I Wish You Could Be

from by Irene Hartfield

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Written in 1980 while working on a cruise ship, this song depicts falling in love with someone who was engaged to someone else while being at sea.

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Chorus:
Oh, I WISH YOU COULD BE
The one for me
I wish like in the movies we were meant to be
Coming halfway ’round the world to meet
Me in the air, you on your feet
Why can’t you be the one, the one for me?

When I met you
We were sailing all our cares away
Now to forget you
Will take hours of my days away
I wish I didn’t have to go
I wish I didn’t love you so
I wish that you could be the one for me

CHORUS

I love you
It feels so good, it hurts so bad
I’ll always love you
It’s the best romance I ever had
I wish you weren't so very sure
That you were going to marry her
I wish that you could be the one for me

Bridge:
The open sea
And you and me
Why can’t it be
Our destiny?

CHORUS

credits

from The Blue Period, released June 12, 2004
Music and Words: Irene Hartfield
Irene Hartfield: all instruments and vocals
Copyright Irene Hartfield

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Irene Hartfield Northern, Minnesota

Irene spent many years in NYC as a pro musician, both in clubs and recording studios. Currently residing in Ely, Minnesota, Irene appears at The Loft.

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