High Hopes is the final cut and second single off Pink Floyd's The Division Bell. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in 1994.
Singer/Guitarist David Gilmour helped write the song with Polly Sampson and said that it’s kind of a song about his childhood and the things you gain and the things you think you might have lost.
Drummer Nick Mason said High Hopes is one of his favorites and embodies just all the qualities that he particularly likes in a Pink Floyd track. Mason said, “I like the lyric content, but I also like the slightly unusual startup and the fact that the bell tone takes the rhythm and sets it and you’re surprised when it turns round as the song starts.”
David Gilmour celebrates his 71st birthday today.
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