Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Lyrics

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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


  • 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