Wish You Were Here Album

Artist(s): Mark Wills

Cover Art

Mark Wills Wish You Were Here Cover Art

Tracklist

Don't Think I Won't

length: 2:32

If you need someone who will promise you blue skies
If you think old-fashioned love's out of style
You've probably got the wrong guy
But if you need someone to walk through the fire for you

I'm just the man to do it, don't think I won't
I mean what I say and I say what I feel
I'll love you 'til my name is carved in stone
Baby don't think I won't, 'cause I will

Your heart's been left to hurt by lovers runnin' scared
But whenever you reach out for me, I'm gonna be there
And if you need someone to spend his life lovin' you

I'm just the man to do it, don't think I won't
I mean what I say and I say what I feel
I'll love you 'til my name is carved in stone
Baby don't think I won't, 'cause I will

I'll love you 'til my name is carved in stone
Baby don't think I won't
Baby don't think I won't, 'cause I will

Emily Harper

length: 3:25
Emily sat right next to me
Five days a week in the same bus seat
For a girl she was pretty cool
She wore an old ball cap, hated lace
Played a mean shortstop and second base
Never missed a day of Sunday school
And I never told a soul back then
But Emily Harper was my best friend

We carved our names on an old oak limb
On the bank of the creek where we used to swim
A farmer's son and a preacher's only daughter
We ran barefoot through the garden gate
All afternoon we'd laugh and play
'Til the sun went down on me
And Emily Harper

About the time I turned sixteen
I noticed Emily's eyes were green
And how they shined when I made her laugh
I liked it when her hair was down
I hated other guys around
I played it cool but I had it bad
Lord, her Daddy had a fit
When he caught me stealing my first kiss

We carved a heart on that old oak limb
On the bank of the creek where we used to swim
A farmer's son and a preacher's only daughter
We used to sneak off in my daddy's car
Sit on the hood and count the stars
'Til the sun came up on me
And Emily Harper

It all seems just like yesterday
We grew up but some things never change

We still hold hands by that old oak limb
On the bank of the creek where we used to swim
A farmer's son and a preacher's only daughter
She sure did make a lovely bride
We vowed to grow old side by side
'Til the sun goes down on me
And Emily Harper
Emily Harper
Me and Emily Harper

Wish You Were Here

length: 4:02
They kissed goodbye at the terminal gate
She said, "You're gonna be late if you don't go"
He held her tight, said, "I'll be alright
I'll call you tonight to let you know"
He bought a postcard, on the front it just said Heaven
With a picture of the ocean and the beach
And the simple words he wrote her
Said he loved her and they told her
How he'd hold her if his arms would reach

Wish you were here, wish you could see this place
Wish you were near, I wish I could touch your face
The weather's nice, it's paradise
It's summertime all year and there's some folks we know
They say, "Hello, I miss you so, wish you were here"

She got a call that night but it wasn't from him
It didn't sink in right away, ma'am the plane went down
Our crews have searched the ground
No survivors found she heard him say
But somehow she got a postcard in the mail
That just said Heaven with a picture of the ocean and the beach
And the simple words he wrote her
Said he loves and they told her
How he'd love her if his arms would reach

Wish you were here, wish you could see this place
Wish you were near, I wish I could touch your face
The weather's nice, it's paradise
It's summertime all year and there's some folks we know
They say, "Hello, I miss you so, wish you were here"

The weather's nice, in paradise
It's summertime all year and all the folks we know
They say, "Hello, I miss you so, wish you were here"
Wish you were here

She's in Love

length: 4:44
Third of June she said goodbye
I watched her walk into the night
The hardest thing I ever did was let her go
We swore as friends we'd stay in touch
Best of friends don't mean that much
When that phone call comes to tell you
She's in love

She's in love
She's got that fire in her eyes
She's in love
How her smile lights up the sky
It's like she's walking on air
She's been set free
Still I can't believe
She's in love
Strolling down a one way street
Looking like every man's fantasy
She's in love
Why can't it be me

Told everyone I'm doing fine
Learned to get on with my life
I just want what's best for her
So I lied
Found a note on my door last night
Said, I'll be your friend until I die
But you should know I found someone
Now she's in love

She's in love
She's got that fire in her eyes
She's in love
How her smile lights up the sky
It's like she's walking on air
She's been set free
Still I can't believe
She's in love
Strolling down a one way street
Looking like every man's fantasy
She's in love
Why can't it be me

She's in love
She's got that fire in her eyes
She's in love
How her smile lights up the sky
It's like she's walking on air
She's been set free
Still I can't believe
She's in love
Strolling down a one way street
Looking like every man's fantasy
She's in love
Why can't it be me

She's in love
Why can't it be me

Love Is Alive

length: 2:52
Steam on the window and the moon is bright
We're just two people holding on tight
The night is young and this feeling is strong
The smile on your face is saying it all

Love is alive and well tonight
Taking control like a raging fire
Burning its way from your heart to mine
Love is alive

The world is empty and cold at times
But here in your arms I am warm inside
Beyond any feeling I've felt or believed
Bring on tomorrow I can face anything

Love is alive and well tonight
Taking control like a raging fire
Burning its way from your heart to mine
Love is alive

Passion and kisses, fevered desires
Constantly needing this feeling of ours

Love is alive and well tonight
Taking control like a raging fire
Burning its way from your heart to mine
Love is alive

Out of control like a raging fire
Burning its way from your heart to mine
Love is alive

Don't Laugh at Me

length: 3:38
I'm a little boy with glasses
The one they call the geek
A little girl who never smiles
'Cause I've got braces on my teeth
And I know how it feels
To cry myself to sleep

I'm that kid on every playground
Who's always chosen last
A single teenage mother
Tryin' to overcome my past
You don't have to be my friend
But is it too much to ask

Don't laugh at me
Don't call me names
Don't get your pleasure from my pain
In God's eyes we're all the same
Someday we'll all have perfect wings
Don't laugh at me

I'm the cripple on the corner
You've passed me on the street
And I wouldn't be out here beggin'
If I had enough to eat
And don't think I don't notice
That our eyes never meet

I lost my wife and little boy when
Someone crossed that yellow line
The day we laid them in the ground
Is the day I lost my mind
And right now I'm down to holdin'
This little cardboard sign, so

Don't laugh at me
Don't call me names
Don't get your pleasure from my pain
In God's eyes we're all the same
Someday we'll all have perfect wings
Don't laugh at me

I'm fat, I'm thin, I'm short, I'm tall
I'm deaf, I'm blind, hey, aren't we all

Don't laugh at me
Don't call me names
Don't get your pleasure from my pain
In God's eyes we're all the same
Someday we'll all have perfect wings
Don't laugh at me

The Last Memory

length: 3:28
I remember we were drivin'
I remember what she wore
I remember we were fightin'
Though I can't recall what for
I remember where we were goin'
And I remember I made her cry
I don't know what was so important
That I had to be so right

That's the last memory
That I have of her
Out of so many
That's the one that hurts
Ain't it funny the things that you remember
And the things you don't
Cause that's the last memory in the world
I'd ever want

I don't know how long I ignored her
While she stared out of her window
But I know which song that they were playin'
When I turned on the radio
We never got where we were goin'
Cause she told me to take her home
I just sat out in the car
And watched her walk inside alone

That's the last memory
That I have of her
Out of so many
That's the one that hurts
Ain't it funny the things that you remember
And the things you don't
Cause that's the last memory in the world
I'd ever want

Ain't it funny the things that you remember
And the things that you don't
That's the last memory in the world
I'd ever want
That's the last memory in the world
That'd I'd ever want

Help Me Fall

length: 3:20
I've been trying not to love you
I've been putting up a fight
I've been barely holding on
And letting go with all my might
There's a part of me that's empty
I know only love can fill
I'm afraid I'll never find it
And I'm scared to death I will
Chorus:
Help me fall
Help me fall
If you care for me at all
Help me fall
Help me fall
I've been holding conversations
When I haven't said a word
I've been speaking with my silence
And praying that you heard
I'm a walking contradiction
I'd hate to be my heart
It keeps trying not to love you
But it don't know where to start
(Chorus)
I've got to learn to re-trust
To turn me into us
And I really don't know if I can again
(Chorus)
I've been trying not to love you
I've been putting up a fight
I've been barely holding on
Letting go with all my might

It's Working

length: 3:18
She don't know how to work on her car
She just steps on the gas and it goes
Me, I'm no technician but a little knob twisting
Puts a song on my radio
And when it comes to love, we're a lot alike, she and I
We don't really know what we're doin'
But we're doin' something right
Cause it's working

Working like a charm
Working like a dream
Humming like a big well-oiled machine
Chugging right along
Steady and strong and certain
So far, so good, baby knock on wood
It's working

Some folks tear a good love apart
Just to see what makes it tick
And sometimes when they put it back again
The pieces don't want to fit
That don't mean I don't ask every day
Honey, how we doin'
Cause I love to hear her say
It's working

Working like a charm
Working like a dream
Humming like a big well-oiled machine
Chugging right along
Steady and strong and certain
So far, so good, baby knock on wood
It's working

Chugging right along
Steady and strong and certain
So far, so good, baby knock on wood

It's working like a charm
Working like a dream
Humming like a big well-oiled machine
Chugging right along
Steady and strong and certain
So far, so good, baby knock on wood
It's working

Working like a charm
Working like a dream
Humming like a big well-oiled machine
Chugging right along
Steady and strong and certain
So far, so good, baby knock on wood
It's working like a charm
Working like a dream
Humming like a big well-oiled machine
Chugging right along
Steady and strong and certain
So far, so good, baby knock on wood
It's working

Anywhere but Memphis

length: 3:36
Called her from a pay phone down on Beale Street
On my way to Birmingham
Said she was tired of never seein' me
She needed more than a guitar man
As the lonesome notes filled the midnight sky
I wipe my tears and wish that I was

Anywhere but Memphis
Any other place would have made a difference
The way the blues pour out of the dives and bars
Ain't no place for a broken heart
She could've told me in Baton Rouge or Dallas
Anywhere but Memphis

Wish she could have worked up her courage
And let me down in Little Rock
Or even as far back as Phoenix
When I stop to call from that truck stop
And if telling me sooner was just too hard
She could've waited later to break my heart

Anywhere but Memphis
Any other place would have made a difference
The way the blues pour out of the dives and bars
Ain't no place for a broken heart
She could've told me in Baton Rouge or Dallas
Anywhere but Memphis

Where the blues pour out of the dives and bars
It ain't no place for a broken heart
She could've told me in Baton Rouge or Dallas
Anywhere but Memphis

I Do (Cherish You)

length: 3:19
All I am, all I'll be
Everything in this world, all that I'll ever need
Is in your eyes, shining at me
When you smile I can feel all my passion unfolding

Your hand brushes mine
And a thousand sensations seduce me 'cause I

I do, cherish you
For the rest of my life
You don't have to think twice
I will, love you still, from the depths of my soul

It's beyond my control
I've waited so long to say this to you
If you're asking do I love you this much, I do

In my world before you
I lived outside my emotions
Didn't know where I was going
Until that day I found you
How you opened my life to a new paradise

In a world torn by change
Still with all of my heart, until my dying day

I do, cherish you
For the rest of my life
You don't have to think twice
I will, love you still, from the depths of my soul

It's beyond my control
I've waited so long to say this to you
If you're asking do I love you this much, yes I do

I've waited so long to say this to you
So, if you're asking if I love you this much, I do
Oh, I do