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.

Anita Re'

That was an awesome take on the PF classic! Rich voice on Wyclef and mixture of smooth rap, awesome!

Burak Gölgesiz

Even if he's very talented, it was in early 2000s while he did that single, mp3s were copied, napster cases were not clear, yet. Internet made the maximum destruction on music on those years. I remember, music TV s were continuously broadcasting that video.

Ralf H

@L'homo Sapiens Wyclef Jeanwas also successful and got rich: Back in the 90s with The Fugees.

affenape BDK

Well i have No Idea BUT He makes good Music, thats all i need to know 😁


But He is one of the greatest producers behind so many artists. Since The Fugees and his solo career.

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Frank Armilio

Only the true ones give wyclef the credit he deserves, nah, the credit he earned! One love wyclef

Mofe John

A guitarist,singer,rapper & a producer.much love from Nigeria💜

D Maeh

A guitar man I love this guy the track☑️

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