30 thoughts on “Natalie Merchant Introducing Wonder

  1. Father's Day 2019 my daddy explained his understanding of "Wonder" to me and why it answers the questions we've been asking doctors my entire life, beginning with "Why did they allow my mother to go 45+ days past due. Why did they not know I was breech? Why did the use forceps? Why was I born dead? How did I survive? Did the circumstances surrounding my birth cause all of my freakish health issues that literally cause doctors to scratch there heads is wonder? At 48 I spent 6 months at the Mayo Clinic, I lived in Minnesota by myself . My husband stayed in VA to manage our home so we didn't lose everything we worked so hard to achieve, "Wonder" is true, "this child was gifted, she made her way"…thankfully very driven regardless of illness. I left the Mayo Clinic minus a section of my brain, zero answers and doctors standing over my bed scratching their damn heads, literally. If you've ever been in this type of situation, you've seen "the head scratch". This past Father's Day when my daddy explained our greatest riddle by giving me his explanation of why I am the "child" in Natalie's "Wonder", according to him, I am 55 years old. I continue to listen to "wonder" and sing at the top of my longs and I cry a lot from all of the emotional baggage release. It feels blissful. Thank you Natalie, with devoted love, admiration and mad respect. xo

  2. i love your work so much i reviewed your music and how it's touched me in a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCiEf3CUc2Q

  3. Thank you for creating/wonder, sharing it's beautiful story. Real gift to hearts/spirits/joy of this living. And Being.

  4. God bless em❣& her!
    First time seeing this!
    Tissues please!
    God help us to always remember how precious life is !
    Lets do better at protecting the vulnerable!
    All the trainings and awareness prevention and laws…yet we see all this sad still going on.
    Thank you for this video.
    What beautiful Godwinks🤗

  5. La verdad no sé que decir…la musica de Natalie me ha gustado mucho. Y la cancion de Wonder. Me parecía hermosa. Pero ahora que vi este video, me doy cuenta que la musica consuela como dice Natalie. Pero también es la oportunidad que tiene el alma para tocar otras personas. Mi profesión es ser arqueólogo. Y trabajo en Teotihuacan. Siempre he querido ayudar a las personas con capacidades diferentes. Ojalá y yo tenga la oportunidad de hacer un proyecto arquitectónico para ayudar a que las personas con habilidades diferentes puedan visitar éstas ruinas. Y este proyecto lo voy a intentar con el impulso que Natalie me dio, cuando escucho esta canción. Thanks Natalie.

  6. Wonder
    Natalie Merchant
    Doctors have come from distant cities, just to see me
    Stand over my bed, disbelieving what they're seeing
    They say I must be one of the wonders
    Of God's own creation
    And as far as they see, they can offer
    No explanation
    Newspapers ask intimate questions, want confessions
    They reach into my head to steal, the glory of my story
    They say I must be one of the wonders
    Of God's own creation
    And as far as they see, they can offer
    No explanation
    Ooo, I believe, fate, fate smiled
    And destiny laughed as she came to my cradle
    Know this child will be able
    Laughed as my body she lifted
    Know this child will be gifted
    With love, with patience, and with faith
    She'll make her way, she'll make her way
    People see me I'm a challenge to your balance
    I'm over…
    They say I must be one of the wonders
    Of God's own creation
    And as far as they see, they can offer
    No explanation
    Ooo, I believe, fate, fate smiled
    And destiny laughed as she came to my cradle
    Know this child will be able
    Laughed as she came to my mother
    Know this child will not suffer
    Laughed as my body she lifted
    Know this child will be gifted
    With love, with patience and with faith
    She'll make her way, she'll make her way
    Songwriters: Natalie A Merchant
    Wonder lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

  7. Never have I known exactly what this song was about. Always loved this song and yes I’m a severe non verbal autism Mom and I see the frustration in my sons face. But everyday he amazes me with things he can do.

  8. It has been a really, really long time since I've cried this hard… this hard out of love. I'm so glad I watched this. ❤

  9. Parents who have to raise special abilities children are worthy of double honor, as they have to surrender their own needs to put their children's ahead of theirs.

  10. Not only is Natalie Merchant an amazing talented singer, but she is also a great human being, who uses her gifted skills to enlighten other people's lives.

  11. I heard a clip of this song on npr a week ago and was so glad because I realized what song it was finally, after all the times I’ve heard it and have had it stuck in my head. Now I’ve really been listening to Natalie’s work and she’s amazing. Beautiful singer and seems like a very kind and generous person. I’ve realized how much her voice reminds me of growing up in the 90s and my childhood. It’s had a lasting impact and I’m very appreciative.

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