Wish You Were Here
Wyclef Jean Lyrics

(Yo, pass me my guitar, let me practice, yo)

Let's go
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 the cage

Whether you listenin' to hip hip-hop
Or you tuning to rock
Refugees on your box
We gonna take over your blocks

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


Whether you listenin' to rock
Or you're pumpin' the hip hip hop
Refugees on your box

Critics don't mistake this for just any cover tune
I'ma take y'all to the dark side of the moon
Kickin' in my mom's room, this song was just a thought
A young refugee labeled, just come with a passport
Dad used to tell me about the American dream
My dream was waking up in the projects
A young teen listening to hip hop
My brother tune me into rock
Put me up on Pink Floyd, a band from the British blocks

Whether you pumpin' the hip hip hop
Or you're tuning to rock
Refugees on your box
We gonna take over the blocks
From NJ to BK to the UK

Written by: David Gilmour, Roger Waters

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Comments from YouTube:

Carlos León

omg!! Thats so fuckin amazing! LOVE IT

Sara Habib

A classic song covered by a CLASSIC musician. People don't realize how talented he is.

Hannington Bahingire

I like him but this song has proved me hez talented

Witteny Cineus

I know right, very talented

Scot Moser

The first time I heard this song was 45 years and it was played by Pink Floyd a few months before the album release . This is a fantastic cover by a musician I have felt has been underrated for over 25 years . Wyclef is a well rounded musician.

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I like his original smooth sound

L'homo Sapiens

Nope they prefer Jay-z and all the rubbish we got rich o. The music industry

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BEDOCESS Louicinor

Yes it's my big Haitian broth. He and him we are From Haïti but different City.

From Gonaïves City Haïti.

Abdulrahim Twahir

Wyclef Jean, the man who brought the art of singing and rapping in the same song #Legend


No. Debbie Harry was doing that before hip-hop was even a known thing

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