Song of the Day #4,573: ‘Bring on the Wonder’ – Sarah McLachlan

This song, the closing track of Sarah McLachlan’s 2010 album Laws of Illusion, is the only one on that album not written by McLachlan. It was originally penned and recorded by English singer-songwriter Susan Enan.

McLachlan sings backing vocals on Enan’s version, a piano/guitar ballad I prefer to the glossy remake on Laws of Illusion.

Based on YouTube comments, this song reached a decent audience thanks to its use in the show Bones. I’m not sure which version the show used. Private Practice used Enan’s version in an episode as well.

I’ve always thought a great job would be music supervisor on a TV show or movie, finding the perfect musical match for a scene.

I can’t see the stars anymore living here
Let’s go to the hills where the outlines are clear
Bring on the wonder, bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

I fell through the cracks at the end of our street
Let’s go to the beach, get the sand through our feet
Bring on the wonder, bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long
Bring on the wonder, we got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls for too long

I don’t have the time for a drink from the cup
Let’s rest for a while ’til our souls catch us up
Bring on the wonder, bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long
Bring on the wonder, we got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls so hang on
Bring on the wonder, bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,573: ‘Bring on the Wonder’ – Sarah McLachlan

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I don’t know either version, but I also never watched Bones or Private Practice.

    And it’s never too late to reinvent yourself.😜

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