"Wonderful World" as written by and George Douglas George David Weiss....
Ever since Chicken Little said, the sky was fallin' down upon his head

I told myself, what a wonderful world

Climb a tree, headin' straight to the pond

Catch some polly wogs before they turn to frogs

I told myself, what a wonderful world

Puppy love out behind a log, before you know it it's a big old dog

Left so suddenly, where's that wonderful world?


Just a kid growin' up on a farm, hardly knew what was right from wrong

It's a jungle in this wonderful world

Ever since Johnny went to Nam, he lost his mind when he lost his arm

I convinced myself, it's an ugly old world


But see in school, I was just a kid, someone had to go and shoot the president

He wasn't sleeping when he's going to bed, so they said, so now he's dead

Didn't know much but I knew it wasn't funny

Everybody's crying like they killed the Easter bunny

Nothing changes, never changes, killing in vain


Tell me what it's coming to, tell me what we're all gonna do

If it stays like this we'll have nothing left to lose


Saw a picture and it ain't so pretty, from the West Coast to New York City

I've seen the world, it's such a pity, we'll be here on our own


Ever since Chicken Little said, "Humpty Dumpty fell and broke his head"

I told myself, what a wonderful world

Ever since mom she revealed, the tooth fairy nor Santa Clause is real

May be so, mama, it's still a wonderful world


That may be so, mama, still it's a wonderful world


Lyrics submitted by kaan, edited by BlkWarrior

"Wonderful World" as written by Robert Thiele George David Weiss

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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    General CommentI think these lyrics are wrong. It's not "Get some pearly walks before they turn to frogs," (I mean, what does that even mean???), but "polly wogs before they turn to frogs," you know, polly wogs (spelling?) the little fish things that turn into frogs (sheesh, who made up pearly walks?). Also, it's not "Ever since Johnny went to Nam, he loves his men the way he loves [his arm]," but "...he lost his mind when he lost his arm." Anyway, great song, good feeling, but really, try and get the lyrics right.
    jonjuanon November 07, 2008   Link

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