"It's A Wonderful Life" as written by and Mark Linkous....
I am
The only one
Can ride that horse
Th'yonder

I'm full of bees
Who died at sea

It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life

I wore
A rooster's blood
When it flew
Like doves
I'm a bog
Of poisoned frogs

It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life

I'm the dog that ate
Your birthday cake

It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life


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"It's a Wonderful Life" as written by Mark Linkous

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  • +6
    General CommentR.I.P. Mark Linkous.

    Your music changed my life, thank you.
    SubSickAlienon March 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmark's use of drugs an obvious but inconsequential influence. drugs aren't the facilitator in his wonderful lyrics..... they are just.... like looking at a tree, or witnessing any sort of event. just another thing to add to your pool of experiences......

    yeah this comment makes no sense, but oh well. i love this song. i love when he says "i'm the dog that ate your birthday cake, it's a wonderful life..." i take it as him saying "i'm that dog that had it's day.......i ate the birthday cake, i won, it's a wonderful life....i got mine........ life is lush complex and beautiful, live it cause it's great. yet sometimes horrible."

    meh. love it.
    ieatseedson February 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCan someone explain to me the meaning of "thyonder" ? I don't get it...
    unsteadyon September 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment..not creepy sounding...great sounding. i like it. a lot
    funstuffon March 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhenever I hear the line "I'm the dog that ate your birthday cake" I always think of an old man smiling watching a home video of himself when he was a kid at his birthday party where a dog ate his cake. and he thinks, "it's a wonderful life."
    theatreguy15on April 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo much of the recent Sparklehorse is filled with vivid and strange imagery - lots of images of animals and nature. All that I can make up of it is that Mark Linkous is looking at the world with a fresh set of eyes, like a child discovering the wonders of the bog by jumping right in, in spite of the poisonous frogs. It's as though he's saying yes the world is weird and unexplainable, but that's what makes life wonderful. Probably makes sense under the context that Mark nearly died a while back after he accidently overdosed on prescription pills.
    In a hotel room in London he awkwardly layed unconscious with his legs pinned under his body for 14 hours as a result, and went through numerous surgeries after that to correct damaged nerves in his leg. But he survived and has recouped all functions in his legs. So perhaps he feels he has a new lease in life, a second chance and is channeling his childhood to look at the world with hope despite it's unexplainable strangeness.
    tubesockson August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a wonderful song.
    a town like parison November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song with great imagery.

    th'yonder? I always thought that is was just yonder. Maybe th'yonder is there yonder?
    drosson October 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe + yonder = th'yonder

    that's my guess tho

    this song is funky and almost creepy sounding...
    Heather200408on December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand the award for the best lyric of all time goes to "i'm the dog that ate your birthday cake" hahaha i love that line and love this song
    no_one69on February 09, 2007   Link

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