"What's The Use Of Wond'rin' (feat. Annie Clark)" as written by and Max / Middleton....
What's the use of wondering if he's good or if he's bad
Or if you like the way he wears his hat
Ooh what's the use of wondering if he's good or if he's bad
He's your fella and you love him
That's all there is to that

Common sense may tell you that the neding will be sad
And now's the time to break and run away
But what's the use of wondering if the ending will be sad
He's your fella and you love him there's nothing more to say

Something made him the way that he is
Whether he is fast or true
And something gave him the things that are his
One of those things is you

So when he wants your kisses
You'll give them to the lad
And anywhere he leads you you will look
And anytime he needs you
You'll go running there like mad

You're his girl
And he's your fella
And all the rest is talk


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"What's the Use of Wond'rin?" as written by Max / Middleton

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  • +2
    General Commentfucking beautiful.
    this is what got me into amanda in the first place, shit like this.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on February 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentisnt it obvious the first time you heard this song that its about an abusive boyfrend? or is my mind so tainted by the harsh dark world that thats the first thing to pop up. and yes, i did hear the crying in the background, tatakitenok!! ur not as kraaaaazy as u mite think you are....or maybe you are and so m i....hm....watever
    Yogurtoon October 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor the longest time I thought this was just an ironic tribute to the old view of couples. I thought it was supposed to be funny. Until, as it's been mentioned here, I heard the crying for the first time. I was listening to it with headphones on just five minutes ago... And as SOON as I heard the crying everything clicked in my head. Instantly I knew... Abusive relationship. It makes my stomach feel kind of sick. But you can't not appreciate the sheer beauty of it. I absolutely love songs about classic issues restated in a less straight forward manner.
    starraveon November 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRodgers and Hammerstein = sexist bastards
    muskyisdeadon December 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, she and the Vermillion Lies sisters just put up a video of this song. Amanda has a shiner on her right eye and a glum, yet accepting expression on her face the whole time. Seems pretty clean what her interpretation of the lyrics are.
    tybeckon December 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI had to turn it up to hear the crying, but now I do. And then I looked at the official website pictures.

    And now I'm creeped right out!
    Emi-chanon March 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEven though this song is a cover, Amanda used it to create her own effect on it.
    It seems to sound like it is about how men abuse women, and women do not know who to tell or where to go, so they continue to endure it.

    I don't know what Rogers and Hammerstein's meaning of it was, though.
    walruscokeheadlizardon March 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, it's interesting the way she's rearranged it, so it's sad and creepy and about denial of being treated badly.
    missmeon April 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot sure what Roger's and Hammerstein meant exactly either but Carousel was innovative for its time, being one of the first American musicals to contain a tragic plot (about 10-12 years before West Side Story). The leading man dies but not before you find out that he hits the leading lady....it was played down of course but it was an abusive relationship and back in the 40's all you could really do was stick it out. Sad. So I don't think Amanda was far off in her interpretation (if you watch the video).
    mknelsonon April 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes anyone know who's singing in this song?

    and uh, yeah, essentially, if you aren't creeped out by these lyrics, you aren't paying attention.
    reliquaryforraindogon January 30, 2010   Link

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