I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying how do you do
They're really saying
I love you

I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They'll learn much more
Than I'll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Ooh, yes

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What A Wonderful World Lyrics as written by George Douglas Bob Thiele


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  • +9
    General CommentI saw this comment on page 1 and just felt compelled to respond to it:

    "This song sounds very good.

    However it's my favorite example of "Ignorance is Bliss". It's a wonderful world while people all over the world die of starvation and diseases, while corrupt politicians steal money and make bad decisions, while the oil begins to run out and the economy goes down, while new wars start, while we polute with radiation and greenhouse gasses that deplete our atmosphere.

    People are so egoistic."

    When Louis Armstrong wrote and recorded this song America was segregated and racial tensions were still running VERY high. Americans were also living their lives pretty much certain that a a nuclear bomb was going to strike them at some point. He was no exception. He was the target of much hate. He was in no way ignoring the negative issues going on in the world around him. His message was that despite everything going on, there is so much beauty in this world and so much hope for the children and their future. The whole point of the song is that no matter how bad things can be, just take a look around, admire the world for it's natural beauty and never lose hope for a wonderful future.
    Please_Deleteon January 06, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAdding to that above, there is devastation in the world I agree but still there is some good and happiness you can't always ponder on all the bad things happening.
    Riveroflite23on August 30, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is a classic, no remix or cover could ever replace this song. This music is great.
    KoiHoshion April 25, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI do not think he is denying the bad things in this world. I think he is just appreciating the good things that are there. Don't you just sometimes stop and think, man, life *really* is a wonderful thing...
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on January 27, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah, well, the song isn't about how wonderful America is, it's about what a wonderful world it is. Love this song by the way...
    zeldafan89on June 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentevery time i listen to this song i want to make the world better. make it like the world louis describes.oh boy... i wonder what he was thinking about when he wrote it.
    that_is _meon October 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNever liked this song???? Are you crazy?? This is one of the most beautiful songs in the world, honest! :)
    sarahmansouron September 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love all types of music, but I love this one, its the only song that can make me cry. I dont know why...
    WhiteMagicon May 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is possibly one of the best songs of all time. Louis wrote this somewhere way back during the early jazz years and its pretty amazing how the song and he survive all this time. The lyrics mean as much now as they did back then and that can only mean that the song will never change or get old as time goes by. It's one of those songs you can hear even when u're down and just realize that aside from whatever you're going through there still is that other part of life that we can come back to and know is there...
    bluemusiq7on October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeutiful Song, Louis shows his true love for the world and mother earth, i like this songs simplicity and truth, my favorite line is
    I hear babies crying I watch them grow
    They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
    talking about leaving your place to the next generation, reminds me of a good pushkin poem.
    Its true this world needs some fixing up for our childeren but i would feel sorry for people who cant see past the bad things in this world and dont believe that some people, even knowing about all the bad, can still love this life and feel what is expresed in this beutiful song
    Partezanon June 07, 2006   Link

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