Wish you were here by Pink Floyd

"Wish You Were Here" is a song by the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Wish you were here by Pink Floyd


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    Wish you were here

  • Album:
    Wish you were here
  • Date of release:
    12 September 1975
  • Genre:
    Progressive rock, folk rock
  • Length of the song:
    5 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • Writers:
    Roger Waters, David Gilmour
  • Produced by:
    Pink Floyd

Interesting information about the song

The lyrics of "Wish you were here" encompass Roger Waters' feelings of alienation from other people. Like most of the album, it refers to former Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett and his breakdown. Barrett was a founder member of the band Pink Floyd. He left the band in April 1968 and was briefly hospitalized amid speculation of mental illness exacerbated by drug use.

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • 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.

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here

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