A Girl Named Hope

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"A Girl Named Hope"
Song by Mark Eitzel
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel

"A Girl Named Hope" is an unreleased song by Mark Eitzel, recorded with Bruce Kaphan in 1997 along with most of the Lover's Leap USA material. The song may have been re-recorded during the Invisible Man sessions, and may have originally been titled "Put It Away".

Lyrics

There was a girl named Hope who wanted to blow up the planets,
said, "the one I'm on now just makes me sad."
She said, "Stay if you want, on board the Titanic.
I won't mourn for things that can't be had."

If all you have to give me is more bad news, put it away
Put it away

There was a girl named Hope at the International
with a name she can't live down.
Smiles and laughs; drink 'til it's morning -
only worried that I wasted my life

If all you have to show me is more bad news, put it away
Put it away
Put it away

Time moves on, dead leaves behind
the line of night and day
Life without love is impossible
and there is nothing more to say

What would you say at the pearly gates
a complete mess or a defense
And talk about your hairstyles and alibis
in front of hand clasping during turbulence

If all you have to give me is gonna make me cry, put it away
Put it away
Put it away

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