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Oooh I wish...
Oooh I wish...

I walked into this life a lover
And I was carrying a deep hope for you
I lit up like a fire
I watched you from afar
A blazing, burning star
I came alive, a new design
The tree of life is what you are

Oooh I wish you felt this way
You'd say
Oh, baby, it's not a game
Oohh I wish you felt this way
You'd stay
You'd take the pain away
Will you stay?
You take away the pain

So tell me, do you fear this
'Cause you're not sure what's required?
And do you hear this?
You're not expected to be forthright
You're so profound, but you're not found
And if I could, I'd just claim you

Oooh I wish you felt this way
You'd say
Oh, baby, it's not a game
Oooh I wish you felt this way
You'd stay
You'd take the pain away
Ah, you'd stay
You'd take away the pain

Ooh...
I came alive
Ooh...
A new design
You were designed, yeah
Oooh...


Oooh I wish...
Oooh I wish...
Oooh I wish...
Oooh I wish...

Oooh I wish you felt this way
You'd say
Oh, baby, it's not a game
Oooh I wish you felt this way
You'd say
Oh, baby, it's not a game
Oh you'd stay
You take the pain away
Oh, you'd stay
You take away the pain


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    General Commentthis song is everything i love about eisley.

    i believe it sums up that whimsical feeling you get when you're infatuated with someone you can't have. all you think about is how badly you want to be with them but they're not interested. you see so much in them and you know they'd be so perfect for you, but they just don't get it. i can definitely relate to that frustration. i think it's a beautiful song about wishful thinking, which happens to all of us at some point. we all want someone we can't have. all we can do is wish.
    afflictionateon March 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI think you have most of it correct, just a few corrections, or at least this is what I hear:

    Oooh, I wish
    Oooh, I wish

    I walked into this life a lover
    And I was carrying a deep hope for you
    A little pack of fire
    I watched you from afar
    A blazing, blooming star
    I came alive un-designed
    The tree of life is what you are

    Oooh, I wish you felt this way
    You say, "Oh baby, it's not a game"
    Oooh, I wish you felt this way
    You say, "you take the pain away"
    You say, "you take away the pain"

    So tell me, do you fear this?
    Cause you're not sure what's required
    And do you hear this?
    You're not expected to be forthright
    You're so profound, but you're not found
    And if I could, I'd just claim you

    Oooh, I wish you felt this way
    You say, "Oh baby, it's not a game"
    Oooh, I wish you felt this way
    You say, "you take the pain away"
    You say, "you take away the pain"

    Oooh, oh, oh, oh
    I came alive
    Oooh, oh, oh, oh
    A new design
    Oooh, oh, oh, oh
    You were designed, yeah

    Oooh, I wish(x4)

    Oooh, I wish you felt this way
    You say, "Oh baby, it's not a game"
    Oooh, I wish you felt this way
    You say, "Oh baby, it's not a game"
    You say, "you take the pain away"
    You say, "you take away the pain"
    seakingon February 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cannot believe how much they've matured instrumentally, vocally, lyrically... This whole album gives me the chills.

    I just think it's about someone being a little shaky in a relationship, not sure how they feel or where they want to go with the other person.

    The "oooh" breakdown around 2 minutes... a Say Anything influence? I love it a LOT!
    canvaswingson February 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationDefinitely one of my favorite Eisley songs. Strikes a chord in me.

    I personally feel that it's describing the early stages of a relationship, the stage before one becomes "official" and "committed" to it. A relationship with someone you find you actually really like a lot. I think it's suggested that the singer experienced a few disappointments in the past, but upon seeing/meeting this new person, had a renewed hope; "lit up like a fire", "came alive", was refreshed again by the feeling of really liking someone and the possibility of starting a new relationship. ("the tree of life is what you are")

    The singer knows what she feels, but can't be sure of her interest's feelings; she wishes and hopes that he feels the same way, even though he expresses that his feelings are genuine: "You take the pain away, oh, baby, it's (his feelings are) not a game."

    He's still a little unsure though, because he maybe isn't sure of how to go about this new relationship, is "not sure what's required", or whether or not he's "expected to be forthright". But the singer obviously wants to start the relationship for real; they're not truly together yet "you're so profound, but you're not found", but if he would just get over his hesitations, she'd claim him in a second.

    Just my take on it anyways. I think Sherri is a little more literal in her lyrics than Stacy.
    LuxSucreon March 07, 2013   Link

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