Hope (5:01)

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Leonard Cohen got additional songwriting credits for this, but not because he was actively involved, rather the band felt the song had strong similarities to Cohen’s Suzanne.


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  • ecorunner

    yeah "Suzanne" is nearly an identical acoustic slow version of "Hope". Both are amazing songs though. I never made that connection before recently.

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • liquidvizions

    love this song + the last 35 seconds = shoegazey : - ]

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • sparklecrunch

    well there you go - just learnt that Suzanne (one of my fave songs) is structurally identical to Hope (a song that sort of saved my life) ! Not a great REM fan but this song is stunning ;0

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • antonijover

    Is it wrong to have discovered this song first and Cohen's later? [2] Probably not, I did too, but not through R.E.M. Wonderful, nonetheless...

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • imaparade

    you want to climb the ladder and you want to see forever

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Emojk

    Is it wrong to have discovered this song first and Cohen's later?

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • NeoOneNil

    One snapshot piece to solve humanity's problems are wherein these lyrics '...your question the sciences, your questioning religion...'

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • inphanta

    Some of Stipe's best lyrics...

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • fieldmuzick

    best song!

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • nch_1993

    @CannedMango: It wasn't inspired by Leonard Cohen's Suzanne. They have said that they noticed the similarity only after they recorded it.

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • kkkckckckkoolio

    suspicion followed by hope followed by at my most beautiful, seriously who says that up is a bad album?!

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • heaventree22

    well done, michael, really well done

    21 Aug 2009 Reply
  • daydreamer__


    16 Jan 2009 Reply

    best song on UP

    16 Jan 2009 Reply
  • enviale

    Got addicted to this song a few years ago, just listening to it on loop. Still love it.

    16 Apr 2008 Reply
  • vaguerant

    Clique kind of means absolutely nothing like what you seem to think it does.

    6 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Invalidation

    I cliqued with this song so well during the end of middle school. Hell, during my young childhood, I even had a stuffed alligator that I carried with me everywhere.

    2 Jun 2007 Reply
  • CannedMango

    If you like this sing, listen to Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. It was the inspiration for Hope. (You may notice a close similarity :)

    2 Jun 2007 Reply
  • Stubbsy67

    The lyrics really pull this song up.

    13 May 2007 Reply
  • Shichman

    I love this song!

    16 Apr 2007 Reply
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