"I Wonder" as written by Christopher Marsh Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Kellie Pickler and Karyn Rochelle....
Sometimes I think about you
Wonder if you're out there somewhere thinkin' 'bout me
And would you even recognize
The woman that your little girl has grown up to be
Cause I look in the mirror and all I see
Are your brown eyes lookin' back at me
They're the only thing you ever gave to me at all

Oh, I hear the weather's nice in California
There's sunny sky as far as I can see
If you ever come back home to Carolina
I wonder what you'd say to me

I think about how it ain't fair
That you weren't there to braid my hair like mothers do
You weren't around to cheer me on
Help me dress for my high school prom like mothers do
Did you think I didn't need you here to hold my hand, to dry my tears?
Did you even miss me through the years at all?

Oh, I hear the weather's nice in California
There's sunny sky as far as I can see
If you ever come back home to Carolina
I wonder what you'd say to me

Forgiveness is such a simple word
But it's so hard to do
When you've been hurt

Oh, I hear the weather's nice in California
And just in case you're wonderin' about me
From now on I won't be in Carolina
Your little girl is off
Your little girl is off
Your little girl is off to Tennessee


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"I Wonder" as written by Chris Lindsey Aimee Mayo

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI sometimes wonder if this song was wrote just for me cause I can really relate to it, but with my father instead of my mom. The only thing my father ever gave was my brown eyes and I'm constantly wondering what he would say to me and if he would even recognize me if I saw him. And it relates even more since I live in South Carolina. But this is a really good song.
    ifyouleaveon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was adopted before I was born and this song means a lot to me, in a way it feels like my mom was a hero for having the courage to give me up for adoption, and live in a nice family. Then it makes me mad because it feels like everytime I love someone they can give me up. or not love me anymore. Then it feels like I am closer to my adoptive family, becuase God chose them to be my family.
    KrisGirl34on May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really love this song. And i can also pretty much just like the user "ifyouleave" relates to it. Because i have brown eyes and that's the only thing my biological dad ever gave to me. And every day i winder about him. i've never met him but i still want to know him. and this song is pretty much exactly what i think.
    cowgirl_shortyon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG...the video could have shown a little more emotion..no? the song is pretty self-explanatory..she never had her mom there..kinda wonders what might have been or just plain WHY?
    peyton1124on June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've loved country music for so long...and I strayed for a little while. But I watched the CMA's last night and broke down into tears when Kellie sang this song. So powerful. Her mother left her when she was 2...and she co-wrote this song about her estranged mom. She's so strong for growing up through all that. I can't imagine not having my mom around, I've needed her so much. But the song is amazing, especially with her voice and I needed to comment.
    latemornings3on November 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow this relates to both of my parents...just change one state to Florida and the to Arizona...it so crazy how you could leave your child for no reason
    Polyamorouson January 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about kellie picklers mother who abandoned her
    vampire-cullenon February 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentkellie's dad was in jail and her mom abandoned her when she was two so she lives with her grandfather
    flyleafluver455on March 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti've never met my biological father.

    that first stanza: "Sometimes I think about you
    Wonder if you’re out there somewhere thinkin' 'bout me
    And would you even recognize the woman that your little girl has grown up to be
    ‘Cause I look in the mirror and all I see are your brown eyes lookin' back at me
    They’re the only thing you ever gave to me at all"

    sums up exactly how i feel. :( he's in federal prison 5 states away. i almost resent him for being so careless about his life, and throwing away what he could have had. now i'm stuck with a horrible step-father, and i wish for my biological father at times, even though i don't even know what he's like. in my heart, i feel like he'd be my savior, and treat us right.

    im not allowed to have contact with him at this point, being so young, but i do hope one day i'm able to meet him. i hope when i do, im not disappointed or regret it due to him being a criminal, or not the person i imagined but until then.. i have songs like this :(
    kamieloveon March 24, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI listen to this song and feel like crying every time. I have had both my parents my whole life, so I can't relate, but it really makes me think and want to thank my parents for the best 13 years anyone could ask for. I am fullfilling my dream one step at a time, and they will always be there. If you are as lucky as me, be sure to thank the man and woman who are doing their best with you every day. they deserve at least that.
    dancer025on May 28, 2009   Link

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