What does Wish You Were Here mean?

Avril Lavigne: Wish You Were Here Meaning

Album cover for Wish You Were Here album cover

Song Released: 2011

Wish You Were Here Lyrics

I can be tough
I can be strong
But with you, It's not like that at all
Theres a girl who gives a shit
Behind this wall
You just walk through it

And I remember all those crazy thing you said
You left them running through my head


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 25th 2011 !⃝

    It means that you have left a person and a few week/months later, you relize that you feel you aren't strong enough to handle them being gone. You wish they were back with you. For example: you moved and want to move on without the person you left behind but you relize you need that person and you want to see them next them to you.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 25th 2011 !⃝

    In my opinion it means you might have moved on and I'm trying too but I still give a shit about you. Even though we're not together anymore, but I still remember all the sweet things you said and did to me and I really miss it and wish that I could do anything to make it happen again.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2019 !⃝

    The song is about missing someone. You lost a very important person in your life and you want to be with this person so much. You would do anything to have him or her by your side.
    It is already too late to tell the person how you feel and you know you might not see her or him again.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2015 !⃝

    This song means she misses someone badly. She said she can be strong but its different when that someone is with her. Everybody knows that its hard to live when theres something missing in our life. You feel so incomplete and lonely. This song not just means missing youre special someone but also missing youre friend

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2013 !⃝

    The thought of missing someone,
    oh she hates it.

    Maybe it's about someone close to her back in the past.
    Someone who changed.
    Someone who turned into someone she said she'll never be.
    Someone who turned their backs on her.
    Someone who doesn't remember all thos memories you had.
    All those happy and painful moments you shared.
    She just miss the "old" someone.
    Someone she used to know.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 30th 2012 !⃝

    She mentions "Wish You Were Here" as lyrics in a couple more of her songs at least if you pay attention. This one finally made it as a title. Maybe she wants that person to here the message this time instead of it just being a common phrase within songs? Seems like someone she misses. I wish to solve this mystery some day.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 16th 2012 !⃝

    i think this song is about how you haven't seen someone or some people in forever, and you miss them so much, and you just want to remeber everything about them, what they said, what you did together.

    or it could be how someone changed, and you misss the old them. and all you want is to remeber

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2012 !⃝

    I think its about someone who has died because of the line "Behind this wall
    You just walk through it" and "your always there your everywhere." it just leads me to think that someone has died

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 1st 2012 !⃝

    for me, this song is a story about a girl who misses the guy badly, and she will do everything just to be with him again.. she remembered the times that they spent together, and she can't move on because she is still hoping for the guy to come back into her life..

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2012 !⃝

    i think its about somone who died because she said its who i am dont have to try hard . just sayin

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2012 !⃝

    I think its about a close friend or a boyfriend that she has to leave

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2012 !⃝

    This song is about missing someone that she loves and cares from a far distance. She can't get him out of her head.Self explanatory.


  13. anonymous
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    Feb 12th 2012 !⃝

    In my situation, this song is how two people meant for each other are lost in two separate worlds. I can't find him, and I, of course have hope, but it seems so unlikely that I would find him. The different verses summarize the memories and aspects of our relationship. The chorus, is what I think every single day. It's been a month, can I ever find him? I wish you were here Aaron.

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 12th 2012 !⃝

    This song can also represent a long-distance relationship, I believe. How a person can wish someone were there, and anything/everything reminds you of that person.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 24th 2012 !⃝

    I think it's about a girl who loves a guy who may live in another town or another country...and that she missed him like hell...and that she thinks a lot about him...and wishes that she can see him...this is what it means for me

  16. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2012 !⃝

    I think the song is about someone she loves and cares about a lot and wants to be with him. But he doesn't want her like that. Yet they do crazy things and he's sweet to her sometimes and she remembers everything he said to her. Now he's gone and she wishes that he was there with her and would be hers.

  17. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2011 !⃝

    I agree, I don't associate it with a breakup at all. It makes me think about a girl who really loves this guy she is in a relationship with but they don't get to see each other all the time and she just wants him to be with her. She can't get him out of her head.

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