Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here
Album: Wish You Were Here
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9.2

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Total ratings: 5148









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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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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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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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
Fantastic group and fantastic songs 
I always wonder if a band, while recording a legendary album, recognizes what they're doing. Did they feel this, and not feel it when they did Division Bell? What did they feel? Why didn't they stop, rethink it, and try again? (This isn't about the presence of Waters, but the idea that a band might recognize that the planets had aligned for this moment, allowing them to make great art. You could ask the same question of Peter Gabriel making So and then making Scratch my Back.)
Just saw Waters Us & Them show last week - AMAZING - highly recommended.
Yes, I still wish you were here.
This. Entire. Album.{#Notworthy}
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?
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