Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

After school one day I was hanging out with my friend at her boyfriend’s house and he put on Pink Floyd’s album ‘Wish You Were Here’. I can’t even begin to describe what I felt as the haunting first notes of ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ drifted out through the speakers. I couldn’t wait to go to my job after school that week because I knew exactly what I was going to buy at the local record store (I bought this album first on cassette) as I didn’t own a record player then! A couple of years later it was also the first vinyl I ever bought. It still brings out every emotion in me when I listen to it. The song ‘Welcome to the Machine’ also has one of my favourite lyrics ‘What did you dream? It’s alright we told you what to dream’. As someone once said, ‘When you’re happy you enjoy the melody, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics’.