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Baby, you're sailing today Baby, you're sailing away Sugar, wish I could go too But honey you know I'm happy for you Wish I, I wish I, I wish I Wish I was going too Baby, your ship has come in Baby, adventures will begin Sugar, don't you worry â??bout me Coz honey you know Want you to be happy Wish I, I wish I, I wish I Wish I was going too But if you find that you don't like it That the people there aren't inviting Or that city life is too frightening Won't you come home But if you find that you don't like it That the people there aren't inviting Or that city life is too frightening Won't you come home Please come home Wish I, I wish I, I wish I Wish I was going too Wish I, I wish I, I wish I Wish I was going too
Written by: BOB GIBSON, ELLAS MCDANIEL, JEM GRIFFITHS, PRENTICE HERMAN JR. POLK
Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
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17 facts about this song
"Wish I" is a song characterized predominantly by the blend of pop, reggae, and electronica elements, showcasing artist Jem's music versatility.
The song "Wish I" is from Jem's debut album 'Finally Woken,' which was released in 2004.
"Wish I" gained significant commercial success, reaching number 24 on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.
The music video for "Wish I" was directed by Mike Slade and features Jem walking down a completely white city street, with animations highlighting her journey.
Thematically, "Wish I" is about personal vulnerability, frustration, and regret towards past actions or decisions.
Critics generally praised "Wish I" for its catchy chorus, candid lyrics, and Jem's vocal delivery.
Jem, born as Jemma Griffiths in Wales, wrote the song reflecting her own life experiences and emotions.
This song was used in a number of TV shows including Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., and 90210, enhancing its reach and popularity.
"Wish I" became a regular part of Jem's setlist during her live performances, with audiences frequently praising its live rendition.
Guy Sigsworth, known for his work with artists like Madonna and Bjork, co-produced "Wish I."
Despite its upbeat tune, the lyrics of "Wish I" delve into deeper emotional areas, indicating that Jem isn't merely a surface-level pop artist.
The song was released as a single on October 26, 2004 and is approximately three and a half minutes long.
Finally Woken, the album "Wish I" is featured on, established Jem as a rising star in the music industry and significantly influenced her musical career.
"Wish I" has been used in several commercials, further testifying its mainstream appeal.
Various artists have covered the song in their own styles, pointing to its popularity and wide influence.
Like many of her songs, Jem composed "Wish I" using her experience of living in different cultural environments, which results in a unique fusion of music styles within her work.
"Wish I" remains one of the most popular tracks by Jem.
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