#TheShuffle: I Hope-Rebecca Ferguson

DSTV made me know this song. The song always came up during the sound check thing which was right after every show. Eventually I fell in love with the singer. Her poise and grace. Her beauty and passion. Then, I gave the song a chance. Oh my goodness. This song is just… flawless. Yup, that’s what this song is. Flawless.

Musically, I think that ‘I Hope’ continues Rebecca’s penchant for a smooth soul number(if you listen to the album), but lyrically, she has more fire in her belly. “Cause after a time you realised that it ain’t easy/ ‘Cause after a time you realised that you should’ve believed in me,” she tells her past flame, rising above the ashes of a messy relationship to forgive his neglect. Ferguson’s smoky tones are tinged with heartbreak, but with a new-found defiance , she is burning brighter than ever before. Honestly, it’s the perfect break up song. And we know, I love my break up songs!

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Let’s look at the lyrics for bit:

“I Hope”

I used to hate you so easily
Look into your eyes so eagerly
And where there was cold
I wouldn’t walk away
‘Cause when there’s money love is blind
He’s so blind

But after a time
I realized that for me to grow
I’ve got to let go

I hope life treats you good
I hope life treats you good
I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope
I hope life treats you well
I hope she treats you well
I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope
I hope that she is kind
I hope that she is kind
I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope

‘Cause after a time you realize that it ain’t easy
‘Cause after a time you realize that you should’ve believed me

I hope life treats you good
I hope life treats you good
I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope

Loving ourselves comes so easily
Forgiveness was like the biggest sin to me
And where there was war
I wouldn’t walk away

But after a time
I realized that for me to grow
I’ve got to let go

I hope life treats you good
I hope life treats you good
I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope
I hope life treats you well
I hope she treats you well
I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope
I hope that she is kind
I hope that she is kind
I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope

Hope life treats you good
I hope life treats you good
I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope

Right now, I have taken all that I am
And I forgive you, and I forgive you
For all that you are

I hope that life is good in a way you haven’t been good
I hope that she is kind even though you haven’t been kind

‘Cause I’ll forgive, ’cause I’ll forgive you, ’cause I’ll forgive you
Yeah I’ll forgive, I’ll forgive you, I’ll forgive you

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The video sees Ferguson singing in an apartment, while other scenes show different kinds of relationships and flames burning inside people, representing love and heartbreak.

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See you next time on the #TheShuffle!

xoxo

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