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Begin to hope and all the colours start to change

Beneath the light, you might forget that the world's so sad

You might forget that things are awful bad

And it's alright if you eat all the apples from the knowledge tree bowl

The fact that they're plastic shouldn't deter you at all

Just grab your sharpie and write your message on the wall

I was here, Yeah I was here

We know that our whole world is all around us all the time

And still we might, forget to stand up straight

We might forget that we should never wait

And it's alright if we don't let the others make the last call

That fact that they own us shouldn't deter us at all

Just grab your sharpie and write your message on the wall

Yeah, I was here, I was here

Uh huh, I was here, I was here

I was here but now I've gone to take a walk

And I won't be back until you know my name

Cause were all not the same thing...

Begin to Hope.....

And it's alright if we eat all the apples from the knowledge tree bowl

The fact that they're plastic shouldn't deter us at all

I grabbed my sharpie and wrote my message on the wall

Regina was here, regina was here

Uh huh, regina was here, regina was here

I was here but now I've gone to take a walk

And I won't be back cause it's a lovely day

And none of us know how long we've got to stay

Begin to Hope

Begin to Hope

And all their colours start to begin to hope to hope and all the change beneath the light and all the start to change beneath the hope and all begin to light and all the colours begin to hope and light and change begin to light and hope and start to change beneath the light and all the colours start to change beneath begin to hope and all the light begin to change.

Begin to Hope.

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Begin to hope and all the colours start to change

Beneath the light, you might forget that the world's so sad

You might forget that things are awful bad

And it's alright if you eat all the apples from the knowledge tree bowl

The fact that they're plastic shouldn't deter you at all

Just grab your sharpie and write your message on the wall

I was here, Yeah I was here

We know that our whole world is all around us all the time

And still we might, forget to stand up straight

We might forget that we should never wait

And it's alright if we don't let the others make the last call

That fact that they own us shouldn't deter us at all

Just grab your sharpie and write your message on the wall

Yeah, I was here, I was here

Uh huh, I was here, I was here

I was here but now I've gone to take a walk

And I won't be back until you know my name

Cause were all not the same thing...

Begin to Hope.....

And it's alright if we eat all the apples from the knowledge tree bowl

The fact that they're plastic shouldn't deter us at all

I grabbed my sharpie and wrote my message on the wall

Regina was here, regina was here

Uh huh, regina was here, regina was here

I was here but now I've gone to take a walk

And I won't be back cause it's a lovely day

And none of us know how long we've got to stay

Begin to Hope

Begin to Hope

And all their colours start to begin to hope to hope and all the change beneath the light and all the start to change beneath the hope and all begin to light and all the colours begin to hope and light and change begin to light and hope and start to change beneath the light and all the colours start to change beneath begin to hope and all the light begin to change.

Begin to Hope.

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I woke up super early for me (before 11:00 Eeker ) with an epiphany about this song! So, here goes:

Begin to Hope is about how, even though the whole world is going to end someday, you should enjoy your life.

"Begin to hope and all the colors start to change" (how true, just in general Smiler)

She's saying that, rather than being miserable and bummed out that things are so fleeting, you should do your best to keep your chin up.

"you might forget that the world's so sad/that tyhings are aweful bad"

Don't dwell on the negatives.

"and it's alright if you eat all the apples from the knowledge tree bowl."

Feel free to dabble in religions and philosophies, take whatever you like from them, and leave the rest. The apple(s) from the knowledge tree were forbidden, but Regina urges us to eat them, which i take to be her disregarding any seemingly unfair restrictions, and instead enjoying the knowledge and wisdom provided by holy texts and religions.

"the fact that they're plastic shouldn't deter you at all"

I think this is best summarized with a line from Chicken Song "I mean, we speculate, but in the end, do we really know?"

More specifically to BtH, don't approach religions as providing infallible truths. They're only imitations of what they claim to be, because we can't know for sure who's right or wrong.

"Just grab your Sharpie and write your message on the wall

I was here..."

This part gives me chills, and brings tears to my eyes, and now i know why: Regina's saying, leave your mark on the world. The same way that people put graffitti on a wall, make a splash and don't be afraid to be you.

"We know our whole world is all around us all the time and still, we might forget to stand up straight"

Though we're aware that everything's going to be gone someday, one way or another, we sometimes drag our feet.

"we might forget that we should never wait"

essentially, whatever you want to do, do it now.

"and it's alright

if we don't let the others make the last calls

the fact that they own us shouldn't deter us at all."

i always wondered who "the others" were... it sounded like an alien movie or something. Confused I don't think regina's refering to a specific group of people, so much as other people as a whole. Don't live your life by someone else's standard. I'm not sure about the ownership thing.. ??

"just grad your sharpie and write your message on the wall

I was here

I was here, but now i've gone to take a walk and i won't be back until you know my name. Cause we're not all the same ..."

I always thought that line ended with "the same here", but other people post the lyrics as "the same thing." I'm going with "here," because it suits the message a little better Smiler

Basically the same message as Ghost of Corporate Future: life is too short to hang aroud being bored. Live life to the fullest. Take a walk, and take the time to learn other peoples' stories, because we're all individuals, and everyone has something important or interesting to contribute.

"...I grabbed my sharpie and wrote my message on the wall

Regina was here, regina was here

Uh huh, regina was here, regina was here

I was here but now I've gone to take a walk

And I won't be back cause it's a lovely day

And none of us know how long we've got to stay"

Stop and smell the flowers.

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quote:
Originally posted by ThisIsHowItWorks:

I love this song... To me it says, "Hope may lead you away from reality, but is that such a bad thing? You have to suspend disbelief just a little bit if you want to do something no one else has done."

I like that interpretation! It's true, and it fits really well with the song. Smiler

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quote:
Originally posted by Be like the water, people.:

I was here but now I've gone to take a walk

And I won't be back cause it's a lovely day

And none of us know how long we've got to stay"

I forgot until I read that how much I love that part. Smiler

I like your interpretation, Jared. Smiler

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After reading everything Briana said about the song, I really wish there was a studio version of this song to which my could process into the auditorium at graduation today. And maybe we could leave to "Small Town Moon" or something.

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