Wish You Were Here Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Jon Gilmour, Roger Waters
album: Track 4 in album Wish You Were Here
release date: 1975-9-12
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genres: Electronic Rock Blues
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Art Rock
length: 5:41
engineer: Brian Humphries
assistant sound engineer: Peter James
composer: David Gilmour, Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters

Cover Art

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here cover art
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So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue sky's from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And 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.


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