(4th disc: Wish You Were Here)
Remember when you were young? You shone like the sun. Shine on, you crazy diamond Now there's a look in your eyes Like black holes in the sky Shine on, you crazy diamond You were caught in the crossfire Of childhood and stardom, Blown on the steel breeze Come on you target for faraway laughter; Come on you stranger, you legend, You martyr, and shine You reached for the secret too soon You cried for the moon Shine on, you crazy diamond Threatened by shadows at night And exposed in the light Shine on, you crazy diamond Well, you wore out your welcome With random precision Rode on the steel breeze Come on you raver, you seer of visions; Come on you painter, you piper, You prisoner, and shineWelcome To The Machine
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine Where have you been? It's all right, we know where you've been You've been in the pipe line filling in time Provided with toys and scouting for boys You bought a guitar to punish your ma And you didn't like school And you know you're nobody's fool So welcome to the machine Welcome my son, welcome to the machine What did you dream? It's all right, we told you what to dream You dreamed of a big star He played a mean guitar He always ate in the steak bar He loved to drive in his jaguar So welcome to the machineHave A Cigar
Come in here dear boy have a cigar You're gonna go far, You're gonna fly high You're never gonna die, You're gonna make it if you try They're gonna love you Well I've always had a deep respect And I mean that most sincerely The band is just fantastic That is really what I think Oh, by the way which one's pink? And if we tell you the name of the game, boy We call it "Riding the gravy train" We're just knocked out, We heard about the sell out You've gotta get an album out You owe it to the people We're so happy we can hardly count Ev'ry body else is just green Have seen the chart It's a helluva start It could be made into a monster If we all pull together as a team And if we tell you the name of the game, boy We call it "Riding the gravy train":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 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 we found? The same old fears Wish you were hereShine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI - IX)
Nobody knows where you are, How near or how far Shine on, you crazy diamond Pile on many more layers And I'll be joining you there Shine on, you crazy diamond And we'll bask in the shadow Of yesterday's triumph And sail on the steel breeze Come on you boy child, you winner and loser, Come on you miner for truth and delusion, And shine.