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Wishful Thinking

from Better Out Than In by Calum Carlyle

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This song was inspired by a play called Mammals by Amelia Bullmore, and was written on 10 July 2011.


I spent today doing nothing
Wasn't even out of bed till 4pm
No-one's home or they don't answer
I don't really blame them much

And the rain's coming down
While the dirty dishes pile up
Half full or half empty?
I might know if i had a clean cup

But there's food on the table and i've still got my health
I might not have much material wealth
But i know i'm gonna be alive tomorrow
But i don't understand why i don't feel content
I've got a few close friends and i'm paying the rent
But i still need something to replace this sorrow inside

Well, i thought of you and it made me happy
Thinking of you doing things that you like
And i hope you do but it's wishful thinking
Because we haven't talked for so long

Everyone wants something they haven't got
But they can't admit the truth
Everyone wants something they can't have
And i want you


from Better Out Than In, track released December 20, 2011


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I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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