Wish you were here

I could listen to this for the guitar alone.Β  But the lyrics are unforgettable too.

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

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

Roger Waters / David Gilmour, Pink Floyd

The very talented Sarah, at Art Expedition, is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs. You can see her latest musical choice here.

24 thoughts on “Wish you were here

  1. It drives me often up the wall when friends/family who don’t speak English, can’t be set alight with songs like this – such a great tribute! Thanks for including – and WITH the lyrics (they are laudable also on the YT upload) – such a help.

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  2. An absolute classic. One of the few songs that when it starts playing, no matter where I am or what I’m doing, I just have to stop, shut-up, and put the world on pause for 4 minutes so I can fully appreciate it.

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