"Wonderful" as written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund....
I close my eyes when I get too sad
I think thoughts that I know are bad
Close my eyes and I count to ten
Hope it's over when I open them

I want the things that I had before
Like a Star Wars poster on my bedroom door
I wish I could count to ten
Make everything be wonderful again

Hope my mom and I hope my dad
Will figure out why they get so mad
Hear them scream, I hear them fight
Say bad words that make me want to cry

Close my eyes when I go to bed
And I dream of angels that make me smile
I feel better when I hear them say
Everything will be wonderful someday

Promises mean everything when you're little
And the world's so big
I just don't understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
Tell me everything is wonderful now

(Na na na na na na na)

Please don't tell me everything is wonderful now

I go to school and I run and play
I tell the kids that it's all okay
I like to laugh so my friends won't know
When the bell rings I just don't want to go home

Go to my room and I close my eyes
I make believe that I have a new life
I don't believe you when you say
Everything will be wonderful someday

Promises mean everything when you're little
And the world is so big
I just don't understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
When you tell me everything is wonderful now

I don't want to hear you tell me everything is wonderful now

I don't want to hear you say
That I will understand someday
No, no, no, no
I don't want to hear you say
We both have grown in a different way
No, no, no, no
I don't want to meet your friends
And I don't want to start over again
I just want to my life to be the same
Just like it used to be
Some days I hate everything
I hate everything
Everyone and everything
Please don't tell me everything is wonderful now

I don't want to hear you tell me everything is wonderful now


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"Wonderful" as written by Arthur P Alexakis Art Alexakis

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is one that is too familiar for any kid that had to suffer through their parent's divorce. I don't think parents quite know how much it affects their kids. But if I could describe for you how my life was from the ages of 12-18 (when I moved out), this would be it. The first half of the song being the younger years and then the..."I just want my life to be the same, just like it used to be
    Some days I hate everything
    I hate everything
    Everyone and everything
    Please don't tell me everything is wonderful now"

    Your parents are doing better, and everything is wonderful for them--but too many days I spent hating everyone and everything.
    ELS24on March 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is what i used to listen to when i felt like i couldnt handle things anymore. Divorce is one of the hardest things to deal with especially when neither parent has a handle on life. This song represents every feeling that a kid has and Everclear deserves major props on this song because it touched my heart and im sure it touched the hearts of others. So to everyone who has or is dealing with divorce...just hang on maybe everything wont be wonderful but you gotta stand up and tell your story
    dont4get2breatheon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can't even describe how I felt the first I heard this song, the truth is, I cried for the first time in ages. Can't believe how that song, "sings" my life...
    GenerousGeniuson October 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBasically sums up my parents divorce,
    "I just dont understand how you can smile with all those tears in your eyes when you tell me everything is wonderful now"
    My mom used to rant about my dad leaving, and then she would always end up crying and saying that things were great now and one day things will be wonderful.
    I love everclear!
    Juliecooper78on August 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit's about a kid who lives in a house where his parents are constantly fighting with each other and it's taking a bigger toll on him than either of the parents know. and when they try to comfort him, he doesn't believe them because he knows they're lying. but he doesn't tell anyone, any of his friends. he just lets them believe that everything is "wonderful". its about how he wants it all to be fixed and how he wants his innocence back.
    EminemsGurlon August 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing. it explains the life of a child whos caught in between their parents devorce or fighting, and wishes they could have their old life back when everything was wonderful...
    cc_soccerbabe_8on January 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think another song that describes a parents devorce is the song by blink stay together for the kids i think thats what its called but i like bouth of the songs i used to love this song but i killed it by playing it way toooo much
    Wiplashon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fuckin amazing! i cant believe there are only 4 ppl whove posted on it!...its a real life song, n real life thing that happens to kids. happened to me. maybe thats y i feel so strongly on this song, i mean its there..happened in my life! and WIPLASH STAY TOGATHER FOR THA KIDS is one hell of a song!!
    thursday1203on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me this song describes how it feels to be an elementary schooler and a ward of the state. My case worker would refer to my foster parents as his friends "And I don't wanna meet your friends, and I don't wanna start over again..." The song is very powerful to me.
    rainanneon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song even though I never experienced my parents divorce. To me it just makes me feel better for any problems they have and remind me that when i was little life was so much easier when u were a very small child then it is as u get older and have problems with ur parents, friends and school. Also that adults lie to you telling you that everything is OK when really it is not.
    confusedone87on May 29, 2002   Link

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