I Wish

Album: TP-2.com (2000)
Charted: 12 14
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  • I wish, I wish, I wish
    To every city
    I wish, I wish, I wish
    Every hood

    I wish, I wish, I wish
    And every block
    I wish, I wish, I wish
    Good Ol' America!

    Rollin' through the hood
    Just stopped by to say what's up
    Came to let you know
    That your baby boy ain't doing so tough

    And even though you passed
    Going on four long years
    Still waking up late at night crying tears
    Just thinking about those days

    You used to talk to me
    Smilin' while I'm sippin' on this Hennesy
    And remember we bragged on how rich we would be
    To get up out this hood was like a fantasy

    And now you hear my songs the radio is bangin'
    Oh I can't believe my ears
    And what everybody's sayin'
    And boy I'll tell you
    Folks don't know the half
    I would give it all up
    Just to take one ride

    (With you)
    How I used to kick it on the front porch
    (With you)
    And how I used to lay back and smoke weed
    (With you)
    And all the little days and party joints we'd do
    Now I'm just missing you
    How I wish

    I wish that I could hold you now
    I wish that I could touch you now
    I wish that I could talk to you
    Be with you somehow

    I know you're in a better place
    And you know I can see your face
    I know you're smiling down on me
    Saying everything's okay

    And if I never leave this thug life
    I'll see you again someday
    I wish, I wish, I wish
    I wish, I wish, I wish

    Now ever since this money come
    Been nothing but stress
    Sometimes I wish I could trade in my success
    Y'all look at me and say boy you've been blessed

    But Y'all don't see the inside of my unhappiness
    Man I swear this shit gets heavy like a ton
    That's why you hear me shootin'
    This real shit off like a gun

    Hmm I wonder how my friends would treat me now
    If I wasn't iced up with a Bentley and a house
    That's why fake ass niggas get fake ass digits
    And fake ass playas get a real playa hatin' 'em

    Honey Love goes platinum and y'all ass come around
    But y'all don't want to raise the roof
    Until my shit is going down

    And now you hear my songs the radio is bangin'
    Oh I can't believe my ears
    And what everybody's sayin'
    And boy I'll tell you

    Folks don't know the half
    I would give it all up
    Just to take one ride

    (With you)
    How I used to hoop off in them tournaments
    (With you)
    And how I used to club hop on weekends
    (With you)
    Your family called the morning of the tragic end
    Damn, my condolensces

    I wish that I could hold you now
    I wish that I could touch you now
    I wish that I could talk to you
    Be with you somehow

    I know you're in a better place
    And you know I can see your face
    I know you're smiling down on me
    Saying everything's okay

    And if I never leave this thug life
    I'll see you again someday
    I wish, I wish, I wish
    I wish, I wish, I wish

    Voices in my head be telling me to come to church
    Saying the Lord is the only way for you to stop the hurt
    Dreaming of windows black tinted like a herse
    When waking up to life sometimes seems worst

    And all I ever wanted is to be a better man
    And I try to keep it real with my homies now
    For me to save the world I don't understand
    How did I become the leader of a billion men?

    And now you hear my songs the radio is bangin'
    Oh I can't believe my ears
    And what everybody's sayin'
    And boy I'll tell you

    Folks don't know the half
    I would give it all up
    Just to take one ride

    (With you)
    How I used to street perform on Friday
    (With you)
    And how I used to go to church on Easter Sunday
    (With you)
    Standing here throwing them songs at me
    Somebody pray for me

    I wish that I could hold you now
    I wish that I could touch you now
    I wish that I could talk to you
    Be with you somehow

    I know you're in a better place
    And you know I can see your face
    I know you're smiling down on me
    Saying everything's okay

    And if I never leave this thug life
    I'll see you again someday
    I wish, I wish, I wish
    I wish, I wish, I wish

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