Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

SONG IDEAS

IF I COULD HAVE ONE WISH - Acoustic/Ballad/Country/Soft rock

01:01
Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson
Artist - Kat Ferguson

Story

This is about as raw as we get. This recording is Kat and me, mid-songwriting session, working out the song. You can hear us discussing the song's theme, munching on crackers and laughing at our umpteenth attempt at trying to get it solid.

 

This song is about surrendering the need for intimacy if ‘the connection’ assured you would still experience love on a platonic level. (This song’s melody was also used as the basis for an alternate lyrics #2 version, below).

Lyrics

INTRO

If I could have one wish

What I’d wish for is this

V1

If I could have one wish

What I’d wish for is this

Just to feel, one last time

The touch of your lips 

V2

I’d trade a lifetime of love

To have you back here, next to me

Even though we’d melt into

A lover’s abyss

PC

And after if, I never ask

Don’t assume that I don’t want you

Can’t let you go all the way, but

That don’t mean that I don’t want to

CH

I could say goodbye to love if you swear you’ll never leave me

Fall right back into routine if you promise you won’t need me

I could put to bed, every word you said and every soft touch on my skin

If you’d just let me in, back to the places I’ve been

If you’d just let me back in, somewhere

V3

Nobody’s ever reached before

Lost little pieces we’ve explored

But I’ll let them Rip Van Winkle while

Your pillow lays cold

V4

And though much can’t be explained

Just know your soul has left a stain on me, that’s

Never gonna fade although

My flesh may grow old

PC

And after if, I never ask

Don’t assume that I don’t want you

Can’t let you go all the way, but

That don’t mean that I don’t want to

CH

I could say goodbye to love if you swear you’ll never leave me

Fall right back into routine if you promise you won’t need me

I could put to bed, every word you said, and every soft touch on my skin

If you’d just let me in, back to the places I’ve been

If you’d just let me back, (in somewhere)

Bridge

In fairy-tales the princess finds her man who wears a crown

All I need’s, the magic kingdom, that I feel when you’re around me

CH

I could say goodbye to love if you swear you’ll never leave me

Fall right back into routine if you promise you won’t need me

I could put to bed, every word you said, and every soft touch on my skin

If you’d just let me in, back to the places I’ve been

If you’d just let me back in, somewhere

OUTRO

If I could have one wish

What I’d wish for is this