26 August 2011

How To Dress Well – I Wish [Cover/Live Recording]

posted by: Lydia New Music Daily
How To Dress Well

One of my favorite songs of all time is R. Kelly’s “I Wish.” Something about seeing a man step back from the fast pace of the hustle and sing a song to his mother who has passed warms my heart. Music blog YoursTru.ly invited How To Dress Well into their studio to record a live cover of “I Wish,” and though it doesn’t quite meet the level of the original, it’s a great stripped down acoustic version that is worth watching. The choice to provide very little lighting in the footage makes the video perhaps even more beautiful than it would have been with more visibility. Favorite lyrics in this song:

I wish that I could hold you now, I wish that I could touch you now. I wish that I could talk to you, be with you somehow. But I know, I know you’re in a better place, even though I can’t see your face. I know you’re smiling down on me, saying everything’s okay.

This one’s dedicated to my Dad.

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