"I Wish You Were Here" as written by and Bill Anderson Skip Ewing....
Shallow it seems but I need you here
From me to you, I know I can't feel a thing
Oh, sing me to sleep
I won't fight it when you leave

Oh, I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here, oh.

Desperate it seems but I can't breathe
Are you real?
Are you real?
I can't feel a thing
And this machine won't stop
Be here when I wake
Sing me to sleep
I won't fight it when you leave
Sing me to sleep
I won't fight it

Oh, I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here, oh.


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"I Wish You Were Here" as written by Debbie Moore Bill Anderson

Lyrics © BELTON UNCLE MUSIC , SUSSMAN & ASSOCIATES

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    General Commentthis song sounds A LOT like radiohead, very well done, ive very happy they didnt just go and write Stories and Alibis Volume 2, that was a very good CD, but VOICES is a trully great one
    i am parker lewison February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit kind of reminds me of pink floyd's wishing you were here. with the reference to the machine, and how 'wish you were here' had the songs welcome to the machine. i dont know if its related or not, it just reminded me of it.

    on the other side, i think these lyrics are pretty self explanitory. it seems to me that he's referring to someone who has died though, seeing as its shallow to want someone back from a greater calling. the part "are you real?" seems like hes seeing the person in a dream and not sure if they really are there.

    i like how at the end theres the door opening and closing and him walking out. just an outstanding song.
    bobbyjibon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDownloaded this song by accident.. and it's pretty good. After reading the lyrics, it kiind of reminds me of someone laying in a hospital bed, hooked up to various machines, just being lonely. It reminds me of when I was in the hospital a few times, anyhow.
    x_nikole_xon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song also reminds me of Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'.
    In my opinion, this is the BEST song on Voices, and possibly the best song by Matchbook Romance, so far..
    MR seriously stepped it up with Voices!
    staciebayson February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds like somone misses their mom lol.
    tofuson April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe sing me to sleep lyric reminds me of the Asleep song by The Smiths...same line. but im sure its in many songs.
    RuthLesson May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo One Commented about to Bonus track at the end where can I find the lyrics for that?
    Brendonsohon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe bonus track is great...as is the song itself. i daresay MR is one of the greatest bands of our time.
    bitter_oblivionon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI put this song on my Myspace on accident whilst trying to put Incubus's "I Wish You Were Here" on it. After listening to this one though, I fell in love. His voice MAKES the mood of the song. It feels real in every way.

    I still like the Incubus song better, but it was a nice twist of Fate, finding this.
    CORPSErawron June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is describing somebody in a coma. The dreamlike sleep, the humming of the machine. It sounds like the narrator is in the coma, calling out to somebody in the living world. Then there's the seven minute period of silence, and the untitled bonus track is from the perspective of the person alive, waiting for the one in the coma to wake up.
    schizMothon October 14, 2009   Link

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