Hope and the light you throw

from The Light You Throw by Lake South

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lyrics

Verse

I went to cross the street
I have pain all up my leg
Been a year and a good one
I wanna stay out every Friday night

I have a pain all up my side
You say that life is long
But I just end up following
Following the call
Following the mania of the fallen and the tall

Chorus

Hope and the light you throw
Hope and the space to breathe
Hope and the light you throw
Hope and the light you leave

Verse

I woke up, I was sweating
The dream was work unwilling
We’re lucky and we loathe it
I get angry on a Tuesday night

Brougham St and Bentleys
The rising cost of squalor
Every day is precious now
Every blessed evening
Every blessed evening
I want to hold it like it’s something

Chorus

Verse

Tonight I will not tire
I will run through Matairangi
I will take the track above me
I will climb the hill that’s calling
Calling like the birds
Calling like a memory that is buried in the dirt

Chorus

Verse

In the tears of joy I see it
And I reacquaint the spirit
Of normal people trying
I am nothing to this island
But I felt it on the weekend
There is fear where there is power
I want to hold it like it’s something

Chorus

credits

from The Light You Throw, released September 17, 2021

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