Wish

I wish we woke up gladly every single day
to count our many blessings, the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold on to our truth
in the darkest hour it would still shine through

I wish I could see clearly what I’m here to do
I wish I didn’t always compare myself to you
I wish I had forgotten all the things I learnt
that do not benefit us, only bring us hurt

Oh oh oh oh I wish we were happier inside
oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time

I wish I never longed for the home I left behind
I wish my only focus was the chapter at the time
I wish I could be stronger, when I have to let you down
I wish I could hold on to the times I made you proud

I wish I never judged you, in that unhelpful way
I wish I always loved you and what you had to say
I wish you knew I praised you, more often than you’d guess
so you’d feel celebrated, always at your best

Oh oh oh oh I wish we were happier inside
oh oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time

I wish you knew how deeply my raw emotions beat
they run like wild horses into everything I speak
I wish you knew I suffered, you have company
you’re not alone to fear things as long as you’ve got me

I wish we woke up gladly every single day
to count our many blessings, the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold on to our truth
in the darkest hour, it would still shine through

And I say, oh oh oh oh I wish we were happier inside
oh oh oh oh I wish we would pull together this time

Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
oh oh oh and there's nothing more to wish for

 

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2014

Kids Wish for the World - Lyrics

I wish we woke up gladly every single day
to count our many blessings the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold onto our truth
in the darkest hour it would still shine through
 
I wish no child or creature would ever be abused  (Ben)
I wish we felt our voices were always free to use  (Funmi
I wish the world was peaceful and every war would cease (Dylan
I wish we all were equal with no more poverty (Archer
I wish all sadness ended as easy as we breathe  (Niamh
I wish we loved our planet and lived in harmony  (Ammal
 
Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time

I wish that every child was blessed with the best start  (Rafe
I wish that all diseases were shadows of the past  (Rebekah
I wish nobody suffered and we all lived happily  (Mateusz)
I wish that everybody had a loving family  (Martha)

I wish we woke up gladly every single day (All Sing Till End)
to count our many blessings the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold onto our truth
in the darkest hour it would still shine through

Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time
Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and there's nothing more to wish for

 

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2015

 

Written by Beatie Wolfe. Performed by Beatie and the Popjammers - Ammal, Archer, Ben, Dylan, Funmi, Martha, Mateusz, Niamh, Rafe, Rebekah - plus Yaron Stavi (Bass), Adam Hayes (Drums) & Rachel Black (BV).

Recorded at Larkins Farm with Tom Loffman (NUA Entertainment). Mixed & Mastered by Joe Rubel (Pixel). Video Directed & edited by Ben Stevenson