Mickey Newbury - "Wish I Was" lyrics

Wish I Was

Oh I wish I was a willow tree
Leanin' on a lazy breeze
Movin' like a midnight train
Through rainy Georgia

Wish I was a grain of sand
Playin' in a babys hands
Fallin' like a diamond chain
Into the ocean

Oh a willow tree is strong enough to bend
Never like the oak that lives in fear of the wind
A grain of sand is all I ever wanted to be
Lay me down let the water
Wash right over me wash over me

Oh I wish I was an old guitar
Sittin' in a beat-up car
Hittin' every two-bit bar
From here to Texas

Then I wouldn't be ashamed
To look up my old friends
And they would be so proud
To see me strung up again

Oh a grain of sand
Is all I ever wanted to be
Lay me down and let the water
Wash over me wash over me

Nobody wants you
When you're down and out
Nobody wants to know your name

You're just another face
Lost in the crowded street
In the crowded street

Oh I wish I was a willow tree
Leanin' on a lazy breeze
Movin' like a midnight train
Through rainy Georgia

A willow tree is strong enough to bend
Never like the oak that lives in fear of the wind
A grain of sand is all I ever wanted to be
Lay me down let the water
Wash right over me wash over me

Wash over me
Wash over me
Wash over me
Wash over me