Wild Child
Enya Lyrics


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Ever close your eyes
Ever stop and listen
Ever feel alive
And you've nothing missing
You don't need a reason
Let the day go on and on

Let the rain fall down
Everywhere around you
Give into it now
Let the day surround you
You don't need a reason
Let the rain go on and on

What a day, what a day to take to
What a way, what a way to make it through
What a day, what a day to take to a wild child

Only take the time
From the helter skelter
Every day you find
Everything's in kilter
You don't need a reason
Let the day go on and on

Every summer sun
Every winter evening
Every spring to come
Every autumn leaving
You don't need a reason
Let it all go on and on

What a day, what a day to take to
What a way, what a way to make it through
What a day, what a day to take to a wild child

What a day, what a day to take to
What a way, what a way to make it through
What a day, what a day to take to a wild child

Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-da

What a day, what a day to take to
What a way, what a way to make it through
What a day, what a day to take to
Da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-da
What a way, what a way to make it through
Da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-da
What a way, what a way to make it through




What a day, what a day to take to a wild child
What a day, what a day to take to a wild child

Overall Meaning

Enya's "Wild Child" is a beautifully crafted song that captures the essence of living life with abandon. In the lyrics, Enya describes the serendipitous moments in life that make us feel alive, such as "feeling alive" and "having nothing missing." These moments often come without any reason, and we should allow ourselves to revel in them without overthinking or analyzing. The lines "you don't need a reason, let the day go on and on" indicate that we should take each day as it comes and enjoy the simple pleasures that life has to offer.


As the song progresses, Enya suggests that we should let nature surround us and embrace the changing seasons. The repetition of the line "let it all go on and on" reinforces the idea of enjoying the present moment without worrying about the future or dwelling on the past. This idea is further reiterated in the chorus, which encourages listeners to "take to" the day and find joy in being a "wild child."


The song ends with a repetition of the chorus, accompanied by a playful melody and the occasional "da-da-da" interlude. This adds a touch of whimsy to the song, emphasizing the carefree sentiment it encourages.


Overall, "Wild Child" is a song that celebrates living in the moment and enjoying life's small pleasures. It is a reminder to let go of our worries and fears and allow ourselves to be free.


Line by Line Meaning

Ever close your eyes
Close your eyes and take a moment to be present


Ever stop and listen
Listen to the world around you, be mindful of your surroundings


Ever feel alive
Experience life to the fullest, embrace your senses


And you've nothing missing
You are content with what you have and do not need anything else to feel fulfilled


You don't need a reason
You don't require a specific cause or motive to enjoy life


Let the day go on and on
Let each day continue as it is, enjoy the moment without worrying about what's to come


Let the rain fall down
Allow yourself to experience the ups and downs of life


Everywhere around you
In every aspect of your life


Give into it now
Fully embrace the moment and let yourself feel


Let the day surround you
Let the day and its experiences envelop you


What a day, what a day to take to
What a perfect day to appreciate and enjoy life


What a way, what a way to make it through
What a great way to navigate through life's obstacles and challenges


Only take the time
Take a moment to step back and appreciate life


From the helter skelter
From the chaos and commotion of everyday life


Every day you find
Every day presents its own opportunities for happiness


Everything's in kilter
Everything is in balance and working as it should be


Every summer sun
Every summer is filled with its own unique experiences


Every winter evening
Every winter holds its own joys and comforts


Every spring to come
Every spring brings new growth and opportunities


Every autumn leaving
Every autumn brings changes and new beginnings


Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da
Instrumental interlude


What a day, what a day to take to a wild child
What a perfect day to embrace your free, wild spirit




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Eithne Ni Bhraonain, Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan

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