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Wild World
Cat Stevens Lyrics


Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breaking my heart you're leaving
Baby, I'm grieving

But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there

Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
Because I never want to see you sad girl
Don't be a bad girl

But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
Beware

Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl

Baby, I love you
But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
Beware

Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl

Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And it's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl

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Written by: Yusuf Islam

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Joey Kitty

I know this is probably just because I'm some crazy poet with a wild imagination, but... Noting what Cat Stevens said at the beginning: "I think I'm talking about myself in this one" Maybe he's talking about how he was probably feeling spiritually conflicted at the time, and the desire for something more? Since I understand he converted to Islam some years after this performance took place, I think. So, he's saying "Goodbye" to his old self. Either that, or he's encouraging his new self down this new path as he leads him on this new road...
Lyrics: Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you want to start something new
And it's breaking my heart you're leaving
Baby I'm greaving (so, "lost everything to you" meaning lost his old self, or lost everything to God, maybe? And "you say you want to start something new" ie: New religion/spiriruality/way of life etc"
You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two (referring to all the bad in the world and his want for a more peaceful world/more kindness/something deeper etc)
'Cause I never want to see you sad girl
Don't be a bad girl (although he wrote "girl", maybe he was also thinking about himself and his desire for self improvement and to be good/do better etc and if like the other comments said, he wrote it for his loved one, then it would also make sense)
Anyway, just something to think about and ponder...



dino vidal

Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breaking my heart you're leaving
Baby, I'm grieving
But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl
You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
Because I never want to see you sad girl
Don't be a bad girl
But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
Beware
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl
Baby, I love you
But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
Beware
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And it's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl
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Ray Ursillo

Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breaking my heart you're leaving
Baby, I'm grieving
But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl
You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
Because I never want to see you sad girl
Don't be a bad girl
But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
Beware
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl
Baby, I love you
But if you want to leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
Beware
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And it's hard to get by just upon a smile
Ooh baby baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl



HerStoryOfMusic

I love this song, and this version so much.

It's one of the songs I remember my father with, the father who left me to raise myself.

Thanks Dad 🙋‍♀️.

Probably a blessing in hindsight.

Happy Fathers Day.

I made alotta nice friends out there thankfully. 😊🙏



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Hawaii ASMR Nature Relaxation

As my father says : "The time flies but the nostalgia never ends" ♥

conradmalta

@transnasalkoma 1

Neprosya

if you forget nostalgia end too

Aldo Salgado

@Selen Karlıkaya Love to you from North Carolina 💞💌

Selen Karlıkaya

Helloo, I just covered this song and would love to hear your thoughts good or bad. Sending love from Turkey ❤️❤️

Aldo Salgado

@Bruno Vincent you're absolutely right. 👍

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The Math Sorcerer

his voice...

Marvin Hunt

He was great. His Mello music was spot on for me.

Selen Karlıkaya

Helloo, I just covered this song and would love to hear your thoughts good or bad. Sending love from Turkey ❤️❤️

annika j

It's unreal

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