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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here cover art
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Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
Where have you been?
It's alright we know where you've been
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time
Provided with toys and 'scouting for boys'
You brought a guitar to punish your ma
And you didn't like school, and you
Know you're nobody's fool
So welcome to the machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
What did you dream?
It's alright we told you what to dream
You dreamed of a big star
He played a mean guitar

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts I–V
  • 2 Welcome to the Machine
  • 3 Have a Cigar
  • 4 Wish You Were Here
  • 5 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts VI–IX


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Roger Waters
    album: Track 2 in album Wish You Were Here
    release date: 1975-9-12
    popularity : 213 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Blues
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Art Rock
    length: 7:27
    producer: Pink Floyd
    engineer: Brian Humphries
    assistant engineer: Peter James
    lead vocals: David Gilmour
    background vocals: David Gilmour
    Hammond organ: Richard Wright
    Minimoog: Richard Wright
    synthesizer: Richard Wright, Roger Waters and Richard Wright
    12 string guitar: David Gilmour
    acoustic guitar: David Gilmour
    timpani: Nick Mason
    cymbals: Nick Mason
    bass: Roger Waters
    composer: Roger Waters
    lyricist: Roger Waters

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin