"Wish You Were Here" as written by David Katz, Sam Hollander, Cassadee Pope and Matt Scannell....
Here's my heart in a postcard, darling
Just one step from the edge
Sleep alone and it's so hard, darling
You're next to me in my head

But it's too late, too late to call
Are you out there?
Too late, too much to say

Wish you were here
Wish you well
If you'd only share this hell
But you leave, and stains are left on me
I wish you, I wish you were here
I wish you, I wish you were here

Here's my Hollywood ending calling
Every day fades to black
Sick and tired of pretending, darling
That you'll ever come back

But it's too late, too late to call
Are you out there?
Too late, too much to say

Wish you were here
Wish you well
If you'd only share this hell
But you leave, and stains are left on me
I wish you, I wish you were here
I wish you, I wish you were here

To tell me that something
Talk me down, down again
I'm broken
I'm frozen out

Wish you were here
Wish you well
If you'd only share this hell
But you leave, and stains are left on me

Wish you were here
Wish you well
If you'd only share this hell
But you leave, and stains are left on me
I wish you, I wish you were here
I wish you, I wish you were here


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"Wish You Were Here" as written by David Katz Cassadee Pope

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    General CommentFAVORITE new song by them

    I think this song is about wanting to back with someone that you've previously been with:
    "Sleep alone, and it's so hard, darlin'. You're next to me in my head"
    Like that you're going through a tough time and you know they could help:
    "wish you were here, wish you well, if you'd only share this hell"
    but things ended badly the last time but they still want them back:
    "but you leave and the stains are left on me"

    I'm not sure, this is just what I'm going through now so maybe that's why I think that way, but oh well, it's worth a shot
    peacelovepanicon June 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNo, I'm pretty sure you have it right. good interpretation
    DinosaurJRon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is my most favorite song by hey monday. the meaning is obvious,the singer has a lot to say to some guy but its been so long that she thinks theres no use and shes going through a lot an she wishes that the guy feels the same way. and she used to pretend that everything was ok and that the guy would come back but then gives up on the idea. :)
    quakerladyon July 12, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationmaybe it was for Elliot James who just leave hey monday... their previous drummer... well it was just for my own idea:)
    jkmeton July 20, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationShe's wishing he was there "Wish you were here" hense the title, "if you'd only share this hell... every day fades to black" having an awful time at life without him and can't sleep "sleep alone and it's so hard" and dreams he's there, wanting him back from the breakup "sick and tired of pretending you'll ever come back" and they don't talk as much as they used to... at least not like that because "it's too late to call" and she's tried "are you out there?" and tried "i'm broken, frozen out!" bad breakup when he left "stains are left on me" but for her, there's no hope "too late, too much to say".....
    ~alliekatxoxo~
    alliekatxoxoon September 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentShe wishes him well, but she wants him to feel the pain she is feeling. She is saying she wishes he was here, but she is done pretending things are ever going to be the same.
    Arobsonskiion December 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYou know what it sounds like to me? It sounds like she got pregnant and the guy left her. "If you'd only share this hell...the stains are left on me". everyone can see that she's pregnant but he can get away with it therefore leaving her with the "stains". She wants him to come back but she knows that's only wishful thinking. hmmm who knows?
    longgoodbyes1118on April 01, 2011   Link

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