I Wish
Stevie Wonder Lyrics


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

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Written by: STEVIE WONDER

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Zoe P.

[Verse 1]
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, ooh
Greeted at the back door
With, "Boy, thought I told you not to go outside"
Trying your best to bring the water to your eyes
Thinking it might stop her from whooping your behind

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
Brother says he's telling
About you playing doctor with that girl
Just don't tell and 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
Smoking 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 kind of thing isn't right
But while you were doing it, it sure felt outta sight

[Chorus]
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?



Theresa Champagne

This Christmas is looking quite sparse for us, but I told my children that I will not hear any complaints, or self pity.

Then I quoted, "even though we sometimes wouldn't get a thing, we were always happy with the joy the day would bring..."

And that is how it is going to be this Christmas, like it or not.

So glad to have grown up with the best music!

Thank you, Stevie!



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Mountain Rigi

Prince once said, "This is the greatest album ever created"

reallythankful 2

@Clifton Rouse
Can't raise grown folks my dear. We can pray for them though.

Clifton Rouse

@1000 mg. Easy there poppa, reverse racism is just as bad!

Clifton Rouse

@reallythankful 2 This song has what 40 - 50 yr olds call, THAT GIT DOWN! If you don't understand, then, SIT DOWN, listen, cause something is missing! Put in GRAND PUBA,THAT'S HOW WE MOVE IT! If that doesn't work, then throw in some TRICK, TAKE IT TO THE HOUSE, like you meant it, cause either song has got🎵 GET DOWN 🎵in it! 🤯

reallythankful 2

@1000 mg.
It's his opinion . Just because you don't agree, doesn't mean it's a racist statement. I think my Dad is the King of Rock and Roll. You think I'm racist too? Or just crazy. Careful now. Last question...Why can't we all just get along?

1000 mg.

Stevie Wonder once said, "There is only one true king of rock & roll, his name is Chuck Berry." I find this to be a racist statement.

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Freddy Richards

Stevie Wonder had to have known that 30 years later, a movie with toe-tapping penguins would be born...

Not-so-smart aleck

@Nawed Ahmed Somebody above already pointed that out...

RSpudieD

That's where I heard it!

Pedro Muniz

Won't no worry's but haven't and putting down

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