You try to force sunlight by wearing shades

but it's a distraction
pulling you far from what you were born and raised to do

Hope is a drug
Hope is a drug that uses you
Hope is a drug
food for the vain
it takes what you love
and turns it to work you once were above
but hope is a drug

now what's that gotta do with your next song?
what's that gotta do with your next song?
the only thing that you can depend on
is what you gonna do with your next song

but what's that gotta do with your kick drum?
what's that gotta do with your kick drum?
the only thing that you can depend on is what you gonna do in your next song...

2 comments:

Chris said...

this song is so amazing, and i can't stop listening to it. thanks for making it, and thanks for posting the lyrics. this song in particular needs to hit the radio.

also, if you happen to be in the providence/new bedford area on tour, tell rob and brian to hit me up (or shoot me an email). i want to take pics of you and bret michaels.

Anonymous said...

Gavin, love this song. My name is also Chris. There are many of us out there. Been listening to you since Gruvis. Love the looping vids I've seen of you. Makes me wish I was east. Keep up the great work. Take care. All the best, Chris.