"Wonderboy" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
La, la, la

Wonder boy, life's just begun
Turn your sorrow into wonder
Dream alone, don't sigh, don't groan
Life is only what you wonder

Day is as light as your brightest dreams
Night is as dark as you feel it ought to be
Time is as fast as the slowest thing
Life is only

Wonder boy, wonder boy

Everybody is looking for the sun
People strain their eyes to see
But I see you and you see me
And ain't that wonder?

Wonder boy, some mother's son
Life is full of work and [unverified]
Easy go, life is not real
Life is only what you conjure

Wonder boy, and the world is joy
Every single day it's the real McCoy

Wonder boy

Everybody is looking for the sun
People strain their eyes to see
But I see you and you see me
And ain't that wonder?

Wonder boy, some mother's son
Turn your sorrow into wonder
Dream alone, go have your fun
Life is only, life is only, life is only


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"Wonderboy" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General CommentThis was John Lennon's Favourite Kinks' Song
    LolaBaton October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.

    It makes me feel so happy and free.

    "Everybody is looking for the sun
    People strain their eyes to see
    But I see you and you see me
    And ain't that wonder?"

    Simply beautiful.
    BoHoon February 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti wrote a script based on this song, for my college. now everyone calls me wonderboy haha.

    it's completely amazing.
    gummibärchenon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Kinks bassist apparantly got really fed up doing the backing vocals. Don't blame him but it's such an ace song...
    xSiddersxon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about existentialism and it turns my head upside down whenever I listen to the lyrics.
    UBERTRON 777on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone notice that Oasis ripped this off as part of their song "She's Electric"?
    BostonPJFanon December 12, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is about a sad person who doesn't see himself as a wonderful person so one of his friend tries to convince him that he's wonderful.
    ChubbyBabyon August 17, 2012   Link

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