"Wild Wood" as written by and Paul John Weller....
High tide, mid afternoon
People fly by, in the traffics boom
Knowing, just where you're blowing
Getting to where you should be going

Don't let them get you down
Making you feel guilty about
Golden rain, will bring you riches
All the good things you deserve now

Climbing, forever trying
Find your way out of the wild, wild wood
Now there's no justice
Only yourself that you can trust in
And I said high tide, mid afternoon
People fly by, in the traffics boom

Knowing, just where you're blowing
Getting to where you should be going
Day by day your world fades away
Waiting to feel all the dreams that say

Golden rain will bring you riches
All the good things you deserve now
And I say, climbing, forever trying
Find your way out of the wild, wild wood
Said you're gonna find your way out of the wild, wild wood
Wild wild wood


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"Wild Wood" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentI get the feeling this song is about living in London (or generically about any big city). High tide mid afternoon is rush hour.

    People go to work in the city to make money, and everyone makes them feel guilty because of the money they earn and the big companies they work for - "Don't let them get you down
    Making you feel guilty about
    Golden rain bring you riches
    All the good things - you deserve now"

    But in the end people only work in the city until they've got enough money to move somewhere calm, away from the Wild Wood - "Day by day your world fades away
    Waiting to feel - all the dreams that say
    Golden rain will bring you riches
    All the good things - you deserve now - and I say
    Climbing forever trying
    Find your way out - of the wild wild wood"

    Every day, heading home, they think about how they want to get out of the city for good eventually.
    Jimmyon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo Comments? Huh?
    Woolfon October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat?? So I'm never going to find out what this song is really about then? Come on people!

    I love it anyway :)
    Libertine1on March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it possibly simple enough to say that everyone has got themselves caught up in things that don't really matter. No one knows where they are going and they can't get out.
    siradskion June 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor christ's sake! i thought someone on here would be able to shed some light on this tune... i love it... and im sure if i knew what the hell it was all about i would love it moreso!
    rufstufon August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it just refers to the fact that everyone has issues and problems to deal with daily, if we could get out of these we would live a simpler life.
    simsfreqon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Paul is writing about the loss of individualism in a more and more intricately connected world. The protagonist is trying to breakout of this mold and return to a simpler existence.
    psambaon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt could be as simple as getting out of town, as ssome of the lyrics resonate wiht me getting out of tiown to seem my girlfriend, who lives in the country, which I always find to be a start contrast to my usual, noisier urban setting.

    But can be about just being trapped in the daily grind too and losing your individuality.
    SmithersJones87on May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWritten for a friend of Wellers, its about following your dreams and going for it!!
    mrgrumbleon December 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^^^Which is what I like about this song, as I do a lot of Weller's other works. There's sometimes more than one workable interpretation.
    SmithersJones87on February 08, 2009   Link

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