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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Due to the shortage of decent topics on this forum, I have taken the liberty to post a completely random yet IMHO good topic here:


Who here doesn't love the song Wish You Were Here? It's soooo beautiful...

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 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 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 fishbowl,
Year after year.
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.

Wish you were here.


That song is from the era on Pink Floyd when they were still a BAND, not Roger Waters+. It's written by David Gilmour and Roger Waters.

What you guys think?



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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 22:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutely one of my favorite songs of all time.

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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 23:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love that song. It's probably one of my all time favorites. And the album is great, too.


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great song. Wish You Were Here and Meddle are their best albums IMHO. I find Roger Waters to be a bit arrogant and inaccessable - much like Bono or Sting.


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 00:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love the song and the album.

My fav albums from Pink Floyd:

WYWH
DSOTM
Meddle
and The Wall


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, the album itself is called wish you were here and came out the same year as A Night At the Opera... kind of wierd to think about huh?


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 22:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Weird thing is that I love Pink Floyd, but 'Wish You Were Here' doesn't do much for me.
I know almost every single Floyd fan loves that song, but it doesn't impress me much. I think it's just an OK song.



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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I can understand your reasoning I guess. I myself didn't see the beauty in it till I heard it played at this funeral, and then it just clicked, you know?
Some do find it bland. But I would call it simple.


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, i totaly agree its a great song.I really like the lyrics.



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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 22:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like that song a lot too.


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 00:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love this song so much. I have 3 fav Pink Floyd songs.. Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here.
Really nice.


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 06:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great song on their probably best album IMHO.


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the most beautiful songs ever! I love Pink Floyd. I really like Comfortabley Numb and Brain Damage and Shine On YOu Crazy Diamond and....


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ohhh... i loooovvveeee wish you were here/Pink floyd! great,GREAT soong!
* were just 2 lost souls,swimming in a fish bowl,year after year...;*

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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It pisses me off when pro-Waters Pink Floyd fans rant too much about Dave Gilmour, like if he was the one to blame for them splitting.
Besides, it was Roger Waters who wanted to break up the band before Dave Gilmour and the other guys told him that there was no reason to break it off. Then Roger Waters wanted to legally keep the 'Pink Floyd' name to himself, which he eventually lost in a court battle.

I have to admit that Roger Waters is an extremly talented songwriter, but his arrogant and egoistical attitude just pisses me off.

I still think that 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason', and 'The Division Bell' are great albums. Not as good as anything done from 'Dark Side' to 'The Wall', but still superb.


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I'm the only Pink Floyd fan who adores The Final Cut. But I agree with Waters' arrogant attitude, which apparently has softened a bit in later years. I find it tough to decide which is better: Floyd's The Division Bell or Waters' Amused To Death.

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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think 'The Final Cut' is a good album, but sounds a lot more like a Roger Waters solo effort than 'The Wall' itself.


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think Roger Waters was a bad guy, but he was a control freak... He said that they were REALLY a band during DSOTM, but that The Wall was nearly all his, you know? I don't think he was being cocky, in fact I'm sure he was right... the band gradually deteriorated is all. It happens to the best of bands, Styx being another example.. when one guy controls every thing, they're not really a band anymore.

That's why I love Queen so much, lol!


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Posted: 14 Jan 05, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not a particularly big Pink Floyd fan, but that song is probably my favourite of their's.

Apart from the bassline in "One of These Days", obviously...

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