This song appears on three albums, and was first released on The Flower That Shattered The Stone album, and has also been released on the Stonehaven Sunrise and The John Denver Collection - Calypso albums.
Dear friend of mine, the weather’s fine Today I saw some ruins of the Roman world’ decline And I climbed all those Spanish steps, you’ve heard of them no doubt But Rome has lost it's glory, I don’t know what it’s about
I wish you were here (when the shadows fall and all the rushing traffic stills) I wish you were here (and the bells are ringing on the seven hills) I make my way to a small cafe I wonder what you did today Wish you were here
Dear one at home, I just flew in from Rome And Paris is a postcard all decked in color chrome And so I climbed the Eiffel Tower and prayed at Notre Dame But I just can’t find the romance and I wonder why I came
I wish you were here (on the Champs Elysees, lovers walking hand in hand) I wish you were here (they take one look at me and seem to understand) This city of light is a lovely sight The first bright star I see tonight Wish you were here
Now I write this from the plane Drinking cheap champagne Wonderin’ why two people got so far apart
I wish you were here (here in London where the rain is pouring down) I wish you were here (on this airplane headed back to New York town) I’ll never leave you alone again I’m coming home, but until then Wish you were here Wish you were here Wish you were here