Broken bottles in the hotel lobby
Seems to me like I'm just scared of never feeling it again
I know it's crazy to believe in silly things
But it's not that easy

I remember it now, it takes me back to when it all first started
But I've only got myself to blame for it, and I accept it now
It's time to let it go, go out and start again
But it's not that easy

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

And in my dreams, I meet the ghosts of all the people who have come and gone
Memories, they seem to show up so quick but they leave you far too soon
Naïve, I was just staring at the barrel of a gun
And I do believe that

Yeah but I've got high hopes
It takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
Now the world keeps spinning
Yeah, the world keeps spinning around

High hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh,
And the world keeps spinning
Ooh, yeah this world keeps spinning

How this world keeps spinning around

Lyrics submitted by vwilsdon94, edited by JohnBlackwolf, rdk621

High Hopes song meanings
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  • +8
    My InterpretationThis is about a person who already decided to move on with his/her broken love but still the memory keeps coming back. He/she still hoping that time would take them back to where they started.
    x122182on July 23, 2013   Link
  • +3
    MemoryThe broken bottles in the hotel lobby represented the frustrations, and the alcohol that was consumed in order to cope with the sadness.

    The person is admitting how it's not easy to let go, and perhaps even admit the fear of not being able to be in love again. People often say we could move on, and through time it will be better, but the person knows it's not that easily done.

    The person is reminiscing of the days they've had with their love. The person has high hopes that perhaps they are able to return back to the days, but it's not possible. Those days are only memories now. The world still moves on, and time still flies. Beautiful memories are often made, but are gone within a brief moment. The person is wishing for that feeling and memory to come back, but it was only yesterday... and no matter how sad or nostalgic the person may be feeling now, the world still spins... and the hopes are only an illusion.

    I think this song is related to people who have either lost their loved ones, or just ended a relationship with someone they truly loved. They realized how people have to eventually move on, but it isn't always easily done. They are scared of never being able to move on, or simply being able to love again with someone new. However, they realized that at some point in their lives, no matter how they are feeling at the moment, the world still goes on. So, eventually, it'll be ok to go out and start again.
    saudadeon April 22, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis is a really beautiful song, I catch my breath every time I listen to it.
    Caferaceron October 06, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think that it talks about realizing that things have changed after someone's life was put on idle and is now hoping to get it back to how it was when it was good.

    The line of "But the world keeps spinning around" is the tear-jerker.
    Cheestickson October 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song means whatever the writer/listener feels at that moment.
    For me, it's about having a broken life & finding your way back to your authentic self.
    PegasusAnnon November 29, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about someone trying to fight depression and be positive, they are saying to themselves they need to keep trying and imprint in their brains that they have 'high hopes' in order to cope. The sentence 'the world keeps spinning' is repeated to show that life goes on and that nothing really matters so they must face their problems. They blame themselves for how they feel
    danmancan6on June 08, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont believe that this song is about letting go after a break up or so, i believe it is about taking a chance on your love by breaking up when things reach an unfixable point. Sometimes you need to end a relationship to be able to start it over clean, crazy and silly as it sounds, sometimes letting go is the only hope for a relationship to workout again without all the stuff that is piled up and screwing it. That song means alot to me, it kind of speaks to me. My boyfriend and I are so in love yet we got to a point where we cant be okay nor happy together, we are so unhappy in the relationship but we just cant not be to together cz we know well enough that we would be even more unhappy. But it kept getting worse by the day and i knew that he loves me so much but he is bored and tired of "commitment" .since he's always been the kind of guy who likes to mess around. Then came this day where i gathered all my courage and said what we both did not want to say nor hear; i told him we should break up and that he should get back to the messing around! We agreed and ended it on good terms. After our last day together, i left and just broke down; i was soo scared because i had no clue how it will be or feel, cz i knew i took a very big risk, it was by far the bravest thing i ever did. But i knew damn well that it was the only right thing to do at this point. I had no clue what will come next but whatever it was i had "high hopes" when i "let it go, go out and start again." One month later he surprised me where i was and started trying to fix things cz he realised It was us that he wants and not the messing around, now we're back together. This is what the song is about; it's about letting go despite all your fears and love, it 's about doing the right thing no matter how hard it is, and BELIEVING! The world wont ever stop, and everyday you will wake up and face facts, your memories, your fears, your pain, your frustrations with HOPE and BELIEF, and it's hope and belief that keep you from losing all the good in you by becoming bitter about love and life. I believe that "now evil is just staring at the barrel of the gun" is a representation of that emotion we all go through when it gets tooo dark, and you're too sad and frustrated that you almost lose yourself to your dark side.
    Larticson June 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationafter watching the music video I believe that the song is about losing someone you love, and dealing with all the memories that come back after the lost.
    phoeberose00on August 05, 2015   Link

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