Wish You Were Here cover
Wish You Were Here cover

Wish You Were Here Lyrics Meanings
by Pink Floyd

Rock
1981
705

Wish You Were Here 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
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here

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Thoughts & Meanings

This track was written about Syd Barrett - one of the original and creative forces of Pink Floyd who left the band due to his drug taking. The song is all about missed opportunities and what could of been.

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