Pink Floyd Goes Unplugged With ‘Wish You Were Here’

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Pink Floyd Goes Unplugged!

David Gilmour is one of my favorite guitarists in the last 40+ years, and any time we get to hear him performing Pink Floyd classics live is an absolute treat! This acoustic rendition of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ is one of my favorites so far – David’s only gotten better with age, and this is a song that’s stood the test of time.

‘Wish You Were Here’ is about detachment. It’s a commentary on how people cope with the world by withdrawing physically, mentally, or emotionally.

With only another acoustic guitar and a cello accompanying him, David Gilmour brings back the magic and ethereal feeling that we all got the first time we heard ‘Wish You Were Here’.

Fun fact: This was a rare case of Roger Waters and David Gilmour mutually collaborating on a song – they rarely wrote together.

Though they’re not the best of friends now, this collaboration between two musical geniuses is something to be treasured!

+ Wish You Were Here lyrics +

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.
And how we found
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

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