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Bettye LaVette - Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook Wish You Were Here

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP40938006
  • Recorded:2009 Water Music Recorders - Hoboken, NJ
  •  ©2010 Anti Inc.
  • Vocals:Bettye LaVette
  • Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Guitars:Rob Mathes
  • Electric Guitars:Shane Fontayne
  • Electric & Upright Bass:Zev Katz
  • Drums, Percussion:Charley Drayton

Lyrics

Oh, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year
And now, I’m running over that same old ground
What have I found? The same old fears
Oh, how I wish you were here
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?
Did they get you to trade all 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?

Oh, how I wish you were here.
You were just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year
And now, I’m running over the same old ground
What have I found? The same old fears
Sure do wish you were here
Sure do wish you were here

God, I wish you were here