From the recording There Goes Rhymin' Pie Man
You know those times in life, when you are so totally lonely? Been there. Reluctantly done that. At those times, a person can get kinda depressed, well I have, but on the other hand, you look forward cuz, well, that's all you can do really unless you're going to completely lose it. So you finally decide to look ahead with hope, and that's where this song came from. Hope.