"High Hopes" as written by David Gilmour and Polly Samson...
Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun

Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway
Do they still meet there by the Cut

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before times took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
When friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some in a tide
At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we've been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by toddk

"High Hopes" as written by David Jon Gilmour Polly Annie Samson

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    General CommentI think this song is about growing up and regretting what you've lost. When your young everything is simple and fun. When you grow up everything is different. You get so old and theres nothing left to look forward to, just hard work and people who use you for their own gains. I know I miss being a kid :(
    markoon September 12, 2002   Link

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