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Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here

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play So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
play blue   from   .
play Can you tell a   field from a cold   rail?
play A   from a   ?
play Do you think you can tell?

play Did they get you to   your heroes for ghosts?
play Hot   for trees?
play Hot air for a cool   ?
play Cold   for change?
play Did you   a walk on   in the war
play for a lead   in a   ?

play How I wish, how I wish you were here.
play We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish   ,
play year after year,
play Running   the same old   .
play What have we   ?
play The same old fears.
play Wish you were here.

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Its lyrics encompass Roger Waters' feelings of alienation from other people and his distrust for the music industry

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can tell

to distinguish; to see (a difference); to know or decide

  1. Can you tell the difference between them?
  2. I can’t tell one from the other

walk on part

Acting role with no spoken lines. Insignificant role in a play or film where I think the actor has no lines to speak. A walk-on part refers to movies or television. Say for example you have a street scene with a lot of people walking around. These people are known as extras and they have walk-on parts, meaning they don't speak or do anything special. They just form part of the background

  1. She asked for a walk-on part so that she wouldn't have to memorize lines
  2. Rembrandt appears in so many of his own paintings in a walk-on part.

lead role

Central acting part, the principal role in a play, film, etc.

  1. I wrote the lead role for him.
  2. My friend had the lead role in a play based on 18th-century love letters

Cold steel rail

The track of a train line.


veil

A length of cloth worn by women over the head, shoulders, and often the face.

  1. Nothing completes your dream wedding dress like a gorgeous veil

trade

To exchange something for another.

  1. Once Spain ran out of gold, people stopped having a reason to trade with Spain