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Wonderful Place
N*E*R*D Lyrics


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Yeah
Yeah, uh huh
What's good?

Damn, it's setting in now (so high)
'Cause cartoons are turning into real life
Lemons and limes are fighting
Fighting over straws like they were oil filled pipes
And why's the sun writing this song?
And why is this funny to me?
All of a sudden the mouse comes along
And what he sings brings harmony

You may not understand
Why there's a smile on my face
It's 'cause this world could be
Such a wonderful place

'Cause some of these companies
Two-thousand began a race
But not me man
I see a wonderful place
The world's a wonderful place

My soul's in my smile
Don't frown, just get up, get up (look at the birds)
My soul's in my smile (look at the bees)
Don't frown, just get up, get up (look at the skies, look at the seas)
(It's a wonderful place, yeah)
My soul's in my smile
Don't frown, just get up, get up
My soul's in my smile (look at the cars, look at the planes)
Don't frown, just get up, get up (look at the sun, look at the stars)

The wallpapers moving
My arms and my legs leave a blur when I swipe
Sap is just oozing
The trees say, "Smoke blocks the sun"
So for them it's just night

The seven eyes lookin' through the clouds
And why is that funny to me? Uh
And here comes the mouse singing loud
And what he sings, it brings harmony

You may not understand
Why there's a smile on my face
It's 'cause this world could be
Such a wonderful place

'Cause some of these companies
Two-thousand began a race
But not me man
I see a wonderful place
The world's a wonderful place

My soul's in my smile
Don't frown, just get up, get up (look at the birds)
My soul's in my smile (look at the bees)
Don't frown, just get up, get up (look at the skies, look at the seas)
(It's a wonderful place, yeah)
My soul's in my smile
Don't frown, just get up, get up
My soul's in my smile (look at the cars, look at the planes)
Don't frown, just get up, get up (look at the sun, look at the stars)
My soul's in my smile
Don't frown, just get up, get up
My soul's in my smile
Don't frown, just get up, get up
My soul's in my smile
Don't frown, just get up, get up
My soul's in my smile
Don't frown, just get up, get up

So she tells her man, "Let's go fishin'"
Well go tomorrow morning when the sun rise
And then she says she wants to take her kids and
That's her boy that's 12 and her daughter that's 4 with angel eyes
So they get there and the sun has barely risen
Decided on a spot where the fish is plentiful with the tide
Get out their poles daddy smiles and said the fish is jumpin'
Then they heard a splash but it sounded bigger than fish size

12 yr old screams, "Mom"
And mom screams back
The baby was holdin' your arm
Well that was 30 seconds ago
So they jumped in
All comin up with nothin'
But then

Something told mom to look toward the light
But the sun wasn't yellow
It had turned white
So she listen and swam
She swam for the light
Like the Michelin man
She swam with such might
She spotted the baby
And she was on her back
Just as the light said, "Sunrise was Heaven's track"
She turned the baby over her eyes were still blue
Baby had a smile and said
"I was waitin' for you!"

Mom I was waitin' for you
Your baby
Mama, I love you
And I was waitin' for you
Hey

I was waitin' for you
I was waiting for you
Mama
I was waiting for you
I love you ma

Overall Meaning

The song "Wonderful Place" by N*E*R*D is a highly metaphorical piece commenting on the state of the world and the importance of positivity in the face of it. The first verse describes the world turning into a cartoon-like reality, where lemons and limes are fighting over straws like they were oil-filled pipes. The sun appears to be writing the song, and though the situation is absurd, the singer finds it funny. Suddenly a mouth comes along, and the song it sings brings harmony. The second verse continues the metaphorical language, this time with the wallpaper itself moving and the singer's limbs blurring when they move. The trees speak of smoke blocking the sun, and it being night for them. Again, the seven eyes looking in through the clouds is found to be funny and the mouse singing brings harmony. Through all of this absurd imagery, the singer maintains a smile, stating that the world would be a much more wonderful place if some of the companies from the year 2003 were erased. But for the singer, they see a wonderful place in the world.


The song can be interpreted as a call to reject the harsh realities of the world and find joy in the absurdity of it all. The seemingly nonsensical situations described in the song can be seen as representing the chaos and unpredictability of life, but by finding humor in them, the singer is able to see past that chaos and find beauty. Positivity is emphasized as the singer repeatedly sings "My soul's in my smile, don't frown / Just get up, get up". The song acknowledges that the world is far from perfect, but by maintaining a positive outlook, it becomes a wonderful place.


Line by Line Meaning

Damn, it's setting in now
I'm starting to realize something important


'Cause cartoons are turning into real life
Things that were once imaginary are now coming to life


Lemons and limes are fighting
Even things that are usually peaceful are in conflict


Fighting over straws like they were oil filled pipes
People are willing to fight over even the smallest things


Why's the sun writing the song?
Even things we think of as inanimate can have a surprising impact


Why is this funny to me?
The absurdity of the situation strikes me as humorous


All of a sudden a mouths' come along
Unexpectedly, something new has arrived on the scene


And what he sings, it brings harmony
The new arrival has a calming effect on everything else


You may not understand why there's a smile on my face
Others may not see why I'm happy


It's cause this world would be such a wonderful place
If certain negative things were eliminated, life would be so much better


But not me man, I see a wonderful place (the world's a wonderful place)
Despite the negativity, I still have hope for the world


My soul's in my smile, don't frown
My inner emotions are reflected in my expression


Just get up, get up
Don't let negative emotions keep you down


The wallpapers moving soul's in my smile, don't frown
Even the surroundings seem alive and supportive of a positive outlook


The wallpaper's moving
The environment around me is vibrant and dynamic


My arms and my legs leave a blur when I swipe
I feel energized and active


Sap is just oozing
The natural world continues to function, despite human activity


But trees say that smoke blocks the sun
Nature is being impacted by human-caused pollution


So for them, it's just night
The impact of pollution is particularly severe on the natural world


The seven eyes look in through the clouds
There are supernatural forces at work in the world


And here comes the mouse singing loud
Even the smallest creatures can have a big impact


And what he sings brings harmony
The actions of one creature can have a positive impact on everything else


(whistling...)
A moment of reflection and peace




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams

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