[Intro]
Bb   F   Dm   C
Bb   F   Dm   Am

[Chorus]
            Bb                     F
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
                 Dm                           C
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
              Bb                      F
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
           Dm         Am
Always had high, high hopes

            Bb                     F
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
            Dm                     C
Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
            Bb                F
I was gonna be that one in a million
           Dm         Am
Always had high, high hopes

[Verse 1]
     Bb
Mama said
F
Fulfill the prophecy
Dm
Be something greater
C
Go make a legacy
Bb
Manifest destiny
F
Back in the days
          Dm          Am
We wanted everything, wanted everything

     Bb
Mama said
F
Burn your biographies
Dm
Rewrite your history
C
Light up your wildest dreams
Bb                F
Museum victories, everyday
          Dm          Am
We wanted everything, wanted everything

[Pre-Chorus]
    F               A           Dm         Bbm
Mama said don't give up, it's a little complicated
         F          A             Dm              Bbm
All tied up, no more love and I'd hate to see you waiting

[Chorus]
            Bb                      F
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
                 Dm                           C
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
              Bb                      F
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
           Dm         Am
Always had high, high hopes

            Bb                     F
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
            Dm                     C
Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
            Bb               F
I was gonna be that one in a million
           Dm         Am
Always had high, high hopes

[Verse 2]
     Bb
Mama said
F
It's uphill for oddities
Dm
The stranger crusaders
C
Ain't ever wannabes
Bb
The weird and the novelties
F
Don't ever change
          Dm                 Am
We wanted everything, wanted everything

Bb             F
Stay up on that rise
                Dm                  C
Stay up on that rise and never come down
Bb              F
Stay up on that rise
                Dm                 
Stay up on that rise and never come down

[Pre-Chorus]
F                    A          Dm           Bbm
Mama said don't give up, it's a little complicated
         F             A            Dm            Bbm
All tied up, no more love and I'd hate to see you waiting
             F                        A                       Dm   Bbm
They say it's all been done but they haven't seen the best of me
         F            A                            Dm    Bbm
So I got one more run and it's gonna be a sight to see

[Chorus]
            Bb                     F
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
                 Dm                           C
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
              Bb                      F
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
           Dm         Am
Always had high, high hopes

            Bb                     F
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
            Dm                     C
Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
            Bb               F
I was gonna be that one in a million
           Dm         Am
Always had high, high hopes

            Bb                     F
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
                 Dm                           C
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
              Bb                      F
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
           Dm         Am
Always had high, high hopes

            Bb                     F
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
            Dm                     C
Didn't know how but I always had a feeling
            Bb               F
I was gonna be that one in a million
           Dm         Am
Always had high, high hopes
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