"Last Hope" as written by Hayley Williams and Taylor York....
I don't even know myself at all
I thought I would be happy but now
The more I try to push it I realize gonna let go of control

Gonna let it happen, gonna let it happen,
Gonna let it happen, just let it happen

It's just a spark but it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out and no one's around it keeps glowing

Every night I try my best to dream tomorrow makes it better
And wake up to the cold reality and not a thing is changed
But it would be happen, gonna let it happen
Gonna let it happen, gonna let it happen

It's just a spark but it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out and no one's around it keeps glowing
It's just a spark but it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out and no one's around it keeps glowing

And the salt in my wounds isn't burning anymore than it used to
It's not that I don't feel the pain it's just I'm not afraid of hurting anymore
And the blood of these veins isn't pumping any less than it ever has
And that's the hope I have the only thing I know that's keeping me alive
Alive

Gonna let it happen, gonna let it happen
Gonna let it happen, gonna let it happen
Gonna let it happen, gonna let it happen
Gonna let it happen, gonna let it happen

It's just a spark but it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out and no one's around it keeps glowing
It's just a spark but it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out and no one's around it keeps glowing


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"Last Hope" as written by Taylor York Hayley Williams

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  • +13
    Song MeaningThis song is about having faith in one thing that keeps you going. There are some really dark times in all of our lives, it's about when you reach that point you wanna throw it all away but you have one "last hope" to hold onto, be it your loved one, "God", or whatever. You're so close to letting go of the ledge you're holding onto so desperately but there's just one thing that keeps you hanging on.
    nanderson March 31, 2013   Link
  • +8
    My Interpretationto me this song represents depression. having being someone who suffers with depression, I tell myself every night it will be better tomorrow "everynight I try my best to dream, tomorrow makes it better" but then, it never is. "then i wake up to the cold reality, that not a thing has changed." I still hold on because I know one day it will become all better. "gotta let it happen."
    Thank you Paramore for not making me feel alone.
    girlgamer555on July 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI went to their show a few nights ago and before playing this song Hayley said it was inspired by the fans keeping her and the band strong through the tough times.
    Semajbradyon January 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm surprised there are not more comments on this song yet. I think it's phenomenally written. The lyrics seem to be, just as nanders said, about faith. Faith in something big. When I first really listened to it, what stood out to me was God's plan for my life.
    footloose42on April 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm agree with you @song meaning..the lyric seem to tell us about our hope and the urge that we carry in our live..something that keep us to go forward without any regret because of the urge for the last hope that we hoped so..keep standing still guys!
    alberthannon June 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is more of a fusion between most of the comments. It's about faith, so yes it has to do with christianity even though Hayley isn't a fundamentalist, her fans, the changes that she's been going through and when the Farro brothers left. It's how she keeps the faith in herself, in God and her fans even though it sounds like she's going through dark times so she keeps holding on to it always.

    "And the salt in my wounds isn't burning anymore than it used to
    It's not that I don't feel the pain it's just I'm not afraid of hurting anymore
    And the blood of these veins isn't pumping any less than it ever has
    And that's the hope I have the only thing I know that's keeping me alive
    Alive"

    I think she's referring to the Farro brothers and how they would burn her because of the changes she was going through when she wanted to experiment with her lyrics since they didn't like it which eventually led to them leaving the band. So even though it happened a while back it still effects her but thanks to her fans for sticking with her in those tough times she can still keep the faith, that spark that keeps her going.
    itisjustasparkon March 27, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know that this song wasn't written about eating disorders, but that's what this song is to me. When I'm struggling and about to give in to the disorder, just that smallest little spark will keep me going.

    Depending on what stage of the disorder I'm in. If it's while I'm fasting and I'm about to give up, when I see the number on the scale drop - that's my spark. It keeps me going.
    But if I'm trying to recover - it pushes me into recovery. Coz most of my brain is taken over by Anorexia that the small part of me that knows I need to recover, that's my spark then.
    alllyshaon April 26, 2016   Link

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