I’ve always loved Pink Floyd right back from their days as an underground psychedelic band at UFO. They were the band that epitomised those heady days of the 60s to me – a time full of idealism and experimentation. I used to see them in pubs and free concerts. My life seemed to revolve around UFO, Middle Earth, the Toby Jug, Eel Pie Island, Klooks Kleek and Les Cousins. That’s where we all met up.
This track harks back to the glory days of 1967-70 when we really thought we had the establishment on the run and were creating a new world without the greed and selfishness. Such naïve boldness. Such camaraderie and high hopes.
This track fills me with nostalgia and reminds me of the good friends that are no longer with us. We shared some good times and many laughs. Tony and Danny I wish you were here.
“Wish You Were Here”
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 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.