Why can't you see you torture me? you're already thinking 'bout
Someone else,
When he comes home you'll be in his arms and I'll be gone, but I know
My day will come, I know some day I'll be the only one

So now you wait for his spark, you know it'll turn you on,
He's gonna make you feel the way you want to feel,
When he starts to lie, when it makes you cry, you know I'll be there,
My day will come, I know some day I'll be the only one

Call me selfish, call me what you like, I think it's right to want someone
For all your own and not to share her love, 'cause I'll have my way, you
Won't have a say anyway, 'cause I got you, you don't stand a chance
So now you wait for his cock, you know it'll turn you on,

He's gonna make you feel the way you want to feel, when he starts to lie,
When it makes you cry, you know I'll be there, my day will come, I know
Some day I'll be the only one my day will come, I know some day I'll
Be the only one

So now you want perfection, I see your self-destruction, you don't know
What you want, it's gonna take you years to find out,
I'm not giving up, and when you've had enough you'll take your bruised
Little head and you'll come running back to me you know that I'm gonna
Be the only one

Lyrics submitted by Psychedeliasmith

"Hope" as written by Jonne Wilson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP

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  • +1
    General Comment:this is one of the best songs i ever heard, period
    jackbootyon July 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Such A great band! I could listen to the Descendents every day and be content.

    personally I think this Song is about A guy who is in love with a good friend that already has a man and he's always the one thats there for her when something goes wrong.
    "When he starts to lie when he makes you cry you know I'll be there"
    he stays around and is always there for her in "hope" that he'll get her in the end no matter how much it tortures him to see her with another guy for now.
    MisfitBitch23on July 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm surprised nobody has commented on this song. I don't listen to a great deal of punk, but this song is a classic. The focus is a guy who has lost a girl who was very important to him. Obviously, by the way he feels, she must have left him for another man. Sooner or later, he believes that his love will come back to him when she finds out the new guy isn't what he seemed to be.
    Sublime and Soul Asylum did some nice covers of this song, try searchin around.
    unknownevilon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this is by far the best song MILO ever wrote in the descendents. i had singled him out as merely the voice, and the brain behind some of their poorer songs, but he proved himself with this one song. classic.
    MizunoPunkon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:His lady kicked him aside for someone more perfect than he is. Poor guy!

    Oh how I love this song... it's a moshing good time :)
    PixieRaeStarSystemon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:descendents kick ass...I have just about every song you can find online by them, and I like the lyrics to this one, even though they ARE rather creepy...
    fetalpig86on September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i love the descendants too man. they are really original
    hurleychick42069on September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is one of the best Descendents song, I think it's just about some guy waiting for some chick to come to her sense and fall in love with him, even though she's with some asshole who doesn't treat her right.
    Madcappunkon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:man this song is the best song i've ever heard i think. descendents are one of the best bands i've heard too. they have a way of making awesome music instrumentally and also making lyrics about girls and the such. normally when "punk" bands write songs about girls they are all ballads and stuff, they are all the same pretty much. and all those songs are pointless and stupid. this song is actually ABOUT something, a girl that tortures him, she doesn't see how much he loves her and she just moves from guy to guy without realizing that he is right for her. but he knows his day will come. what a greatly written song and a great voice too
    ryan_horstmanon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Sublime also covered this song. Sounds good but not as good as the original.
    mdsucceron June 13, 2003   Link

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