hope of a lifetime lyrics – milk carton kids

there’s a light that’s shining now
and a calm wind in the pine
for the fate of a fearsome travesty
seems to have forgotten me
seems to have forgotten me

if it hasn’t learned by now
where i’ve hid so very long
i’ll come safely out into the silence found
in the wake of its p*ssing on
in the wake of its p*ssing on

a spartan smile and westward stare hold a promise in the air
that’s the way they used to find their own way home
by the stars, on their own
by the stars, on their own

while i pray for promised land
to replace all i have made
darkness steals the light i bear
and the hope of a lifetime fades
the hope of a lifetime fades

in the newfound reverie
of quiet peace i found
freedom comes from being unafraid
of the heartache that can plague a man
the heartache that can plague a man

a spartan smile and westward stare hold a promise in the air
that’s the way they used to find their own way home
by the stars, on their own
by the stars, on their own

/ milk carton kids lyrics