Sonic Youth - Wish Fulfillment Lyrics




[Lee]
I see your wishes on the wall, and that's all right with me
I see you run to make a call, hoping that there's someone free
Your life and my life they don't touch at all, and that's no way to be
We've never seemed so far

What's real? what is true?
I ain't turning my back on you
Where're you goin'? where've you been?
Making wishes, watching dreams

It might be simple, it might be true, I might be overwhelmed by you
You might be empty, the way your eyes just look right through
It's such a mess now anyway, wish fulfillment every day
I don't believe you, now I can't hear a word you say

I see you shaking in the light, reading the headline news
The others they're not quite so bright, we want them to choose you
I could almost see your face tonight, singing simple rhythm'n'blues
You'll always be a star

Shake it baby! come'on scream!
Just see your face in a magazine
Don't doubt it! leaves Chris sore! (?)
I can't stand it anymore

It's my favorite shot of you, you look so pretty your eyes were true
I'm still on your side, in spite of everything you do
We're only blood on blood on life, you paint me pictures every night (?)
Come wish beside me, don't you know you know what's right





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Sonic Youth Wish Fulfillment Comments
  1. Joshua Gordon

    🤙🏼

  2. Michael Lubek

    I see your wishes on the wall
    And that's all right with me
    I see you run to make a call
    Putting up to someone free
    Your life and my life they don't touch at all
    And that's no way to be
    We've never seemed so far
    What's real? What's true?
    I ain't turning my back on you
    Where're you goin'? Where've you been?
    Making wishes, watching dreams
    It might be simple, it might be true
    I might be overwhelmed by you
    You might be empty
    The way your eyes just look right through
    It's such a mess now anyway
    Wish fulfillment every day
    I don't believe you
    Now I can't hear a word you say
    I see you shaking in the light
    Reading the headline news
    The others they're not quite so right
    We want them to choose you
    I could almost see your face tonight
    Singing simple rhythm'n'blues
    You'll always be a star
    Shake it baby
    Come on scream
    Just seen your face in a magazine
    Don't doubt it
    Leaves 'em sore
    I can't stand it anymore
    It's my favorite shot of you
    You look so pretty your eyes were true
    I'm still on your side
    In spite of everything you do
    We're only blood on blood on life
    You paint me pictures every night
    Come wish beside me
    Don't you know you know what's right.

  3. Kurt Kugel

    This music IS me, i don't know how else to explain it

  4. Maurizio Montrarme

    Bellissima

  5. Melisa Rodriguez

    Inspite of everything you do ~

  6. HipHopAus

    💜💜💜

  7. Jorge Ruano Pérez

    This has become my favorite song

  8. Donnie Darko

    B E S T SY song ever?

  9. Roiy Benkel

    [Lee]
    I see your wishes on the wall, and that's all right with me
    I see you run to make a call, hoping that there's someone free
    Your life and my life they don't touch at all, and that's no way to be
    We've never seemed so far

    What's real? what is true?
    I ain't turning my back on you
    Where're you goin'? where've you been?
    Making wishes, watching dreams

    It might be simple, it might be true, I might be overwhelmed by you
    You might be empty, the way your eyes just look right through
    It's such a mess now anyway, wish fulfillment every day
    I don't believe you, now I can't hear a word you say

    I see you shaking in the light, reading the headline news
    The others they're not quite so bright, we want them to choose you
    I could almost see your face tonight, singing simple rhythm'n'blues
    You'll always be a star

    Shake it baby! come'on scream!
    Just see your face in a magazine
    Don't doubt it! leaves Chris sore! (?)
    I can't stand it anymore

    It's my favorite shot of you, you look so pretty your eyes were true
    I'm still on your side, in spite of everything you do
    We're only blood on blood on life, you paint me pictures every night (?)
    Come wish beside me, don't you know you know what's right

  10. SuicideKid1979

    Still awesome! ✊🎶🖤

  11. Cosmic Macaque

    What's real? What is true?
    I ain't turning my back on you
    Where're you goin'? Where've you been?
    Making wishes, watching dreams

  12. Lara Lily

    I'm in love with Lee Ranaldo's voice

    GR Rich

    It’s surreal listening to this and having met him

  13. Pure Energy

    Leeeeeeee

  14. Scoty ABML

    It’s much darker in the acoustic this time

  15. Jason Hochhausen

    Ate the best mushrooms and listened to this song over and over, back in 98 when times where simple.

  16. Buck Chinaski

    loved it!

  17. Kim Kang

    and shonen knife

  18. Kim Kang

    and dinosaur jr.

  19. Kim Kang

    she made me sit down and listen to this song

  20. Ann W.

    Lee is the guitar/singing white version of MC REN,,,, underrated as all fxck.

  21. Kim Kang

    kim g
    thurston m
    steve s
    lee r

    sonic youth

  22. Kim Kang

    awesome album

  23. Martha Lindowski

    i miss when songs had guitars

    louin Green

    They still do tho

    Emil

    Yeah.. They disappeared??

    Kernelshin

    Apparently guitars went extinct

  24. Martha Lindowski

    I see your wishes on the wall, and thats all right with me
    I see you run to make a call, hoping that theres someone free
    Your life and my life they dont touch at all, and thats no way to be
    Weve never seemed so far

    Whats real? what is true?
    I aint turning my back on you
    Wherere you goin? whereve you been?
    Making wishes, watching dreams

    It might be simple, it might be true, I might be overwhelmed by you
    You might be empty, the way your eyes just look right through
    Its such a mess now anyway, wish fulfillment every day
    I dont believe you, now I cant hear a word you say

    I see you shaking in the light, reading the headline news
    The others theyre not quite so bright, we want them to choose you
    I could almost see your face tonight, singing simple rhythmnblues
    Youll always be a star

    Shake it baby! comeon scream!
    Just see your face in a magazine
    Dont doubt it! leaves chris sore! (? )
    I cant stand it anymore

    Its my favorite shot of you, you look so pretty your eyes were true
    Im still on your side, in spite of everything you do
    Were only blood on blood on life, you paint me pictures every night (? )
    Come wish beside me, dont you know you know whats right
    Category

  25. Martha Lindowski

    the 90's was my favorite music
    it will never be the same for us again

  26. Martha Lindowski

    pulp, suede

  27. Martha Lindowski

    gumball, shonen knife, oasis, blur,

  28. Martha Lindowski

    dinosaur jr, sebadoh, pavement, sonic youth, nirvana, the breeders

    lassiecomehome

    the breeders but no pixies? sebadoh and dinosaur jr but no folk implosion? no guided by voices?

    Frank Lopez

    PIXIES 🧚‍♀️ MODEST MOUSE 🐁 OWN

    Adam Morris

    Back street boys

  29. 2e2rd

    Twin Peaks. 3-rd season 2-nd ep. the bang-bang bar. Shadow take me down........

    Sene rella

    Here for the same reason.

    Corn Pone Flicks

    I didn't get what you were talking about, so I listened to that song again, and wow. They really did just kind of lift the vocal melody from this song. Don't know how I missed it the first go-round.

    S Scholex

    man i heard that song and knew that refrain sounded so familiar

    SB9381

    It's one of the best melody lines ever. I wonder if the Chromatics knew before releasing it?

    lifeanddecay

    Damn Chromatics is one of my favorite bands and I didn't put 2 and 2 together until I saw this comment!

  30. Adrian Why?-Trowski

    Dirty is my favorite sonic youth album, primarily because of its diversity and soaring harmonies. This truly a gorgeous song.

  31. no tea no shade no pink lemonade

    amazing!

  32. BigMancio Strikes Again

    So nineties!!

  33. antivierge76

    Making wishes, watching dreams... awesome
    Perfect song for this period of my life

  34. The Fashion Cold Wars

    as good as it gets. came here from DinoJR playlist. Nostalgia glands are cumming right now.

  35. WTilton

    2 Oasis fans suck

  36. Grand DeSade

    Its my favorite shot of you . You look so pretty your eyes were true ~Melissa I still love you

  37. Cotton Crown

    I miss sonic youth

  38. GDM _

    Beginning reminds me of Marry me Archie by Alvvays

    Kaylan Waterman

    Good calllll

    The Fashion Cold Wars

    fuck......know shit. Good call

  39. willstak

    Perfect for my breakup💔

  40. vaguelyhuman

    deep personal meaning :-/

  41. S A D F A C E

    Best Sonic Youth song ever!

    guimeplaying

    This one and 'Incinerate'.

    Eric Albrecht

    S A D F A C E I completely agree. It makes me wanna cry each more and more each time when o hear it

    White00t

    pretty good

    fullskapunk alchemist

    D. Figer Genetic should jave been the second on dirty. That would have been awesome.

    lassiecomehome

    nah that's the burning spear

  42. Ayahuaska Pop

    Adoro esta canción!

  43. Dr Lee Percussion

    Great love song and they rock so hard!

  44. Tomas Horn

    I see your wishes on the wall

    And that's alright with me

    I see you run to make a call

    Hoping that there's someone free

    Your life and my life, they don't touch at all

    And that's no way to be

    You've never seemed so far

    What's real? What's true?

    I ain't turning my back on you

    Where you going? Where you been?

    Making wishes, watching dreams?

    It might be simple, it might be true

    I might be overwhelmed by you

    You might be empty

    The way your eyes just look right through

    It's such a mess now anyway

    Wish fulfillment every day

    I don't believe you

    Now I can't hear a word you say

    I see you shaking in the light

    Reading the headline news

    The others, they're not quite so bright

    You want them to choose you

    I could almost see your face tonight

    Singin' simple rhythm and blues

    You'll always be a star

    Shake it baby! C'mon, scream!

    Did I see your face in a magazine?

    Your doubt, it leaves me sore

    I can't stand it anymore

    It's my favorite shot of you

    You looked so pretty, your eyes were true

    I'm still on your side in spite of everything you do

    We're only blood on light on life

    New pretty pictures every night

    Come wish beside me

    Don't you know you know what's right?

    zyxyzgy

    "leaves Chris sore"

    "Leaves ME sore" is actually the line.

    vaguelyhuman

    +zyxyzgy yeah who's Chris lol

    Bones Malone

    Really should have put the lyrics to how he's singing. 8/10

    thiago moraes

    Lyrics is wrong... Isn't "Don't doubt! Leaves me sore"

    The correct is: "Don't doubt it, leaves Chris sore"

    gorefest3000

    I always thought it was "You looked so pretty, your LIES were true".