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High Hopes
Kodaline Lyrics


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Broken bottles in the hotel lobby
Seems to me like I'm just scared of never feeling it again
I know it's crazy to believe in silly things
But it's not that easy

I remember it now, it takes me back to when it all first started
But I've only got myself to blame for it, and I accept it now
It's time to let it go, go out and start again
But it's not that easy

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

Broken bottles in the hotel lobby
Seems to me like I'm just scared of never feeling it again
I know it's crazy to believe in silly things
But it's not that easy

I remember it now, it takes me back to when it all first started
But I've only got myself to blame for it, and I accept it now
It's time to let it go, go out and start again
But it's not that easy

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Kodaline's song "High Hopes" tell a story of nostalgia and regret, but also hope for the future. The singer reflects on his past experiences, particularly the high points of a relationship, and is faced with the reality of never experiencing those feelings again. He acknowledges that it may be foolish to believe in the past and long for it, but letting go and starting anew is not an easy feat.


The broken bottles in the hotel lobby serve as a metaphor for the shattered memories of the past that haunt the singer. He remembers the beginning of the relationship with fondness, but also seems to blame himself for its eventual demise. The repeated chorus of "high hopes" represents the optimism that he holds for the future, even though it may be uncertain and scary.


The song's overall message is about the human desire to hold on to things that have passed and the importance of learning to let go and move on. It is a bittersweet reminder that life goes on, but also that hope and happiness can still be found in new beginnings.


Line by Line Meaning

Broken bottles in the hotel lobby
The remnants of past mistakes and failures remind me of my fear of never experiencing success again.


Seems to me like I'm just scared of never feeling it again
My fear is based on the possibility that I will never feel the joy and fulfillment of success again.


I know it's crazy to believe in silly things
I acknowledge that my hope for success may seem unlikely and unrealistic.


But it's not that easy
Despite the challenges, I am determined to not give up on my dreams.


I remember it now, it takes me back to when it all first started
Memories of my initial success and passion for my dreams motivate me.


But I've only got myself to blame for it, and I accept it now
I recognize that my past mistakes and choices led to the hardships I am facing and I take responsibility for them.


It's time to let it go, go out and start again
It's time for me to move past my failures and begin anew.


But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
Despite the obstacles, I hold onto my hope and optimism for success and it motivates me.


High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
By letting go of my past mistakes and starting anew, I have the potential for great success.


High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
Even when faced with potential failure and disappointment, I choose to remain hopeful and optimistic.


But the world keeps spinning around
Despite my challenges and obstacles, life continues to move forward and I must keep pushing to succeed.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Mark Daniel Prendergast, Stephen Joseph Garrigan, Vincent Thomas May

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@mariadan3191

Broken bottles in the hotel lobby
Seems to me like I'm just scared of never feeling it again
I know it's crazy to believe in silly things
But it's not that easy

I remember it now, it takes me back to when it all first started
But I've only got myself to blame for it, and I accept it now
It's time to let it go, go out and start again
But it's not that easy

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

And in my dreams, I meet the ghosts of all the people who have come and gone


Memories, they seem to show up so quick but they leave you far too soon
Now evil is just staring at the barrel of a gun
And I do believe

Believe I've got high hopes
It takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning
And the world keeps spinning around

High hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, 
And the world keeps spinning
Ooh, yeah this world keeps spinning

How this world keeps spinning around



@dedenputra5470

Lyrics :

Broken bottles in the hotel lobby
Seems to me like I'm just scared of never feeling it again
I know it's crazy to believe in silly things
But it's not that easy

I remember it now, it takes me back to when it all first started
But I've only got myself to blame for it, and I accept it now
It's time to let it go, go out and start again
But it's not that easy

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

And in my dreams, I meet the ghosts
Of all the people who have come and gone
Memories, they seem to show up so quick
But they leave you far too soon
Naïve I was just staring at the barrel of a gun
And I do believe that, yeah

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
Now the world keeps spinning
Yeah, the world keeps spinning around

Ohh! High hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh yeah
And the world keeps spinning
Ooh, yeah, this world keeps spinning
How this world keeps spinning around



@thatsnotme12

*updated - June 2021
Oh my god I just got back and see all these comments 💕 I'm so happy! Thank you for all your sweet comments ❣
Anyway, yes we postponed our wedding til 2022 bcs the increasing of covid 19 and our family still worry about this, I wish everything will be getting normal in 2022 :(
But anyway, I really wanna say thank you to everyone in here for all these sweet comments :') me and my fiancee are really happy to read all these comments! I wish all of you always be happy and dont forget if god always has a beautiful plan for us!
God bless you 🥰
______________________________________

My ex who was the one introduced me with kodaline, we dated for 4 years. He said I must listen to this song it was sad yet beautiful song. I cried hearing this song and he hugged me and said that he promised he won't leave me. For 4 years I felt like he loved me that much even I never think he would cheat. In the end, he was the one who left me first and it's been 2 years since we broke up and im listening to this song right now, and suddenly I remember our memories for the past 4 years. How we used to love each other in that time.
Well, I wish he's happy right now with his choice. And I wish I will find mine soon too.

*updated
hello guys! I'm so touched by all your supports ❣ thank you for all sweet comments! Anyway finally I found the love of my life, not so long after I wrote this comment, and we think we're really perfect for each other, we fall for each other, my parents love him and his parents love me too! and we decided to get marry on April 2021 :) I'm so glad can meet this guy and here the god's plan that truly amazing for me after all tears.
I just wanna say thank you to everyone, and no matter what happened, you have to believe if god always has good plans for you in the future. God has prepared someone who is destined for you ❣
So please dont lose hope and believe in god :) God bless you



@devanoiqbal0111

Lyric :
Broken bottles in the hotel lobby
Seems to me like I'm just scared of never feeling it again
I know it's crazy to believe in silly things
But it's not that easy

I remember it now, it takes me back to when it all first started
But I've only got myself to blame for it, and I accept it now
It's time to let it go, go out and start again
But it's not that easy

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

And in my dreams, I meet the ghosts of all the people who have come and gone
Memories, they seem to show up so quick but they leave you far too soon
Naïve I was just staring at the barrel of a gun
And I do believe that, yeah

But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
Now the world keeps spinning
Yeah, the world keeps spinning around

High hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh,
And the world keeps spinning
Ooh, yeah, this world keeps spinning

How this world keeps spinning around



All comments from YouTube:

@CesarForeroNevermind

I would absolutely watch an entire movie made out of this beautiful storyline and soundtrack.

@tozakiperson

@john smith go to hell

@7211_

I'd watch the sequels as well XD

@konkonisrael1082

Watch love rosie it is pretty related to this song.
Fun fact they also used this song.

@Joran333

It feels like iv watched a whole movie after just watching this

@lyndseyb113

Me too 😊

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@thatrllybuttersmyeggroll5128

AT THE END WHEN SHE CAME UP AND HUGGED HIM I WAS LIKE "OH MY GOD THANK GOOOD!"

@MiKo-iz7tt

Damn! Me too.

@user-mq5nj2fd7k

+Miko Velasco Ramírez Yeeee, me too

@vania6400

😂 Me too

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