Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna give it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

Back beat the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
And I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead the way are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
But I don't know how

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one who saves me?
And after all
You're my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day
But they'll never bring it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you got to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

And all the roads that we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
But I don't know how

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me?
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall
You're my wonderwall
You're my wonderwall
You're my wonderwall


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Wonderwall Lyrics as written by Noel Gallagher

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    This song never made sense to me as an Oasis song. But Adams certainly explained it to me. I love that he stripped it down and changed some of the notes to emphasize the blues inherent in the lyrics. He continues to impress me.

    davidecoyoteon May 07, 2004   Link
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    Dear Potatoes9000, I'd like to inform you of a little thing called the World Wide Web. ON this thing people from all over the WORLD come together. That being said, i'm sure the dude who said "one of our country's best bands" is from England. It's so crazy a theory, it just might be TRUE! I dunno that's just me going out on a limb.

    As for the song, a great cover and a great original song. I don't see why the lyrics would be put under Ryan Adams though, even if he did cover it, he didn't write it.

    RitesofSpring909on November 15, 2004   Link
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    I don't know if anyone knows why Oasis named this song "Wonderwall," but it seems to be an allusion to the 1968 movie "Wonderwall" by Joe Massot. The soundtrack for it was composed by Beatle George Harrison. In the movie, a reclusive scientist finds light beaming through a hole in his wall. When he looks through it, he finds a beautiful model posing for her photographer boyfriend and becomes infatuated with her. As time goes on, the scientist makes more and more holes in the wall as the photo shoots continue, falling more and more in love with the girl.

    If the song has anything to do with this plot point, I think it's a wonderful metaphor for discovering someone and falling in love with them. It happens slowly, it breaks down barriers, and it brings light to darkness. It's beautiful.

    "and after all you're my wonderwall"

    crystalynn84on September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Nicely done. I think it sounds really great. These lyrics are awesome too, one of Oasis's best songs out there. I like what Adams did with it.

    pandakaton May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Oasis made this song good but Ryan Adams took it to a whole new level. He sings it with so much more emotion that it all becomes clearer. Plus Adams has a far better voice then Noel Gallagher... and he doesn't seem to be a jackass either.

    mohitguptaon June 02, 2004   Link
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    I agree somewhat with Traumattizing. Ryan Adams does drag it out too much. Its not horrible, but I like the Oasis version way better.

    brightestfireflyon June 10, 2004   Link
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    ehh screw you guys lol. when i first heard ryan adams' version of this song, i hated it, because it doesn't have the same singalong melody as the original, and that was the main reason i liked it. but after listening to it a few more times, it just made a lot more sense. the way ryan sings it makes the meaning of the song clearer than the oasis version. it makes it more beautiful and heartbreaking... i don't really think the oasis version has that same quality to it.

    littlexpinkxstarson July 01, 2004   Link
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    Hmmm... Love Ryan, hate this song. Even hate a la Ryan.

    I don't understand why a song like this is released to radio when gold nuggets like "Shadowlands" or "Political Scientist," or oldies but goodies like "La Cienega" are just waiting to be discovered. Ryan, you have such better song-writing capabilities than covering a song from a shitty English band!

    kattalassoon September 30, 2004   Link
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    no no no best song ever covered and it is just amazing the way he tweaked it and turned it around to become the awesome song it has become...Ryan you are wonderous!

    coldtoes69on September 30, 2004   Link
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    Firstly Oasis arn't a shitty band, they're one of our country's best bands!!! But i prefer ryan's version f this song, its brilliant. I think it went v well wiv da ep of the O.C. they used it in, shld hve defintly been on the album!!

    Pottsy_87on October 03, 2004   Link

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