Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here
Album: Wish You Were Here
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Released: 1975
Length: 5:07
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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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This has got to be one of the best songs of all time...and FOR SURE is the best song EVER that begins with the guitarist coughing up a phlegm ball.  10→11!! 
I like Pink Floyd trivia.

Did you know this song was somewhat written about former bandmate Syd Barrett?

Did you know he sort of just showed up while they were working on the album after having not seen anyone in the band for quite some time? http://ultimateclassicrock.com/syd-barrett-wish-you-were-here-sessions/

A bizarre story.



71 “1” votes...

incredible

10 x10 for me 
Ahhhh....I'm lying on the floor and letting Pink Floyd sweep all over me. 
but then it's also a cautionary tale kinda like death of a salesman, no?

and sparklehorse.  
 hypotenuse wrote:
So love this album.  Fitting tribute to my cousin.  Played as we walked into his funeral.  So many singing it, with tears in their eyes.

 
I lost my cousin (and best friend) to suicide in 1985.  This song still reminds me of him, and I still get tears in my eyes every time it comes on.  Wish you were here, Chris.
It really doesn't get any better than this. 
 lizardking wrote:
Where's the REPEAT button at?
 
I hear you, brother. 
Where's the REPEAT button at?
What a song! Pink Floyd at their best! {#Guitarist}
I was in a band in high-school and we covered this song. We thought we did a pretty good... turns out someone had been recording it and we played it at probably 1.5x speed... opps.
 DanielHLloyd wrote:
One of the greatest songs. Ever. Period. The end. Also a very underrated album. If you own Dark Side and The Wall and think you have all the best Floyd albums you do not. You must complete the Trifecta with WYWH. {#Notworthy}

 
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{#Meditate}

{#Good-vibes}
One of the greatest songs. Ever. Period. The end. Also a very underrated album. If you own Dark Side and The Wall and think you have all the best Floyd albums you do not. You must complete the Trifecta with WYWH. {#Notworthy}
{#Music}
So love this album.  Fitting tribute to my cousin.  Played as we walked into his funeral.  So many singing it, with tears in their eyes.
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Maybe I accidently hit the PSD button and stepped into this "I wish I could rate it an 11" track just now, and I am NOT complaining.  In fact, I logged on specifically to shout out to BillG and THANK YOU for offering a LOSSLESS format on the Android App....and how fitting that one of the first songs I hear with the new setting is one of my 11 11-rated songs.  SUPER AWESOME, and LONG LIVE RP!!
not just for this song, but for all your great songs you play. grate work!!!! I love it