Meaning of “Wonderful Life” by Bring Me the Horizon

“Wonderful Life” is a song recorded and performed by the English rock band Bring Me the Horizon (BMTH). The lyrics of “Wonderful Life” find the band’s lead vocalist Oliver Sykes battling with the troubles of life, most notable loneliness.

He sings about how things such as stress and loneliness are consuming him and how nobody cares whether he’s dead or alive. Having looked critically at all the sadness and boredom present around him, he comes to the conclusion that life is wonderful.  Of course he says this with a heavy dose of irony! How can a mundane and lonely life that constantly sees you on the edge of a knife be wonderful?!

Lyrics of "Wonderful Life" by Bring Me the Horizon

Are the lyrics of “Wonderful Life” autobiographical?

To a certain degree, they are. Speaking to BBC Radio 1 in relation to the song, Oliver Sykes shed some light on it. Here are the things he said regarding the song’s lyrics:

Oliver Sykes talks about the song "Wonderful Life"Here is the official lyric video of the song released on the band’s YouTube Channel on October 21st, 2018:

 

Facts about “Wonderful Life”

  • “Wonderful Life” features guest vocals from English lyricist and vocalist Dani Filth. Filth gained fame as a founding member of the metal band Cradle of Filth.
  • The lyrics of the song were written spontaneously in the studio. In other words, they were written without any preparation whatsoever. All members of BMTH receive songwriting credits on this track. The song is therefore officially written by Sykes, Matt Nicholls, Jordan Fish, Matt Kean and Lee Malia.
  • Vocalist Sykes and keyboardist Fish produced the song.
  • “Wonderful Life” officially came out on October 21, 2018. It is the second single from BMTH’s sixth studio album titled Amo. The first single from that album was Mantra.
  • The song consists of an intro, three verses, three choruses, an interlude and an instrumental breakdown. Dani Filth handles the third verse along with Sykes.
  • The man in the image of the artwork of “Wonderful Life” is Filth.

    The artwork of the song "Wonderful Life" by Bring Me the Horizon.

    Singer Dani Filth is the man in this picture. This is the official artwork of the track.

Who sings the backing vocals on this tune?

BMTH’s guitarist Lee Malia and keyboardist Jordan Fish handle the backing vocals on this track.

Apart from on this track, has Dani Filth ever worked with Bring Me the Horizon?

No. This track is the first time he’s working with BMTH.

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