"(If There's) No Hope For Us" as written by and Malcolm Middleton Aidan Moffat....
If our words were once sweethearts, now they're ugly violent thugs
How did our language come to this, we speak in grunts and sighs and shrugs
When we never used to let just one spare moment go to waste
Now you're hardly ever here, and when you are you're bored and chaste

So when did you decide that I was vile
I've tried and tried to talk, but talking's never been your style

You say you think we'll still be friends, but we both know that we won't
And your mates all laugh and smile as if they know something I don't
And every night a taxi softly sneaks you up our street
You used to say you'd broke your phone, now you don't care if you're discreet

So why won't you just tell me who was there
There's a buzz about you now, there's something funny in the air

If there's no hope for us then there's no hope for anyone
What chance can they have, if even you and me just can't have fun
Was it so long ago our friends said we were disgraceful
But how could they ever know that we could be so unfaithful

You weren't wearing much of note
just hold-ups and your long grey coat
The electric fire lit up our skin as we whispered
cause your mum was in
And mind we went to use the phone
And let the pervert see how he could only hope to be

But that was in the haze of new romance
When we floated hand in hand right through its vague, deceitful trance

If there's no hope for us then there's no hope for anyone
What chance can they have, if even you and me just can't have fun
Was it so long ago our friends said we were disgraceful
How could they have ever known that we could be so unfaithful

That's me then, I'm all packed, you know I need some time to think
You just take what you think you'll need, I think we both might need a drink
And all the secrets that I keep, you know I keep because I care
But now there's no hope left for us, well darling let's just leave it there


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"(If There's) No Hope for Us" as written by Malcolm Middleton Aidan Moffat

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    General CommentIt's definitely about the breakdown of a relationship. The couple mentioned used to seem unstoppable and very much in love, which for me is the darkest bit of this song. The speaker is musing over how such a wonderful period of time could go so wrong. She cheats on him and initially lies about it but it gets to a point where neither of them cares and chances are he cheats as well.

    I really like the female vocals in the last two stanzas. The voices really contrast.
    Prisoner.I.Wason February 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta great raw sounding song about the end of love and infidelity.i like the pervert story.
    veruskaon October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"If there's no hope for use then there's no hope for anyone"

    The melody of this line reminds me of some other song... Could someone help me out?
    bergfalkeon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^I don't know but it does remind me of something too..
    forgotten412on June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's another version of this song labeled the "Rogue Version on the album Ten Years of Tears. The lyrics are slightly different, this is the best I could make them out:

    If once the words were lovers
    now they're ugly violent thugs
    how did our language get so basic
    we speak in grunts and sighs and shrugs
    when it used to be we'd never
    let our spare time go to waste
    but now i'm just a fuckin bully
    and you're so bored you're always chaste

    and i wonder when it was
    when you decided i was vile
    i've tried and tried to talk
    but talkings never been your style

    and every night a taxi softly sneaks you up our street
    you used to say you broke your mobile
    but you dont care if you're descreet

    (If there's no hope for use then there's no hope for anyone)

    do you remember

    You weren't wearing much of note
    Just hold-ups and your long white coat
    electric fire lit up your skin
    as we whipsered because your mum was in
    And then we went to use the phone
    We noticed that we weren't alone
    We shrugged and let the pervert see
    What he could only hope to be

    If there's no hope for use then there's no hope for anyone
    What chance can they have if even you and me can't have fun?
    Was it so long ago our friends called us disgraceful
    But could they ever know that we could be so unfaithful

    That's me, I'm all packed you know I need some time to think
    you keep what you need, I think we both need a drink
    The secrets I keep, I keep cause I care
    But there's no hope left for us, so let's just leave it there.


    I like this version better than the original song found on The Last Romance.
    KodiaKon October 30, 2007   Link

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