Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Post 549 : Wish you were here – Floyd


Someone I was  close to passed on recently. I want to dedicate “Wish you were here” by Pink Floyd.

This song was originally meant as an expression of angst for Roger Waters post his alienation from Syd Barrett.

In some sense, I grieve the alienation the (personal) world around me has with respect to me, and its me that needs to change, not them :-)

Go enjoy this Floyd classic.

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell, blue skies from pain,
can you tell a green field, from a cold steel rain
a mile 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 exchanged a walk on part in the war
from a lead role in a cage.

How I wish, how I wish you were
we're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
year after year,
running under the same old side,
have we found same old fears,
Wish you were here

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1 comment:

Viji said...

"wish you were here" the eternal lament of longing