Wonderwall
Paul Anka Lyrics


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Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

Back beat the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk along are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
I don't know how

Because maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me?
And after all
You're my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day
But they'll never throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

And all the roads that lead to you were winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
I don't know how

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one who saves me?
And after all
You're my wonderwall

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one who saves me?
And after an
You're my wonderwall

Said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me




You're gonna be the one that saves me
You're gonna be the one that saves me

Overall Meaning

In Paul Anka's song "Wonderwall," the lyrics are emotionally charged and reflective of the deep feelings the singer has for the person he is addressing. He begins by stating that "Today is gonna be the day" that the recipient will be thrown back into his life. He seems to be indicating that there is something missing from his life, and he feels that the other person can fill that void. He indicates that by now, she should have realized what she needs to do regarding their relationship, and that he doesn't believe anyone else feels the same as he does.


The next verse speaks of how rumors are circulating that the passion that used to exist between them is no longer there. However, he believes that she had no doubt in her mind about how he felt concerning their relationship. He also mentions how they have had to walk many winding roads together, and the destination where they are headed seems to be blinding with many obstacles. He confesses that there are many things he would like to say to her, but he's not quite sure how.


The chorus indicates that he wonders whether she is the one who will save him from his loneliness and become his "wonderwall." This is repeated twice as he sings "I said maybe you're gonna be the one who saves me? And after all, you're my wonderwall." The final verse repeats the first verse again but with a slight change in that the day he expected her to come back is gone, and he professes his love for her again, stating that he's not sure if there is anyone else who feels what he feels about her.


Line by Line Meaning

Today is gonna be the day
Today is the day that you will get your chance


That they're gonna throw it back to you
You will be given the opportunity


By now you should've somehow
At this point, you should have realized


Realized what you gotta do
What you need to do to succeed


I don't believe that anybody
I don't think anyone


Feels the way I do about you now
Has the same feelings for you that I have right now


Back beat the word was on the street
There was a rumor going around


That the fire in your heart is out
That you have lost your passion


I'm sure you've heard it all before
I know you've been told this many times


But you never really had a doubt
But I know you never truly believed it


And all the roads we have to walk along are winding
The paths to success are not straightforward


And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
The things that lead us to our goals can temporarily blind us


There are many things that I would
There are many things that I wish


Like to say to you
I want to tell you


I don't know how
But I don't know how to say it


Because maybe
Because there is a chance


You're gonna be the one that saves me?
Will you be the one to rescue me?


And after all
Despite everything


You're my wonderwall
You are my savior


Today was gonna be the day
Today was supposed to be the day


But they'll never throw it back to you
But you will never get that chance again


Realized what you're not to do
Understand the things you must avoid doing


I don't believe that anybody
I do not think that anyone


Feels the way I do
Shares my feelings


And all the roads that lead to you were winding
The paths towards you were not easy


And all the lights that light the way are blinding
Things that guide us can sometimes be overwhelming


Said maybe
Maybe there's a chance


You're gonna be the one who saves me?
Will you be the one that rescues me?


And after an
Despite everything


You're my wonderwall
You are my savior


You're gonna be the one that saves me
You will be the one to rescue me


You're gonna be the one that saves me
You will be the one to rescue me


You're gonna be the one that saves me
You will be the one to rescue me




Lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Noel Gallagher

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@songgerperalta8144

Lirycs:Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now
Backbeat, the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now
And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don't know how
Because maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall
Today was gonna be the day
But they'll never throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now
And all the roads that lead you there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don't know how
I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall
I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall
I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
you're gonna be the one that saves me
you're gonna be the one that saves me



All comments from YouTube:

@mchagnon7

Paul Anka: "I feel like being creative and paying tribute to artists who make different kinds of music than me."

Olive Garden: "Hello, fellow kids..."

@animefreak2014100

I work in olive garden in everytime this comes on it triggers my fight or flight response

@intragalacticaa

NOPE ME TOO AND THAT BARBARA ANN SONG

@lilydayton5330

SAME SKFJFKG

@MichaelBurmy

Me too...I'm a busser there, so I hear it on a daily basis.

(Sometimes I hear this in the lobby and the original Oasis song in the prep area)

@tylerwilson9782

That’s where I just heard it and I’m making all my older buddies listen to it

@therougevence837

Only reason I'm here is from olive garden

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@saec1997

OH MY GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE OTHER PEOPLE HEARD THIS IN OLIVE GARDEN TOO!!!!!

@panowa8319

I first heard this song from Richard Cheese radio from my Pandora account.

@fastthomas3792

same I heard it in Olive Garden too!

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