On the Strength of Hope

On the Strength of Hope is partly about a women I saw walking across Barton Springs Road. The other part is about how hope can keep you going. Maybe hope was keeping her going.

Performed by Kim Novak

Music and Lyrics by Kim Novak. All instruments and vocals by Kim Novak.

Lyrics

Twenty-two steps across
with phone to ear
and a bag of woven tapestry
the next move unclear
the next move unclear

To know what's right
To raise your voice
You might lose the battle
But what's your choice?
What's your choice?

On the strength of hope we suffer
Tired and sturdy and spent
Empty
On the strength of hope we go on
Tough and broken and sure
Steady
Through defeat we learn our weakness
The rise is steep; the climb seems endless
On the strength of hope you might find
You're only one single step away

Twenty-two steps across
with phone to ear
and a bag of woven tapestry
the next move unclear
the next move unclear