High Hopes - Flash 9 player

(Lyrics by Polly Samson/David Gilmour)

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 time 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
With 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 inner 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

From the Pink Floyd album 'The Division Bell'.
Lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd.

 
Lyrics - The Blue - Click to Enlarge.

 

David Gilmour – The Blue

 



 

 

LYRICS BY POLLY SAMSON

From the album The Division Bell
What Do You Want From Me
Poles Apart
A Great Day For Freedom
Take It Back
Keep Talking
Lost For Words
High Hopes

From the album On An Island
On An Island
The Blue
Take A Breath
This Heaven
Smile
A Pocketful Of Stones

From the album The Endless River
Louder Than Words