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High Hopes

Tim Scott McConnell
Language: English

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HIGH HOPES is a song written by Tim Scott McConnell who originally released it on his 1987 solo album The High
Lonesome Sound (Geffen Records). During his career he has used his full name, "Tim Scott McConnell", as well as just "Tim Scott". The High Lonesome Sound album is credited to "Tim Scott". The above lyrics are transcribed from the original Tim Scott McConnell version, as sung on The High Lonesome Sound album.

HIGH HOPES was also recorded and released by Tim Scott's band The Havalinas in 1990. See The Havalinas' version for more details. It was also recorded by Bruce Springsteen in 1995. See Springsteen's album version for more details.

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(Got high hopes)
(Got high hopes)
(Got high hopes)
Well (got high hopes)
Monday mornin' runs to Sunday night
Screamin' slow me down before the new year dies (got high hopes)
It (ooh)
Won't take much to kill a loving smile
Says every mother with a baby cryin' in her arms

Singin' give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep, yeah
Give me love, give me peace
Well, don't you know these days you pay for everything (ooh)

Comin' from the city, comin' from the wild
I see a breathless army breakin' like a cloud (got high hopes)
It's gonna (ooh) smother love, it's gonna shoot your hopes
Before the meek inherit, they'll learn to hate themselves

Singin' give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep, yeah
Give me love, give me peace
Well, don't you know these days you pay for everything

(Got high hopes, ooh)
(Got high hopes)
So (ooh)
Tell me someone, now, what's the price (got high hopes)
I wanna buy some time and maybe live my life (got high hopes)
I wanna have a wife, I wanna have some kids (got high hopes)
I wanna look in their eyes and know they're gonna stand a chance

Singin' give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep, yeah
Give me love, give me peace
Well, don't you know these days you pay for

(Got high hopes)
(Got high hopes)
(Got high hopes)
(Got high hopes)
(Ooh!)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh)
(Got high hopes)
Whoa!
Sing it!
(Got high hopes) High hope, high hope, high hope
(Got high hopes) High (ooh)
(Got high hopes)
Whoa!
(Give me help)
Baby
(Give me strength)
(Got high hopes)
(Give me, oh, give me)
(Got high hopes)
(Give me love, give me peace) (ooh)
(Got high hopes)
Give me, give me
(Got high hopes)
Hah! (Give me help, give me strength)
(Got high hopes)
Oh, oh, give me, give me strength (ooh)
(Got high hopes)
(Give me love, give me peace)
Aaaah (Got high hopes)
(Got high hopes)
(Give me help, give me strength)
Why don't you, why don't you, why don't you, why don't you help me?

Contributed by DoNQuijote82 - 2013/11/27 - 06:54




Language: English

HIGH HOPES is a song written by Tim Scott McConnell who originally released it in 1987. See the original Tim Scott McConnell version for more details. The song was also recorded and released by Tim Scott's band on their 1990 self-titled album, The Havalinas (Elektra Records). The above lyrics are transcribed from The Havalinas' version, as sung on their self-titled album.
Well, Monday mornin' runs to Sunday night
Screamin' slow me down before the new year dies
It won't take much to kill a lovin' smile
And every mother with a baby cryin' in her arms, singin'
Give me help, yeah, give me strength
Ah, give a soul a night of fearless sleep, yeah
Give me love, give me peace
Well, don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
Yeah
Got high hopes

Comin' from the cities, comin' from the wild
I see a breathless army breakin' like a cloud
It's gonna smother love, it's gonna shoot your hopes
Before the meek inherit they'll learn to hate themselves
Singin', give me help, yeah, give me strength
Ah, give a soul a night of fearless sleep, yeah
Give me love, give me peace
Well, don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
Got high hopes
Whoa!
High hopes
Got high hopes
High hopes
High hopes

So tell me someone, now, what's the price
I wanna buy some time and maybe live my life
I wanna have a wife, I wanna have some kids
I wanna look in their eyes and know they're gonna stand a chance

Singin', give me help, give me strength
Ah, give a soul a night of fearless sleep, yeah
Give me love, give me peace
Well, don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
Got high hopes
Yeah, high hopes
Got high hopes
Got high hopes
High hopes
Got high hopes
High hopes
High hopes
High hopes

Contributed by DonQuijote82 - 2013/11/27 - 06:57




Language: English

The above lyrics are for a Springsteen's studio version of HIGH HOPES recorded in 1995. It was first released on the Blood Brothers promo EP in 1996.
The Recording Sessions

In 1994, Bruce Springsteen recorded an unreleased album with Shane Fontayne and other members of the 1992-1993 touring band. Springsteen's manager Jon Landau wasn't a fan of the project (the 1994 album), and recommended shelving it and focusing more on a "career overview"; this lead to the Greatest Hits sessions with the E Street Band in early 1995.

Springsteen called the band in early January 1995, and they assembled for the recording sessions on 09 Jan 1995 at the Hit Factory in New York City, NY. This was their first studio reunion in 11 years (since the Born In The USA sessions) and their first ever with Nils Lofgren. HIGH HOPES was among the songs recorded during these sessions. Being a cover, it is not surprising that the song was not included on the Greatest Hits album.
The Blood Brothers Documentary

Producer/director/photographer Ernie Fritz was given complete access to the 1995 studio sessions with the E Street Band, and part of the 23-hour footage was released on the 80-minute documentary Blood Brothers in November 1996.

The video was nominated in 1997 for a "Best Long Form Music Video" Grammy Award. The nomination was shared among video director/producer Ernie Fritz, video producer Lee Rolantz, and video producer Jack Gulick. It lost for The Beatles Anthology.

Blood Brothers premiered in the U.S. on 03 Mar 1996 on the Disney Channel. It was released on Laserdisc on 01 Oct 1996, VHS on 19 Nov 1996 (the packaging for which included the bonus Blood Brothers EP), and DVD on 16 Jan 2001.
One, two!
Whoa!

Monday mornin' runs to Sunday night
A scream slow me down before the new year dies
Won't take much to kill a lovin' smile
And every mother with a baby cryin' in her arms, singin'
Give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep
Give me love, give me peace
Don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
I got high hopes
I got high hopes
I got high hopes

Yeah comin' from the city, comin' from the wild
I see a breathless army breakin' like a cloud
They're gonna smother love, they're gonna shoot your hopes
Before the meek inherit they'll learn to hate themselves
Give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep
Give me love, give me peace
Don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
I got high hopes
I got high hopes
Yeah, I got high hopes
Roy!
Got high hopes
Yeah, I got high hopes
I got high hopes
I got high hopes

Yeah so tell me someone now, what's the price
I wanna buy some time and maybe live my life
I wanna have a wife, I wanna have some kids
I wanna look in their eyes and know they'll stand a chance

Give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep
Give me love, give me peace
Don't you know these days you pay for everything
High hopes
Got high hopes
I got high hopes
Yeah, I got high hopes
Break!
High hopes
I got high hopes
Yeah, I got high hopes
I got high hopes
Yiiii, (I got) high hopes
Yeah, high hopes
Whoa, high hopes
High hopes
Yeah, well, I got high hopes
Yiiii, got high hopes
Yeah, high hopes
Yeah, (I got) high hopes
Yeah, high hopes
Yeah, I got high hopes
High hopes

Contributed by DoNQuijote82 - 2013/11/27 - 06:58




Language: English

On 18 Nov 2013 it was announced on Bruce Springsteen's official website that HIGH HOPES will be released as a single on 25 Nov 2013. The single's artwork was revealed simultaneously. On 19 Nov 2013, six days prior to its official release, the songs leaked on the internet. HIGH HOPES was released on 25 Nov 2013 as a digital single on Amazon.com and iTunes.

Music Video

A music video of HIGH HOPES was released on 25 Nov 2012 on both Bruce Springsteen's official website and Bruce Springsteen VEVO's YouTube channel. The video was posted to celebrate the High Hopes album's announcement. It was directed by Thom Zimny and features photos from Danny Clinch, Australian tour footage (March 2013) featuring Tom Morello shot by Chris Hilson, vintage documentary footage, and some of the song's lyrics. Springsteen also posted liner notes about the High Hopes album along with the song's video on his website.


High Hopes

High Hopes is Bruce Springsteen's eighteenth studio album. The album was officially announced on 25 Nov 2013 and will be released on 14 Jan 2014 on Columbia Records. It consists of 12 tracks and clocks at 56:24. Four songs were previously released in different versions, two more were previously performed live but never released, and the remaining six are new to fans. "This is music I always felt needed to be released," Springsteen wrote in the album's liner notes.

High Hopes was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Brendan O'Brien, and Ron Aniello. It features all E Street Band members, including the late Clarence Clemons and the late Danny Federici on several songs of what Springsteen calls "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade." The album also features an ensemble of guest artists, including Tom Morello who's featured prominently on the album, appearing on eight tracks.

According to the press release, High Hopes was recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City, and Australia. In March 2013 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed ten shows in Australia as part of the Wrecking Ball Tour. Steven Van Zandt was off filming his television series Lillyhammer and was replaced by Tom Morello for that leg of the tour. Morello suggested to add HIGH HOPES to the live set. They worked it up during the rehearsals prior to the Australian shows and Morello then "proceeded to burn the house down with it," as Springsteen said. They then re-cut the song along with JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD in Sydney at Studios 301, Australia's largest studio complex. "Tom and his guitar became my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level," Springsteen said. He told Rolling Stone's David Fricke, "We've never had a recording session during a tour in our lives. We did a couple of things that I wanted to put down. So that was very exciting. And being with Tommy was exciting. The band – Steven, Nils, all those guys – continues to be a source of inspiration for me."

High Hopes will be available in three configurations: standard CD edition, Amazon bonus limited edition, and double-disc vinyl. The Amazon bonus limited edition is exclusive to Amazon.com and available for a limited time. It consists of the standard audio CD and includes a live DVD of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performing the entire Born In The USA album on 30 Jun 2013 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England, during the Wrecking Ball Tour.
Monday morning runs to Sunday night
A scream slow me down before the new year dies
Well it won't take much to kill a loving smile
And every mother with a baby crying in her arms, singing
Give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep
Give me love, give me peace
Don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
I got high hopes
Got high hopes
I got high hopes

Coming from the city, coming from the wild
I see a breathless army breaking like a cloud
They're gonna smother love, they're gonna shoot your hopes
Before the meek inherit they'll learn to hate themselves
Give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep
Give me love, give me peace
Don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
I got high hopes
I got high hopes
I got high hopes

Give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep
Give me love, give me peace
Don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
Got high hopes
I got high hopes
Got high hopes

Tell me someone now, what's the price
I wanna buy some time and maybe live my life
I wanna have a wife, I wanna have some kids
I wanna look in their eyes and know they'll stand a chance

Give me help, give me strength
Give a soul a night of fearless sleep
Give me love, give me peace
Don't you know these days you pay for everything
Got high hopes
Got high hopes
I got high hopes
Got high hopes

Got high hopes
I got high hopes
I got high hopes
I got high hopes

Contributed by Dq82 - 2013/11/27 - 07:01



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