Something Wonderful

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Something Wonderful

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

In an appeal to Anna, Lady Thiang explains the complexity of her relationship with the King.





“Something Wonderful” LYRICS

This is a man who thinks with his heart.
His heart is not always wise.
This is a man who stumbles and falls,
But this is a man who tries.
This is a man you’ll forgive and forgive
And help and protect, as long as you live…

He will not always say
What you would have him say,
But now and then he’ll say
Something wonderful.

The thoughtless things he’ll do
Will hurt and worry you,
Then all at once he’ll do
Something wonderful.

He has a thousand dreams
That won’t come true.
You know that he believes in them
And that’s enough for you.

You’ll always go along,
Defend him when he’s wrong,
And tell him when he’s strong,
He is wonderful.

He’ll always need your love,
And so he’ll get your love –
A man who needs your love
Can be wonderful.