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This highway's dark and empty
Just miles and miles of endless road
I've got a sickness pounding in my head
I'm at the mercy of the ghosts

But what it would take to live
As if I would not another day
To live without despair
And to be without desdain

How can I instill such hope
But be left with none of my own?
What if I could sing
Just one song
And it might save somebody's life

I sought after
After reasons to stay
I was lost
I was lost

Then the sky turned black
And the rains poured down
I was waiting
Waiting to be found
Oh, no

How can I instill such hope
But be left with none of my own?
What if I could sing
Just one song
And it might save somebody's life

Then I would sing
All that I can sing
Because that is when
When I feel that I'm not just counting time

Oh, and I sing
All that I can sing
Maybe just for the moment
Things would seem all right

Oh, and I sing x 4



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    Ulviya MamedliMar 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    I wish could do something like this, something that won't make me feel as if I'm just counting time, wasting time, knowing what I do won't really make any difference or save anybody's life....or even be useful further in life...although who knows....
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    UnregisteredJun 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    We are all lost in this world at some point in our lives. Sometimes we focus on helping others more then we do on ourselves because we don't know how to help our selves. The biggest thing i find with this song is that it reminds those who think like this that we are not alone on this matter.
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    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    It's about having no hope for yourself, and that in singing he is giving hope to others even though he cannot give hope to himself. He is thinking that in singing his songs and giving hope to others he will find hope in himself. I know that when i first heard this song it related to how i felt in the darkest point in my life, when i was going to commit suicide, when i was waiting to be found, i wanted someone to notice how i felt, and what i was about to do... I wanted someone to save me. I think the song is also about finding meaning in your life so your'e just not counting time until you die.
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    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 6:32 am
    Obviously, this song is about hope- hence the title. Singing allows people to connect with others. In this song, he wants to sing to give hope to others, even though he cannot give hope to himself. It also talks about how he is hopeless. I think he's lonely and hopeless on the path he is currently on, but he must stay on this path to keep singing, to spread hope to others.
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    UnregisteredApr 7, 2012 at 7:37 am
    I feel its about feeling depressed/depression
    Dark and empty- how any one with the illness might feel,
    Sickness pounding in my head- becoming consumed by overbearing thoughts etc,
    "im at the mercy of the gohst" maybe my favourite line i think the writer is refering to the 'holy ghost' being at its mercy, meaning having no understanding of what he is left to do now and handing it over leaving it in the hands of that higher thing that may be there leading the way.
    The whole song is written beautifully i think its amazing,

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