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I Wish
I WISH I WAS RUNNING FREE IN THE FIELDS
LIKE A CHILD WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD
NEVER OUT OF BREATH, NO ACHES AND PAINS
JUST LAUGHING THROUGH THE SUMMER RAIN

I WISH I WAS THE PILOT OF A HUGE JET PLANE
FLYING TO SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY
CRUISING AT 30,000 FT ABOVE THE CLOUDS
AND INTO THE SUNRISE OF ANOTHER DAY

I WISH I WAS FLOATING ON A DEEP BLUE SEA
THE WARM WAVES LAPPING OVER ME
OR ON A CANAL IN THE SHADE OF SUMMER TREES
BLOWING ME GENTLY ON THE BREEZE

I WISH I WAS WALKING THE ENDLESS ROAD
I'LL PITCH MY TENT EVERY NIGHT AND CALL IT HOME
NO NEED FOR A MAP, I'LL JUST PICK A TRACK
AND KEEP WALKING ON WITH THE SUN ON MY BACK

SUN ON MY BACK

I WISH I WAS RIDING FIVE ABREAST
A TATTOO OF MY COLOURS PROUDLY DISPLAYED ON MY CHEST
A MODERN DAY OUTLAW STRIKING FEAR IN THE HEARTS
OF ANYONE THAT DARES TO STAND IN MY PATH

I WISH I WAS DRIVING AN 18-WHEELER
ACROSS THE HIGHWAYS OF NORTH AMERICA
OR SCREECHING ROUND THE NEW YORK STREETS
WITH THE SCREAMING SIRENS OF THE FOLLOWING HEAT

I WISH I WAS BEING CHAUFFEURED IN A LIMOUSINE
A MOVIE STAR ON THE COVERS OF ALL THE MAGAZINES
OR CRUISING IN A TOUR BUS, BLACK AND CHROME
FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO MY L.A. HOME

I WISH I WAS RIDING ON A SNAKING TRAIN
ACROSS THE CANADIAN ROCKIES OR THE AFRICAN PLAINS
THE MOAN OF THE HORN AND THE DING OF THE BELL
WAKING EACH DAY TO A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE WORLD

DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE WORLD


A EUROPEAN TOWN, I'M HITCHING A RIDE
WITH THE DEVIL RIDING OUT TO THE OTHER SIDE
I'LL TAKE A GLIMPSE BACK ONCE OR TWICE
LESS AND LESS WITH EVERY ROLL OF THE DICE.....
Lyrics for I Wish by Mark Ayling
Copyright Mark Ayling 2013