I Wish I Hadn't Done That

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There aren’t many days that go by that I don’t say or think, “I wish I hadn’t done that.” Most times it’s only myself I’ve inconvenienced and more often than not it winds up being something to laugh about. For those times that my poor judgment has injured other, I’m sorry!

We actually recorded this song in just two takes not the twenty-three mentioned on the recording.



Copyright, John Farrell 2002

I wish I hadn’t done that
Believe me this is true
I wouldn’t have and I shouldn’t have
If I had thought it through
But sometimes I don’t think
I just go ahead and act
And oft times wind up saying
“I wish I hadn’t done that!”

Like the day I rode my bicycle
No hands through Seaside Park
I was poetry in motion
I was carefree as a lark
Until I got this bright idea
What if I stood instead of sat?
As I flew over the handlebars I thought
I wish I hadn’t done that

One day I was juggling
When in walked my friend Meg
Smiling she said, “You’re getting pretty good
But I bet you can’t juggle eggs”
Well I took the challenge, I was doing fine
Until she started to clap
And as I cleaned the eggs
Off the floor and my face I thought
I wish I hadn’t done that!