"Wonderboy" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
La-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 plunder[?].
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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    General CommentI can see why it was Lennon's favorite Kinks song; It seemed to sum up his whole philosophy to life.
    BarnabyHugheson November 03, 2015   Link

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