Who Sang Hope Springs Eternal? The Icicle Works

Release information
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave/Indie Rock
length: 4:06
producer: Ian Broudie
recording engineer: Pete Coleman
(McNabb)

Spent the night in a stranger's house
Trying to re-ignite an old flame
Came to nothin'
Not sure what I want
When I find it I'll be aware
That man looks like his dog
But he'll sit and listen while I spin my yarn
Don't sleep 'til way past three
Down on my luck
I'm down on my knees

Chorus: Hope Springs Eternal
Good Fortune Comes To Those Who Wait

One speaks with love in mind
One's so insecure, a friendly word can't warm her
Got a job, got some pay
Had a problem, wished it away
My rearview mirror's fogged
But I'm not afraid
The past can't overtake you
Old lady with a shopping bag
You long to buy and sell

Chorus

Get out of bed, we're going to drive into town
Make a big noise, remind ourselves who we are
The goldmine can't come round here
You'll have to scratch in the dirt
Faith don't work that way









Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hope Springs Eternal
  • 2 Travelling Chest
  • 3 Sweet Thursday
  • 4 Up Here in the North of England
  • 5 Who Do You Want for Your Love?
  • 6 Everybody Loves to Play the Fool
  • 7 When You Were Mine
  • 8 Don't Let It Rain on My Parade
  • 9 Evangeline
  • 10 Truck Driver's Lament
  • 11 Understanding Jane
  • 12 I Never Saw My Home Town 'Til I Went Around the World
  • 13 Walking With a Mountain
  • 14 Into the Mystic