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C F C
I wish I was a neutron bomb – for once, I could go off.
I wish I was a sacrifice, but somehow still lived on.
I wish I was a sentimental ornament you hung on
The Christmas tree… I wish I was the star that went on top…
C F C F C
I wish I was the evidence, I wish I was the grounds
C F C G F
For fifty million hands upraised and open toward the sky
I wish I was a silhouette – someone who waited for me.
I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me…
I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good.
I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro’s hood.
SOLO: G – F – C / G – F – C / G – F – C
I wish I was an alien at home behind the sun.
I wish I was a souvenir you kept your house key on…
I wish I was the pedal brakes that you depended on.
I wish I was the verb “to trust” and never let you down.
I wish I was a radio song, the one that you turned up.
I wish I was…
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