Meaning of Wonderful Life by Black

The creative activity of Colin Vearncombe, the leader of the Black group, who later performed solo under the same pseudonym, began difficult. He recorded three singles, changed several recording studios, but things did not go well.

Colin’s personal life also went awry, and he divorced his wife. Impressed by the increasing troubles, Wyrncombe composed a beautiful and sad composition with the optimistic title Wonderful Life (“Wonderful Life”).

The history of the song Wonderful Life

In 1993, Colin, recalling at one of the concerts about the history of the creation of the song, said:

Another paradox of life was that my first marriage, which ended with such a bang, pushed me to write a couple of songs that became the most successful of all that I composed. My ex-wife indirectly influenced the appearance of my hit.

Release and achievements

In 1986, Wonderful Life was released as a single on Ugly Man Records and peaked at number 72 on the UK Singles Chart. But the main thing was that A&M Records drew attention to the group, which signed a contract with Black. The Wonderful Life single was re-released and soon became a worldwide hit. No less popular was the album of the same name, which was presented to the public in 1987.

Colin once commented on a similar success as follows:

I think people understand that a great life does not mean no problems. Rather, it means that you know how to deal with them, know how to solve them. Wonderful Life is a good song for those times when people need some positivity.

Until the last days of his life, fans wrote to him, who told him what Wonderful Life means to them. Colin said that, judging by the letters, the song is played equally often at funerals and at weddings.

Clip Wonderful Life

The black and white video clip of Wonderful Life – Black was filmed near Liverpool, in the city of New Brighton. Let’s watch the video for Colin Wyrncombe’s song online.

Interesting Facts

  • The song Wonderful Life is often used in advertising. In 1994, after the song was featured in a Standard Life commercial, it was released as a single for the third time.

Wonderful Life Lyrics

Here I go out to sea again
Sunshine fills my hair
And dreams hang in the air
Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes
You know it feels unfair
There’s magic everywhere.

chorus:
look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshine
No need to run and hide
It’s so wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It’s so wonderful, wonderful life

Sun in your eyes
And heat is in your hair
They seem to hate you
Because you’re there
And I need a friend
Oh, I need a friend
to make me happy
Not standing on my own

I need a friend
Oh, I need a friend
to make me happy
not so alone

Wonderful Life Lyrics

Here I go out to sea again
The light of the sun fills my hair
And dreams fly into the air
Seagulls in the sky and in my blue eyes
You know it doesn’t seem fair
Everywhere magic

Chorus:
Look how I stand again
Here alone
Upstairs, right in the sunlight
No need to run and hide
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

Sun in your eyes
And the warmth in your hair
They seem to hate you
‘Cause you’re there
And I need a friend
Oh I need a friend
For me to be happy
And didn’t stand alone

I need a friend,
Oh I need a friend
For me to be happy
And not so lonely

Download Wonderful Life

On Blimey you can not download the song Wonderful Life for free or for money. We do not distribute Mp3 tracks. Readers can listen to songs online and watch clips of Black in high quality. Look for sheet music and tabs, as well as versions for karaoke and backing tracks on thematic resources for musicians.

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