Amanda Palmer - What's The Use Of Wond'rin'? Lyrics




What's the use of wond'rin'
If he's good or if he's bad
Or if you like the way he wears his hat

Oh, what's the use of wond'rin'
If he's good or if he's bad
He's your fella and you love him
That's all there is to that

Common sense may tell you
That the ending will be sad
And now's the time to break and run away
But what's the use of wond'rin'
If the ending will be sad
He's your fella and you love him
There's nothing more to say

Something made him the way that he is
Whether he's false or true
And something gave him
The things that are his
One of those things is you

So when he wants your kisses
You will give them to the lad
And anywhere he leads you, you will walk
And any time he needs you
You'll go running there like mad

You're his girl and he's your fella
And all the rest is talk





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Amanda Palmer What's The Use Of Wond'rin'? Comments
  1. MobiusBandwidth

    that was amazing.

  2. Matheus Cavalcanti

    O que disse machista?

  3. SquidInA FruitBowl

    ●~● oh

  4. andromedasmoons

    this reminds me a bit of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

  5. GdoubleWB

    2:21 Is this a reference to The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover?

  6. friedrich nietzsche's moustache

    This is sick..

  7. Roiy Benkel

    What's the use of wondering
    If he's good or if he's bad
    Or if you like the way he wears his hat
    Oh, what's the use of wondering
    If he's good or if he's bad
    He's your feller and you love him
    That's all there is to that

    Common sense may tell you
    That the ending will be sad
    And now's the time to break and run away
    But what's the use of wondering
    If the ending will be sad
    He's your feller and you love him
    There's nothing more to say

    Something made him the way that he is
    Whether he's false or true
    And something gave him the things that are his
    One of those things is you, so

    When he wants your kisses
    You will give them to the lad
    And anywhere he leads you, you will walk
    And anytime he needs you
    You'll go running there like mad
    You're his girl and he's your feller

  8. s⃣ e⃣ t⃣ s⃣ u⃣ n⃣ a⃣

    MMM I'd eat him up

  9. apple

    Do you guys hear the crying near the end ?

    Lou Bazinet

    apple Yes, I do...

  10. badgerlegion2

    Oh! I thought this song on the album was so incongruous, but someone mentioned they could hear a woman crying in the background (downthread), and this video! Mysteries: solved.

    Marky Janů

    badgerlegion2 when is it? I haven't noticed..

  11. Crystal Camerano

    Just when I thought I couldn’t adore her more...... AMAZING!!!

  12. James Ivy

    I think this song was playing when Sodom and gormah was a blaze

  13. Erin Arndt-Thompson

    God I wish I could sing with Amanda.

  14. Warren Voy

    Clear and concise. Would luv to have heard Linda Ronstadt sing this. Pure, powerful and very sad.

  15. girls poop too

    It's so good

  16. Ellie Fowell

    I'm an idiot. I watched the first minute thinking "oh is this a lesbian couple how cute I love vintage stuff to!" But then I was like "oh nevermind NEVERMIND!!!! THISIS SO MESSED UP!!!!" I WAS WROOOONNNNGGGG!!!

    Eden Samara

    oh you weren't wrong They're Lesbians

    Ellie Fowell

    yessssss this pleases my sadistic little lesbian heart

    Ellie Lavender

    I still ship it

  17. Thibault A.

    Amanda and Annie's voices sound so great together. It's like they are meant to sing together !

  18. ConstanceLangdon

    Who is the other woman in this video. It doesn't look like Annie Clark to me. Looks more like Anne Hathaway.

  19. Crowe

    ... wut...

  20. Mark Long

    Wow. Ok, that video turned my perception of the song around. Somehow it is even better now.

  21. Modern Moonlight

    "But what's the use of wond'rin'
    If the ending will be sad?
    He's your fella, and you love him
    There's nothing more to say" 

    Beautiful

  22. Ams_

    I fucking adored this song before the seeing the video.. Now I'm just in "Awe." I fucking love you Amanda !

  23. Рыжий Кролик

    Oh this is perfect

  24. CocoaChupacabra

    How come whenever I make jelly it never comes out looking nearly as perfect as that?!

    CocoaChupacabra

    ...or am I?! Mwahahahahaha!

    Nastia

    +CocoaChupacabra HA! If you were your jelly would be perfect.

    CocoaChupacabra

    Ah, tis true!

    girls poop too

    CocoaChupacabra
    jello

  25. VictorAmaya168

    hahaha Amanda I love u 

  26. EmileeArsenic

    See, this right here is why I tell my guy friends they have reason to be worried if their girlfriends start listening to too much Amanda Palmer and AP related music... You have done something, and you need to undo it. Now would be a good time lol

    TheLadyWhoLunches

    I know your comment was from two years ago, but I was just wondering if you're aware that Amanda didn't write this song. It's from the 1945 musical _Carousel_ and, in later years, it became controversial for essentially romanticizing domestic violence. So this is a feminist retelling and, while it may be off-putting, it's very clever if you know the original musical.

    EmileeArsenic

    @TheLadyWhoLunches I am aware of that, and this post was meant as a joke that pretty much no one got. I guess it's a casualty of tone being difficult to detect in type.

    TheLadyWhoLunches

    @EmileeArsenic Oops! Yeah, the argument for a sarcasm/humor font is strong :)

    Max Ann Castater

    or, maybe... just MAYBE, it's because they enjoy her music...?

    EmileeArsenic

    From my last post: "this post was meant as a joke that pretty much no one got. I guess it's a casualty of tone being difficult to detect in type."

  27. Olivia

    This is the definition of Harley and Joker ;~;

    Living dead dolls junky

    Malregima well you said my otp at a comment about Harley and mr j so think before you type

    Malregima

    yeah i should have not reply to that comment and made my own.

    97bluerose

    I wish I could go back to the days where the only guys I got emotional over were fictional...

    Cody Samuel Fox

    FINALLY SOMEONE GETS IT

    Cry Baby

    Living dead dolls junky ikr so disgusting

  28. Dori Marshall

    Well.  I guess HE got served!

    Grace Thompson

    @Dori Marshall Your comment made me laugh

    Spencer Petunia

    Literally!

  29. GregoriousGregori9

    The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover.
    All I'm Saying

    Distimmer

    OMG YES.

    I still think about that film, and it's been more than a decade.

  30. strangerUVtheflowers

    oh amanda i don't think you'll ever disappoint me with your music or messages .ever

  31. Heidi Pietschman

    total babes kick ass video concept I love you Amanda!!! *insert lots of fan girl hugs and kisses here* OXOXOXOXXOXOXO

  32. Genevieve55

    This reminds me of Earl Had to Die by The Dixie Chicks. :)

  33. coscu le fay

    same here, this video is like the redemption of the song, gotta love Amanda!!

  34. Cosmic_Fae

    I love this video!

  35. konstanina89

    ahahhahahah! love you!

  36. Rebecca Poitras

    This video is brilliant. Great message. Love it.

  37. Gangotri108

    This song if from a Rogers and Hammerstein musical called Carousel. There are other nice songs in that musical and in their other musicals including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The King and I, and South Pacific.

    Trans Cutie Anonymous

    The message isn't very nice now is it?

    TheLadyWhoLunches

    It was originally meant to be a tragic song. _Carousel_ is a fairly dark musical.

  38. u_k

    NBC Hannibal Lecter really wouldn't approve. Who would like to eat raw human flesh?

    Other than that, beautiful.

  39. KatzyKins

    I adore the video. Precious as fuck xD

  40. Bangggggggggggggggg

    This. Video. Omfg <3

  41. mrosepiggy

    Doing this version of this song for a musical theater cabaret performance (since its from the musical carousel)

  42. Veronica Etienne

    Actually that‘s Casey Long, the art director of the video

  43. AGrayPhantom

    I hear people taste like bacon.

  44. Cailene Triangle

    i love how they use sweets to emphasize "sugar-coating" abuse. Great job Amanda!

  45. AndrewJN

    Dexter plus Cannibalism = the smart play.

  46. CumulusSkies

    Love it!

  47. WoodRatGirl

    I wonder which part of him tasted the nicest? LOL

  48. Kremer Johnson

    Well done

  49. Elida Flores

    No. That's Annie Clark. .___.

  50. transientsmile

    Yes, I was totally thinking of that movie!

  51. DeclanIsWeird

    I find this less messed up than the original version.

    David Fathom

    I was just in a production of Carousel, and you are 100% right.

  52. David Recksiek

    I thought maybe they might have boiled or steamed him...but no. On second look you can see he may even be just unconscious. That IS gross.

  53. Jennifer Cuppett

    Diabetus

  54. loserb12

    Anyone see "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"?

  55. James Vince

    I'd so love Amanda to do a cover of "Somewhere over the rainbow" but in her unique style of course :)

  56. IamMoaningMyrtle

    Neil - don't you be messing with our Amanda now, OK?

  57. Megan Meadows

    we can all tell amanda would wear the pants in that relationship <3

  58. LiarDivine

    This video probably scares Neil Gaiman, he must be very careful to not annoy AFP

    Cry Baby

    LiarDivine yea cuz annoying someone is the equivalent of abuse 🙄 shut up

  59. ITCJon

    Actually, from the Broadway musical, which was later made into a movie.

  60. CRINGESOUND

    firstly, her art in my opinion is self centered,noxious,folk pop so i might as well get that out of the way right now.

    and i wont have a beef if it actually looks like 1.2 million dollars was dumped into the project but all she does is put pictures on slips of laminated paper and tucks them in the packaging then i'll know somethings fishy.

    i will hold the same opinion and contempt until she can prove that all of that money went towards the kickstarter project.

    Clynt John Andales

    CRINGESOUND to

  61. CRINGESOUND

    if she wou;d have only taken what she needed instead of the gross overfunding she recieved people would'nt have bat an eye on her but once she took all that extra she became open to this kind of scruteny

  62. CRINGESOUND

    what distro exactly is she using and why doesnt she give the receipt slips up if she's so gung ho about accounting for every penny.

    at best what she did was dumb and in bad taste at best, at worst she's a liar and took advantage of her fanbase depending on the actual quality of her physical releases.

    i still wont forgive the fact of her trying to drum up even more out of her fanbase on top of 80k over what she needed to begin with.

  63. CRINGESOUND

    "7,000+ high-end CD-books & thank you cards cost about $15 a package to manufacture and ship. that’s $105,000.
    1,500+ vinyls & cards, at about $20 to manufacture & ship…about $30,000
    2,000+ art books (bearing in mind the shipping on those, every time they need to be shipped from the plant, to the distributor, to YOU, plus the signing, is killer) will cost us roughly $80,000.
    PLUS we have to factor in about $15-20k to pay our design team" who exactly is she paying to do this?

  64. B Stewart-Nichols

    How many people who are criticising AFP for the beer/hug/crowdsource download their music for free and bit torrent their movies? So if you don't like paying for others labour you can't bag AFP for seeking volunteers to do the same. I personally do enjoy her music, am a little leery about her not paying for musicians but am no hypercrite - I pay for my music.

  65. CRINGESOUND

    amanda palmer decided merch,beer,and hugs & high fives were a good substitute.

  66. altolove98

    It's worse then an internship. At least with an internship you at least get a travel and/or food stipend.

  67. CRINGESOUND

    no, shes not forcing them to play but she is insulting them by treating the stage like an internship, especially what she's really wanting out of this which is a horn and string section which, mind you, takes time,effort, and dicipline to play competently.

    then take into account that she got 800 thousand dollars over what she needed to do her album and then she wants to ask even more from her fanbase even after that?

    the whole way she went about it comes off as insulting considering the facts.

  68. CRINGESOUND

    @amandapalmer your a thieving fucking hack.

    1.2 million dollars swindled from your fanbase via kickstarter and you still want hand outs and you dont wanna pay your musicians?

    you're a fucking hack and you just destroyed your albums artistic credentials pulling the bullshit you did.

    Ivan Sršen

    HAHAAHAH! Lookey look at how well Amanda is doing :) Eat your heart out CringeSound :P

  69. Brenna Sampaio

    This hypothesis doesn't even make sense.

  70. tejanosx5

    Amanda Palmer + St. Vincent= delightful and slightly creepy perfection.

  71. Rachel Liz

    amanda is so fucking beautiful

  72. MrsFackdem

    I totally agree.

  73. ViceroyNikolai

    Wait, sooooo they ate him? Dah effffffffff..

  74. Tebibeawulf

    Iunno about you but I don't sniffle when I laugh

  75. ViceroyNikolai

    What tha.....

  76. Sherly Rivera

    This is so cute xD in an awkward way..

  77. Oliver Clark

    @Lorenzys I hears that to and lol

  78. Tebibeawulf

    Anyone else notice the quiet sobbing in the background?

  79. 42KillerBunny

    I can't tell if you're serious or trying to be funny. Either way I love it!

  80. Alice Liddell

    You remind me of my ex girlfriend lol.

  81. A Clark

    Everything is lesbians and nothing hurts

  82. Eumary González

    Wow, all this time I heard "father", instead of "fella".

  83. crystalroze

    That's gross. They didn't even cook him. Think of the mess just cutting into him there would cause. I wouldn't want to have to clean that up. At least put a plastic cover under him so it has an easy clean up.

  84. roguecurious

    Amazing...they took what has to be the most misogynistic song ive ever heard and turned it into a song of protest and independence. BRAVO!

    TheLadyWhoLunches

    Actually, the song is from the musical _Carousel_ and it was always supposed to be super tragic. But this is by far the best interpretation I've ever heard/seen!

  85. FFFREAK1992

    Me gusta

  86. Ryan C. Robert

    Woah. That's crazy. I had a sudden spark of inspiration for a play idea and thought that, for whatever reason, this version of this song and "Cruel" by St. Vincent would be perfect to help that inspiration grow. Then I look in the description and THE GIRL FROM ST. VINCENT IS ON THIS SONG. Craaaaazinessssss. I had no idea!

  87. Beagle1

    Original from movie musical 'Carousel'

  88. Er89John

    I dont think he will. He is an awesome dude, not a Scumbag Neil.

  89. DarkBangle

    Gah. This gives me so many feels! I am just crying all over the place (and laughing a little bit there at the end). I have so much love for Amanda Palmer. So, so much love. <3

  90. Miss de Meanour

    She is PURE CLASS.

  91. WeBelongInTheSea

    If you listen closely, you can hear a woman crying in the background in some parts but they cover it up with the music.. Much like (from what I know) how a victim in an abusive relationship tries to hide the abuse or justify it. It gives me the shivers.

  92. centipedeBJ

    Am I the only one who's more into Annie Clark? With no offense at all to Amanda, she's amazing also, I just love Annie.

  93. mom2eandem

    @BloomAndGrow She draws them on with liquid liner.

  94. Ellen Jenders

    This is HAUNTING.

  95. Calcifer Boheme

    Amazing work. I'm not sure how I hadn't seen this version of the video until now though.

  96. Elaine Julie Williams

    thessie, my mind was also just mulling over this ...

  97. Adam Whelan

    Amazing As Always! What a yummi lookin feast :P

  98. Satankitteh

    Amanda Palmer. The only woman who can be classy and eat her abusive husband at the same time.