Hopesong

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Release date: 2021 December 27

Written by Orren Merton
 
Produced by Don Gunn and Orren Merton
 
Mixed by Don Gunn
 
Mastered by Barry Wood

Orren Merton: vocals, guitars, synthesizers, programming
Don Gunn: drums
Arash Shahangian: synthesizers, programming
Barry Wood: bass

For Shira

Art by Jen Gray

Hopesong:

lyrics

Smoldering skies
No compromise
Cynical lies
Breeding despise

News of the day
Plague and decay
Anger holds sway
No shades of grey

Reaching for meaning
Trying to cope
Where can we turn
How can we hope

Turn to the future
True and agleam
There is our hope
There is my dream

You are my hope
You are my song
One day you’ll sing
And I’ll sing along

Truth on the run
Progress undone
Hatred homespun
Conspiration

Time running short
Too much to sort
Twist and distort
Instead of support

Reaching for meaning
Trying to cope
Where can we turn
How can we hope

Turn to the future
True and agleam
There is our hope
There is our dream

You are my hope
You are my song
One day you’ll sing
And I’ll sing along