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Hope (Our Lady Peace song)

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Released  October 10, 1994
Recorded  1994
Format  Promo-only CD single
Length  5:15 album version
Genre  Post-grunge, alternative rock
Label  Sony Music, Epic, Relativity (US)

"Hope" is a song by Canadian music group Our Lady Peace. It was the third single released from their debut 1994 album, Naveed. It was included on the compilation album 10 of Modern Rock's Best...

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Origin

When first being recorded, the song was titled "Sunflower" and had a psychedelic style similar to The Doors and according to Jeremy Taggart, a Police vibe out of the bridge.

Meaning

Hope, the main character of the song, descends into insanity. She thinks she's a sunflower. She climbs on top of the piano and reaches towards the sun. Most of the lyrics remain ambiguous.

Hope climbs atop of the piano Reaching out towards the warmth of the sun Some man tries to ask her down But now maybe that's where she belongs

Music video

The music video for the song shows the band playing in a smoky bar. It switches back and forth to a woman in a sunflower field who seems lost. It shows her and another man doing various unusual things.

References

Hope (Our Lady Peace song) Wikipedia


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