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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

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: David Gilmour, Roger Waters

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Kyle’s Cloud

Not one Second of one minute of one hour of one day that I barely survive without you here.
My beautiful son, Kyle, wherever you are...I wish I was there.
There are magical souls, you son, were one of them. Your 20 years here on earth touched so many hearts...an angel walking earth. Dear God, I love you so much, I am desperate without you, you’re the most authentic human being I’ve ever known. You taught me Love, you taught me so much love, son. My broken heart pours love, in all the sorrow & pain, your love radiates like the sun all over my wounded soul, the resilience you give me is the most profound thing a human being can experience. Pure love, the purest kind...the kind of love that death doesn’t touch, it’s way too powerful. The day I hold you again. I want to tell you that your life inspired love & kindness,
There is nothing like losing you, the entire planet...I grieve for them, they have no idea what they have lost.
I love you here, now, forever...
Lifetimes of Love,
Mom

KYLE DAVID STRICKLAND
06/17/1997~01/21/2018

Love Never Dies🌹



Bruh_man

I’m 15 years old and have no clue about life, I’m still learning from my grandparents about life lessons, but I have lost very many people in my life. I have been to about 6 or 7 funerals and started to realize I need to spend more time with my nan

My great grandmother ( who I call nan) is fighting cancer for the 4th time. She most likely won’t make this one and is in really bad condition at the moment, no matter how bad of a day she was having she would always let you come over and talk. She would be yelled at by family who doesn’t like her and a few years pass they come back she would invite them in and just be there for them.


Never have I seen her not talk to anyone in the family that needs it, when I was little I would be in some moods and she would just try to make me feel better always. My papa is getting pretty bad as well, I just hope they go together because he would be lost without her. He would be a completely different man, they were made for each other. Been together their whole life and bought some land up on a hill and built three houses, had kids gave them the houses and they are still standing till this day.

We lost almost a year without them because they lived to Florida ( my family is poor so we couldn’t afford to see them), lucky they moved back and a few years pass medics and doctor visits and they just get worse, they’re coming to their final stop, it’s just life though you love you lose and I’ve accepted she is going soon, and it comforts me that she says she’s ready to see the lord and she will be waiting for us.

I’m here both and anyone of you I’m sorry for the loss of your loved ones, it’s a rough ride life gives but we power through it everyday.



Marvin Sprangler

I see everyone talking about the person they miss. I'm sorry for you. I don't want to diminish that... but I hear something else in this song. I hope you won't diminish my thoughts about it, either.

I hear about the world we've given away. The heroes we traded for ghosts. This song asks if we can tell the difference between "what's good for us," and "what we think we want for ourselves."

Our society has abdicated its responsibility... for everything. An agency that handles every aspect of life for us. No longer do we make our own food, being sure to know exactly what we're feeding our children. And we all die young of cancer or heart disease. We've given it all away, inch by inch, bit by bit, our rights, our freedoms, our responsibility, our purpose...

And what did we get in return? Convenience? Comfort? A false sense of security, locked tightly inside, while madmen fill the streets, rioting and looting?

We can't tell hot ashes from trees. Down is up. We're so deep underwater that we've lost our sense of "up." And what's more, many of us never made this decision. We just woke up in a world where the past generations gave it all away and left us to live with the ashes. And then we find ourselves surrounded by those who are too selfish to notice or care. The total absorption with themselves is so easily manipulated by companies milking them as consumers. The i-generation. Maybe some take comfort in isolation, and some find it easy to shrug off... but that's a self-centered perspective.

Furthermore... what's the use of having your door open when everyone else's is closed?

We think we want this life of no responsibility, self-gratification, the easy road, comfort, and convenience. But what we really get is an impersonal society where our transactions occur without any human interaction. We lose purpose and meaning, grow more and more isolated and divided. Why is everyone suffering from depression and anxiety? I dunno... maybe because they've given away everything and everyone that would have ever given their lives meaning...

WE CAN'T TELL A GREEN FIELD
(harmony with nature and our fellow man; personal responsibility; meaning)
FROM A COLD STEEL RAIL
(a soulless, dystopian, nihilistic cityscape where everyone makes everyone else take responsibility for every facet of their life; blame and shame; pointlessness).

Is the society you live in the one you'd have built for yourself and your loved ones?

Do you think it doesn't matter?

So, you think you can you tell... Heaven from Hell?



Marvin Sprangler

The one who I wish was here isn't someone I lost... Well, I did lose them in a way. It's YOU. My fellow man.

I wish YOU were here with me. United. Brave enough, selfless enough, honest enough to leave Hell behind.

But what I want and what you want might be so very different. That's why we're so divided. If you can't tell Heaven from Hell, how will we ever leave Hell behind?

Is your vision of Heaven one filled with justice, or revenge? Peace, or violence? Honesty, or lies? Truth, or delusion? Selfishness, or selflessness? Blame, or responsibility? Hatred, or love? Freedom, or control? Vigilance, or submission? Forgiveness, or guilt? Isolation, or cooperation? Healing, or pain? Pointlessness, or meaning?

Until we all learn to tell a blue sky from pain, we'll never leave Hell behind.

That's why it's YOU I wish were here.



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Josh McDrury

My Dad died in a car crash a couple of weeks ago, and my mum died last year. Today is my 23rd birthday, and I wish they were here.

Ares Ares

Paulo Graciano

i will pray for you brother

CanadaCommunity Org

My condolences but always try to remember there is a brighter side to this life we live and a real meaning and purpose that goes way beyond our present https://canadacommunity.org/Thread-Gregg-Braden-Before-Taking-Big-Decisions-do-this understanding, God Bless!

Christina Garner

I am so so soooo sorry for your loss (┬┬﹏┬┬)

Slim

i wish they're in a better place ❤️

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WhooshMeIfYouGei

Admit it, you didn't get this in your recommended, you searched this up

WhooshMeIfYouGei

@wrotenwasp Oh wow, I'm from the late 2000s

wrotenwasp

As a child of the 70s- early 80s, I wouldn't trade that time period for any other. Music like this is one of the main reasons. It just doesn't exist anymore. Song writing, truly gifted musicians and bands that could perform live as well as in the studio.....it's a lost art. 2020 blows as far as music is concerned.

Christina Garner

yes

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