Sunday Song Lyric

I’ve never thought of Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World” as a political song, but given some of my recent posts I may need to reconsider.  Co-written with Lou Adler and Herb Alpert, the song has been covered by acts from Herman’s Hermits and Art Garfunkel to Bryan Ferry and Rod Stewart, the song made Rolling Stone‘s list of the greatest 500 songs of all time.  Here’s how it begins:

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the french I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me too
What a wonderful world this would be

Here are the full lyrics, the original song, the scene from Animal House featuring the song, and a 2008 Obama campaign ad using the song (with new lyrics) to attack John McCain.

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