"AVENUE OF HOPE" as written by and Peter Jobson Andrew Hargeaves....
along the avenue of hope
the footsteps falter, fingers grope
and the days, stretch out beneath the sun

no-one's born, no-one dies,
no-one loves, so no-one cries
and we wait to see just what we will become

don't let me falter, don't let me ride
don't let the earth in me subside
let me see just who i will become

you're like the clouds in my home town
you just grow fat, and hang around
and your days, stretch out beneath the sun

no-one's born, no-one dies,
no-one loves, so no-one cries
and we wait to see just what we will become

don't let me borrow, don't let me bring
don't let me wallow, don't make me sing
let me see just who i will become

don't let me falter, don't let me hide
don't let someone else decide
just who or what i will become

don't make 'em borrow, don't make 'em bring
don't let them wallow, don't let them sing
let them stretch out beneath the sun


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"Avenue of Hope" as written by John Bramwell Andrew Hargeaves

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    General CommentLiving in hope leads to apathy and inaction.
    It has one of my all time favourite lines
    'you're like the clouds in my home town
    you just grow fat, and hang around'
    rgallisonon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLiving in hope leads to apathy and inaction.
    It has one of my all time favourite lines
    'you're like the clouds in my home town
    you just grow fat, and hang around'
    rgallisonon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's quite depressing really... it's like the people who live on the Avenue of Hope never age, they're trapped in an immortal everlasting (boring) lifestyle.
    bayberry_moonon October 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing ending to an amazing movie. so many references in the lyrics alone. obviously not something they had in mind when writing the song, but it must have been in the mind of danny boyle when choosing the music for sunshine.
    wander_luston April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat film is this from?
    rgallisonon September 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's on "Sunshine" soundtrack, as wander lust wrote. song is brilliant, movie is brilliant.. and it fits perfectly. now, everytime i listen to 'Avenue Of Hope' i think about Sunshine's ending...
    ChiliChildon November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI tend to disagree with rqallison when he/she says "Living in hope leads to apathy and inaction. "

    It depends on what you do with your life, and maybe what you hope for.

    You can live in hope for a healthier humanity, for a day where love is considered more important than money and material gain. And you can also do something about it by choosing personally to not put those things before love, and to act in service to others in need. I think it is good to hope, and a lack of hope is a lot more likely to lean to apathy and inaction.

    But... it may be that rqallison meant something slightly different to what he actually said. You could live in hope for someone else (like maybe the government) to make the changes we need to see, which could lead you to do nothing about it on a personal level.

    Anyway I haven't actually heard the song, but I like the I Am Kloot songs that I have heard. The only downside is I wish they would say something more meaningful (which is why this song's potentially meaningful song title attracted me to read the lyrics).

    Does anyone know of an I Am Kloot song that has a message of some sort? or of another good band with a message? Thanks
    bobuon April 23, 2010   Link

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