Posted by: Rob | July 24, 2008

Song Lyric Thursday – July 24 2008

I was listening to this song in the truck today and it seemed like a happy kind of song based on the lyrics as far as I could make them out.  So I thought it would make a good song lyric Thursday song.

Once I got home and looked up the lyrics I found they were way more depressing than I had figured.  Turns out to be more about a kid’s unhappy home life, where his parents fight and eventually separate or divorce or something.  I looked at few of Everclear’s other songs and found that they are more depressing than uplifting as well.  But, I decided to go ahead and post it anyway.  At least the melody is catchy.

Here is Everclear’s Wonderful:

Wonderful

by Everclear

I close my eyes when I get too sad
I think thoughts that I know are bad
Close my eyes and I count to ten
Hope it’s over when I open them

I want the things that I had before
Like a Star Wars poster on my bedroom door
I wish I could count to ten
Make everything be wonderful again

Hope my mom and I hope my dad
Will figure out why they get so mad
Hear them scream, I hear them fight
Say bad words that make me wanna cry

Close my eyes when I go to bed
And I dream adventures that will make me smile
I feel better when I hear them say
Everything will be wonderful someday

Promises mean everything when you’re little
And the world’s so big
I just don’t understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
Tell me everything is wonderful now

(Na na na na na na na)

Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now

I go to school and I run and play
I tell the kids that it’s all okay
I like to laugh so my friends won’t know
When the bell rings I just don’t wanna go home

Go to my room and I close my eyes
I make believe that I have a new life
I don’t believe you when you say
Everything will be wonderful someday

Promises mean everything when you’re little
And the world is so big
I just don’t understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
When you tell me everything is wonderful now

I don’t wanna hear you tell me everything is wonderful now

I don’t wanna hear you say
That I will understand someday
No, no, no, no
I don’t wanna hear you say
???
No, no, no, no
I don’t wanna meet your friends
And I don’t wanna start over again
I just wanna my life to be the same
Just like it used to be
Somedays I hate everything
I hate everything
Ever wanna live with me?
Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now

I don’t wanna hear you tell me everything is wonderful now

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If you’re interested and have the time you can watch a video of this song here:

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