"I Wish" as written by and Robert S. Kelly....
I wish, I wish, I wish
To every city
I wish, I wish, I wish
Every hood
I wish, I wish, I wish
And every block
Ghetto America!

Rollin' through the hood
Just stopped by to say what's up
And let you know
Your baby boy ain't doing so tough
And even though you passed
Going on four long years
Still waking up late at night crying tears
Just thinking about those days
You used to talk to me
Smilin' while I'm sippin' on this Hennessey
And remember we bragged on how rich we would be
To get up out this hood was like a fantasy

And now you hear my songs the radio is bangin'
Oh I can't believe my ears
And what everybody's sayin'
And boy I'll tell you, folks don't know the half
I would give it all up, just to take one ride

(With you)
How I used to kick it on the front porch
(With you)
And how I used to lay back and smoke weed
(With you)
And all the little basement party joints we'd do
Now I'm just missing you
How I wish

I wish that I could hold you now
I wish that I could touch you now
I wish that I could talk to you
Be with you somehow
I know you're in a better place
Even though I can't see your face
I know you're smiling down on me
Saying everything's okay
And if I make it out this thug life
I'll see you again someday
I wish, I wish, I wish
I wish, I wish, I wish

Now ever since this money come
It's been nothing but stress
Sometimes I wish that I could just trade in my success
Y'all look at me and say boy you've been blessed
But y'all don't see the inside of my unhappiness
Man I swear this shit gets heavy like a ton
That's why you hear me shootin', this real shit off like a gun
Hmm I wonder how my friends would treat me now
If I wasn't iced up with a Bentley and a house
That's why fake ass niggas get fake ass digits
And fake ass playas get a real playa hatin' 'em
Honey Love goes platinum and y'all ass come around
But y'all don't want to raise the roof
Until my shit is going down

And now you hear my songs the radio is bangin'
Oh I can't believe my ears
And what everybody's sayin'
Boy I'll tell you, folks don't know the half
I would give it all up, just to take one ride

(With you)
How I used to hoop off in them tournaments
(With you)
And how I used to club hop on weekends
(With you)
Your family called the morning of the tragic end
Damn, my condolences

I wish that I could hold you now
I wish that I could touch you now
I wish that I could talk to you
Be with you somehow
I know you're in a better place
Even though I can't see your face
I know you're smiling down on me
Saying everything's okay
And if I make it out this thug life
I'll see you again someday
I wish, I wish, I wish
I wish, I wish, I wish

Voices in my head be telling me to come to church
Said the Lord is the only way for you to stop the hurt
Dreaming of windows black tinted like a hearse
When waking up to life sometimes seems worst
And all I ever wanted is to be a better man
And I try to keep it real with my homies now
For me to save the world I don't understand
How did I become the leader of a billion men?

And now you hear my songs the radio is bangin'
Oh I can't believe my ears
And what everybody's sayin'
Boy I'll tell you, folks don't know the half
I would give it all up, just to take one ride

(With you)
How I used to street perform on Friday
(With you)
And how I used to go to church on Easter Sunday
(With you)
Standing here throwing them songs at me
Somebody pray for me

I wish that I could hold you now
I wish that I could touch you now
I wish that I could talk to you
Be with you somehow
I know you're in a better place
Even though I can't see your face
I know you're smiling down on me
Saying everything's okay

I wish that I could hold you now
I wish that I could touch you now
I wish that I could talk to you
Be with you somehow
I know you're in a better place
Even though I can't see your face
I know you're smiling down on me
Saying everything's okay

I wish that I could hold you now
I wish that I could touch you now
I wish that I could talk to you
Be with you somehow
I know you're in a better place
Even though I can't see your face
I know you're smiling down on me
Saying everything's okay


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"I Wish" as written by Adrian Mcnally Niopha Keegan

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is too sad... but so sweet. It reminds me of a friend of mine who was killed a year ago, and I used to listen to this song all the time those days. I still get chills when I hear this song. :(
    Sunnyon February 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti lost a friend a long time ago, not to death or nothing, guy moved and i know its not the same, but this song is comforting...
    Disappearon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti had a friend that died. just one nite he went to sleep and god decided he isnt gonna wake up the next morning. a firend of his sang the chours of this song at the funeral and everytime i hear i pick the church, the crying freinds and family (espicaly how hard i was crying) and is mostly reminds me of the casket in the front of the church. knowing that my firend is in there. i cant hear this song without breaking down with memories even after over 5 months.
    Doniaon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis was my brothers faverite song. My brother was killed April 14,2002. He was 22 and has a 3 year old son. He was shot. I think about him every day. I wish, just makes me cry now. Only because I feel the words and I understand how it feels to lose someone you love. You dont know what to say to someone when they lose a loved one, but when you lose someone you love you know then that no words can bring them back or make the pain go away. All you can do is let that person know that you are there for them. I'm just thankful that I still have people here that love me and that are in my corner. Knowing that you'll never see that person again will make you cry, but then you should know that the person is in a better place. That doesn't make you feel better but its better then sitting and thinking there gone forever because in the end you will be united......Much luv~~Tendersweet~~
    R.I.P Duane Harrison jr.
    July 11, 1979-April 14,2002
    tendersweetluvon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my girlfriend that killed herself about 3 years ago. i never had any family so i cant feel the pain that tendersweetluv has suffered but this girl was the only string i had connecting to the world and the beauty of life and i can only quote this song "i wish i wish i wish"
    moderndayromeoon October 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really touching. I personally have never lost anyone close to me, but I still get emotional when I hear it. Thinking of all those people who lost loved ones at war in Iraq. How can you say a man who writes a song like this is an evil pervert? You can't. We Love You R Kelly. God Bless America...
    sweetnspicy656on June 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a good song but why does R. Kelly say "come on and braid my hair"? I don't get that part.
    Christopher1974on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. It's heartfelt and about a friend that he lost. He starts wondering if anyone would really care about him if he wasnt famous and rich.
    angelpawson March 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was to his mum
    princessmelissaon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about his mother

    'Come on and braid my hair' are lyrics referring to the times when his mother obviously used to sit and braid his hair... now he has to get someone else to do it.

    Their is also a remix version of this song titled 'I wish remix - To the homies that we lost' and is pretty similar but is about a friend he lost. Also features guests on the song =) Its also worth a listen too.
    Adam_Is_Shaggyon August 10, 2006   Link

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