"I Wish" as written by and Trevor Horn Malcolm Robert Andrew Mclaren....
I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I wish I was like six-foot-nine
So I can get with Leoshi
'Cause she don't know me but yo she's really fine
You know I see her all the time everywhere I go
And even in my dreams I can scheme a way to make her mine
'Cause I know she's livin phat
Her boyfriend's tall and he plays ball
So how am I gonna compete with that?
'Cause when it comes to playing basketball
I'm always last to be picked
And in some cases never picked at all
So I just lean up on the wall
Or sit up in the bleachers with the rest of the girls
Who came to watch their men ball
Dag y'all! I never understood, black
Why the jocks get the fly girls and me I get the hood rats
I tell em "scat, skittle, scabobble"
Got hit with a bottle
And I been in the hospital for talkin' that mess
I confess it's a shame when you living in a city
That's the size of a box and nobody knows yo' name
Glad I came to my senses
Like quick-quick got sick-sick to my stomach
Overcommeth by the thoughts of me and her together
Right? So when I asked her out she said I wasn't her type

I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I wish I had a brand-new car
So far, I got this hatchback
And everywhere I go, yo, I gets laughed at
And when I'm in my car I'm laid back
I got an 8-track and a spare tire in the backseat, but that's flat
And do you really wanna know what's really whack?
See I can't even get a date, so, what do you think of that?
I heard that prom night is a bomb night
With the hood rats you can hold tight
But really though, I'm a Figaro
When I'm in my car I can't even get a hello
Well, so many people wanna cruise Crenshaw on Sunday
Well, then I'mma have to get in my car and go
You know I take the 110 until the 105
Get off at Crenshaw, tell my homies "look alive"
'Cause it's hard to survive when your living
In a concrete jungle and these girls keep passing me by
She looks fly, she looks fly
Makes me say "my, my, my"

I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller

Hey, I wish I had my way
'Cause everyday would be a Friday
And you could even speed on the highway
I would play ghetto games
Name my kids ghetto names Little Mookie, Big Al, Lorraine
Yo you know that's on the real
So if you're down on your luck
Then you should know just how I feel 'cause if you don't want me around
See I go simple, I go easy, I go Greyhound
Hey, you, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down
Ah yes, ain't that fresh?
Everybody wants to get down like that

I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala


Lyrics submitted by ADimeADexter

"I Wish" as written by Archie Leroy Roundtree Anne Dudley

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., A SIDE MUSIC LLC D/B/A MODERN WORKS MUSIC PUBLISHING, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +6
    General CommentI always felt like this song was a not-so-subtle criticism of Communist regimes. The symbology draws on Western values that overcame oppressive anti-materialism, especially in the post-Cold War context. It then becomes the optimistic anthem of an unrestrained world era.
    hello981on December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a guy who wishes that he was a little bit taller. He also wishes that he was a baller. And that he had a girl who looked good so that he could call her.
    BillaBongUSAon January 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favorite kinda rap...its fun, funny and tells a story..not like all those new fags that are self centered and all they care about is busting a cap in yo ass, and fuckin anything that walks, and screaming BH at the end of thier songs... losers...
    I wish all those retarded morons get smashed in the face 50 60 times with iron bat and given an open coffin funeral..that way we can set an example.
    bisoon February 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha my english teacher loves this song and he will randomly start saying his favorite part... "wish I was like six-foot-nine... so I could get with Leoshi... 'cause she don't know me, but yo, she's really fine" its hilarious. it has been all year and it doesnt look like its gunna get any less funny.
    kirajoon October 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha this song is so much fun to sing!
    champienneon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, I try my best to keep up with the lyrics but I don't have it memorized anymore. Wow old skool rap like this is definitly the best.
    tallgrl45on August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha the only reason i came across this song was because i typed in the lyrics from a part of a live blink 182 performance, they say the 'i wish i was alittle bit taller wish i was a baller...' part...but anyways i dloaded this song then too, its fun :)
    sandimashs182on August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat, fun, old school like song. I beleive this song is about how nobody gets everything they want, but life is still great.
    MethodTDon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI only heard this song cuz at my high school we have this CBN(central broadcasting network) and for the senior farewell they were playin this in the background while they were showing clips of the prom, so i downloaded it.
    FaulDeutschKind264on June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBillabong, you're forgetting the rabbit in a hat with a bat and the '64 impala xD
    chocheliuson February 10, 2007   Link

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