High Hopes
Joji [feat. Omar Apollo] Lyrics


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High hopes
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes

A little messed up, do you feel it?
A little bit of this and a little bit of that
She wanna know which way I'm leanin' (I'm leanin')
Am I really made of this, am I really made of that?
And is it so bad if you need me?
Just a little bit, whoa, don't get rid of me
Ayy, but love is so blind when you feel it (so blind)
Can't defeat it, hope you feelin'-

High hopes
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes

I'ma talk like I don't really mean it, ayy
Bless me, St. John's, I'ma act like I don't really need it
But you see these funds, ayy, they gon' cheer me up, ayy
Brand new whip, sound like Cheerios, ayy, yeah, ayy
Wake me up, Rey Mysterio, ayy, yeah, ayy
Wipe my eyes, can't see clearly, though
I been on the block, boy move soft like some cereal, ayy, yeah

High hopes with you, man, I wanna see you again
High hopes with you, man, I wanna see you again
Yeah, yeah
I don't think you good at keepin' secrets
All the bags on the floor make you heated
Blind my eyes, boy too bright, got them sequins
And I hope you comin' back to cop that free shit
Let her cop that free shit
That's elite shit





High hopes
High hopes

Overall Meaning

The song "High Hopes" by Joji featuring Omar Apollo is an emotional track that talks about the complexities of relationships and the fear of vulnerability. The song starts with a repetition of "High Hopes" in the background, which sets the mood for the song's themes of hope and uncertainty. Joji talks about feeling a little messed up and not knowing which way he's leaning in the relationship. He questions whether he is really made for this and is afraid of being abandoned. The fear of being left is further expressed through the line "just a little bit, whoa, don't get rid of me."


The chorus is repeated throughout the song, emphasizing the importance of hope in relationships. Joji's vulnerability is showcased when he talks about pretending like he doesn't need St. John's blessings, but the brand new whip cheers him up. The line "wake me up, Rey Mysterio" is a reference to the Mexican-American wrestler who is known for his high-flying acrobatics. Joji wants to be awoken from his confusion and insecurities.


In the second verse, Omar Apollo joins in, reinforcing Joji's fear of being left. He talks about not being good at keeping secrets and being heated when he sees bags on the floor. The line "boy too bright, got them sequins" represents the blinding nature of love, and the hope of coming back is expressed through "I hope you coming back to cop that free shit." Overall, "High Hopes" touches upon the fear of vulnerability in relationships and the importance of hope to push through these fears.


Line by Line Meaning

High hopes
The singer has high hopes for the future.


High hopes
The singer repeats their high hopes for emphasis.


High hopes
The singer continues to express their optimistic outlook.


High hopes
The singer concludes their expression of high hopes for the future.


A little messed up, do you feel it?
The singer is asking if the other person can relate to feeling confused or lost.


A little bit of this and a little bit of that
The singer is describing their mixed feelings and experiences.


She wanna know which way I'm leanin' (I'm leanin')
The other person wants to know the singer's true intentions or feelings.


Am I really made of this, am I really made of that?
The singer questions their own identity and authenticity.


And is it so bad if you need me?
The singer wonders if there's harm in feeling dependent on someone.


Just a little bit, whoa, don't get rid of me
The singer is asking the other person to not completely detach from them.


Ayy, but love is so blind when you feel it (so blind)
The singer acknowledges that love can make people overlook flaws or negative aspects.


Can't defeat it, hope you feelin'-
The singer hopes the other person feels the same way about love.


I'ma talk like I don't really mean it, ayy
The singer is going to pretend like their words and actions don't carry deep meaning.


Bless me, St. John's, I'ma act like I don't really need it
The singer is asking for a blessing but will act like they don't truly need it.


But you see these funds, ayy, they gon' cheer me up, ayy
The singer knows that money can improve their mood.


Brand new whip, sound like Cheerios, ayy, yeah, ayy
The singer has a new car that makes a distinct sound.


Wake me up, Rey Mysterio, ayy, yeah, ayy
The singer wants to be woken up like a famous wrestler named Rey Mysterio.


Wipe my eyes, can't see clearly, though
The singer needs to clear their vision to see more clearly.


I been on the block, boy move soft like some cereal, ayy, yeah
The singer has been spending time on the block and is moving slowly and carefully like cereal.


High hopes with you, man, I wanna see you again
The singer has high hopes for their relationship with the other person and wants to spend more time together.


I don't think you good at keepin' secrets
The singer doesn't believe that the other person is good at keeping secrets.


All the bags on the floor make you heated
The bags on the floor are causing the other person to become frustrated or angry.


Blind my eyes, boy too bright, got them sequins
The other person is too flashy and blinding to the singer.


And I hope you comin' back to cop that free shit
The singer hopes the other person will return to receive free items.


Let her cop that free shit
The singer is allowing someone else to receive free items.


That's elite shit
Allowing others to receive free items is seen as an exclusive privilege.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: Daniel Tannenbaum, Daniel D. Wilson, George Miller, Omar Velasco, Tyler Reese Mehlenbacher

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@angelynmarti9055

[Joji:]
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes

A little messed up, do you feel it?
A little bit of this and a little bit of that
She wanna know which way I'm leanin'
Am I really made of this, am I really made of that?
And is it so bad if you need me?
Just a little bit, woah, don't get rid of me, ayy
But love is so blind when you feel it (So blind)
Can't defeat it, hope you feelin'

High hopes
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes

[Omar Apollo:]
I'ma talk like I don't really mean it
Bless me St. John’s, I’ma act like I don’t really need it
Bet you see these funds, they gon cheer me up, ayy
Brand new whip, sound like cheerio (Yeah, yeah)
Wake me up, Rey Mysterio (Ayy, yeah)
Wipe my eyes, can't see clearly, though
I been on the block, boy move soft like some cereal, ayy ayy

High hopes, with you man, I wanna see you again
High hopes, with you man, I wanna see you again
I don't think you're good at keepin' secrets
All the bags on the floor make you heated, yeah
Blind my eyes boy too bright he got them sequins
And I hope you comin' back to cop that free shit
Let her cop that free shit
That's elite shit

[Joji:]
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes



@MoFiTheMagnificent

I literally just got done writing an essay about Ballads 1 for class 10 minutes ago. It was for a time capsule.



Hey, a lot of you guys wanted to see what i wrote for my essay. Unfortunately, its a little rushed in order to meet the deadline (Due Thursday = Do Thursday) but I'm still proud of it...

For my time capsule, I have decided to choose Joji's debut studio album, Ballads 1. Joji has a big history on the internet. He started off as an internet personality, youtuber, and comedian but this was only to grab fans for his true intentions of becoming a singer. As an internet personality, Joji had several different personalities but his most famous one was "Filthy Frank". As a comedian, vlogger, Chef, Musician, satirist, and absolute madman, Filthy Frank was the edgiest man on the internet. He was described as the literal embodiment of "everything a person should not be", and that's what made him so unfathomably funny, though, he was very controversial which recently became a problem in Joji's music career. If you are a fan of dark satirical humor, I highly recommend his videos.
[Insert picture of filthy frank]
Joji was also responsible for starting the "Harlem Shake Dance" back in 2013 under another alias known as "Pink Guy". Unfortunately, creating such internet personalities became a major toll on Joji's mental health. He was known for being a method actor and his aliases were too much for him to reenact, even claiming that he was having seizures.
With the end of joji's career on Youtube, he began to focus on his music. Joji's most recent album is "Ballads 1".  Joji is known for making sad melancholy rnb music and that vibe is pushed even futher in "Ballads 1". Personally, I classify the album in a subgenre of music known as bedroom pop. Bedroom pop is a form of lofi music the emphasizes on jazzy pop music that sounds like it has been recorded at a lower quality. Despite being Joji's first Studio album, Ballads undoubtedly has a lower quality feel to it given from the fact that he records a lot of his samples himself, supposedly in his bedroom. I'm a big fan of "Ballads 1" because it pushes the lofi medium in new directions that most people are unaware of. I believe it will be one of the driving factors to bringing lofi music to a mainstream audience which I believe to be very important because it is a form of music that anybody can create regardless of their audio equipment. Its a medium that focuses on the quality of the music, not the quality of the sound.
Another reason why I am a big fan of Joji's album "Ballads 1" is for its melancholy lyrics. Joji's lyrics are usually about a former love life that he once had but he is no longer in. His music can be very comforting for anyone who has been through a heartbreak or feels alone. One of my favorite songs from the album is "Attention" because Joji is able to get so much out of it with so little which holds the essence of everything lofi. The melody is literally only two notes on a piano going back and forth with another note an octave lower serving as a bass. Only two notes are ever playing at the same time yet he understands which notes he should play in order to still hold the song together. This gives him a lot more room to show off his vocals which he does flawlessly. Here is a video to the song if you would like to check it out.
[Insert video to Attention]
As music evolves, I personally want to push it in a direction that focuses on simplicity for individuals who are more than capable of making and writing music but don't have the best audio equipment. I enjoy music that doesn't have the best quality but is naturally good. If anything, this lower quality makes it charming and that's what I think about Ballads 1, as Joji might purposely distort his vocals or the bass to create a feeling of emotional fragility. With that being said, if lofi/bedroom pop music becomes a popular form of music in the future, I'd love them to know that Joji's first debut album, "Ballads 1" helped to make that a reality.
[Insert covert art for ballads]



@muq1049

LYRICS
[Chorus: Joji]
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes

[Verse 1: Joji]
A little messed up, do you feel it?
A little bit of this and a little bit of that
She wanna know which way I'm leanin'
Am I really made of this, am I really made of that?
And is it so bad if you need me?
Just a little bit, woah, don't get rid of me, ayy
But love is so blind when you feel it (So blind)
Can't defeat it, hope you feelin' good

[Chorus: Joji]
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes

[Verse 2: Omar Apollo]
I'ma talk like I don't really mean it
Bless me, St. John's, I'ma act like I don't really need it
Bet you see these funds, ayy, they gon' cheer me up, ayy
Brand new whip sound like Cheerios, ayy, yеah, ayy
Wake me up, Rey Mystеrio, ayy, yeah, hey
Wipe my eyes, can't see clearly, though
I been on the block, boy move soft like some cereal, ayy, yeah
High hopes with you, man, I wanna see you again
High hopes with you, man, I wanna see you again (Yeah, yeah)
I don't think you good at keepin' secrets
All the bags on the floor make you heated
Blind my eyes, boy too bright, he got them sequins
Man, I hope you comin' back to cop that free shit
Back to cop that free shit, that's elite shit

[Chorus: Joji]
High hopes
High hopes



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