FALSE HOPE [was] written about a previous New York visit, during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. "It was like a zombie apocalypse," she says of the scene outside her downtown Airbnb rental after the power failed. Marling saw one panicked woman literally kicked to the ground on the street. "When all the lights go out, what does anything actually mean?" she says. "Nothing. I've had that kind of thought in my head for the past two years."
---- Will Hermes - ROLLING STONE - 19 January 2015

FALSE HOPE

Laura Marling

Is it still okay that I don't know how to be alone?
Would it be okay if I'd just came home tonight?
We stay in the apartment on the upper west side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs just lost her mind
And I don't care how, I surely don't care why
Why I know false hope
Why I know false hope

A storm hits the city and the lights go out
Before I can prepare
The whole downtown looks dark like no one lives there
We stay in the apartment on the upper west side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs just lost her mind,
And I don't care how, I surely don't care why
Why I know false hope
Why I know false hope

She'll be alright tomorrow
Neither of us is gonna sleep tonight
We've false hope
I hear you begging through the wall
A dying animal's last call

Is it still okay that I don't know how to be at all?
There's a party uptown but I just don't feel like I belong at all
Do I?
We stay in the apartment on the upper west side
And my worst problem is I don't sleep at night
Woman downstairs just lost her mind,
And I don't care how, I surely don't care why
Why I know false hope
Why I know false hope