“Everything is Wonderful Now.”


This pretty good song is sung from the perspective of a teenager and talks about how hard it has been (and is) for him to watch his parents’ marriage breakup. It is an angry, heartfelt song, which, oddly enough, is fun to sing along with. I think it is likely (and my hope is) that at some point someone in a bad marriage situation who had been considering the option of divorce heard this song and thought “Okay, I’m not happy with what’s going on, but I don’t want my kids to go through something as horrible as that sounds, so I’ll stick it out at least a little longer.” And maybe “a little longer” turned into a lot longer.


Every person with kids considering Divorce should listen to it.

And again, for those of you who are of a more MPR mindset, here are the lyrics:

Wonderful – Everclear 

I close my eyes when I get too sad
I think thoughts that I know are bad
Close my eyes and I count to ten
Hope its over when I open them

I want the things that I had before
Like a star wars poster on my bedroom door
I wish I could count to ten
Make everything be wonderful again

Hope my mom and I hope my dad
Will figure out why they get so mad
Hear them scream, I hear them fight
They say bad words that make me wanna cry

Close my eyes when I go to bed
And I dream of angels who make me smile
I feel better when I hear them say
Everything will be wonderful someday

Promises mean everything when youre little
And the worlds so big
I just don’t understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
Tell me everything is wonderful now

Please dont tell me everything is wonderful now

I go to school and I run and play
I tell the kids that its all okay
I laugh aloud so my friends wont know
When the bell rings I just dont wanna go home

Go to my room and I close my eyes
I make believe that I have a new life
I dont believe you when you say
Everything will be wonderful someday

I dont wanna hear you say
That I will understand someday

I dont wanna hear you say
You both have grown in a different way

I dont wanna meet your friends
And I dont wanna start over again

I just want my life to be the same
Just like it used to be
Some days I hate everything
I hate everything
Everyone and everything
Please dont tell me everything is wonderful now…