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I Wish

Looking back on when I was a little nappy headed boy

Then my only worry was for Christmas, what would be my toy?

Even though we sometimes would not get a thing

We were happy with the joy the day would bring

Sneaking out the back door to hang out with those hoodlum friends of mine

Greeted at the back door with “Boy, I thought I told you not to go outside!”

Tryin’ your best to bring the water to your eyes

Thinkin’ it might stop her from whoopin’ your behind

I wish those days could come back once more

Why did those days ever have to go?

I wish those days could come back once more

Why did those days ever have to go?

‘Cause I love them so

Brother said he’s tellin’ ’bout you playin’ doctor with that girl

“Just don’t tell and I’ll give you anything you want in this whole wide world”

Mama gives you money for Sunday school

You trade yours for candy after church is through

Smokin’ cigarettes and writing something nasty on the wall (You nasty boy)

Teacher sends you to the principal’s office down the hall

You grow up and learn that kinda thing ain’t right

But while you were doin’ it, it sure felt outta sight

I wish those days could come back once more

Why did those days ever have to go?

I wish those days could come back once more

Why did those days ever have to go?