"I Wish" as written by Chris Bangs and Anthea Lorraine Clarke....
I sit alone almost every night
I watch those trains roll on by, out of sight

No, it's not the same old story, it's news to me
I'd say so it's the not only way to be
I worked in town on nothing for free
Nothing left in this place for the likes of me
I wish to God, I just wish that I

Got no money in my pockets you see
Gimme no, gimme no, gimme no, gimme no
No money in my pockets you see
Gimme no, gimme no, gimme no, gimme no

It's not the same old story it's news to me
I would say so but the only way to be out
I'm typing almost every night
I watch my dreams float by, out of sight
I wish to God that I just been stabbed

Got no money in my pockets you see
Gimme no, gimme no, gimme no, gimme no
No money in my pockets you see
Gimme no, gimme no, gimme no, gimme no

It's not the same old story it's news to me
I would say so but the only way to be out
I'm typing almost every night
I watch my dreams float by, out of sight
I wish to god that I just been stabbed


Lyrics submitted by maglob, edited by MrShambles

"I Wish" as written by Adam Ficek Peter Doherty

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    General Commenti think this is actually showing how unromantic crack is by saying he is just sitting there while his dreams float away
    he feels so bad he consider suicide
    again pete is showing us the harsh reality of addiction; this is why it annoys me when some one says he is influencing the youth to do it
    nickdon72on September 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, i think it's really clever, the way the music is so happy and uplifting, whereas the lyrics, in parts are sad and deep, theres a lot of sadness in this song, "I wish to god that I just been stabbed" but its still a brilliant song!
    Bettyyon December 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrilliant. liking the reggae sound, appears very upbeat but the lyrics tell a very different story
    stoobeeon December 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought it was saying 'Gimme no gimme no gimme no work' because this song is just about being skint and 'piping' away whilst your dreams float away with the sound. it took me a while to get into it but i really like this song, pete described it as one of the strongest songs he ever co-written which is saying something. his guitarist mik whitnall wrote the music pete said this song was 'his baby' and pete wrote the lyrics. good song to sing when ur feeling the effects of having no money lol.
    TragicAnatomyon January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'm piping almost every night
    I watch my dreams float by, out of sight"

    You sure do, Peter.
    steakforchickenon January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoi! isn't there a little "alright george deaver" after "stabbed"? i sure can hear it but have no idea of who george is
    sedativeon February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprobably the only babyshambles song i've managed to like. so catchy.
    macramebirdon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'm piping almost every night
    I watch my dreams float by, out of sight"

    makes crack sound romantic.
    smfon July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, so few comments? i really like this song! it's fun to play, sing and just listen to, like, whenever.
    about being poor.
    sedative: you are right, he does say "alright george deaver". no idea who that is, pete probably just made him up...
    carl4peteon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song vaguely reminds me of Can't Stand Me Now, in that it sounds upbeat, but when you look at the lyrics and figure out the actual meaning of the song, it's a tragedy.
    this_is_revolutionon April 28, 2008   Link

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