Hope Against Hope

by Casey LaLonde

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Recorded in various bedrooms (typically my own) from late '08 to early '09. It's a kerfluffle of bleeps, bloops, chugga-chuggas and snap-POW! Thanks for listening. <:

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released June 6, 2009

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Casey LaLonde Seattle, Washington

1988 - 20XX

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Track Name: Perique
Don't burn bridges when you think you can fly
You don't know
I don't care

When you finally let it out on me
I won't be
There for you this time

And we need, some kind of miserable game
Where we
Can't stand one another and

You, don't wanna talk right now
And I
I agree with you there

Don't even want to know
And you want to show
But you can't find
A way out of here (x2)

Don't even wanna speak your name (x3)

Don't even wanna say it

Don't kill the messenger when it's done
It's alright
It won't hurt

When the owls come to take you away
I'll just laugh
And throw you a bone and it hurts

Trying to think of what it's like
To be you
And it's true

You're the reason I'm going away
And so far
I've no complaints

Don't even want to know
And you want to show
But you can't find
A way out of here (x3)
Track Name: Precious Stone
Nervous gold shuddering in my hands
Placating diamonds don't know where the light is
Be here tomorrow, hand off platinum
Fire in your eyelids, sapphire sapphire

I got jade wrapped around my finger
I've got amber melting my heart
You wanna be something better than what I am
I'm gonna be, your precious stone

All the diamonds in the mound, mean nothing next to you

I formally apologize for the minor digression
But you know babe it's all about the tension
And I know that you and I
We're going down-town tonight, tonight (X5)
Track Name: Little Toy Car
I don't wanna grow up now
I don't wanna grow up now
I don't wanna grow up now
Not in this world that we live in (x2)

I wanna play with my little toy car
You better not tell me to grow up again
I just wanna have fun, fun
I just wanna have fun, fun (x2)

I don't wanna grow up now
I don't wanna grow up now
I don't wanna grow up now
Not in this world that we live in (x4)

I wanna play with my little toy car
You better not tell me to grow up again
I just wanna have fun, fun
I just wanna have fun, fun (x2)

And I don't wanna pay my taxes, I don't wanna get in trouble with the law, I just wanna stay young. That doesn't mean age, that means in mindset. I just want to enjoy life.

I don't wanna grow up now
I don't wanna grow up now
I don't wanna grow up now
Not in this world that we live in (xtoo much)
Track Name: Made Up Lies and Stupid Day Dreams
Laying in the fields
Lavender Sunrise
I am by your side
Hands clasping mine

Drinking chamomile
Golden sunset
Books in our hands
Scarves on the couch

Beds are unmade
Shoes kicked aside
Snapshots while eating
My self-made perfect lies

If only you were real (x3)
My perfect memories

Your tousled messy hair
Your father's dog tags
The scar from fifth grade
You got in a fight

Your handmade tote bag
The paintings you made
The songs that you sing
That reminds you of me

The way you brush your teeth
The way you comb your hair
The sweater you wear
When you feel self-concious

Your favorite drink
Our favorite song
The Sunday in June
When you told me you loved me

If only you were real, now (x3)
My perfect man

They're all made up lies
And stupid day dreams
But maybe they won't be
Someday (x4)
Track Name: Ghost
White ghost telling me
Everything I do is wrong
I don't belong here
We don't belong here

Something in my head just
Won't back down
I don't know just what it is
I don't know if we'll survive (x2)

I don't know
If you can't
Can they see?
I don't know

If you want them to then they'll surely find you

Can we scream?
It won't help
If they touch?
Then we'll turn

Into ghosts, yeah into ghosts

If we wan't to find
Anything we desire
Let 'em take your hand
Go into the light

And save yourself
From all the bad places we used to know

White ghost telling me
Everything I do is wrong
I don't belong here
We don't belong here

Something in my head just
Won't back down
I don't know just what it is
I don't know if we'll survive (x2)

If this is death it's not what I imagined (x2)

I'm holding you
You're holding me
So close I can
See the gold ring in your eye

Can you see them?
Can you feel them?
They're bringing us back
To where we belong

White ghost telling me
Everything I do is wrong
I don't belong here
We don't belong here

Something in my head just
Won't back down
I don't know just what it is
I don't know if we'll survive (x2)
Track Name: Honest But Happy
I don't
Want to be wrong
I don't
Want you to hurt

I don't
Want to say I'm sorry
I don't
Want a reason to

I do
Love you madly
I do
Wanna take your hand

I do
Wanna sleep on the phone
I do
Wanna be with you

Darling
My baby doll
When
Trouble
Rears it's head
I'll be
Fighting
For you
Love
And
If I
Start it
I still mean well

I hope against hope
I pray you are right
I don't want to be
Your bad news tonight (x2)

I'm caged
I'm misunderstood
It's my fault
I'm so unclear

I need
To hear you well
I swear
You're my counter-point

I will
Overstep my bounds
Leave me
In your rear-view

I can't
Discern my faults
But you
You're perfection

I know
I seem
Desperate
But Really
You leave
No choice
For me
To bother
With comparing
Myself
Against you
Truly

I hope against hope
I pray you are right
I don't want to be
Your bad news tonight

I pray against pray
I hope against hope
Don't want to be
Your bad news tonight

Honest but happy (x3)
I swear to you

Honest but happy (x3)
I swear to you

I swear to you (x3)