"Wish I May" as written by Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Fincke, Mark James Klepaski and Jeremy Hummel....
Shove me under you again
I can't wait for this to end
Sober, empty in the head
I know I can never win
Why should I have to wait
I'll just look the other way

We left this land of shiny lights
I wish I may, I wish I might
When all these dreams have come to end
You wish you were, you're not my friend

I can see you suffocate
I can find no other way
Try to make you saturate
I can be your enemy
Why should I have to wait
I'll just look the other way


Whoa no


You said you'd love
To see the end
The long hard road
That I have been
When all these dreams have come to end
You wish you were, you're not my friend
Blind eyes shine bright

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"Wish I May" as written by Jeremy Hummel Benjamin Burnley

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    General Commentit's about dreams(probably becoming a successful band) and here you refers to a friend he(ben) lost in the way or who rather left him(Ben) in his(Ben) way of trying to fulfill his(Ben) dreams

    You said you'd love to see the end-------how this dream of their's ends
    The long hard road that I have been-------the hard way that he'd gone through
    When all these dreams have come to end-----now that the dreams have come to an end or have been fulfilled
    You wish you were, you're not my friend----you did a mistake...you should have joined me to the end
    AbsoluteZero0on May 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe land of shiny lights really intrigues me. I sometimes wish someone were my friend too when they weren't. This song is beautiful and powerful at the same time.
    CRYN_OUTon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"We left this land of shiny lights"

    Hes talking about California, when he went to live there for half a year, and then came bac wit a new band called Plan 9
    DumBBlondeBB23on October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIM FROM BREAKING BENJAMIN'S HOMETOWN!! haha go me, im cool!....yeah but this song roooooooox
    "we left this land of shiny lights" <3 that part idk y
    Jack_and_Sallyon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyou're not the only one Jack and Sally. And this song is awesome. XD I love that part "land of shiny lights."
    motionlessinwhiteon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSuch an amazing song... I can relate to the feeling "We left this land of shining lights" because it's just... i don' know, it justr seems to suit how i feel a lot. :P
    Sea_Of_Faces90on December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSorry if this is a really obvious interpetation, but could the song mean something about the singer being in a relationship with someone when he'd prefer to be with someone else? Like, the "Why should I have to wait; I'll just look the other way" part could mean why should he wait for the person he really wants? He'll have sex with the person he's with and pretend it's the other person by looking the other way. And the "When all these dreams have come to end; You wish you were, you're not my friend" could be him saying to whoever he's with that, regardless of what they think or dream, he doesn't really like them. Of course, that doesn't work for all the lines...
    Hollow heroon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe shiny lights comment make me think of how maybe he was friends with this girl he doesn't really love (Im agreeing with hollow hero on this one :D)and now hes just gone and wrecked it but he doesn't really care anymore
    Sea_Of_Faces90on May 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlmao okay so i told my bf that i loved this song
    i havent really "listen" listened to it so ya, and now that i have i understand why he asked me why i like it i probably just scared the shit out of him lmao oops... lol
    but i do agree with hollow hero.
    emily3on December 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally I think the song is about drugs.

    "SHOVE ME UNDER YOU AGAIN." feeling subordinate to something.

    "SOBER, EMPTY IN THE HEAD" not feeling there

    "I KNOW I CAN NEVER WIN" against the addiction

    "LEFT THIS LAND OF SHINY LIGHTS" the feeling of being high

    "YOU WISH YOU WERE, YOU'RE NOT MY FRIEND" in the end the person knows the addiction is wants in but he recognizes it isn't good
    TheConstant815on March 01, 2008   Link

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