I Wish Lyrics

Stevie Wonder


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Stevie Wonder
album: Track 3 in album Songs in the Key of Life
release date: 1976-9-28
popularity : 439 users have visited this page.
length: 4:13
arranger: Stevie Wonder
alto saxophone: Hank Redd
trumpet: Raymond Maldonado, Steve Madaio
tenor saxophone: Trevor Lawrence
drums: Raymond Pounds
bass guitar: Nathan Watts
performer: Stevie Wonder
producer: Stevie Wonder
programming: Charles Brewer, Stevie Wonder, John Fischbach
lead vocals: Stevie Wonder
background vocals: Renee Hardaway

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Looking back on when I
Was a little nappy headed boy
Then my only worry
Was for Christmas what would be my toy
Even though we sometimes
Would not get a thing
We were happy with the
Joy the day would bring
Sneaking out the back door
To hang out with those hoodlum friends of mine
Greeted at the back door
With boy thought I told you not to go outside
Tryin' your best to bring the
Water to your eyes
Thinkin' it might stop her
From woopin' your behind
I wish those days could come back once more
Why did those days ever have to go
I wish those days could come back once more
Why did those days ever have to go
Cause I love them so
Brother says he's tellin'
'Bout you playin' doctor with that girl
Just don't tell I'll give you
Anything you want in this whole wide world
Mama gives you money for Sunday school
You trade yours for candy after church is through
Smokin' cigarettes and writing something nasty on the wall (you nasty boy)
Teacher sends you to the principal's office down the hall
You grow up and learn that kinda thing ain't right
But while you were doin'it-it sure felt outta sight
I wish those days could come back once more
Why did those days ever have to go
I wish those days could come back once more
Why did those days ever have to go

Thanks to jtrane for the correction

Track Listing

  • 1 Love’s in Need of Love Today
  • 2 Have a Talk With God
  • 3 Village Ghetto Land
  • 4 Contusion
  • 5 Sir Duke
  • 6 I Wish
  • 7 Knocks Me Off My Feet
  • 8 Pastime Paradise
  • 9 Summer Soft
  • 10 Ordinary Pain
  • 1 Isn’t She Lovely
  • 2 Joy Inside My Tears
  • 3 Black Man
  • 4 Ngiculela - Es Una Historia / I Am Singing
  • 5 If It’s Magic
  • 6 As
  • 7 Another Star
  • 1 Saturn
  • 2 Ebony Eyes
  • 3 All Day Sucker
  • 4 Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call)