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Song Parodies -> "Wish You Were Here 2006"

Original Song Title:

"Wish You Were Here"

Original Performer:

Pink Floyd

Parody Song Title:

"Wish You Were Here 2006"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

I was shocked when I found out that Syd had died. It really hit me hard, but I knew he'd one day be the first to go. It was kinda hard for me to write this, because how could I say any of this better than David and Roger did? So I just thought I'd start by rephrasing the original and then find a way to make the song my own.
(Beautiful acoustic guitar intro)

Syd, so you thought you could tell
Heaven from Hell
Cold snow from rain
Could you tell a brick wall
From a cold jail cell
A laugh from a wail
Did your music prevail

And could they get you trade
Your lyrics for poems
Old records, CDs
Your mind had a brain breeze
Dark Side of the Moon
(Could) you sing the tune
Another Brick in the Wall
Or a man who died too soon

(Instrumental break)

How I wish, how I wish you were here
Syd, you died two times
Now's the end of your rhymes
Let's shed our tears
Running over the same old songs
They can't be wrong
You were Premier
Wish you were here

(Beautiful acoustic guitar outro)
Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett: January 6, 1946 - July 7, 2006

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Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 2.9
Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 30

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Royce Miller - July 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Wonderful tribute
Agrimorfee - July 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Gee, that's a nice one, CB.
alvin rhodes - July 13, 2006 - Report this comment
beautiful...who knows what wondrous music was locked up inside his poor tortured mind
paula miconas silos miconas - August 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) its beautiful. touching. amazing. and sad!! but its a great tribute. im not the biggest pink floyd fan but i still like it.
Kristof Robertson - August 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A fitting tribute to a largely forgotten hero. 555
Rick C - August 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A bit short but very well-written.
Michael McVey - August 14, 2006 - Report this comment
This wasn't really meant to be funny, but it was very thoughtful. Maybe someone should attempt a parody of the other "Wish You Were Here", sung by Mark Wills. -- MM
Cat - August 14, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I didn't vote it high on humor since that was inappropriate. It's a nice tribute. (but you do know that he wasn't on Dark Side Of The Moon, right? He only appeared on Floyd's Piper At The Gates Of Dawn album. Sorry to spoil it for you, just thought you might like to know.)
Matthias - August 14, 2006 - Report this comment
A very well done tribute
Agrimorfee - August 15, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What I said (sniff!)
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - August 20, 2006 - Report this comment
bobpiecheese - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A fitting tribute to a great man...I think, as I don't know who Syd is.
Max Power - August 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Johnny D - August 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What Peter said.
Red Ant - August 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I read about his death on the messageboard. Truly sad, but this was a very well thought out tribute, Chris.
Stuart McArthur - August 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) lovely tribute, Chris - and I notice the guitar intro from Comfortably Numb, off this album, just won "Best Guitar Solo EVER" last week - not that Syd had anything to do with it, but even so, I guess he was in some way responsible - 555
wannabemustangjockey - August 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nicely done. Not funny, but that wasn't the point here. Good job.
Arwen - August 31, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM...nice job...I'm not especially familiar with Syd or his work...but this is clearly heart felt...
Jeff Reuben - August 31, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good tribute. I have some Floyd fan friends who would really appreciate this song.

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