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March 03, 2005

Cold Comfort for Change

Catherine Wheel
"Wish You Were Here"
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NOTES: One day I told someone that I had never heard Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Much disbelief occurred. So I promised him I would listen to it, which I did today courtesy of a coworker. I told Rappy about it, and she mentioned that one of her favorite bands, Catherine Wheel, released a cover version of the Pink Floyd song "Wish You Were Here." She sent it to me, and I haven't stopped listening to it. I've still never heard the original, though.

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell
Blue sky from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in the cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Living in a fish bowl
Year after year
Going over the same old ground
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here
Oh, I wish you were here

Posted by Highwaygirl on March 3, 2005 10:44 PM to the category The Key of Life

Highwaygirl, you definitely should listen to the original. This version is quite nice, but definitely not what I see in the original.

By the way, wish you were here is from the Album wish you were here. Dark side is the album with the classics Money and Time. It's probably not Pink Floyd's best, but not without reason was it amongst the world top LP sellers for about twenty years.

Posted by: dieter at May 30, 2005 09:11 AM

Click your heels.

Posted by: rob at May 31, 2005 04:35 PM

Hi! Thereīs also an essay called "cold comfort for change", very dramatic! Donīt know itīs author but itīs easy to find. And you should definitely listen to all Pink Floydīs albums.

Posted by: let at August 4, 2005 03:28 PM

Very nice cover. Of course, that song and so many other Pink Floyd songs hold a special place in my heart. I recommend the entire Wish You Were Here album. It is fantastic.

Posted by: Indigo at August 5, 2005 09:58 AM
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