High Hopes
Panic! at the Disco Lyrics


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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 (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
So I got one more run and it's gonna be a sight to see

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 (high, high hopes)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Panic! at the Disco's song "High Hopes" speak to the idea of having big dreams and never giving up on achieving them. The opening lines "Had to have high, high hopes for a living / Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing" express the desire to aim high despite facing difficult circumstances. This sentiment is echoed in the chorus, where the singer sings "Didn't have a dime, but I always had a vision / Always had high, high hopes" and "Didn't know how but I always had a feeling / I was gonna be that one in a million."


The song also features the advice and encouragement of the singer's mother, who tells them to "Fulfill the prophecy / Be something greater / Go make a legacy" and "Stay up on that rise and never come down." Mama's words of motivation help the singer to push through personal challenges and societal pressures in order to pursue their dreams, even if those dreams might seem odd or unconventional.


Overall, "High Hopes" encourages listeners to keep striving for their goals, even when the road ahead seems steep and uncertain. The song celebrates resilience, determination, and the power of believing in oneself.


Line by Line Meaning

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
I had to set my goals high in order to make a living.


Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
I aimed high even though it seemed impossible to make money doing so.


Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
Even though I was broke, I always had a clear picture of what I wanted to achieve.


Always had high, high hopes
I have always maintained a positive outlook, even in the face of adversity.


Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
I didn't know exactly how I would achieve my goals, but I had faith in my ability to figure it out.


I was gonna be that one in a million
I was determined to stand out from the crowd and be successful.


Mama said Fulfill the prophecy
My mother encouraged me to fulfill my destiny.


Be something greater
She wanted me to aspire to be greater than what I currently was.


Go make a legacy
She urged me to leave a lasting impact on the world.


Manifest destiny
She believed that it was our destiny to achieve greatness.


Mama said Burn your biographies
My mother advised me to forget my past and focus on my future.


Rewrite your history
She wanted me to change the narrative of my life and take control of my own story.


Light up your wildest dreams
She encouraged me to dream big and aim for the impossible.


Museum victories, everyday
She wanted me to achieve great things on a daily basis, and leave behind a legacy that would be remembered.


Stay up on that rise and never come down
I was encouraged to continue my journey to the top and not look back.


Mama said it's a little complicated
My mother warned me that achieving success would not be easy.


All tied up, no more love and I'd hate to see you waiting
She didn't want to see me struggle or give up on my dreams.


They say it's all been done but they haven't seen the best of me
Although many believe that everything has already been accomplished, I believe I still have more to offer the world.


So I got one more run and it's gonna be a sight to see
I am determined to make one last push towards success and leave a lasting impression.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Hipgnosis Songs Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brendon Boyd Urie, Ilsey Anna Juber, Jake Sinclair, Jenny Owen Youngs, Jonas Jeberg, Lauren Pritchard, Samuel Hollander, Tayla Parx, William Ernest Lobban-Bean

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@hilalmohammad

Союз нерушимый республик свободных
Сплотила навеки Великая Русь.
Да здравствует созданный волей народов
Единый, могучий Советский Союз!

Славься, Отечество наше свободное,
Дружбы, народов надежный оплот!
Знамя советское, знамя народное
Пусть от победы, к победе ведет!

Soiuz nerushimyj respublik svobodnykh
Splotila naveki Velikaia Rus.
Da zdravstvuet sozdannyj volej narodov
Edinyj, moguchij Sovetskij Soiuz!

Slavsia, Otechestvo nashe svobodnoe,
Druzhby, narodov nadezhnyj oplot!
Znamia sovetskoe, znamia narodnoe
Pust ot pobedy, k pobede vedet!





Сквозь грозы сияло нам солнце свободы,
И Ленин великий нам путь озарил.
Нас вырастил Сталин - на верность народу
На труд и на подвиги нас вдохновил.

Славься, Отечество чаше свободное,
Счастья народов надежный оплот!
Знамя советское, знамя народное
Пусть от победы к победе ведет!

Skvoz grozy siialo nam solntse svobody,
I Lenin velikij nam put ozaril.
Nas vyrastil Stalin - na vernost narodu
Na trud i na podvigi nas vdokhnovil.

Slavsia, Otechestvo chashe svobodnoe,
Schastia narodov nadezhnyj oplot!
Znamia sovetskoe, znamia narodnoe
Pust ot pobedy k pobede vedet!



All comments from YouTube:

@tokkitm9441

One minute into the video: "wow first normal video in a long time, what is up with p!atd" 1:15: "well of course"

@ayodamolaa

Literally same😂

@Kara-dani

한치, p!atd*



I’m sorry😅

@percykristinardottir

Yup, everyone thought that...

@licyyy2917

한치, same lol 😂😂

@apocalyptichearts

So true!!!

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@thenightranger987

This is the most normal Panic at the Disco video I’ve ever seen.

@Enter54623

The Rockin’ Lycanroc honestly though

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And title..

@basnetsusant9526

death of a bachelor

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