"Wish You Were Here" as written by and David Gilmour Roger Waters....
Let's go
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 the cage

Whether you listenin' to hip hip-hop
Or you tuning to rock
Refugees on your box
We gonna take over ya blocks

Lets go
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Runnin' over the same old ground
What have we found the same old fears
Wish you were here

Whether you listenin' to rock
Or pumpin' the hip hip hop
Refugees on your box

Critics don't mistake this for just any cover tune
I'ma take y'all to the dark side of the moon
Kickin' in my moms room this song was just a thought
A young refugee labeled, just come with a passport
Dad used to tell me about the American dream
My dream was waking up the projects
A young teen listening to hip hop
My brother tune me into rock
Put me up on pink floyd and banned from the british blocks

Whether you pumpin' the hip hip hop
Or you tuning to rock
Refugees on your box
We gonna take over the blocks
From n.j to bk to the u.k


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"Wish You Were Here" as written by Maurice Ernest Gibb Barry Alan Gibb

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Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentyou guys are being pretty rough on wyclef and this cover. ive been a floyd fan far longer than ive known who wyclef is, and i honestly think its a good song. he didnt cover it exactly the way it was originally because its a cover...so if you dont like it, only listen to the original, but i like both.
    floatininthedarkon February 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpangea, i think you're reading TOO much into it. this isn't a song he wrote, so it's a possiblity that he did it as a tribute to his father; but, that's not what the lyrics are about. the lyrics are about syd barret; as is the whole WYWH cd.
    egomaniakon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfucking terrible cover....i hate how they sped up and put that shitty distortion on the introduction because that was my FAVORITE part of the real song. Wyclefs scratchy r&b reggae voice completley chopped the lyrics
    Shukeon June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song really steams my brocolli.
    Floyd Fanaticon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPangea, you're a fucking retard. This song wasn't wrote by Wyclef, it was wrote by Pink Floyd.

    It is a shitty cover anyway.
    Lenivakon December 13, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is an extremely powerful song. It is about Wyclef's relationship with his father, who is now deceased.
    "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 heros for ghosts
    Hot ashes for trees
    Hot air for a cool breeze
    Cold comfort for change"
    Now that his father is dead, Wyclef is asking him is his anger and frustration is now transformed in heaven.
    "We're jus two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl year after year
    Runnin over the same old ground"
    Here he is talking about how now that his father is dead, their sould cannot meet, but are trying to find eachother.
    Wyclef's father ignited the fire that is his love of music. he is spreading this love, from the projects to the blocks.
    pangeaon August 15, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song makes me sad. Pink Floyd did nothing to deserve this done to one of their best songs....or any of their songs
    somnium_excienson May 09, 2006   Link

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