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"I Wish I Was" is a song by The Avett Brothers that was first performed in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on February 4, 2015. It appears on 2016's True Sadness and a full-band version is a Target exclusive track.

The album version of the song features Seth on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Scott on banjo, and Bob on upright bass. The Target exclusive full band version is a peppier version featuring synthesizer.

VideoEdit

"I Wish I Was" — The Avett Brothers — KFOG — May 2, 2016

"I Wish I Was" — The Avett Brothers — KFOG — May 2, 2016

"I Wish I Was" — Seth Avett solo — Crackerfarm

"I Wish I Was" — Seth Avett solo — Crackerfarm

LyricsEdit

I wish I was a flame dancing in a candle
Lighting up your living room high on the mantle
I could bring some romance without any scandal
And then when you were done you'd just put me out

I wish I was a tune you sang in your kitchen
Putting your groceries away and washing your dishes
I could float around your tongue and ease the tension
And then when you were done you'd just quiet down

But if I get too close
Will the magic fade?
Would I turn you off or away?
If I pull you in
Would I push you out
Of something here you care about?
Well I'm at a loss for what to do
But I'm drawn to you

I wish I was a sweater wrapped around your hips
And when it got too cold into me you'd slip
And when the sun came back you would hang me up
And I would watch you while you undress

But if I get too close
Will the magic fade?
Would I turn you off or away?
If I pull you in
Now would I push you out
Of something here you care about?
Well I'm at a loss for what to do
But I'm drawn to you

I'm not a song
I am not a sweater
I'm not a fire
I am something better
I'm a man in love writing you a letter
Will you take it
Will you keep it
Will you read it
Believe it
I love you
I'm sorry.

External linksEdit

True Sadness tracksEdit

TS


9. "Fisher Road to Hollywood"
10. "Victims of Life"
11. "Divorce Separation Blues"
12. "May It Last"
Deluxe editions:
13. "I Wish I Was" (Full band) (Target)
14. "Rejects in the Attic" (Target exclusive)