Wish You Were Here Lyrics

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in a war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here

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Songwriter(s): David Gilmour, Roger Waters, David Jon Gilmour, Richard Wright
Copyright: Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Pink Floyd Music Publr. Inc., Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd., Pink Floyd Music Publisher
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Isaac Saylor 10/03/12,12:28

Roger thinking of syd barret after syd having a mental break down and rodger wanting syd their because syd's humor and songs that pushed Pink Floyd to fame.
sexy babe 08/11/12,11:52

omg this takes me back to a filled starry nite with a spec sumone when life was crazy nsome green never forget those dayz,,,frozen in time.thanx fuzzy wuzzy nver 4get so glad u introduced me to Pink
Julia(: 04/22/12,17:53

It's sad that most people nowadays have never heard this song and felt its power as oppose to the crappy rap that they believe is the best thing since lifes bread..
Rob 12/30/10,19:20

How to cope with the world by withdrawing physically, mentally, or emotionally. Roger Waters states that the inspiration was Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett and his ordeal with schizophrenia.
Ferdirca 09/01/10,15:11

This song is the best! Reminds me of the days when I dressed up as a clown and everyone was so happy!
Alan Hinton 02/12/10,08:03

Wish you were here is one of Floyds greatest masterpieces. A simple yet powerful piece. this and 'Time' are my favourite Floyd tracks.
cat 11/10/09,07:44

I love every single one of Floyds songs but this one I think just takes the lead. Want it to be my first dance at my wedding
jamespatrick 10/18/09,16:24

this is the best floyd song ever i just learned how to play it on the guitar sexiest song ever
Kaylene McLaughlin 09/21/09,15:56

I love this song. It is so beautiful and the lyrics make me feel extremely depressed and meloncholy inside. I don't know, but it is beautifully written.
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