Hope City

by Leon Hash

/
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    I don't want your money, I just want you to put these tunes in your ear holes!
    Purchasable with gift card

     

    You own this

1.
From the New York Bay blows a breeze into the city Well, and the dawn begins to crack It’s all part of my Summer Almanac When the L train makes its way into the station I put some beers in my sack Yes, yes, yes it’s my summer almanac Friday evenings people get together lying in the weather Cheese and eggs benedict for brunch And talk about the love of sun Because the winter’s all gone Well, and the Brooklyn Nets are back Yes, yes, yes it’s my summer almanac Well, on the rooftop we all met Yes, yes, yes it’s my summer almanac I like my football on a Saturday Rooftop Sundays, alright Let’s go to Stone Street, we’ll take the subway Sit in the open sunlight This is my city and I’m never gonna leave it I’m always gonna stay till I live to be ninety-nine And all the people I meet want to come to my city And I can’t get away Because it’s calling me… Come on home, come on home Well, my New York almanac Yes, yes, yes it’s my summer almanac We are urban life Yes, yes, yes it’s my summer almanac
2.
Sky Paint 05:10
you pollute the air and inhale me conjure up some luck and melt it in mash what a shit show what a low blow ya nemesis just a bit harsh, yeah ya know? should ride along the edge and take the promise path you say, simple debutante i am hollowed out the tree to house the bumble bee to pollinate you, a distant sparrow, despite the sting of what you been sayin with ya aw aws, gall galls, ya withdrawals sayin with ya gall galls, withdrawals it's me, beneath skies painted in you where i fly solo in a photo 'ya nemisis still framed, pressed into glass polish my heart, no? in a catharsis disco sing along, songs who i am
3.
What a wonder life could be In a dream with you and me Hear the thunder in your mystery What an enigma you can be But for what it’s worth, let it be known I’m not gonna let the peace be the rain I’m not gonna let our song sound the same Well it’s your battled bore of the fickle me Well you’ve got to come on, carry the tune before we forget the key Does it bother? She’s coming on to me Wishful thinking Well that’s me Spark the lighter I drink gasoline Fuel a fire For you and me You and me They say the only sight to be seen is in yourself I’m not gonna let the peace be the rain I’m not gonna let our song sound the same The battled bore, the fickle me Just give me a chance, I’ll carry the tune, before you forget the key I ain’t waitin on nuthin The measure it takes to measure your time Crashed the course but I’m aimed higher I just want some kind of taste... of you…
4.
West Side 04:22
Must put to the test, I must insist, live and hide out west Become someone, dream a dream, live like flies… in vaseline The hour is getting late, must seal my fate, under lavender skies… a daylight haze Don’t need to twist my arm, to be adorned, a cool bay breeze… in melody No no, I can feel it in my veins, the thought preys on me, swimming in my head, like a cyst No hill too high to climb, Sweet home, invade my life, And I’ll never need to pretend Just you and I, my friend Start anew all over again A change is good as a rest Get out of the way of yourself! Live in memory of your future self...
5.
6.
Paper Moon 03:02
Paper moon over a cardboard sea, Believing this is your kingdom Crash the night, drinkin’ Hurry up, I’m leaving Through the cracks in the ceiling Force of the night, drive me Well who am I? I’ll find
7.
Nova Nights 01:25
8.
Suzie's got some spice, she'll spice it all up for ya alright, Dale's got some club, Suzie's in it and it's open all night. Clover pasties garnish her spice rack What these ways, why do their subjects do There are doors in the city The keys are awaiting, locked by fate Shuffle the night, frisky girlies drinking malted barley Breathe the lights, street crazies scrubbing carom hallways Billboard's say the night eclipses your own reason Your head sways as neon lights bring you home The scrapers of the sky... and the magic twinkle of your eye
9.
Give in and give out what you will. Enjoy the ride... Must of been some kind of close, by the skin of your teeth, to believe the sails are torn So sow it up and live, stitch the bitch and let low, and least not break the ties Soul surrender to wind Just enough to break the ties Soul surrender to wind Just enough to buy the ride Tides of time ripens, everything and more No man can deny Sometimes the worst comes out when you come to realize what’s best Sometimes the path chosen makes you wonder what’s down the road you left behind Give in and give out what you will. Enjoy the ride… Sometimes the worst comes out when you come to realize what’s best Sometimes the path chosen makes you wonder what’s down the road you left behind Soul surrender to wind Just enough to buy the ride Soul surrender to wind Just enough to break the ties
10.
Marvel 03:27
11.
I am gonna die in New York City And when I die I’m gonna die singing I am gonna die in New York City They’ll find my body in an alley and my sole in a hole They’ll say that I’m not worthy but I’m only dead and cold Where, when and why, time will only tells I ain’t saying I rushing anything But when the bells toll, I’ll know the city I lie Just to say that I in the womb of all treasures Am reborn a daily life But the days don’t last forever They’ll sold to your heart Bound by your redemptions They’ll entrance urban minds Because in the city on the island you won’t mind of your demise Where, when and why, time will only tells I ain’t saying I rushing anything So when the bells toll, I’ll know the city I lie Just to say that... I am gonna die in New York City And when I die I’m gonna die singing I am gonna die in New York City
12.
Carpe diem yeah seize the day I'm wide awake, but in bed I should of stayed Ain't it funny how the world turns? We live and learn yet so little gained is earned Young people speaking their minds of peace, it's a big release to paint your masterpiece so save up now for a night on the town. Take a look around what's holding you down Seize the day So break all your windows Leave your inhibitions behind As long as you've got love in your heart Take a leap of new age and seize the day With these thoughts I could fill a book, but don't overlook what you really wanna say. Now things are brighter I am moving on up, the birds chirp but a little love can't hurt. Pay attention, read the signs... you're feeling fine but you're gaining no time, so they say that's the power of rhyme don't pay it any mind, don't let your teeth grind Seize the day So break all your windows Leave your inhibitions behind As long as you've got love in your heart Take a leap of new age and seize the day Young girl has caught your eye, she stirs you up inside what have you to hide? So go ahead now, give her what you've got, if she likes it or not at least you gave it a shot! Ain't it a trouble to find the right one, you'd rather be shunned where has cupid gone? I don't care what they say, you've got your whole life ahead Seize the day
13.
Laugh when I cry Thrill when I sigh I can’t sleep but in my own bed I can’t weep but in my head Laugh when I cry Thrill when I sigh Don’t look for what I might find Don’t think for what’s in my mind Don’t hear for what might sound Don’t fear for I might frown Woah, the therapist has gone insane The blind man has lost his cane The bird with the broken wing It’s everything It’s painted in the darkest colours I wish it’d all just brighten up Everything just falls apart And I’m left only wondering why I looked, for once in my life I thought my mind was right I heard once that horrible sound I feared, but deluded my frown Woah, the therapist has gone insane The detective has been slain No clouds but it’s pouring rain It’s everything Laugh when I cry, thrill when I sigh I can’t sleep but in my own bed I can’t weep but in my own head Laugh when I cry Laugh when I cry

about

This album was 8 years in the making (15 if you include the bonus tracks :) !! I love all of you. Thank you for listening!

credits

released July 26, 2017

All songs written, recorded and produced by Leon Hash except "Summer Almanac", adapted from "Autumn Almanac" by The Kinks (Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.), and "Nova Nights", written by Daniel Littlejohn.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Leon Hash New York, New York

building the lock around the key

contact / help

Contact Leon Hash

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account