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
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

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 telling
About you playing 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
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 out to 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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Lyrics

[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, huh
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 said he's telling 'bout 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 ain'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?



All comments from YouTube:

Dave Bowman

This song does not age. It's the sign of a genius.

Bioniking

The entire album is genius!

Giada Tommasi

Like all songs by Stevie ;-)

Leslie Beckwith

right

Denise Whisler

Amen!

Diego De Luca

@MolotovBurner100 shut up

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The REAL Austin Hendrix

The bassline was enough to have to me hooked, but those lyrics man.

Tony Montgomery

You know music sir

FlavioCalichman SP-Brasil

oh man, between this one and Sir Duke the competition is very hard

Not Fabio

@aristhera it’s not just about the exact circumstances. Just that feeling of being a kid again and having no worries except for toys on Christmas. Being a kid and hanging out with friends, getting into mischief knowing the consequences.

It’s all about childhood memories and innocence, when all you cared about was having fun. Not having to worry about all the stuff that comes with being an adult. He’s not being ironic, of course he wants to relive those days. A lot of those memories you look back and reminisce/laugh at because you didn’t know any better and things were much more simple

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