Rascal Flatts continue to make the some of the best Country Pop on the scene, attributable to their deep understanding of non-formulaic formula, and inclusion of just the right elements drawn from Traditional Country, Rock, and Pop. Their voices come together in great unison, and the instrumentation is really beautifully played over well crafted beat. “I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow, and each road leads you where you wanna go, and if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose, I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.” Throughout the text, words off encouragement are put forth, with real empathetic backings, giving the impression of a father’s desires for the daughter or son. There character being showered with well-wishes seems to be a girl, because the arrangement sounds a bit more romantic than motivational, yet the inspirational design would work for any listener. In another interpretation, perhaps the verses are for a lover who is stuck in a ruck, and needs the support to get out and start dreaming again. “My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold.” Through yet another speculation, listeners can even imagine these words being spoken to an ex-lover; “and while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too, yeah, this, is my wish.” Depending on these lines, it really does seem that the narrator still loves this person, but perhaps they did not share the same vision. Rather than turn off the memories or current emotions, a silver lining is found, with the singer expressing that they want the best for this person that they have loved, and still love. It is this type of love that is real, for even after absence of physicality, on a deeper and important level, the narrator wants what’s best for a clearly good person. “I hope you never look back, but you never forget, all the ones who love you, in the place you live.” Looking back could be looking back at him, and of course, he wants to be remembered, though he knows it is best for their paths to part.
Jeffrey SteeleSteve Robson
"My Wish" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson, and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in August 2006 as the third single from their album Me and My Gang. It reached number one on the U.S. country charts in December 2006 and also peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of their popular crossover singles. It peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and at number 49 on the Billboard Pop 100. As of May 2016, the song has sold 2.927 million in the US. In August 2016, a re-recorded version of the song was released to celebrate the song's 10 year anniversary.