High above the mucky-muck, castle made of clouds,
There sits Wonderboy, sitting oh so proudly.
Not much to say when you're high above the mucky-muck.
Yeah, yeah.
Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power?
Wonderboy, won't you take me far away from the mucky-muck man?

Now it's time for me to tell you about Young Nastyman,
archrival and nemesis of Wonderboy, with powers comparable to Wonderboy.
What powers you ask? I dunno how 'bout the power of flight?
That do anything for ya? That's levitation, holmes.
How 'bout the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away...
with mind bullets! That's telekinesis, Kyle.
How 'bout the power to move you?

History of Wonderboy and Young Nastyman,
Riggah-goo-goo, riggah-goo-goo.
A secret to be told, a gold chest to be bold,
And blasting forth with three-part harmony, yeow!
Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power?
Wonderboy, won't you take me far away from the mucky-muck man?

Well, Wonderboy and Young Nastyman joined forces;
they formed a band the likes of which have never been seen,
and they called themselves Tenacious D. That's right,
Me! And KG!
[KG (spoken):] That's me.
We're now Tenacious D!
Come fly with me, fly!

Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power?
Wonderboy, won't you take me far away from the mucky-muck man,
Take my hand!
Young Nastyman, and we'll fly!
Bring out your broadsword.
There's the hydra.
Slice his throat!
And grab his scroat.
You take the high road,
I'll take the low.
There, the crevasse,
Fill it with your mighty juice.

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Wonderboy Lyrics as written by Thomas Jacob Black Kyle Richard Gass

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    Here's my interpretation of the hidden meanings behind this song:

    "Not much to say when you're high above the mucky-muck." I believe this line is symbolic of heaven and how boring it can be up there looking down at the poor schmucks left on Earth (the mucky muck)

    The character Wonderboy could be seen as a Jesus figure with his archrival Young Nastyman being Satan. "the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away" - That's pretty evil in my opinion.

    Of course those characters COULD be seen as Jesus and Satan however I believe that they are more superhero representations of the actual band members themselves. No shit.

    "Take my hand! Young Nastyman, and we'll fly!" Concrete proof that JB sees himself as Wonderboy and that he sees KG as Young Nastyman.

    "Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power?" In my humble opinion, JB is asking his alter ego (Wonderboy) where he gets his strength from. JB probably has self-esteem issues and/or trouble with depression. That's why he's created this alter ego Wonderboy so that he has someone to talk to and confide personal things to as well as to have someone to lean on. From this song its obvious that JB does not consider KG to be a good friend.

    On a side note, I think that the roles should be switched around. KG should be Wonderboy because he is a very proficient guitarist who could rock the fuck out of most famous guitarists nowadays. And JB should be Young Nastyman because, honestly, that guy is one of the fucking nastiest dudes on the face of the planet. He reminds me of some guy that doesn't shower so that he can save money to buy booze. He also earns this title by way of some of his other songs. Mainly, "Fuck her softly."

    "Bring out your broadsword. There's the hydra. Slice his throat!" Is it just me or does this say D&D all over it?

    "scroat." Need I explain this one? This is up there on the list of the funniest words ever spoken.

    That concludes my interpretation. I hope that I've helped clear up some of the misconceptions about this song.

    PS: The real point of this comment is that this site is about interpreting the meaning behind songs and not about whether a song deserves merit or not. No one cares if you think a song is great or if it sucks ass. Honestly. I don't. I would love to hear how other people interpret some of my favorite songs. I'm always open to new ideas.

    PPS: If you believe in any of the bull shit that I've mentioned above the PS then I think you should get psyciatric help immediatly.

    sound_of_silenceon September 02, 2002   Link
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    i am also kowy...... look... moo... hehehe.... dork!

    lil cholitaon January 05, 2002   Link
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    This is a great song....one of the few that sounds good but has some really interesting lyrics.

    pixiedust133on January 24, 2002   Link
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    This is a great song....one of the few that sounds good but has some really interesting lyrics.

    pixiedust133on January 24, 2002   Link
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    haha i like this song. kg plays some kickass guitar and how can you not like jack black singing about an imaginary superhero? Rigga-goo-goo!

    weezerific:cutleryon March 31, 2002   Link
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    haha.. i love this song.. i can't wait to see these guys at x-fest.. i'd seriously die if someone dressed up as a hydra and they "slayed" it on stage..

    kill_your_idolson May 02, 2002   Link
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    u suck ass sic n twisted

    jakester7603on May 13, 2002   Link
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    hooray for tenacious d. p.s. i hate you sic n twisted.

    RUFIOis1HELLofAbandon May 13, 2002   Link
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    headexplody731on May 19, 2002   Link
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    god take it easy,...they still suck though

    sic n twistedon May 21, 2002   Link

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