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Hopeful Monster's third album, Beautiful Island, is out now on Exit Sign Music!

Hopeful Monster has been the musical brainstorm of Halifax native Jason Ball, now living in Toronto, with an evolving cast of collaborators in both cities, since the year 2000. For more info please visit hopefulmonster.ca

I got a head of fire pacing 'round alone

I got no humble pie, got no comfort zone

Just a bed that's burning

 

I thought I knew it all

I found out I'm still learning

When my plans hit the wall

 

All of my hope is lost, I'm a hollow shell

Can't get to sleep at night, I can't break the spell

Keep my heart from yearning

 

I thought I knew it all

I found out I'm still learning

When my plans hit the wall

Crashed and burned, took a fall

 

You know I'll pay the rent, pass the buck

Only live for awhile so I'll live it up

Cuz I would rather set myself on fire

Than give up

 

I'll never understand what the red eye knows

Chasing the shadows down where the daylight goes

As the world keeps turning

 

I thought I knew it all

I found out I'm still learning

When my plans hit the wall

Crashed and burned, took a fall

 

Pay the rent, pass the buck

Only live for awhile so I'll live it up

Cuz I would rather set myself on fire

Than give up