Who Sang I Had My Hopes Up High? Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen

Wade Bowen Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2015-4-20
length: 4:04
Lyrics
Well I left my home out on the great high planes
Headed for some new terrains
Standin' on the highway with my coffee cup
Wonderin' who's gonna pick me up

I had my hopes up high
I never thought that I
Would ever wonder why I ever said goodbye
I had my hopes up high

Well the first ride I got was in a dynamite truck
The driver kept tellin' me his bad luck
As we swerved around the curves, I began to shout
I said, "Hey, mister would you let me out?"

I had my hopes up high
I never thought that I
Would ever wonder why I ever said goodbye
I had my hopes up high

And the next ride I got was with a man in trouble
Beard on his face was all and a stubble
Runnin' from the law, he was goin' 99
I said, "Hey, mister you're out of your mind"

I had my hopes up high
I never thought that I
Would ever wonder why I ever said goodbye
I had my hopes up high

And the next ride I got was with a preacher man
Told me that the wicked would be buried in sin
I don't know why I did it but I lost control
I said, "Hey, papa would you save my soul?"

I had my hopes up high
I never thought that I
Would ever wonder why I ever said goodbye
I had my hopes up high

Well I finally got a ride on a carnival train
Nearly blew away in a hurricane
I got to thinkin' 'bout the preacher down in Louisiana
Now I'm sittin' on the Delta siftin' sand

I had my hopes up high
I never thought that I
Would ever wonder why I ever said goodbye
I had my hopes up high

I never thought that I
Would ever wonder why I ever said goodbye
I had my hopes up high

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 In the Next Life
  • 2 I Had My Hopes Up High
  • 3 'Til It Does
  • 4 Good Luck With That
  • 5 It's Been a Great Afternoon
  • 6 Standards
  • 7 El Dorado
  • 8 Hangin' Out In Bars
  • 9 Lady Bug
  • 10 Reasons to Quit