I Wish Lyrics

Stevie Wonder


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Stevie Wonder
album: Track in album Songs in the Key of Life
release date: 1976-9-28
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genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Conscious/Soul/Disco/Fusion/Ballad/Latin Jazz
length: 4:13
producer: Stevie Wonder
drums: Raymond Pounds
lead vocals: Stevie Wonder
trumpet: Steve Madaio and Raymond Maldonado
arranger: Stevie Wonder
alto saxophone: Hank Redd
tenor saxophone: Trevor Lawrence
bass guitar: Nathan Watts
composer: Stevie Wonder
lyricist: Stevie Wonder

Cover Art

Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life cover art
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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
But 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 wall
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


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 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
    Vinyl 2
  • 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
    Vinyl 3
  • 1 Saturn
  • 2 Ebony Eyes
  • 3 All Day Sucker
  • 4 Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call)