High Hopes Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: David Jon Gilmour, Polly Anne Samson, Polly Annie Samson
album: Track 11 in album The Division Bell
release date: 1994-3-28
popularity : 95 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 8:32
composer: David Gilmour
lyricist: David Gilmour, Polly Samson

Cover Art

Pink Floyd The Division Bell cover art
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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 sleeping 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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Cluster One
  • 2 What Do You Want From Me
  • 3 Poles Apart
  • 4 Marooned
  • 5 A Great Day for Freedom
  • 6 Wearing the Inside Out
  • 7 Take It Back
  • 8 Coming Back to Life
  • 9 Keep Talking
  • 10 Lost for Words
  • 11 High Hopes