Whole Wide World

Album: Wreckless Eric (1978)
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  • When I was a young boy
    My mama said to me
    "There's only one girl in the world for you
    And she probably lives in Tahiti"

    I'd go the whole wide world
    I'd go the whole wide world just to find her

    Or maybe she's in the Bahamas
    Where the Caribbean Sea is blue
    Weeping in a tropical moonlit night
    Because nobody's talking about you

    I'd go the whole wide world
    I'd go the whole wide world just to find her
    I'd go the whole wide world
    I'd go the whole wide world
    To find out where they hide her
    I'd go the whole wide world
    I'd go the whole wide world just to find her

    Why am I hanging around in the rain out here
    Trying to pick up a girl?
    Why are my eyes filling up with these lonely tears
    When there's girls all over the world?

    Well, is she lying on a tropical beach somewhere
    Underneath a tropical sun
    Pining away in a heat wave there
    Hoping that I won't be long?
    I should be lying on that sun soaked beach with her
    Caressing her warm, brown skin
    And then in a year or maybe not quite
    We'll be sharing the same next of kin

    I'd go the whole wide world
    I'd go the whole wide world just to find her
    I'd go the whole wide world
    I'd go the whole wide world
    To find out where they hide her

    I'd go the whole wide world
    I'd go the whole wide world just to find her
    I'd go the whole wide world
    I'd go the whole wide world
    To find out where they hide her

    Yeah!
    Whole world Writer/s: Eric Frank Goulden
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Ea from PhiladelphiaThis song was in The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, great song!
  • Melinda from San Jose, CaI absolutely love this song! It was played in the movie "Stranger Than Fiction". Very catchy chorus. There is a version of it by The Prissteens that's actually pretty good.
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