I Wish I Was a Fish

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Rick Hill
11/13/2013
Richard Hill

Story

I started writing this song back in 1993.  Originally it had only three verses, but i always thought it was missing something.  While I was waiting to play at an elementary school, the fourth verse came to me.  The children singing on this recording are my nephew's kids.  It was recorded on the front porch of our family's vacation place in the Poconos.

Lyrics

  1. Oh I wish I was a fish, swimmin’ in a pond

I’d be happy as a lark, just floatin’ all along

‘Cause if I was a fish and if I was in a pond

I’d go rollin’ I’d go rollin’

just rollin’ all along

 

Refrain:

Oh I wish I was a fish, swimmin’ in a pond

I’d be happy as a lark, just floatin’ all along

‘Cause if I was a fish and if I was in a pond

I’d go rollin’ I’d go rollin’

just rollin’ all along

 

2. Oh I wish I was a tree, growin’ by the pond

    I’d be tall I’d be handsome, I would be so very strong

    And in the heat of summer I’d be a shade from the sun

    And in the Fall my leaves would be just floatin’ on the pond

 

3.  Now I wish I was a fisherman, sittin’ by the pond

    With my rod and my reel and my line of nylon

    I would sit myself beneath the tree and lay my rod down

    And be dreamin’ of the fishes in the bottom of the pond

 

4.  You can spend your life wishin’ that you were somebody else

    You can waste your days thinkin’ of ways to change yourself

    But a pond is not a fish and a fish is not a tree

    And I can’t be somebody else, ‘cause no one else is me

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