Wish You Were Here Lyrics - Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Jon Gilmour, Roger Waters
release date: 1975-9-12
genres: Electronic Rock Blues
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Art Rock
length: 5:41
producer: Pink Floyd
engineer: Brian Humphries
assistant engineer: Peter James
bass guitar: Roger Waters
lead vocals: David Gilmour
background vocals: David Gilmour
piano: Richard Wright
Minimoog: Richard Wright
acoustic guitar: David Gilmour
pedal steel guitar: David Gilmour
12 string guitar: David Gilmour
tape: Nick Mason, Roger Waters and David Gilmour
other vocals: David Gilmour
drums (drum set): Nick Mason
composer: David Gilmour, Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters
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.

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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