Who Sang I Wish You Were Here? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Once Upon a Time cover art

Some other versions of "I Wish You Were Here"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: James Kerr, Charles Burchill, Michael Joseph Mac Neil
release date: 1985-10-21
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Synth-pop/Pop Rock
length: 4:43
producer: Bob Clearmountain and Jimmy Iovine
engineer: Mark McKenna and Moira Marquis
assistant engineer: Martin White
Footsteps, I can hear footsteps in the hall
I hear footsteps, seems like I've been through this before
Some time has come now, some time has passed
But things still look the same
Is heaven all above, and paradise below
And the questions still remain
Ooh, can we see you?
Ooh, are we near you?
How could you disappear out of here?
I wish for something, I wish you were here

Footsteps, I can hear footsteps in the hall
I hear footsteps, it seems like I've been through this before
Well we loved you then, I guess we always will
We love you still from here
Birds of a feather always stay together
And never separate, no fear
Ooh, can we see you?
Ooh, are we near you?
How could you disappear out of here?
I wish for something, I wish for something
I wish you were here, I wish you were here
I wish you well

Footsteps, I can hear footsteps in the hall
I hear footsteps, seems like I've been through this before
If all the world was turning blue and gold
Like through your eyes so clear
The time has come to celebrate our past
And crystalize this sphere
Ooh, can we see you?
Ooh, are we near you?
How can you disappear out of here?
I wish for something
Ooh, can we see you?
Ooh, are we near you?
How can you disappear out of here?
I wish for something
I wish you were here, I wish you were here
I wish you well

There will come a day
Oh some day our day will come
Our day will come, our day will come

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Once Upon a Time
  • 2 All the Things She Said
  • 3 Ghost Dancing
  • 4 Alive and Kicking
  • 5 Oh Jungleland
  • 6 I Wish You Were Here
  • 7 Sanctify Yourself
  • 8 Come a Long Way

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 5012981236410
    script: Latin