Hope Is A Drug (Remix)

by Gavin Castleton

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you want to quit you wanna give up
you've traveled so far but it's never enough
you've made a few fans but you can't make rent
you think it's deserved cause you've given up everything you
own
and still no throne

you watch your friends settle, and your enemies rise
every snake in a suit is a break in disguise
you hope the band breaks before the band breaks
cause hope is in short supply
but
Hope is a drug
Hope is a drug that uses you
Hope is a drug
food for the vain
it takes what you love
and turns it to work
you once were above
but hope is a drug


you try to hold on to what you know:
you leach what you seed, you reap what you sow
the deeper your roots, the taller you grow
you try to find justice in the unknown

but nothing is fair, and everything's wrong
you fashion your hair, you shorten your songs
you start to use stunt doubles up on stage
You try to force sunlight by wearing shades

but
it's a distraction
pulling you far from
what you were born and raised to do

Hope is a drug
Hope is a drug that uses you
Hope is a drug
food for the vain
it takes what you love
and turns it to work
you once were above
but hope is a drug

what's that gotta do with your next song?
what's that gotta do with your next song?
the only thing that you can depend on
is what you gonna do with your next song

but what's that gotta do with your kick drum?
what's that gotta do with your kick drum?
the only thing that you can depend on is what you gonna do in your next song.

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released June 2, 2010
Gavin Castleton - everything

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Gavin Castleton Portland, Oregon

In addition to releasing 8 albums and 8 EPs of original material, Gavin Castleton is the keyboardist and backing vocalist for The Dear Hunter. Over the last two decades he has performed and recorded with acts like Gruvis Malt, Ebu Gogo, Paranoid Social Club, Sage Francis, Club D’elf, Lex Land, Facing New York, and One Drop. ... more

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