Do You Wish You Knew?

Story Behind The Song

I was pondering how each day dawns and as we rise in the morning we have a decision we can make each day, to stay within the walls of established society and risk losing our identities and ability to think objectively, or push through the walls and gain a fresh new perspective of the world.

Song Description

The song is about how people prefer the safe harbor of established society instead of living their own lives and learning to think for themselves.

Song Length 4:38 Genre Folk - Rock, Rock - Alternative
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Restless, Restless Subject Conformity, Existence
Similar Artists Neil Young, Peter Gabriel Language English
Era 1980 - 1989

Lyrics

DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW

DAYLIGHT'S NEAR / RISING OVER THE HILL
A FACE IN THE MIRROR, SAYS "COME WHAT WILL.
EACH DAY YOU RUN / AND YOUR MIND IS RACING
WHEN EVENING'S DONE / YOUR BODY IS WASTED

THESE DAYS / NEVER SEEM SO FILLED -- WITH STRANGE WAYS AND "DO WHAT YOU WILL"
THE RUDDER IS A HEART PULSING THRILL -- WHERE IS THE MOTHER / ROCKIN' HER BABY STILL

WILLYOU PUSH ON THROUGH / OR WILL YOU BURROW IN
DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW / WHERE THIS CIRCLE ENDS
LOCKED IN YOUR WALLS / CHAINED TO YOUR WHEEL
DON'T YOU HEAR THE CALL OF THE WIND THAT YOU FEEL

DANGERS / LURKING IN YOUR MIND -- STRANGERS / WHO ROB YOU BLIND
IDEALS / THE THINGS THAT YOU SEE -- ARE THEY REAL OR WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO BE?

WILL YOU PUSH ON THROUGH / OR WILL YOU BURROW IN
DON'T YOU WISH YOU KNEW / WHY IT ALL HAPPENS AGAIN
AND AGAIN AND AGAIN (INST.)

YOU'RE IN A RISING TIDE / YOU'RE IN THE EDDY'S FLOW
YOU CAN'T RUN AND HIDE / YOU CAN'T GO HIGH OR LOW
(Soft)
THE SIMPLE THINGS / YOU DO EVERYDAY -- WILL ALWAYS / BRING YOUR FUTURE WAYS
THE GOOD LIFE / IS AN UNFINISHED GAME -- IF TOMORROW / IS JUST MORE OF THE SAME

DON'T YOU WISH YOU KNEW / WHERE THE HOURS FLEW
DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW / HOW TO PUSH ON THROUGH
DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW

Lyrics Michael Schwaba Music Michael Schwaba
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