"I Wish I Knew (The Words to Make You Happy)" written by Chloe Kirson-Jone/Graham Stairs (SOCAN). Published by Popguru Sound & Vision Ltd./Ghost Caravan Music (SOCAN). Mixed by Howie Beck. Mastered by Joao Carvalho.
“I wish I knew (The words to make you happy)” is about the feeling of isolation when a wall has been thrown up between you and your partner and you no longer know how to talk to them. There is so much you want to say and yet you’ve already grown too far apart to say any of it - you can’t bridge the gap. The song is about sleepless nights, unlit birthday candles and the breathless moment before it all comes crashing down, when you know the relationship is over, but you still foolishly hope to save it.”
Shaina Silver-Baird (Ghost Caravan)
“For the “I wish I knew (The words to make you happy)” music video, we took the song’s theme of feeling silenced and isolated within a relationship, and translated that to a broader metaphor for women feeling silenced and sidelined in society. We see each musician gagged with red fabric and struggling against this silencing until each finally finds the strength to break free with the support of the other women. It’s a simple message, but a powerful one. We are here, we will not be silenced and we will stand together.”
- Justine Stevens (director) and Shaina Silver-Baird (Ghost Caravan)