"I Wonder" as written by and Sixto Diaz Rodriguez....
I wonder how many times you've been had
And I wonder how many plans have gone bad
I wonder how many times you had sex
I wonder do you know who'll be next
I wonder I wonder, wonder I do

I wonder about the love you can't find
And I wonder about the loneliness that's mine
I wonder how much going have you got
And I wonder about your friends that are not
I wonder I wonder, wonder I do

I wonder about the tears in children's eyes
And I wonder about the soldier that dies
I wonder will this hatred ever end
I wonder and worry my friend
I wonder, I wonder, wonder don't you?

I wonder how many times you been had
And I wonder how many dreams have gone bad
I wonder how many times you've had sex
And I wonder do you care who'll be next
I wonder I wonder, wonder I do


Lyrics submitted by pat_rulz69

"I Wonder" as written by Dennis Rodriguez

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    General CommentA folk hero - we listened to all his songs growing up as teenagers. So good to see him getting recognition now.
    Callycon May 14, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI've always felt that this song is about a man going through a lot of changes and hard times. Especially when it comes to a woman/women(as it seems is the case in many Rodriguez songs). The first two sections really point towards this and then the third points towards his rather worried view on the world and how things are going. This song has turned out to be one of my favorite of his, I can really relate to it.
    DejaVuudooon September 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so amazing!
    I love Rodriguez.
    tifnzon July 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhile listening through the Cold Fact album this one gave me a cheeky smile :-) Neat little song.
    audgirlon March 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentMy kids are amazed that this is the music I loved as a teenager.
    Callycon May 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI wonder...

    How this song is allowed to be this awesome.
    KT339on November 12, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, it seems like in all except the third verse, Sixto is contemplating the current condition a past love might be in. From that perspective the first verse is quite self explanatory.

    "I wonder do you know who'll be next"
    ...
    "I wonder about the love you can't find"
    ...
    "I wonder how much going have you got
    "And I wonder about your friends that are not"

    The combination of these lines makes me think Sixto thinks his past love is wandering around, unable to find true love, hanging out with the wrong sorts of people. Wondering how long she can go on like that.

    "And I wonder about the loneliness that's mine"
    Yet, he is left alone, (maybe still hoping/waiting for her to come back?)

    Then the third verse goes into social issues.
    To me this feels like him saying "I've moved on, and there's more important things that occupy my mind now."
    The line "I wonder and worry my friend" then opens up the conversation to all listeners, inviting them to share his compassion on these issues.

    I like how he ends again with the down-to-earth relationship verse, keeping the song very humble and down to earth...
    amazulabulaon May 10, 2016   Link

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