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
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts
Hot ashes for trees
Hot air for a cool breeze
Cold comfort for change

And 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

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"Wish You Were Here" as written by Roger Waters David Gilmour


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    General Commentpink floyd cover
    wax butterflyon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd a pretty bad one at that, why can't people stop trying. It can't be done, at least not well.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't agree. This cover sounds about 10 times more naked , fragile and just plain better then the original song.
    Spineron October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI cant say that the cover is better than the original, they both offer different things. But Spiner I do agree with you the the cover is alot more naked. Its almost painful to listen to because there is so much feeling in it.
    SteelyDanforeveron October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love you, riley.
    gman21on November 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou cant seriously think for a second that this song is better than the original!!! i agree with inpraiseoffolly 300%, covering this song well is impossible! it rapes it of all possible meaning as it doesnt relate to the new band members in any way!
    Samason January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwish yo were here is my pink floyd's favorite song... and sparklehorse my favorite singer...

    im a little bit disappointed by this cover. oh she's not bad, for sute.... its impossible to do better than the real song... but i hoped that she'll be better...
    but i love the song by the way

    (sorry for my incorrect english...)
    DoItForTheTeamon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its a very good cover the vocals are haunting and the it really leaves its mark on you after listening to it
    dont be ignorant just because its a pink floyd song
    The_Choochon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really love this cover...
    Guigouon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis cover is really awesome
    i am always partial to the original version of songs,
    but personally i think this version has more emotion in it than the pink floyd version. This version leaves a lasting impression on you.
    kmz5uon August 15, 2007   Link

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