"Que Sera Sera" as written by Italo Nicola Greco, Carlo Pes, Enrico Sbriccoli and Francesco Franco Migliacci....
When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother what will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here's what she said to me

Que sera sera
Whatever will be will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera sera

When I was just a child in school
I asked my teacher what should I try
Should I paint pictures
Should I sing songs
This was her wise reply


When I grew up and fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will there be rainbows day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said


What will be, will be
Que sera sera

Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

"Que Sera Sera" as written by Jay Livingston Raymond B. Evans

Lyrics © JAY LIVINGSTON MUSIC, INC., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI've always loved this song but I've also always thought it had a seriously dark side. The tune is haunting in its simplicity, and the stark fatalism next to the childish innocence in the lyrics suggests to me that some serious badness is stalking the singer. And this version is probably the most dreamlike and unsettling of all the covers I've heard, with the minor chords and the bridge like unhinged circus music.

    Or maybe I've just seen "Heathers" too many times.
    innocentsmithon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sooooooo good my mum use to ig it on karaoke
    jasperEllie02on May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a sweet song...it's very nostalgic...It actually played on an episode of the late "Dead Like Me"..I think it was actually the first episode..or second..p.s. that show SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. BAH!
    BLAHness90on June 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, blahness90, the first ep of DLM. A freaking amazing series, and this song was just so sad and perfect for the scene.
    GromReaperon September 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou should also listen to the song with the same title by Doris Day. Most of the lyrics are the same, with one different stanza. This song featured on Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Man Who Knew Too Much", from the '50s. Doris Day also played the lead female actor role in the movie.
    karttripon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe darker use of the piano chords over the Doris Day version is what makes this song. Definitely makes it cunningly complex by combining child-innocent lyrics with the uneasiness portrayed by the music.
    nosmaSon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite version of this song is by Sly and the Family Stone (songza.com/z/…). It's a beautiful and spooky funk-gospel version. I could listen to it every day...
    ThatGuyThatLivesThereon December 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAm I not the only one who heard this song first from Heathers?

    Wonderful, song. The innocence is haunting in a way, and it feels like something is lurking just behind each lyric.
    myexpiredsoupon October 23, 2011   Link

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