Wonderland
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Flashing lights and we
Took a wrong turn and we
Fell down a rabbit hole
You held on tight to me
'Cause nothing's as it seems
And spinning out of control
Didn't they tell us don't rush into things?
Didn't you flash your green eyes at me?
Haven't you heard what becomes of curious minds?
Ooh, didn't it all seem new and exciting?
I felt your arms twisting around me
I should've slept with one eye open at night

We found Wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And we pretended it could last forever, eh, eh
We found Wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And life was never worse but never better, eh, eh
(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland
(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland
(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland
(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland

So we went on our way
Too in love to think straight
All alone, or so it seemed
But there were strangers watching
And whispers turned to talking
And talking turned to screams, oh

Didn't they tell us don't rush into things?
Didn't you flash your green eyes at me?
Didn't you call my fears with a Cheshire Cat smile?
Ooh, didn't it all seem new and exciting?
I felt your arms twisting around me
It's all fun and games 'til somebody loses their mind

Oh, darling, we found Wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And we pretended it could last forever, eh, eh
We found Wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And life was never worse but never better, eh, eh
(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland
(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland
(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland
(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland

I reached for you
But you were gone
I knew I had to go back home
You search the world for something else
To make you feel like what we had
And in the end, in Wonderland, we both went mad

Oh, we found Wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And we pretended it could last forever, eh, eh (last forever)
We found Wonderland
You and I got lost in it (got lost in it)
And life was never worse but never better, eh, eh (never better)
We found Wonderland (eh, eh, eh, eh, eh)
You and I got lost in it (in Wonderland)
And we pretended it (eh, eh, eh, eh, eh)
Could last forever (in Wonderland)
We found Wonderland (eh, eh, eh, eh, eh)
You and I got lost in it (in Wonderland)




And life was never worse but never better (eh, eh, eh, eh, eh)
In Wonderland

Overall Meaning

The song Wonderland by Taylor Swift is a whimsical and vivid exploration of a new and exciting love. Swift uses Alice in Wonderland's world as a metaphor for falling in love and getting lost in the rush of feelings. The song begins with the image of flashing lights and taking a wrong turn, which represents the loss of control over a situation that love can bring. The line "nothing's as it seems" indicates that the singer is aware of the illusionary nature of falling in love. However, she continues to take pleasure in the experience, recognizing that it feels new and exciting.


Swift then shifts the song's tone to describe how the thrill of love transforms into chaos. The line "too in love to think straight" creates a sense of foreboding, and it becomes clear that their reckless behavior triggers the onlookers, who turn their whispers into screams. Swift urges that this is why people caution against "rushing into things." The chorus "we found Wonderland" describes finding a wonderland in their love, where the world outside disappears, and they can pretend that their love will last forever.


The bridge marks a break in the song, where Swift confronts the loss of love. She realized that the object of her love is gone, and she has to go home, whereas he is looking for something else to replace their love. The line "in Wonderland, we both went mad" is a commentary on how falling in love can make people act irrationally. Overall, the song emphasizes the allure of losing oneself in a new and passionate love but also warns of the potential downfall.


Line by Line Meaning

Flashing lights and we
The bright, attention-grabbing flashes of light were unavoidable, and we succumbed to them.


Took a wrong turn and we
Our journey was meant to follow a specific path, but we made a mistake and ended up going the wrong way.


Fell down a rabbit hole
We stumbled upon something unexpected, and it turned out to be more than what we initially thought.


You held on tight to me
Despite the chaos that ensued, you clung onto me and refused to let go.


'Cause nothing's as it seems
The situation was not what it appeared to be, and we soon discovered that appearances can be deceiving.


And spinning out of control
The situation escalated quickly, and we found ourselves losing grip and descending into chaos.


Didn't they tell us don't rush into things?
People warned us about making hasty decisions and jumping into something without considering the consequences.


Didn't you flash your green eyes at me?
You caught my attention with your alluring and enchanting green eyes.


Haven't you heard what becomes of curious minds?
Curiosity can lead to unexpected and sometimes dangerous outcomes.


Ooh, didn't it all seem new and exciting?
The novelty of the situation made it irresistible and thrilling.


I felt your arms twisting around me
You held onto me with a tight and almost suffocating grip.


I should've slept with one eye open at night
I should have been more cautious and aware of the risks involved in our situation.


We found Wonderland
We stumbled upon a world that was more magical and enchanting than we could have ever imagined.


You and I got lost in it
We became so immersed in this world that we lost track of time and our surroundings.


And we pretended it could last forever, eh, eh
We refused to acknowledge the temporary nature of the situation and pretended that it would never end.


And life was never worse but never better, eh, eh
Our experience was bittersweet; it was not without its downsides, but we wouldn't trade it for anything else.


(Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh) in Wonderland
The chorus serves as a repetitive reminder of the dreamlike state that we found ourselves in.


So we went on our way
We continued to journey deeper into this world, ignoring any potential dangers that lay ahead.


Too in love to think straight
Our judgment was clouded by our infatuation and deep feelings for each other.


All alone, or so it seemed
Although it appeared that we were alone, there were others secretly watching and observing us.


But there were strangers watching
Unbeknownst to us, there were outsiders who were keeping tabs on our every move.


And whispers turned to talking
Gossip and rumors about us began to spread and grow, slowly but steadily.


And talking turned to screams, oh
The harmless chattering escalated into tumultuous and frightening screams.


Didn't you call my fears with a Cheshire Cat smile?
You played down my worries and concerns with a sly and enigmatic smile.


It's all fun and games 'til somebody loses their mind
The situation was enjoyable and amusing, but it could quickly spiral out of control and have serious consequences.


I reached for you
I desperately tried to hold onto you and keep you by my side.


But you were gone
You had already moved on and left me behind.


I knew I had to go back home
I realized that it was time to leave this dreamlike world and return to reality.


You search the world for something else
You continue to seek out new and exciting experiences, hoping to recapture the feeling of wonder and enchantment that you felt before.


To make you feel like what we had
To find something that can match the intensity of the connection and emotions that we once shared.


And in the end, in Wonderland, we both went mad
The intensity of our experiences in Wonderland had driven us to the brink of insanity.


(last forever)
The repetition of this phrase in the chorus emphasizes our desire for this magical world to never come to an end.


(got lost in it)
This phrase reiterates the idea that we were completely immersed and entranced by this world.


(in Wonderland)
The inclusion of this phrase throughout the song reinforces the dreamlike quality and detachment from reality that we felt in Wonderland.


(never better)
This phrase acknowledges that our time in Wonderland was not perfect, but it was still an incredible, unforgettable experience.


(in Wonderland)
The song ends with the repetition of this phrase, highlighting the fact that this world will forever live on in our memories and imaginations.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Max Martin, Johan Karl Schuster, Taylor Alison Swift

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@charlottep23

I love wonderland it's my fav song on 1989 and she made it sound more amazing!!

@kate.xoxo3

100 like

@user-by2hn3yh4x

SAMMME WONDERLAND HAS MY HEART NOW I LOVE IT EVEN MORE🩵🩵

@adelinjade

Literally same I’ve loved wonderland since the moment I heard it for the first time when it was originally released on the deluxe edition of 1989!!!!🫶🏻

@GaryOk-ft5jw

Same mine too👍

@Hellooo_I_am__Lily

SAME

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@ArtistTherapy

I hope that this song finally gets all the hype it deserved when it first got released💙💙💙💙

@ivycream7228

Agreed

@maybelsantz

This definitely should be a Single

@Buzzforce

same

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