Hope These Days

from by Tracy Manuel

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Saw it there before your eyes
World exploded into noise
And from the ashes you will rise
But it ain’t like you have a choice

The things that pass for hope these days
Bad times don’t last but good things break
So sift through ash for cups and plates
The things that pass for hope these days

From every corner people heard
And pressed their hearts to retina screens
It’s good to know they know it hurts
Still don’t know the hell it means

The things that pass for hope these days
Bad times don’t last, or so they say
So stack your cans and powdered eggs
The things that pass for hope these days

I just need a little laugh
I just need to sleep tonight
I only took a half a tab
I only need to know you’re fine

The things that pass for hope these days
Bad times don’t last, some scars don’t fade
So pick up trash and wash your face
The things that pass for hope these days

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from Purgatory, CA, released September 25, 2018

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Tracy Manuel Winters, California

Tracy Manuel is a percussionist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Born and raised in Far NorCal, she chronicles contemporary rural life in her music, borrowing evenly from plaintive acoustic songcraft and experimental electric knob-twiddling. Her 2018 album, Purgatory, CA, is an unflinching song cycle bearing witness to small-town disaster, from the personal to the political to the ecological. ... more

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