Louis Armstrong on the meaning of a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

“Some of you young folks been saying to me, ‘Hey Pops, what you mean what a wonderful world? How about all them wars all over the place? You call them wonderful? And how about hunger and pollution? They ain’t so wonderful either.’ But how about listening to old Pops for a minute. It seems to me it ain’t the world that’s so bad, but what we’re doing to it, and all I’m saying is see what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love, baby, love. That’s the secret. Yeah. If lots more of us loved each other, we’d solve lots more problems. And then this world would be better. That’s wha’ ol’ Pops keeps saying.”

– Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong on the meaning of a Wonderful World sources: Louis Armstrong, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, playing trumpet. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00652636/> / Wikimedia Commons