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So You Think You Can Tell Heaven From Hell?

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 you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

crbt2('Pink Floyd','Wish You Were Here')

Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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This is my all time fave song by PF

Hello,
Is there anybody in there
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
Relax
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

O.K.
Just a little pin *****
There'll be no more aaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working, good
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go.

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
And I have become
Comfortably numb.

It has been said that this song has one of the best guitar riffs of all time.
I get lost in the song every time I hear it.

Awesome, Wish you were here by Pink Floyd from the same album. I love it. My fave band.

am listening to it now in Nz like i was a teenager in 75

Really , it is short but so deep.<br />
<br />
Thanks Pink Floyd

Haha! This is the song on my web page at the mo. I've never seen a song with better lyrics!

Great song! Happens to be my ring tone.

OMG I love Pink Floyd my favorite band of all time. I always thought it was strange Dave mentioned that this song had a lot to do with Syd Barret's absence from the band.

I love Pink Floyd and I love this song! It's short but so moving!