Bernard Fanning I just want to wish you well

Bernard Fanning’s first solo single, “Wish You Well”, was released as a music video on September 26, 2005, promoting Fanning’s album, Tea and Sympathy. Fanning, the lead singer of Brisbane band, Powderfinger, took a break in 2005 to record the album and film three music videos. ‘Wish You Well’ begins with Fanning in a cream suit sitting among his possessions in the middle of a forest track. He’s holding a framed picture that has taken in a scene from the forest. As he stands and holds the picture to the camera, we see picture has morphed to include Fanning and the empty chair. All the possessions are gone.

Bernard Wish You Well Music Video


As Fanning continues to walk towards the viewer, a young woman in green picks up the empty frame – becoming incorporated in the picture. The picture changes to feature Fanning’s lyric, “Love is Dead”. A young man joins the procession with his own frame, incorporating a light shade in his picture. In the background another man walks past with his own frame. Fanning is joined by another man and woman. He hands over his frame to the man and walks out of the camera, continuing in the man’s picture. Two girls in black dresses join the team, bringing with them picture frames that portray zebra heads on tree trunks. Now Fanning’s back, holding his frame again, but with his picture upside down. The girls flip their frames to show side shots of Fanning, “Warmth”, “Bell”, a lion, a giraffe, a candlestick holder, a lantern. Now it’s Fanning alone again, placing his picture frame back among the possessions he began with.

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Credits

Fanning’s music video was directed by Damon Escott and Stephen Lance of Head Pictures, Brisbane, with producer Leanne Tonkes, via The Guild, Melbourne.

Bernard Fanning hosts “Wish You Well” at his official site, www.bernardfanning.com.

See Bernard Fanning’s MySpace site, www.myspace.com/bernardfanning, and the official Powderfinger site, www.powderfinger.com

Tea & Sympathy at Amazon.com

Download ‘Wish You Well’ at iTunes:

Bernard Fanning - Wish You Well - Single

Lyrics for Wish You Well

Tea & Sympathy at Amazon.comUp so early feel so bright
Didn’t get much sleep last night
Freight train rattled through my head
Whistle blowing love is dead
Is dead

Heart attacked by fear and doubt
won’t be long till the truth comes out
first impressions never last
Lover’s bonds they hold so fast

Restless future burning bright
The past is holding on so tight
Never heard the warning bell
And I just want to wish you well
I just want to wish you well

Welcome swallows dip and swing
Take their cue from the slightest thing
Rolling fog into my room
Why did you give up on me so soon?
So soon

Restless future burning bright
The past is holding on so tight
Never heard the warning bell
And I just want to wish you well
I just want to wish you well
I just want to wish you well
I just want to wish you well

Why did you give up on me so soon?
Did you give up on me so soon?
I just want to wish you well
I just want to wish you well