If Wishing Made It So

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another reluctant love song ...


If Wishing Made It So

I asked the stars to ask the moon
to go and find you to tell you I love you
I asked my mother to help me too
to say her prayers for you to love me more

But the moon had her own drama with lust
She spent those two weeks cuddling up with the sun

If I spent my days working for a dream
even one with higher rate of successes
Made crazy stupid money for crazy stupid things
Is that any part of keeping your heart?

If I spent those same days brushing up on poetics
That’s thirteen times 365 inflections…
of I dearly love you

It’s not just preparation
It’s not just guessing what you need
It’s not just communication
It’s not just almighty timing

It’s always at least a unique and freaking confusing ordinary combination of a ton of those three or fifty four

If wishing made it so
I’d be just as talented and just as well known
If wishing made it so
I’d be just as handsome and just as flat broke

But if wishing made it so
You wouldn’t sleep at night
You would not sleep
‘til you were by my side

© 2004 Richard Bates (Miss New Orleans Music, ASCAP)


from To Skyward, released October 1, 2010
David Madaffari - Drums
Peter Lambousy - Bass
Richard Bates – Guitar, Singing, & Songwriting

© 2010 Miss New Orleans Music (ASCAP), 1800 Elise Ave. Metairie, LA 70003



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the hons New Orleans, Louisiana

"To Skyward is the album Weezer wishes they could make..." --OFFBEAT MAGAZINE

A Democrat, an Independent, and a Republican go to a bar. An Alabama fan from NYU & 2 guys from LSU play cadences of love. 3 dads discuss rehearsing-- next week. Late nights and early mornings! Who dat say they gonna beat dem Eagles?! 3 'merican kids doing the best they can--in bed. ... more

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