"I Wish You Well" as written by and Thomas William Cochrane....
I'm gonna check my scars at home
Gonna cash my chips and roam
Gonna walk before you fade to black

I'm gonna write a new resume
I'm gonna write you off the page
I'm gonna take what we might take away

And you will find a brighter
You might find a brighter day
Oh

And in another year
The pain will disappear and I
Will look back on this life as if it were a scene
In a film somebody made for you and me
I wish you well

Oh I wish you well
Na na na na na na na
I wish you well

She wants to be set free
Wants the space to feel love and be angry and I
I watch her bounce off the walls
While the chips they start to fall

And then in a little while I see
That distant smile returning
Just like a ghost in a dream
That we had way back when
And then she'll turn and smile and say
Come again

Oh
And in another year
The pain will disappear
We'll look back on this life as if it were a scene
Somebody wrote about you and me
Somebody wrote about you and me
I wish you well

I cannot believe
There's nothing left to save
Hard as a hammer she wants me
To come again and again (And in another year)

I'm down on my knees (The pain will disappear)
Won't you come again
Don't you need relief
Don't you need relief

And in another year
The pain will disappear and I
Will look back on this life
As if it were a scene

And in a little while I see
That distant smile returning
Just like back in the days
When we were so naive
In a film somebody, somebody made
I wish you well

I wish you well
Oh
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
Na na na na na na
I wish you well


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"I Wish You Well" as written by Thomas William Cochrane

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    General CommentWell it's a terrific break up song. He knows he wants her out of his life.

    "Gonna cash my chips and roam/Gonna walk before you fade to black/I'm gonna write a new resume/I'm gonna write you off the page". Here, he's made up his mind to leave.

    "And in another year/The pain will disappear and I
    Will look back on this life as if it were a scene
    In a film somebody made for you and me" He knows that it will take time for her to get over him and vice-versa (he still has feelings for her). And in a year, it won't seem real anymore.

    "I cannot believe there's nothing left to save." Uh-oh, his bravado is starting to crack. He himself can't believe it's over."

    I was surprised that this single never clicked. It is a much better tune than LIFE IS A HIGHWAY.
    Susan_The_BassPlayeon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like a sad situation. She's obviously not happy in the relationship, and he has to leave before she and the relationship are completely destroyed. He clearly cares deeply for her, and still has hope that they can be reconciled after a break. (This may well be based on Tom's own relationship with his wife, which went through a bit of a rocky patch around that time but which eventually came back together.)
    dweeberton March 04, 2008   Link

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