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?

[spoken]
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?

[spoken]
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,
[sung]
Me! And KG!
[KG (spoken):] That's me.
[sung]
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,
Oh!
[spoken]
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.


Lyrics submitted by riffic

Wonderboy Lyrics as written by Thomas Jacob Black Kyle Richard Gass

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Wonderboy song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

85 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment

    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
  • 0
    General Comment

    i am also kowy...... look... moo... hehehe.... dork!

    lil cholitaon January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is a great song....one of the few that sounds good but has some really interesting lyrics.

    pixiedust133on January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is a great song....one of the few that sounds good but has some really interesting lyrics.

    pixiedust133on January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    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
  • 0
    General Comment

    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
  • 0
    General Comment

    u suck ass sic n twisted

    jakester7603on May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hooray for tenacious d. p.s. i hate you sic n twisted.

    RUFIOis1HELLofAbandon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    HOW DO THEY DO IT?! ANYONE THAT'S SANE WOULD THINK ITS AWFUL AND YET,ANYONE WHO'S SANE WOULD THINK IT GREAT!!

    headexplody731on May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    god take it easy,...they still suck though

    sic n twistedon May 21, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Standing On The Edge Of Summer
Thursday
In regards to the meaning of this song: Before a live performance on the EP Five Stories Falling, Geoff states “It’s about the last time I went to visit my grandmother in Columbus, and I saw that she was dying and it was the last time I was going to see her. It is about realizing how young you are, but how quickly you can go.” That’s the thing about Geoff and his sublime poetry, you think it’s about one thing, but really it’s about something entirely different. But the lyrics are still universal and omnipresent, ubiquitous, even. So relatable. That’s one thing I love about this band. I also love their live performances, raw energy and Geoff’s beautiful, imperfectly perfect vocals. His voice soothes my aching soul.
Album art
Son Şansın - Şarkı Sözleri
Hayalperest
This song seemingly tackles the methods of deception those who manipulate others use to get victims to follow their demands, as well as diverting attention away from important issues. They'll also use it as a means to convince people to hate or kill others by pretending acts of terrorism were committed by the enemy when the acts themselves were done by the masters of control to promote discrimination and hate. It also reinforces the idea that these manipulative forces operate in various locations, infiltrating everyday life without detection, and propagate any and everywhere. In general, it highlights the danger of hidden agendas, manipulation, and distraction, serving as a critique of those who exploit chaos and confusion to control and gain power, depicting a cautionary tale against falling into their traps. It encourages us to question the narratives presented to us and remain vigilant against manipulation in various parts of society.
Album art
I Can't Go To Sleep
Wu-Tang Clan
This song is written as the perspective of the boys in the street, as a whole, and what path they are going to choose as they get older and grow into men. (This is why the music video takes place in an orphanage.) The seen, and unseen collective suffering is imbedded in the boys’ mind, consciously or subconsciously, and is haunting them. Which path will the boys choose? Issac Hayes is the voice of reason, maybe God, the angel on his shoulder, or the voice of his forefathers from beyond the grave who can see the big picture and are pleading with the boys not to continue the violence and pattern of killing their brothers, but to rise above. The most beautiful song and has so many levels. Racism towards African Americans in America would not exist if everyone sat down and listened to this song and understood the history behind the words. The power, fear, pleading in RZA and Ghostface voices are genuine and powerful. Issac Hayes’ strong voice makes the perfect strong father figure, who is possibly from beyond the grave.
Album art
When We Were Young
Blink-182
This is a sequel to 2001's "Reckless Abandon", and features the band looking back on their clumsy youth fondly.
Album art
Magical
Ed Sheeran
How would you describe the feeling of being in love? For Ed Sheeran, the word is “Magical.” in HIS three-minute album opener, he makes an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of true love with words. He describes the magic of it all over a bright Pop song produced by Aaron Dessner.