"I Wish" as written by and Dan Wilson....
I wish I could be anyone but the one that I am now
I wish I could see any scene but the one I hang around
I wish I could do anything but the things I always do
No matter how I try to sing along
Something is always wrong
What I wish I knew

I wish I could drive in the car that you drive around the Bay
I wish I could ride in the back seat you're riding in today
I wish I could be more like someone you wish that I could be
No matter how I change it anyway
You won't even say if you really want me

I can try to please you
Get down on my knees for you
Go outside and freeze for you
Cross the high seas for you
Whatever you need me to
I can climb the trees for you
Twist in the breeze for you
But there's one thing that I can never do
I can't believe for you
I can't believe in me for you

I wish I could turn into somebody far, far away
I wish I could make myself satisfactory in every way
I wish I could know whether you really know what you need
If I could only be somebody else
I wouldn't be myself
And maybe you'd want me

I can try to please you
Get down on my knees for you
Go outside and freeze for you
Swim the high seas for you
Whatever you need me to

I've been climbing the trees for you
Twisting in the breeze for you
But one thing I can never, never do

I can't believe for you
I can't believe for you
I can't believe in me for you


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"I Wish" as written by Dan Wilson

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    General CommentHas noone heard this song?!? I shed a tear almost everytime I hear it. When my boyfriend and I broke it off after 4 yrs. I was really lost and confused, I had no clue what I wanted in life, where I was going, or anything. We eventually reconciled and he said he would listen to this song and that helped him understand what I was going through at the time. We are not currently together so now this song really gets to me, It is a really beautiful song to me....
    Carahon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentever since this album first came out, this has been one of my favorite songs of theirs. it's always been one that i relate to... it sums up a certain feeling i find myself awash in every so often with these lines: "I can't believe in me for you," and really, when you think about it, it seems that often turns out to be the one obstacle not even the most determined romantic can overcome. if someone doesn't believe in you, there is nothing you can do about it. that's one of the worst feelings.

    "I wish I could ride in the back seat you're riding in today,"

    that part always brings about vivid memories for me... in general, I just love the imagery in this song, and the almost hopeful sound in the instrumental bits towards the end. i guess in a way it's a positive song, because it shows the devotion the narrator has to the person he is singing to. you sure don't find that quality in people very often.
    delialon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnot my favorite but its a good song. For me its the lines:

    "I wish I could be more like someone you wish that I could be"
    and
    "If I could only be somebody else I wouldn't be myself"

    that really gives points. Its the part i can relate the most to as its something i have felt pretty much since i was a kid and up to present day.
    malciteon July 08, 2010   Link

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