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Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd 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?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the 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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Written by: David Gilmour, Roger Waters

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chloemay91

@RoisinElektra a poem for you.

We’re to que at Tesco now,
Pubs can’t sell us beer,
The streets are deserted,
There is panic, there’s fear.

Be glad we’re in Ireland,
There maybe a slump,
Be grateful we’ve Leo,
Not Boris or trump.

We will beat corona,
Watch her retreat,
And life will be normal,
And live will be sweet.

Look after in England,
Be gracious and share,
Be thankful for your mother and those who share



Junaluska Hall

Then Roger Waters must either gotten senile or hit his head, because this song has nothing to do with "us", now or then. It is written for those who found themselves together in a world full of strangers and one is taken away. A story he could relate to at the time of writing, 1973. The FANS made this into the iconic legend it became by relating in a even deeper since than even the creator could. Rogers missing person was standing in a room listening to the band record the debut of this song, most of the rest of people who connect with the song, do not have that chance any longer.
So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell
Blue skies from pain
And can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

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

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

Oh, how I wish you were here
How I wish
How I wish you were here
Running over the same old ground
What have we found?
The same old fears
And I wish that you were here
In a Classic Rock article Roger Waters said simply that he missed his old buddy and former lead singer for Pink Floyd, Syd Barret.
"This story has now passed into Floyd folklore. Barrett remains a curious spectre that has hung over the band ever since his forced departure in 1968. As with all Pink Floyd albums, you find yourself looking backwards rather than forwards, and Roger Waters’s feelings of guilt, frustration and sadness towards his old school friend came to the fore on Wish You Were Here as he explored themes of loneliness, isolation and absence."



Kaytlin Hutto

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?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the 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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prem neupane

Stop asking who’s still listening, we never stop listening

Kaillin McMahon

Yesssssss

PedarArdRhi

Amen!

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Heidi Ek

☺yeah that's right

Gabriele V.

indeed, THIS is the definition of a **timeless classic**.

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KingMarsden

To everyone who will be missing someone this Christmas, I love you.

Solomon Azul

@ROSE QUARTZ I'm sorry this happened to you, but I wanna let you know you are loved. I like to think that are dead loved ones are cheering for us to win, To live.

ROSE QUARTZ

Missing my unborn child. She should have been born November 28th. I am so fucking lost. I've tried for over 5 years.

paulina braccia

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