I Wish I Was a Girl

Album: This Desert Life (1999)
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  • The devil's in the dreaming
    He tells you I'm not sleeping in my hotel room alone
    With nothing to believe in
    You dive into the traffic rising up
    And it's so quiet
    You're surprised
    And then you wake

    For all the things you're losing
    You might as well resign yourself to try and make a change
    I'm going down to Hollywood
    They're gonna make a movie from the things that they find
    crawling round my brain

    I wish I was a girl so that you could believe me
    And I could shake this static everytime I try to sleep
    I wish for all the world that I could say,
    "Hey Elizabeth, you know, I'm doing alright these days."

    The devil's in the dreaming
    You see yourself descending from a building to the ground
    You watch the sky receding
    You spin to see the traffic rising up
    And it's so quiet
    You're surprised
    And then you wake

    For all the things I'm losing
    I might as well resign myself to try and make a change
    But I'm going down to Hollywood
    They're gonna make a movie from the things that they find
    crawling round my brain

    I wish I was a girl so that you could believe me
    And I could shake this static every time I try to sleep
    I wish for all the world that I could say,
    "Hey Elizabeth, you know, I'm doing alright these days."

    In one of these dreams, you forgive me
    It makes me think of the bad decisions that keep you at home
    How could anyone else have changed?
    All these wrong conclusions that leave you alone
    How could everyone rearrange?
    How could everyone else have changed?
    What I see I believe

    For all the things I'm losing
    I might as well resign myself to try and make a change
    Well, I'm going down to Hollywood
    They're gonna make a movie from the things that they find
    crawling around my brain

    I wish I was a girl so that you could believe me
    And I could shake this static everytime I try to sleep
    I wish for all the world that I could say,
    "Hey Elizabeth, you know, I'm doing alright these days."

    But I can't sleep at night
    Writer/s: ADAM FREDRIC DURITZ, BEN G MIZE, CHARLES THOMAS GILLINGHAM, DANIEL JOHN VICKREY, DAVID LYNN BRYSON, MATTHEW MARK MALLEY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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