"Wishing I Was There" as written by Colin Leslie Campsie, Natalie Jane Imbruglia and Phil Thornalley....
Take your hand
And place it in my pocket
Flick your eyes back in their sockets
Put those thoughts away
Sometimes they're much to loud
I'll take a breath
And cradle your sweet head
Should've stayed at home in bed
Put that face away
I'm melting for you
I know, I get cold
'cause I can't leave things well alone
Understand I'm accident prone
Me, I get free
Every night the moon is mine
But when the morning comes
Don't say you love me
Don't say you need me
I really don't think that's fair
Boy I'm not so dumb
But when you leave me
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing, I was there
I dreamt about another girl in bed with you
You just laughed and smiled
Denied the proof
We're fine till I think of the problem
I wish it made sense
Like a joke that no one gets
It's a life without regret
I want it to feel that way, forever and ever
I know, I get cold
'cause I can't leave things well alone
Understand I'm accident prone
Me, I get free
Every night the moon is mine
But when the morning comes
Don't say you love me
Don't say you need me
I really don't think that's fair
Boy I'm not so dumb
But when you leave me
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing I was there
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing I was there with you
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing I was there
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing I was there with you
Don't say you love me
Don't say you need me
I really don't think that's fair
Boy I'm not so dumb
But when you leave me
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing, I was there with you
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing, I was there
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing, I was there with you
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing, I was there
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing, I was there with you
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing, I was there
I'll be wishing I, wishing I, wishing, I was there with you


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"Wishing I Was There" as written by Natalie Jane Imbruglia Colin Leslie Campsie

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    General CommentIts about a fling. She and this guy are sleeping together, and they both want to go further with the relationship but she is difficult. She tends to sabotage her relationships. He loves her, and though she wants to love him, she knows she will just mess it up with her usual neurotic paranoia, so she keeps the relationship limited to sex, and sends him away in the morning, all the while wishing he could stay. When she says "don't say you love me, don't say you need me, I really don't think that's fair" It is unfair to her because she wants to return the sentiment but she can't let herself love him back.
    DigitalVaporon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song =) if only all pop was this good
    RubberDuckieYAYon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah - cool lyrics and sound, and the video clip totally suits it :)
    festijunkon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've not seen the video so I'm not sure what is it about...is it about a girl's insecurities?
    Gabigson January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who knows she's hot and knows that guys will use her for it, so instead of falling for a guy and getting hurt, she just takes that option off the table. She goes out and parties, goes home with guys and in the morning just leaves no strings attached, even if the guy wants more. That's my interpretation. There could be more to it.
    kimberlyd86on May 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLily Allen's 'Take What You Take" is lifted directly from this song. Why? Because I get "Take What You Take" stuck in my head and it mutates into "Wishing I Was There".
    Ekkostaron August 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentam i the only one who hears the exact phrase and notes "don't say you love me" in the faces' "stay with me"? hmmm.....did she sample that?
    bouncehoperon August 25, 2008   Link

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