Wish The World Away

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"Wish The World Away"
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Single by American Music Club
from the album San Francisco
Released 1994
Format 7" / CD
Length 3:11
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Joe Chicarelli / American Music Club
American Music Club singles chronology

Keep Me Around
(1993)
"Wish The World Away"
(1994)
Can You Help Me
(1994)
1994 NME advertisement

"Wish The World Away" is the 5th song on and first single released from American Music Club's 1994 album, San Francisco. The single was released on 7" and a 2-part CD, only in the UK. There was a limited edition boxed version called The San Francisco Collection which contained part one of the single with space for part two, their next two singles and the San Francisco album. Plans changed, as only one CD single was released after the box's issue - Hello Amsterdam wasn't issued in the UK.

The original band demo version of the song appears on Part Two of the single.

Lyrics

I don't need anybody's love
I couldn't afford it anyway
With my penny's worth of hope
That's not funny but it's a joke
And I got a good one for the collection agency
It's a wish
That I could wish the world away
I could wish the world away

Don't watch TV it's all lies
I watch TV day and night
I believe everything I see
And I can't turn it off
The only thing that kept me together in the good old days
Was a wish
You could wish the world away
Yeah you could wish the world away
You could wish the world away
You could wish the world away

Where's the message in the bottle
Where's the miracle in the pill
Where's the nurse with that needle
Where is all of my free will
Count down backwards from ten and everything's okay
You can wish
You can wish
You can wish the world away

I can wish

Video

The official video for "Wish The World Away" directed by Adam Bernstein can be watched at MTV Finland. In 1994 Eitzel told Melody Maker, "The video to 'Wish The World Away' cost a LOT of money. It's set on a Baywatch kinda beach, with all the beautiful people running around looking gorgeous. And we're standing under black umbrellas looking gloomy. We like it a lot. Our vision was realized."[1]

American Music Club performing "Wish The World Away" on April 12, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Track listing

CD Part One

  1. "Wish The World Away"
  2. "I Just Took My Two Sleeping Pills And Now I'm Like A Bridegroom Standing At The Altar"# "The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores" (Home Demo)
  3. "Apology For An Accident" (Home Demo)

CD Part Two

  1. "Wish The World Away" (Original Band Demo)
  2. "The President's Test For Physical Fitness"
  3. "Cape Canaveral"

7"

  1. "Wish The World Away"
  2. "I Just Took My Two Sleeping Pills And Now I'm Like A Bridegroom Standing At The Altar"

Personnel

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External links

References

  1. Nicholls, Phil (September 3, 1994). "I'm An Ant". Melody Maker. London: IPC Media. Retrieved January 16, 2018.