Wonderland

Promotional Single | Bonus Track | 1989 (2014)

“Wonderland” is a bonus track from the Deluxe Edition of Taylor’s fifth studio album, “1989” (2014). It is a description of a relationship, from beginning to end. It uses the story of “Alice In Wonderland” as inspiration for the highs and lows of enjoying this state of relationship wanderlust, irrespective of negative consequences.

The song tells the story of a relationship that was too good to be true. Taylor and her boyfriend were in their own little dream world. She knew it would end badly, she was warned, but she jumped right in anyways. Their relationship seemed amazing but eventually everything started to go wrong. Everytime she tried to leave he reasured her that everything was fine because they were in Wonderland. Slowly though, they fell out of love, and she realizied that she had to go back to reality, that it was never going to work. And after that, she was never the same.

The song is a fan favourite, with many covers on YouTube and Instagram. “Wonderland” was released as the third promotional single on February 17, 2015, from the deluxe version of “1989”.

Even though it is a bonus track, Taylor performed “Wonderland” a few times acoustically on the “1989 World Tour”.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Flashing lights and we
Took a wrong turn and we
Fell down a rabbit hole

You held on tight to me
‘Cause nothing’s as it seems
And spinning out of control

[Pre-chorus 1]
Didn’t they tell us don’t rush into things?
Didn’t you flash your green eyes at me?
Haven’t you heard what becomes of curious minds?

Oh

Didn’t it all seem new and exciting?
I felt your arms twisting around me
I should have slept with one eye open at night

[Chorus]
We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And we pretended it could last forever
Eh
We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And life was never worse but never better
Eh eh

Eh eh eh eh eh
In wonderland
Eh eh eh eh eh
In wonderland
Eh eh eh eh eh
In wonderland
Eh eh eh eh eh
In wonderland

[Verse 2]
So we went on our way
Too in love to think straight
All alone or so it seemed

But there were strangers watching
And whispers turned to talking
And talking turned to screams

Oh

[Pre-chorus 2]
Didn’t they tell us don’t rush into things?
Didn’t you flash your green eyes at me?
Didn’t you calm my fears with a Cheshire cat smile?

Oh

Didn’t it all seem new and exciting?
I felt your arms twisting around me
It’s all fun and games ’til somebody loses their mind

[Chorus]
But darling, we found wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And we pretended it could last forever
Eh
We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And life was never worse but never better
Eh eh

Eh eh eh eh eh
In wonderland
Eh eh eh eh eh
In wonderland
Eh eh eh eh eh
In wonderland
Eh eh eh eh eh
In wonderland

[Bridge]
I reached for you but you were gone
I knew I had to go back home
You searched the world for something else to make you feel like what we had
And in the end in wonderland we both went mad

Oh

[Chorus]
We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it
And we pretended it could last forever (last forever)
Eh eh
We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it (got lost in it)
And life was never worse but never better (never better)
Eh eh

We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it (wonderland)
And we pretended it could last forever (in wonderland)

We found wonderland
You and I got lost in it (wonderland)
And life was never worse but never better
In wonderland

General Information
Album1989
ReleasedOctober 27, 2014
Recorded2014
StudioConway Studios (Los Angeles)
GenreElectro Pop
Length4:05
LabelBig Machine Records
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Max Martin
Shellback
ProducersMax Martin
Shellback
1989 CHRONOLOGY
CleanWonderlandYou Are In Love
Single Certification
Official Audio
Official Audio