Add Explanation
Add Meaning

Wish You Were Here lyrics

New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Radiohead – Wish You Were Here lyrics

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell,
Blue skies from rain
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...

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.