Wish

I wish we woke up gladly every single day
to count our many blessings, the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold on to our truth
in the darkest hour it would still shine through

I wish I could see clearly what I’m here to do
I wish I didn’t always compare myself to you
I wish I had forgotten all the things I learnt
that do not benefit us, only bring us hurt

Oh oh oh oh I wish we were happier inside
oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time

I wish I never longed for the home I left behind
I wish my only focus was the chapter at the time
I wish I could be stronger, when I have to let you down
I wish I could hold on to the times I made you proud

I wish I never judged you, in that unhelpful way
I wish I always loved you and what you had to say
I wish you knew I praised you, more often than you’d guess
so you’d feel celebrated, always at your best

Oh oh oh oh I wish we were happier inside
oh oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time

I wish you knew how deeply my raw emotions beat
they run like wild horses into everything I speak
I wish you knew I suffered, you have company
you’re not alone to fear things as long as you’ve got me

I wish we woke up gladly every single day
to count our many blessings, the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold on to our truth
in the darkest hour, it would still shine through

And I say, oh oh oh oh I wish we were happier inside
oh oh oh oh I wish we would pull together this time

Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
oh oh oh and there's nothing more to wish for

 

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2014

Back On Track

Sometimes when I’m proud
Sometimes call it always
Your silence feels so loud
Your looks, they seem so sideways

But you turn me around
And you make me see straight
And you sort me out
'Till I’m back on track

Sometimes when I’m mad
I don’t know what I’m saying
Words they come too fast
Like bullets I am spraying

But you stay so calm
And you act so gentle
And your hand takes mine
As it trembles

Darling I swear
We’ll sow our lives together
And this tender heart
I will give to you

Sometimes late at night
My faith begins to waver
My thoughts begin to turn
There’s nothing you can say dear

But you wait it out
Without knowing why
And you hold my face
As I cry

Darling I swear
We’ll sow our lives together
And this tender heart
I will give to you

Darling I swear
We’ll grow in life together
And each moment on
I’ll will share with you

 

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2016

Kids Wish for the World - Lyrics

I wish we woke up gladly every single day
to count our many blessings the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold onto our truth
in the darkest hour it would still shine through
 
I wish no child or creature would ever be abused  (Ben)
I wish we felt our voices were always free to use  (Funmi
I wish the world was peaceful and every war would cease (Dylan
I wish we all were equal with no more poverty (Archer
I wish all sadness ended as easy as we breathe  (Niamh
I wish we loved our planet and lived in harmony  (Ammal
 
Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time

I wish that every child was blessed with the best start  (Rafe
I wish that all diseases were shadows of the past  (Rebekah
I wish nobody suffered and we all lived happily  (Mateusz)
I wish that everybody had a loving family  (Martha)

I wish we woke up gladly every single day (All Sing Till End)
to count our many blessings the ones we never say
I wish we had the power to hold onto our truth
in the darkest hour it would still shine through

Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and I wish we would pull together this time
Oh oh oh oh and I wish we were happier inside
Oh oh oh and there's nothing more to wish for

 

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2015

 

Written by Beatie Wolfe. Performed by Beatie and the Popjammers - Ammal, Archer, Ben, Dylan, Funmi, Martha, Mateusz, Niamh, Rafe, Rebekah - plus Yaron Stavi (Bass), Adam Hayes (Drums) & Rachel Black (BV).

Recorded at Larkins Farm with Tom Loffman (NUA Entertainment). Mixed & Mastered by Joe Rubel (Pixel). Video Directed & edited by Ben Stevenson