I wish there was a photograph
That showed me here with you
And I could kiss the photograph
And make my wish come true
I wish I was a humming dove
So I could sing so sweet
I wish that I could steal the moon
And kiss it with my feet
I wish I was a remedy
That you were meant to take
A product of a recipe
That no one had to bake
I wish I could forget that day
The hurting in my heart
And wash our mouths with listerine
To make a brand new start

Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down

I wish there was a fairytale
That turned into my life
So I could kiss prince charming
And be his princess wife
I wish the voices in my head
Would leave my ears alone
So my eyes would stop there water bleeding
And I could find a home
I wish there was a ruby rose
Where I spread my wings with you
So I could inhale the perfume
And be the morning dew
I wish the raindrops on the glass
Would let me join their dance
I'd spin and twirl and laugh with them
And drown my thoughts per chance

Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain

Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall

Lalala I kinda like it
Lalala I kinda like it this way

Watching the rain
Watching the rain


Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain
Watching the rain fall down
Watching the rain
Watching the rain
Watching the rain
Watching the rain



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    General CommentKaty's little poetic rap session has interludes that are so beautiful. To me, this song captures sadness incredibly.

    This song basically talks about how Katy is wanting and wishing for everything but who and where she is right now. That she is hurting, perhaps from a relationship. I'm not sure:

    "I wish I could forget that day
    The hurting in my heart"

    But in her utterly sad shell of flesh, she wishes and dreams of being different things.

    All while she watches the rain fall down.
    chino69on September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentchino69 you are absoloutly right.
    in fact she is talking about a relastionship that wasn't right
    " i wish there was a fairytale
    That turned into my life
    So I could kiss prince charming"
    the meaning of this means that she doesn't found her prince charmant. she is waiting, searching.
    rockchicka213on August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and I love the term water-bleeding instead of crying.
    she_speakson February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that song is too catchy for me? i mean i used to love it but not that much anymore. of course two thumbs up for the lyrics and the "water bleeding" term, you go Katy!!!!!
    Hotel-Paperon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta dreaming type of song... again lots of metaphors!
    Pinkbutterflyon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits woahohoh not lalala
    Because-I-Canon May 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think of it as everything going through her head as she sits outside the window
    it's kind of literal, but when i daydream out the window i wish and dream, which is the essence of the song
    dramageek5on November 03, 2008   Link

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