We checked into the hospital New Year's Eve
Nothing to be done about that
Rainbows, daffodils, she's not naive
Symbolism's all crap

There's a big picture window in the room on the ward
With a view over Parliament Hill
But the view offers more joy than they can afford
When there's this much pain to kill

You know what hope is
Hope is a bastard
Hope is a liar, a cheat and a tease
Hope comes near you, kick its backside
Got no place in days like these

The dust, the darkness surrenders to color
As the fireworks streak the sky
And their window gives them the prettiest picture
Their useless luck makes her want to cry

Then it turns midnight
The shitty whole year's spent
Another mom deserves some sparkling wine
And she nearly gives into the moment
But he'll still be sick in two-thousand and nine

You know what hope is
Hope is a bastard
Hope is a liar, a cheat and a tease
Hope comes near you, kick its backside
Got no place in days like these

And just as she's thinking
Of pulling the blind down
A rocket bursts in front of her eyes
The city lit up, London's givin' her bright crown
She tries and fails to stop
Spirits rise

You know what hope is
Hope is a bastard
Hope is a liar, a cheat and a tease
Hope comes near you, kick its backside
Got no place in days like these

You know what hope is
Hope is a bastard
Hope is a liar, a cheat and a tease
Hope comes near you, kick its backside
Got no place in days like these
In days like these
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Picture Window Lyrics

Ben Folds – Picture Window Lyrics

Songwriters: BEN FOLDS, BENJAMIN SCOTT FOLDS, NICHOLAS PETER JOHN HORNBY, NICK HORNBY
Picture Window lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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