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6. I’ll Wish For You (Joe Rose)
In 1980, I was three years into my first enlistment in the Army, almost a year into my first overseas assignment in Germany. Joe didn't take my decision to enlist very well, and we kept in pretty close contact through cassette tapes and letters (phone calls were expensive and of course, it was the pre-computer stone-age!) In the fall, I got a tape from him with this song that he had written for me - I cried for days. Then I sat down and wrote him a reply (more on that in the notes for the Bonus track - 'All The Wasted Time'). I have played this song for many years, and Joe graciously allowed me to record it. I always wish for him, too, and hope that this interpretation of his work will make him smile.

Lyrics

It's been years since you left me to find a new life
and now that you've left me, I can see you were right.
The time had come that you realized how happy you'd be
to pack up all your things and face reality.

And every minute that you're gone, Dear, I think of you.
On every star that flies by, Dear, I'll wish for you.

Every day that I wake up to my radio,
I hear the songs you used to sing - the songs I knew so well
I sing them softly to myself, remembering you,
and how you smiled when you sang to me, as only you could do.

And every minute that you're gone, Dear, I think of you.
On every star that flies by, Dear, I'll wish for you.

The letters that I receive, from you to me
keep telling me where you are, or where you will be.
Oh your life has changed since you left me Dear - you've found a new life.
I miss you more than ever, but I know that you were right.

And every minute that you're gone, Dear, I think of you.
On every star that flies by, Dear, I'll wish for you.
On every star that flies by, Dear, I'll wish for you.