High Hopes - Panic! At The Disco




The Experience: High hopes... Holding on to meaning when you haven't managed to make a killing...


Music video: Alone in the big city. On foot after he leaves his luxury Tesla. Walking against the current, and jostled by traffic. Ignored. Until Brendan Urie keeps walking... straight up the side of a skyscraper. He's the only one who looks up... until everyone is looking up at him.

The Meaning of High Hopes: High Hopes have roots - Mama said... Mama said... Mama said. Hope doesn't depend on what others think about you - burn your biographies rewrite your history. Hope is uphill. Hope demands you always be ready to go farther than you have before - they haven't seen the best of me-e-e-e so I got one more run and it's gonna be a sight to see-e-e-e. The lyrics don't see that struggle through to the end. Hope is something you live before you strike success. But the music video visuals affirm that dream - Panic! At The Disco on the rise.

Ask yourself: How high do you dare to hope?

Album: Pray For The Wicked (2018)

LYRICS:



Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high, high hopes

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high, high hopes

Mama said
Fulfill the prophecy
Be something greater
Go make a legacy
Manifest destiny
Back in the days
We wanted everything, wanted everything

Mama said
Burn your biographies
Rewrite your history
Light up your wildest dreams
Museum victories, everyday
We wanted everything, wanted everything

Mama said, don't give up, it's a little complicated
All tied up, no more love and I'd hate to see you waiting

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high, high hopes

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high, high hopes

Mama said
It's uphill for oddities
Stranger crusaders
Ain't ever wannabes
The weird and the novelties
Don't ever change
We wanted everything, wanted everything

Stay up on that rise
Stay up on that rise and never come down, oh...
Stay up on that rise
Stay up on that rise and never come down

Mama said, don't give up, it's a little complicated
All tied up, no more love and I'd hate to see you waiting
They say it's all been done but they haven't seen the best of me-e-e-e
So I got one more run and it's gonna be a sight to see-e-e-e

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high, high hopes
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high, high hopes

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high, high hopes
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high, high hopes



review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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