Bear Music #116

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There is nothing we love more here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite

“High Hopes” is the final track from the 1994 Pink Floyd album The Division Bell, composed by guitarist David Gilmour with lyrics by Gilmour and his girlfriend Polly Samson. The lyrics speak of the things one may have gained and lost in life, written from Gilmour’s autobiographic perspective. The final couplet from the song (“The endless river/Forever and ever”) recalls a line from Floyd’s second single, “See Emily Play”, from 1967, (“Float on a river/Forever and ever”) and inspired the name of their final studio album, The Endless River, released in 2014.

The lyrics refer to the band’s early days in Cambridge, specifically before they started making music and it also references ex-bandmate Syd Barrett. However, Gilmour has said that the song is more about his early days, and leaving his hometown behind, than about the seeds of division supposedly planted in Pink Floyd’s early days.

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 times took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

This is David’s solo version of the song from Remember That Night…

David Gilmour – High Hopes

David Gilmour – High Hopes

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35 Comments on “Bear Music #116”

  1. I always think it is a shame that Roger Waters left Pink Floyd because they just basically became solo David Gilmour afterwards. They still produced some great music though.

  2. When we were kids…

    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…

  3. idk who needs to hear this, but he isn’t thinking about you, in fact he’s currently motorboating another girl’s tits. he’s a gobshite. get your beauty sleep and get yourself some brand new 9 inch dick tomorrow. go to bed hun x

  4. My da blamed my little brother on robbing a torch today looks at me and says he’s one of them necrophiliacs. He meant kleptomaniac i can’t stop thinking about it :roflao: :roflao: :roflao: :roflao: :roflao: :roflao:

  5. The saying “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” is complete bull and I know this because my 82 year old Mom went out for St. Patrick’s day, yet I fell asleep on the sofa at 9pm.

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