So, so you think you can tellHere's a live version of the song from the band's reunion.
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 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 you found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
As a side note, I've always had something against Pink Floyd covers (and don't get me started on Pink Floyd cover bands). Yet I saw Velvet Revolver cover this song in concert a few years back and was blown away. Here's a video of them performing the song at another show.