A Sadder One: Wish You Were Here
Stoners and Pink Floyd pretty much go hand in hand. Today’s song is a classic that I’m sure more than one of my followers already know and love. Wish You Were Here is a lifelong favorite track that makes us think of the ones we lost, the ones that left, and the feeling of alienation that is simply a part of the human condition.
Pink Floyd is an important band that doesn’t need me to talk them up. I do however believe that my childhood love for them set the stage for a lifelong appreciation of Radiohead.
Both bands seemed to play a role that was essential for their generation. Every generation needs a band to make some conceptual noise. Every generation needs a band with a brain.
Lyrically though, I would say that Pink Floyd is 1000x more powerful. The lyrics of Wish you were Here recall feelings of deep sadness and nostalgia. We mourn those days that we have already lost. My favorite lines are at the end though, closing out the song with a resigned loneliness at the futility of it all.
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
Today let’s slow down, and let’s appreciate the ones we have. Let’s confront our fears and let’s hold our loved ones near.
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Motivational Monday (sometimes Tuesday hehe) is The Stoner Mom’s weekly music post dedicated to introducing moms to some non-dorky jams. Or maybe it’s just an excuse for The Stoner Mom to listen to her favorite jams? In 2015 I highlighted my favorite rap songs. This year I’m covering my all-time favorite songs.