Oasis: Wonderwall Meaning
Song Released: 1995
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 is on the street
anonymous Dec 29th 2008, 15:10 report
I feel like this song is about someone who is deeply in love with someone but never really showed his feelings when he had the chance or later realized that he is in love with her more than he had realized before.. Maybe the girls has moved on now b/ he says that fire in her hear is out.
The first verse, makes me feel like she is in some kind of situation where she is moving on and she knows what she gotta do, but something that he doesn't want her to do b/ he feels like that will make him lose her.
"I don't belive that anybody feels the way I do about you now," verse that moves me the most, makes me to feel like others around them and maybe the girl doesn't really know how much deeply the guy is in love with her, and still kind of implies that he really wants to tell her how he really feels now.
But all the "roads we have to walk are winding" and "lights that lead us there are blinding," the situation is changing in a direction where it will be harder now than before for their love to come true. "There are many things I would like to say to you, but I don't know how," maybe b/ of the situation changing, he cannot tell her how he feels anymore or he is scared to b/ he feels like that will make him loose her even more than what is already happening in their lives, maybe she has moved on.. maybe to someone else, perhaps b/ she was tired of waiting for him or b/ she simply met someone else or is going away..
But he still hopes and belives in his heart that she may be the one special person for him.
"B/ maybe you're gonna be the one who saves me and after all you're my wonderwall." He still hopes and believes in his heart that she may still love him although the situation they are in makes it hard and that she may be the one special person that he will end up with later.
"Now you should've somehow realized what your're not to do," makes me feel like they are in a situation where they cannot be like before where they were able to be closer with one another. The second time, the verses are changed from all the roads "we have to walk" to are winding to all the roads that "lead to you" are winding. The road that will lead to her is slipping away, maybe they are somehow parting for now and they know that things will get harder for them to be together. But he continues to repeat that your are my "wonderwall," perhaps the very one special person that makes him truly happy in his heart, makes him come alive and free and safe, a safe haven, from the rest of world when he is with her.. He ends the song by repeating, "I said maybe," he doesn't want to let go and can't let go of the special feeling that he has about her, "you're gonna be the one that saves me," his belief that she may be the one that he will eventually end up with no matter what happens now, that they are meant for each other, that they are meant to be together eventually.
anonymous Oct 14th 2006, 14:42 report
An amazing song. My boyfriend and my favorite, it's our song.
To me this song is a couple that has an unstable relationship, it has it's up and downs. He is madly in love with her and believes that nobody loves her the way he does. "backbeat the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out" word is going around, and he believes, that her love for him is weakening. He has trouble explaining how much she means to him, but he's so in love with her. Being with her makes everything alright to him, she's there to catch him when he falls, she's his wonderwall. "and all the roads we have to walk are winding, and all the lights that light the way are blinding" as long as they are together, there will be problems, the road in life they will walk will be hard. There will be good times and bad, but throughout it all he will love her.
anonymous Apr 25th 2006, 18:31 report
I don't think we are giving Noel Gallagher enough credit here. YES he's constructed one of the greatest love songs of all time without using the word love. But that can't possibly be his only intention, or even his deepest intention. We all know that the gallagher brothers (especially liam) have an obsession with the beatles, theyve covered almost every song written by the beatles, but then they come across this song by the beatles entitled wonderwall, not a well known song, infact most people skip this song because its just a bunch of random noises and effects (similar to the swamp song that oasis throws in every now and then on their cds) this song "wonderwall" can't be covered, so it pokes out like a soar thumb to noel. While trying to understand the song, he realizes that Harrison (the writer of wonderwall) was just throwing down music and recording it because its his love, his love is to just hear, play, record music. Hence, to noel, the title wonderwall grew into a significant word to him. The thing that you just fall in love with and can take a break from reality and spend time with. everyone has a wonderwall, whether it be music, a woman, drawing, painting, ect ect... So why not write a song about it?!
anonymous Feb 28th, 21:09 report
this song is about anybody who is going through life with other relationships but deep down inside he cant forget his first love who he of she kinda keeps in touch with. and know the day will come for them to be together... maybe
anonymous Nov 26th 2012, 22:32 report
Just another Crazy Fangirl's interpretation.
to me, it's something different.
i believe that he (the boy) is hopeless, and needs someone to save him. In the end, he believes the girl (his friend) will help him, and be his "Wonderwall". The path to get there is difficult, and she faces obstacles to get to him,and save him from suicide. Beautiful song. Sorry for the bad interpretation, I am supposed to be doing homework and got sidetracked LOL. :D (There NEEDS!! to be more songs like this. I <3 Oasis)
anonymous Jul 4th 2012, 03:24 report
I remember the first time I heard this song, back when it first came out, it sounded like it had a huge Beatle message to it. At the time, there were a lot of people inside the industry that were appalled the Beatles were selling out, by doing the Anthology, though nobody really knew George was sick, and wanted financial security for his family, before his death. The term Wonderwall, refers to the Harrison song, and how heavily influenced the brothers were by the Beatles, as were most. The Beatles being their Wonderwall. The back beat reference, and the word on street that the fire in your heart is out, refer to George selling out, by agreeing to do the anthology, and the throw it back to you, meaning true fans will reject it, since the Beatles were always thought to be above such packaged product. They are puzzled that after so many winding roads (years), and blinding lights (fame), they would resort to this huge sell, jeopardizing their integrity. Though the writer knows that some will never feel the same way about the band, the band still remains the writers Wonderwall, and has unconditional love for them. Very cleverly written, and pretty bold of them to tackle. At least John would have thought so.
i and my bf broke-up for more than two weeks now, no damaging at all and there`s no 3rd parties issues.Family matter? yes that`s the reason,because they can`t accept me and my ex-boyfriend told me that hes tired of the same issues, as what i told him everytime. But the love between us still there, as not not a couple but bestfriends... then today when im checking my facebook, i saw that he posting it on his wall... and im confused, so thats why im searching what does it means. Its a big WOW! i don`t expect anything from him, like hes going back to me. But why he gave me a hint all the time???...Wierdo!
mb20forever Mar 21st 2012, 17:51 report
there is no real interpretation of this song. it was meant for you to have ur own personal meaning for it. thats why everyone loves it. it holds its own special meaning in our minds and hearts. take the meaning of this song however u want.we all have our own:)
anonymous Mar 20th 2012, 11:46 report
Everyone has a different interpretation on a song, it's just how you view it and what situation you're in. All songs are like that. To me, it means he's trying to help her and she doesn't understand that it's because he loves her, and she gets angry with him. He doesn't know how to express his love for her because it's ineffable, and he feels as though she won't understand if he tries. And once she realizes she should've listened to him, she loves him, too. They save eachother from themselves.
anonymous Mar 15th 2012, 03:30 report
I agree with JEMinENG that Wonderwall ain't a love song, it's rather a song implying self survival, self rescue, nirvana. Well, those were my impressions, when I heard it for the first time. Also, the song highlights the mood of breaking free from some kinda bondage and being able to express oneself freely. Phrases like, '' Today's gonna be the day'', '' and the fire in your heart is out'', ''I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do'', etc. sounds so.
Folks who call it a love song are lovesick. And afterall, everything appears yellow to the jaundice eye.
anonymous Mar 1st 2012, 18:59 report
I think that wonderwall has a deeper meaning than love and relationship issues. NOEL GALLAGHER reflects upon his own relationship and links it to the "invisible wall" people put between each other in life, society, or the world around them. The poem is solemn because it demonstrate in the analogy that this wall exists between people and always will. However, the repetition of "maybe" suggests hope. Can we ever brake the walls that separate us and be united? If not we can always wonder...
anonymous Dec 25th 2011, 17:04 report
The SONG is about Jesus people, GOD. He has hit rock bottom he has read the bible he has finally come to the understanding that real beauty, the one he was always looking for, was in God. And in looking for this beauty what he considered beauty led him to find it. He is using drugs again, she has left him, he has drugged himself to the point of no return. And when it came to making a final choice and understanding himself, his true essene, and his true self., the only there to help him was God. He ran into the bible. OASIS. What he was looking for. Wonderwall = what is the meaning of life. What he has to do = is stop idealizing false idols, and false perceptions of beauty because they are only there to light your way to God, and when you walk away from him, the lights can be blinding.
anonymous Dec 12th 2011, 14:55 report
Ever seen the Rex Whistler mural at Plas Newydd, Anglesey ?
A 50ft painting done by Whistler a man tormented by his unrequited love for Lady Caroline Paget
The Mural expresses Whistlers feelings for her. His 'Wonderwall'
anonymous Nov 25th 2011, 14:10 report
me and my buddy were high and listened to this song halfway through he stopped it and said dude hes dying and he replayed it and i thought the same thing too!
when it says:
and all the roads we have to walk are winding
and the lights that lead us there are blinding.
as in hes dying and hes walking the road to heaven.
there are many things to say to you but i dont know how.
as in hes wanted to tell her things that he never did now that hes dead he wishes he could but doesnt know how to send her a sign.
because maybe you'll be the one that saves me.
as in shes the one that can bring him back to life.
your my wonder wall.
as in shes the way he can see out to what life could of been or shes the wall that blocks him from coming back or going to heaven.
anonymous Sep 20th 2011, 16:23 report
The interpretation is of a close friend, his brother. The song was originally thought to be about his girlfriend because he was put on the spot by a reporter and she was standing next to him. But he later confessed that it was truly about his brother. When put into that context, it makes better sense.
anonymous Aug 29th 2011, 21:21 report
I interpret it as if it is about first love. Deep, turbulent, ends quickly but fades indeed very slowly. It'll always be there somewhere, even though you haven't been speaking for ages, the other person will still be your wonderwall in your mind, you simply put him/her on a pedestal for life, after you had time to think it over, the flaws of the other person simply fades; and there you are. Still hoping.
anonymous Aug 26th 2011, 17:59 report
This song is very important to me because it was the favorite song of a friend who passed away in an accident at 18, 4 days after his birthday. He always used to, whenever he would hear this song, sing along aloud! This song reminds me of him in a good way
anonymous Jun 14th 2011, 14:51 report
Well, first of all I love this song :) My ex boyfriend played it sometimes surprisingly for me when we spend time together because he knew it's my favorite song...Now I am feeling like the person in the song because I broke up with him and now after a month I can't figure out the reason why..I really regret it! Thats how I relate to the song..and I think everybody can relate to it in some way because everybody had a love break up :( But everytime I listen to it, it gives me the feeling that there is hope for me to get back together with my ex :) So maybe he is gonna be the one that saves me...
anonymous May 12th 2011, 06:54 report
This song was originally titled 'wishing stone' and is about an imaginary friend.
To me, it represents friendship, love, and my wonderful cousin Jo.
anonymous Apr 13th 2011, 12:54 report
I think that this song is really about a man trying to convince his lover to stay with him. The opening verse seems to be him saying, today you have a choice to make, either to be with him or not. But whatever the choice is, he wants her to know, that he doesn't think anyone could love her as much as himself. Same with the fire in her heart verse, sounds to me like she is growing weary of the relationship, but she can't doubt his love for her. The verse about the road I think is symbolic of their relationship that will be a struggle, and the lights that are blinding I think symbolizes the unclear right answer. Whether they should remain together or not is not doesn't have an obvious right choice or wrong choice, but regardless, she means everything to him.
anonymous Apr 13th 2011, 02:56 report
I think it is about a guy who has had his heart broaken, and it is mostly her fault "youve should have some how realized what youve got to do." she wants him back and he is in love with her. Although the road is winding and it is not easy, they will come out strong, because she is his wonderwall.
anonymous Feb 14th 2011, 05:39 report
The song is actually about the Gallagher's favourite football club Manchester City, who, at the time, were performing very poorly and in danger of being relegated to a lower league.
The song is basically a message to the team to say that their fate is in their own hands.
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