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.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
Song & Lyrics Facts
The eighth part of the Pink Floyd story is “Wish You Were Here”, an album released in 1975 by the British progressive rock band. The album was written and composed by Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, with lyrics that reflect on personal relationships and the state of society at the time.
It includes three classic songs: "Empty Spaces", "Young Lust" and "Your Possible Past". The closing track, "Two Suns In The Sunset", is a hauntingly beautiful song which closes the album on a melancholic note. The album has been praised for its innovative use of synthesizers and guitar work, as well as its lyrical content. Interesting facts about the album include it being one of the first albums to feature both digital and analog recording techniques. Additionally, the iconic image of two burning hands on the cover of the original vinyl release was created using a printing technique called solarization. The lyrics of this album have resonated with fans over the decades, making it a timeless classic.