"High Hopes" as written by and S. Cahn J. Van Heusen....
Next time your found, with your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned, so look around

Just what makes that little old ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can't
Move a rubber tree plant

But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes
He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time your gettin' low
'Stead of lettin' go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant

When troubles call, and your back's to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall

Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin' that dam

'Cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time your feelin' bad
'stead of feelin' sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam

All problems just a toy balloon
They'll be bursted soon
They're just bound to go pop
Oops there goes another problem kerplop


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"High Hopes" as written by Michael Kersting Markus Hering

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    Song MeaningLove this song. Very inspirational. So much historical value.

    It's obviously about not giving up and working hard toward your goals. It presents 2 "impossible" things, an ant carrying a rubber tree plant, and a ram punching a hole in a dam. These things are obviously "impossible" but then it talks about how through persistence, they were able to accomplish what they were previously told was impossible. This is a perfect campaign theme song for a politician, and it was indeed used by J F Kennedy in his 1960 campaign. It's incredibly easy to surrender to futility against the enormous array of the world's ills. But you have to keep fighting and through persistence, they can indeed be solved.
    skcin7on November 22, 2012   Link

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