"Wonderful Life" as written by and Colin Vearncombe....
Here I go out to sea again
The sunshine fills my hair
And dreams hang in the air
Gulls in the sky and in my blue eye
You know it feels unfair
There's magic everywhere
Look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
It's a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It's a wonderful, wonderful life

The sun's in your eyes
the heat is in your hair
They seem to hate you
because you're there
And I need a friend
oh I need a friend
to make me happy
Not stand here on my own
Look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
It's a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It's a wonderful, wonderful life

I need a friend, oh I need a friend
To make me happy, not so alone
Look at me here
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
It's a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It's a wonderful, wonderful life

No need to run and hide
It's a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It's a wonderful, wonderful life

Wonderful life
Wonderful life


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"Wonderful Life" as written by Colin Vearncombe

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI think this is about feeling so alone and desperately unhappy, that you literally feel you are '"alone out to sea'" with nobody steering your boat. You're out in the sunshine, on a beautiful day, and you feel that even the 'sun and heat hate you".
    You feel your dreams 'hang in the air' because you don't know if you'll ever see them come to fruition. Your 'blue = sad eye'. sees magic that isn't felt. I think that even though this is a desperately sad song, the writer of it, seems to write/sing that it's a wonderful life over and over as almost a mantra, as if to remind himself, or even to comment on the irony of his mood. I also wonder whether the writer is also referring to an old movie, by the same name, about a man who didn't realise what he had. This is such a beautiful song. It's very clever. Sad lyrics teamed with tropical beach carefree sounding music. Another hint of intentional irony perhaps, that all may not be what it outwardly seems.
    thelydstaron February 24, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNot so happy... the song is full of irony
    Nick4lifeon June 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me it's more sad lyrics/uplifting music. In any case, I agree with this being an ironic song. Life can be beautiful, the day can be full of sunshine and nice, but you will remain alone and lonely. Having someone there to comfort you might be all that matters in the end.
    GaiusBertuson March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely song anyhow!
    Peyon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful!
    princess_4521on April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song !!
    malice-aliceon June 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin fact, the whole song is "built" on the antagonism - very happy lyrics, and very sad music on the other side.So,i think that if we try to analyze lyrics and music, we can say that song is full of irony.
    Anyways, i must say that this song is absolute masterpiece.
    dinekon November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMorrissey wrote the song on an Arbroath beach whilst on one of his train journey excursions. Although he's from the Gallowglass and has brown eyes he wrote 'blue eyes' because he was so sad. The song was written as he felt so suicidal. How he gave it to 'Black' I don't know. He asked for no rights when he gave it to them
    appleplayeron December 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is absolutely beautiful, but the chords used are very sad chords (a beautiful sad sequence - always loved it!) and the lyrics have always been so very... I dunno really. Upset?

    Amazing song though.
    hugmysteron February 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definitely an ironic song. There are many hints.
    also. Have you seen its video?
    alpik79on November 28, 2013   Link

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