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Wish You Were Here

CoverPink Floyd album released September 15, 1975.

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Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part one
Welcome To The Machine
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part two

13.38
7.30
5.24
5.17
12.28

See also Pink Floyd Books: 'Wish You Were Here'

Pink Floyd:
Roger Waters
David Gilmour
Richard Wright
Nick Mason

Dick Parry: Saxophone on Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Roy Harper: vocal on Have A Cigar
Stephane Grappely: violin
Venetta Fields and Carlena Williams: backing vocals

Recorded in Abbey Road Studios, between January 6 and July 19, 1975
Produced by Pink Floyd
Engineered by Brian Humphries
Assisted by Peter James

Thanks to Bernie Caulder and Phil Taylor

Sleeve design and photography by Hipgnosis
Assisted by Peter Christopherson, Jeff Smith, Howard Bartrop and Richard Manning
Graphics by George Hardie, N.T.A.


SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND, part one & two (part1-9)

Pink Floyd 1975

Lyrics: Waters
Music: Part 1: Wright, Waters, Gilmour (Part two:)
Part 2: Gilmour,Wright, Waters Part 6: Wright, Waters, Gilmour
Part 3: Waters, Gilmour,Wright Part 7: Waters, Gilmour, Wright
Part 4: Gilmour, Wright, Waters Part 8: Gilmour, Wright, Waters
Part 5: Waters, Gilmour, Wright Part 9: Wright

Vocals by: Waters

Albums:

Film/Video:

Wish You Were Here
A Collection Of Great Dance Songs
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Shine On
Pulse
In The Flesh
Echoes
Live in Gdansk
A Foot in The Door

Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Pink Floyd Live In Venice
Knebworth 90 (TV)
La Marge
Earls Court
Pulse
In The Flesh
David Gilmour in Concert
Remember that night
Live in Gdansk

Part one

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun
Shine on you crazy diamond
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky
Shine on you crazy diamond
You were caught on the cross fire of childhood and stardom
blown on the steel breeze
Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger
you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon
Shine on you crazy diamond
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light
Shine on you crazy diamond
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision
rode on the steel breeze
Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter
you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

part two

Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far
Shine on you crazy diamond
Pile on many more layers and I'll be joining you there
Shine on you crazy diamond
And we'll bask in the shadow of yesterday's triumph,
and sail on the steel breeze
Come on you boy child, you winner and looser
Come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!


WELCOME TO THE MACHINE

Pink Floyd 1975

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Waters, Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

Wish You Were Here
Shine On
In The Flesh

In The Flesh

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
Where have you been? It's alright we know where you've been
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time
provided with toys and 'Scouting for Boys'
You bought a guitar to punish your ma
and you didn't like school, and you know you're nobodys fool
So welcome to the machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
What did you dream? It's alright we told you what to dream
You dreamed of a big star, he played a mean guitar
He always ate in the steak bar
He loved his Jaguar
So welcome to the machine


HAVE A CIGAR

Pink Floyd 1975

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Roy Harper

Albums:

Wish You Were Here
Shine On
A Foot in The Door

Come on here, dear boy, have a cigar
You're gonna go far, fly high
You're never gonna die, you're gonna make it if you try
They're gonna love you
Well I've always had a deep respect, and I mean that most sincerely
The band is just fantastic, that's really what I think
Oh by the way which one is Pink?
And did we tell you the name of the game, boy
We call it Riding the Gravy Train

We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out
You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people
We're so happy we can hardly count
Everybody else is just green, have you seen the chart?
Its a helluva start, it could be made into a monster if we all
pull together as a team
And did we tell you the name of the game boy
We call it Riding the Gravy Train


WISH YOU WERE HERE

Pink Floyd 1975

Lyrics: Waters
Music: Waters, Gilmour
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

Wish You Were Here
A Collection Of Great Dance Songs
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Shine On
Pulse
Wish You Were Here (single, 1994)
In The Flesh
Echoes
Live in Gdansk
A Foot in The Door

Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Pink Floyd Live In Venice
Knebworth 90 (TV)
Pulse
In The Flesh
David Gilmour in Concert
Live 8
Remember that night

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 we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here


Lyrics Copyright: Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd.

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