Wish You Had been Here- Pink Floyd

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“Wish You Were Here” is the title track on Pink Floyd’s 1975 album Wish You Had been Here. The song’s lyrics encompass writer Roger Waters’ feelings of alienation from other men and women. Like most of the album, it refers to former Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett and his breakdown. The major riff came to David Gilmour at house, even though playing on an acoustic guitar, and it became some thing which he continued to play in-among takes at Abbey Road Studios where it caught the attention of Roger Waters. They collaborated to total the song, as Waters had already written some lyrics. In 2004, the song was ranked #316 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In the original album version, the song segues from “Have a Cigar” as if a radio had been tuned away from one station, through numerous others (including a radio play and 1 playing Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony), and finally to a new station exactly where “Wish You Were Here” is beginning. The radio was recorded from Gilmour’s automobile radio. Gilmour performed the intro on a twelve-string guitar, processed to sound like it was playing by means of an old transistor radio, and then overdubbed a fuller-sounding acoustic guitar solo. This passage was mixed to sound as although the guitarist was sitting in a room, playing along with the radio it also contains a whine that slowly adjustments pitch—emulating the heterodyne among two drifting AM radio signals. The intro riff is repeated many times and reprised when Gilmour plays further

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@SirSevy its 4 now

@SirSevy 4 persons

No matter how much wishing he’ll never be here again NEVER : ‘ ( weep sniff

@MusicGal68IAm Me 2 I miss him soooooooooooooooooo much it hurts

This is how you write a song. Waters and Gilmour wrote the most perfect musically balanced song. it has everything a good song has. Enjoy!

My heart aches everytime i hear this..

@ucladodgerdog do you think that was the real reason or is that just speculation?

Howard Stern sent me here for the cough at :43

Wish YOU were here permanently

Mesmerizing…

4 people wish they werent here XDD

@tamerswan first of all sweetie, I intentionally exercise my comic ability on here, until I do have a so called “life”. However, I do have a life and it consists of entertaining for now, for free. mudface. I know about the song and why and who its intended for. But art is open to many interps. Just as the brilliant and multifacted Nicolas Cage so eloquentllly states on here in a video-films, in his opinion, are not meant to preach. They? are open to interpretation. doe doe birdy!!!” less

@Mooniok what? no!

@soroush136713 watch your language youngster!

@Brynjulvify how come your face is so unique?

@redl3ss by the way, I hope you do laugh & keep on doing so “houseboy!”

@tamerswan first of all sweetie, I intentionally exercise my comic ability on here, until I do have a so called “life”. However, I do have a life and it consists of entertaining for now, for free. mudface. I know about the song and why and who its intended for. But art is open to many interps. Just as the brilliant and multifacted Nicolas Cage so eloquentllly states here in a video-films, in his opnion are not meant to preach. They? are open to interpretation. doe doe birdy!!!

@redl3ss “spammer?” aint that a bit like an insane peep calling another one crazy? poo poo?

@tamerswan oh, and, you’re that much of a fucking spammer that I laugh when I see all those fucking comments of yours. You could get a life and some information about how this song was written about one of their friends, namely, Syd Barrett, a key member in Pink Floyd.

@tamerswan Hell no i wont!!!

@redl3ss wow. sound a little ornery chappie. God is all around, like love. you just need to know how to tap into it my freak. regards from a person who loves God and martians, which is lucky for you.

@tamerswan You can assume it ad hoc, it’s easy. Oh, and, no gods around, try somewhere else.

@Badmotorfinger112 hiccups?

@shadowthevampireofgc I wish my boyfriend who I hope to marry one day was here because I would do anything for him. even die.

@SpartanMartan973 devil!

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