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City And Colour – Hope For Now lyrics
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 ghost

What will it take to live as if I would not another day?
To live without despair, and to be without disdain
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 could sing
Cause that is when, when I feel that I'm not just counting time
Oh when I sing all that I can sing
Maybe just for a moment things would seem all right
Oh when I sing, oh when I sing
Oh when I sing, oh when I sing
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    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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    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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    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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    Dallas as commented in many interviews that he feels grateful that his songs give hope to his fans, and he appreciates that people all over the world can identify with him. So this song is talking about the hope his songs instill in listeners, yet he has none left for himself:

    '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'.
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