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Song: A Little Hopeful

FAWM 2019

Album: FAWM 2019
Track: #27

I had to really push this one out. Lots of things I like about it, but it feels foreign given that it's a mechanical write rather than one I felt my way through. All the ideas I had today all felt rather generic/cookie-cutter/insincere, and that just happens (it's why I force myself to do one a day -- you can't write the good ones if you don't let the less-obviously-good ones through when necessary).

Objectively, it'd probably benefit from a bridge, but it's already pretty busy, so I don't think it will get one until I start hearing the accompaniment/arrangement. All-in-all a solid write, but given this is the first of my last two songs of the month, I had hoped for that great epic feeling. I didn't get it. :)

Anyway, I can't wait to hear other interpretations. FAWM is almost over (just ONE SONG TO GO!), so thanks for tuning in!

Lyrics Print

Just shifted into low
Still a little hopeful though
In the middle of a four lane road

I've got nowhere to go
Still a little hopeful though
In the middle of the night

I've got nothing to show
Still a little hopeful though
Just a little postponed

Just heard I'm far too old
Still a little hopeful though
Bushy tailed and bright eyed

Don't call me a tourist, I'm in the right place
You're the conformist, whatever you might claim
And this is the chorus, coming out of my face
You're in the the forest, I'm in space

It's in the envelope
Still a little hopeful though
I hope you read morse code

I've got nowhere to go
Still a little hopeful though
In the middle of the night

I found the end of the road
Still a little hopeful though
Just might be a little slower

There's no such thing as old
I'm tired of hopeful, yo
It's time to be alive

Don't call me a tourist, I'm in the right place
You're the conformist, whatever you might claim
And this is the chorus, coming out of my face
You're in the the forest, I'm in space
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