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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

In this disguise it's no surprise you can't find me
I'm a smoking gun but there's no one creeping up behind me

If all of these thoughts were trees we'd be surrounded
Think twice and there's no two ways around it
We'll leave it like we found it — uncivilized

The king is gone, the rebel pawn wins the battle
But snakes won't fail to chase their tails and choke on the rattle

If all of these thoughts were trees we'd be surrounded
Think twice and there's no two ways around it
We'll leave it like we found it — unpopular, unbounded and uncivilized

 

I got a pay vacation and I'm headed for the sun until the dust has settled

A life of recreation and a time for everyone 

We'll break the bank and sink the tank

If all of these thoughts were trees we'd be surrounded
Think twice and there's no two ways around it
We'll leave it like we found it — uncivilized

I got a pay vacation and I'm headed for the sun until the dust has settled
A solar inclination and a time that's just begun
It's gonna get better