"Hope" as written by and Andrew Hill....
Hope is the thing I'm feeling today.
Walking a mile out of the way,
I still might make it through.
Turn on your street and see a car.
One where I thought mine should be parked.
Finding our home a house of pain.
See in an instant things can change, and never feel the same.
Turn on your street and see a car.
One where I thought mine should be parked.
If that's what you demand, then that's what I'll deliver.
If that's what you demand, then that's just what I'll give you.
Trenches dug out the side of the road.
Remember the smell of earth in piles.
And there was nothing else to do but walk for miles, so I walked for miles.
If that's what you demand, then that's what I'll deliver.
If that's what you demand, then that's just what I'll give you.
Turn on your street and see a car.
Someone I thought was a friend to me has ripped a hole in my life.
Someone I thought was a friend to me has gone and married my wife.
If that's what you demand, then that's what I'll deliver.
If that's what you demand, then that's just what I'll give you.
If that's your master plan, then I wish you two the best together.


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"Hope" as written by Frederick Taylor Carl Terrell Mitchell

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    General CommentYup. It's about a friend having an affair with his wife.
    Since they are both people he cares about, he hopes they can be happy with each other even if they did both screw him over. He just simply wants nothing to do with either of them though, which is why there's "nothing left to do".
    The chorus really captures the feeling of his reluctant selflessness.

    Not so sure about the murder thing though. "House of pain" means emotional pain. It's a good way to make the lines about the trenches make sense, though. But the rest of the song doesn't really give off that brutal of a vibe.
    Daveakon April 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentyea... just wanted to say yea lol
    PyroLova007on April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one the Best Songs ever! Ilove it so much
    to me it means giving God everthing..... If thats what you deman. then thats what i'll give you. If thats your master plan.

    or he could be talking to his wife.
    sonicemeraldon November 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one the Best Songs ever! Ilove it so much
    to me it means giving God everthing..... If thats what you demand. then thats what i'll give you. If thats your master plan.

    or he could be talking to his wife.
    sonicemeraldon November 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if anyone else thinks this, but to me it sounds like the narrator has jost got out of jail or something. And when he returns to his home his wife has moved on, but he loves her so much he just wants her to be happy no matter who she's with.
    markoesqon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont know if this sounds too sadistic but i feel that the song is about the narrorator coming home and finding another man with his wife so in turn, he kills them. "Finding our home a house of pain, see in an instant things can change and never feel the same" when he sees his wife with another man he cant take it anymore and everything changes. "Trenches dug out the side of the road Remember the smell of earth in piles" that can be the narrorator looking back on the graves he built for them on some lonely road. "There was nothing left to do" once he was done with the dead he just walked on because his love was dead. and finally, in the last stanza where the narrorator repeats the chorus, it sounds like he is saying it in a sarcastic tone. o well thats just my idea.
    magnuswarrioron September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmagnus that makes perfect sense
    robinbabuon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about a pizza delivery man who has a crush on a frequent customer of the pizza place that he works for. He discovers that she has a boyfriend and is disappointed.

    "If that's what you demand, then that's what I'll deliver" refers to his job loyalty and the fact that he still has to deliver the pizza.

    Sad story really.

    *Okay so maybe this isn't what the intended meaning of the song was. But one day I was listening to it and it all came to me.
    handmethemicon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha that last post is pretty funny

    and quite possible too..,
    trackmatton December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentO.J. Simpson. lol.
    Kensei1985on December 06, 2008   Link

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