So I listened to “Hope is Dangerous Thing...” and then LMLYLAW back to back, and it makes sense as a closer and opener. Both piano melodies, both stripped down. In “Hope” she is reading Slim Aarons and considering being a debutante and how her life would be simpler. I can see this leading to going to the Country Club and midwest in COTCC. However, I don’t see her leaving LA forever, she’s not that person she sets out to be COTCC as she refutes the idea in Hope: “But I’m not,” she says about being a debutante. So it makes sense for her to return to California, or “Yosemite”. Idk but I just love how “Hope” is filled with Midwestern imagery and Sylvia Plath and now COTCC is that. It’s pretty darn amazing.