Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Lyrics

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here cover art
sponsored links

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

  • Credits
    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
    popularity : 1724 users have visited this page.
    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
    drums: Nick Mason
    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
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin