“I Wish I Had Wanted You” a song by Bob Clark

I wrote this song after reading a poem by Andrea Roncato an Italian actor who had aborted his baby when he was in his 20s

I would have liked you to be small, so I could hug you.
I would have liked you to be big, so I could lean on you
I would have liked you to be looking out the window in winter, watching the snow begin to fall.
I would have liked you to be lying under the covers during a storm, silent so you could hear the sound of the rainfall.
I would have liked you to be kind to dogs, so you could pet them,
and affectionate with the elderly, so you could love them.
I would have liked you to be handsome, so I could brag about you,
with big eyes, like your mother’s.
I would have liked to sing to you, to make you fall asleep, and continue the dream that woke you up.
I would have liked you to be shy, so I could see you blush,
and stubborn, so I could argue with you.
I would have liked you to be at my side, so the two of us could walk in silence,
trying to understand what the other was thinking inside and couldn’t manage to say.
I would have liked to teach you all the things I don’t know how to do.
I would have liked you to leave someday, so I could have the pleasure of seeing you come back home.
I would have liked you to experience your first love.
I would have liked you near me on the day I must leave this world.
I wish I had wanted you, that time when I didn’t want you …

ANDREA RONCATO


I wish I had wanted you that time I didn’t want you
I wish I had wanted you “Now”
I wish I could take it back What I did then
I wish I could take it back “Now”

I wish I could hold close but I can’t even hold you 
I wish I could hold you baby  “Now”
All I can tell you baby is  how much I love you baby
I wish I could tell you “Right Now”

How many days since I did you wrong
How many days will it be
How many days since I hurt you baby
How many days will it be


I wish I had wanted you that time I didn’t want you
I wish I had wanted you “Now”
I know I will see you soon I know I will hold you soon
My heart is holding you “Now”


How many days till I see you again
How many days will it be
How many days till I hold you baby
How many days will it be?


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