I Wonder
Chris Isaak Lyrics


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When I was younger I believed that dreams came true
Now I wonder
Cause' I've seen much more dark skies than blue
Now I wonder

I keep on praying for a blue sky
I keep on searching through the rain
I keep on thinking of the good times
Will they ever come again
Now I wonder
Now I wonder

I keep on praying for a blue sky
I keep on searching through the rain
I keep on thinking of the good times
Will they ever come again
Now I wonder
Oh I wonder

When I was younger I believed that I could win
Now I wonder
There was a time when you and I walked hand in hand
Now I wonder

I keep on searching for the old me
I keep on thinking I can change
I keep on hoping for a new day
Will I ever feel the same
Now I wonder




Oh I wonder
Now I wonder

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Chris Isaak's song "I Wonder" are reflective of the human experience of growing up, experiencing loss, and longing for the past. Isaak begins by talking about his childhood innocence where he believed that dreams could come true. However, as he grew older, he notes that he saw more "dark skies than blue" and began to question whether his dreams could really come true. This line represents the reality of growing up and losing that childlike sense of hope and wonder.


Isaak then goes on to talk about how he keeps "on praying for a blue sky" and searching "through the rain" in hopes of finding those moments of purity and joy once again. He longs for the past, for the "good times," and wonders whether they will ever come again. This is reflective of the human tendency to look back on the past and long for the moments that we cannot return to.


The chorus repeats this longing for better days, with Isaak searching for the old version of himself, hoping for a new day, and questioning whether he will ever feel the same as he did in those lost moments. Overall, "I Wonder" is a nostalgic and contemplative song about longing for the past, searching for hope in the present, and questioning whether things can ever truly go back to how they once were.


Line by Line Meaning

When I was younger I believed that dreams came true
I had faith in the power of dreaming.


Now I wonder
But now I doubt if it's true.


Cause' I've seen much more dark skies than blue
The struggles in life have overshadowed the good times.


I keep on praying for a blue sky
I'm still hoping for better days.


I keep on searching through the rain
I keep on trying, even in difficult times.


I keep on thinking of the good times
I reminisce about past happy moments.


Will they ever come again
I'm not sure if I'll experience that kind of happiness again.


Now I wonder
My doubts remain.


I keep on praying for a blue sky
I continue to hope for better things.


I keep on searching through the rain
And I persist, even amidst hardships.


I keep on thinking of the good times
Remembering past joys keeps me going.


Will they ever come again
But I question if similar happiness is possible.


Now I wonder
I still have doubts.


Oh I wonder
My doubts are strong and persistent.


When I was younger I believed that I could win
I was confident in achieving success.


Now I wonder
But now I'm unsure.


There was a time when you and I walked hand in hand
We had a close relationship.


Now I wonder
But now I'm unsure of our bond.


I keep on searching for the old me
I try to regain my confidence.


I keep on thinking I can change
I believe I can still better myself.


I keep on hoping for a new day
I still hold hope for a brighter future.


Will I ever feel the same
But I'm uncertain if I'll ever be as happy as before.


Now I wonder
My doubts persist.


Oh I wonder
And they're just as strong as ever.


Now I wonder
I still have doubts.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: GEORGE EDWARD BRUNS, RICHARD BUSCH, WINSTON HIBLER, TED SEARS

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