Pink Floyd - High Hopes Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    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 : 492 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 8:32
    arranger: Michael Kamen
    recorded by: Andy Jackson and Stephen McLaughlin
    lead vocals: David Gilmour
    drums: Nick Mason
    piano: Jon Carin
    mixer: Andy Jackson, David Gilmour and Chris Thomas
    producer: Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour
    bass guitar: David Gilmour
    background vocals: David Gilmour
    percussion: Nick Mason
    assistant engineer: Jules Bowen
    synthesizer: Richard Wright
    orchestrator: Edward Shearmur and Michael Kamen
    bells: Nick Mason
    classical guitar: David Gilmour
    lap steel guitar: David Gilmour
    other vocals: Charlie Gilmour and Steve O'Rourke
    additional engineer: Keith Grant
    Album Information
    label: EMI United Kingdom
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 724382898429
    script: Latin