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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 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



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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 3:01 am
    This song is from 'the division bell', which was the first album released by pink floyd after lead man roger waters left the group. I think this song is about the rift between roger waters, and longtime bandmate, new lead man david gimour. The title 'high hopes' refrences the ambition and promise that the band showed early on in their careers, and there are numerous refrences to ealier works in the song. The bridges burning behind them rfrences the then seemingly irreconcileable differences that had developed between waters and gilmour. Perhaps they are still unresolved. As the only time since waters left the group that he has performed with them was at live 8 in 2005, 30 after their split and he has not done so again.

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