Wild World by Cat Stevens

"Wild World" is a song written and recorded by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Wild World by Cat Stevens


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    Wild World

  • Album:
    Tea for the Tillerman
  • Date of release:
    September 1970
  • Genre:
    Folk Rock
  • Length of the song:
    3 minutes and 15 seconds.
  • Writers:
    Cat Stevens
  • Produced by:
    Paul Samwell-Smith

Interesting information about the song

Stevens developed a relationship with actress Patti D'Arbanville and the two were a pair throughout a period of two years or so. During that time, he wrote several songs about her, including the song "Wild World."

The song is inspired by the end of Cat Stevens and Patti D'arbanville's romance. Stevens later said about the song:

"It was one of those chord sequences that's very common in Spanish music. I turned it around and came up with that theme--which is a recurring theme in my work--which is to do with leaving, the sadness of leaving, and the anticipation of what lies beyond."

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • Now that I've lost everything to you
    You say you wanna start something new
    And it's breakin' my heart you're leavin'
    Baby, I'm grievin'

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here