vrijdag 6 juni 2008


"High Hopes" komt van het Pink Floyd album, The Division Bell, en is geschreven door David Gilmour en zijn vriendin Polly Samson. Het begin van "High Hopes" doet denken aan de Pink Floyd song "Fat Old Sun", van het Pink Floyd-album Atom Heart Mother. Beide stukken beginnen b.v met klokkenspel
Het is de laatse officiele Pink Floyd song.

"High Hopes" staat ook op het verzamel album Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd met een ingekorte slide-guitar solo.

"Hey You" is een nummer van het The Wall album uit 1979 .Het is het begin van het tweede deel van dit dubbel album.

Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles
Can you feel me?
Hey you, dont help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight.

Hey you, out there on your own
Sitting naked by the phone
Would you touch me?
Hey you, with you ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out
Would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home.

But it was only fantasy.
The wall was too high,
As you can see.
No matter how he tried,
He could not break free.
And the worms ate into his brain.

Hey you, standing in the road
always doing what you're told,
Can you help me?
Hey you, out there beyond the wall,
Breaking bottles in the hall,
Can you help me?
Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall.

Mooie live uitvoering van High Hopes door 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 straight 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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