Reflecting Upon Into

In a couple days, it will be two years since my daughter passed on to a new adventure.

Tonite, I just happened to start playing guitar and Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here came out. I did not really think about what I was playing until I was playing it, and the last time that song even came to my mind, let alone the last time I played it on guitar, was probably at least 10 years ago. X

I find these kinds of coincidences and ‘thoughtless-motions’ significant sometimes. Like tonite. In this instance, it reflects into my life, my experience, but also my philosophical work. Perhaps some of you readers will catch the last part more than others.

Then after I sang the song, I actually thought about the lyrics in a whole new way. I would like to share this new meaning with you. Maybe my daughter will live on a little bit in this world by you participating in this automatic memory motion with me.

I invite you to be here with me.

_

The song is an indictment. The singer is accusing someone of claiming to understand something they really have no clue about.

With some of my slight artistic license involved (but the spirit is the same, I think), it reads:

So, you think you can tell heaven from hell?

blue skys from rain?

Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?

a smile from a veil?

You really think you can tell?

?

Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?

Hard ashes for trees?

Hot air for a cool breeze?

Cold comfort for change?

Did you exchange the walk on part of the world

for a lean cot in a cage?

?

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

what have we found?

The same old fears.

I wish you were here.

_______

The singer is asking the listener to get over themselves.

To stop pretending that they know what its like to be conned,

and “come here, and Be with me”.

How I wish you were here.

But you are not.

___________________________________________

Songwriters: Roger Waters / David GilmourWish You Were Here (2019 Remix) lyrics © Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd, Pink Floyd Music Publr., Inc.

MARLEY JOY. 2002-2019

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Author: landzek

My name is Lance Kair, a philosopher, a counselor and a musician who is being questioned.

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