"Whole Wide World" as written by and Eric Goulden....
When I was a young boy
My mama said to me
"There's only one girl in the world for you
And she probably lives in Tahiti."

I'd go the whole wide world
Go the whole wide world just to find her

Or maybe she's in the Bahamas
Where the Caribean Sea is blue
Weeping in the tropical moonlit night
Because nobody's talking about you

I'd go the whole wide world
Go the whole wide world just to find her
I'd go the whole wide world
Go the whole wide world
To find out where they hide her
I'd go the whole wide world
Go the whole wide world just to find her

Why am I hanging around in the rain right here
Trying to pick up a girl
Why are my eyes
Filling up with these lonely tears
When there's girls all over the world

Is she lying on a tropical beach somewhere
Underneath a tropical sun
Pining a way in a heat wave there
Hoping that I won't be long
I should be lying on that sun swept beach with her
Caressing her warm, brown skin
And then in a year or maybe not quite
We'll be sharing the same next of kin

I'd go the whole wide world
Go the whole wide world just to find her.
I'd go the whole wide world
Go the whole wide world
To find out where they hide her

I'd go the whole wide world
Go the whole wide world just to find her
I'd go the whole wide world
Go the whole wide world
To find out where they hide her

Yeah!
Whole wide world
Whole wide world


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"Whole Wide World" as written by Eric Goulden

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    General Comment"There's only one girl in the world for me" means that there is only one, and all the ones that don't work out, don't matter. There's plenty of fish in the sea and one of them is bound to be his.

    Why settle for what's around him (in his town/etc.), when he could scour the whole earth in search of the woman he loves.

    Don't settle. Choose wisely. Enjoy your time in search, and when found, enjoy your time together, because you found her. Don't let go. You'll know.
    TehGreatMutatoon April 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me it's about sigrid lahl...it's about not settling for cheap, crappy, sub-par love - but about that astro, super-sex make everything okay knock-out of a lady.
    zayon November 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a wonderful, romantic anthem...reminds me a little bit of some Nirvana songs, in that it starts so slowly and then explodes later on. Bass work is outstanding especially. One of those unknown treasures more ppl should discover, add it to your mp3 player now!!
    kevwizon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. NEVER SETTLE! NO REGRETS!! its fun to play too. just E and A over and over. you can really get into it
    =]
    spaceboy_13on June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy boyfriend sang and played this for me after modifying the lyrics a little...it was so sweet :)
    sanaawarholon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha i love this guy - not the best singer but this song is a really good song, telling us all to look around a little harder - because she probably lives in tahiti (ive been there - and i dont think so unless she was one of those bikini babes who didn't speak my language...)
    cartlidgeon October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod! i wish they made music like this nowadays... :) soooo nice to listen to.
    it's also the ost for that movie, stranger than fiction.
    psychoblahon February 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is so punk, so imperfect, so goooood

    don't settle for whats in front of you
    good things are hard to find

    but oh so much better
    back_to_your_cageon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentErr, I meant that as a general comment on the song, not as a reply to back to your cage.

    Whoops. But yeah, this is the pinnacle of awesome love punk anthems.
    Blaringbluron December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see it as The Beat-esque Europunk? I don't think it matters what genre it is, I just love the song. Perfect message.

    You people are amazing.
    TonyBon April 30, 2009   Link

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