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Mr. Wendal Lyrics

Artist: Arrested Development


Here, have a dollar,
in fact no brotherman here, have two
Two dollars means a snack for me,
but it means a big deal to you
Be strong, serve God only,
know that if you do, beautiful heaven awaits
That's the poem I wrote for the first time
I saw a man with no clothes, no money, no plate
Mr.Wendal, that's his name,
no one ever knew his name cause he's a no-one
Never thought twice about spending on a ol' bum,
until I had the chance to really get to know one
Now that I know him, to give him money isn't charity
He gives me some knowledge, I buy him some shoes
And to think blacks spend all that money on big colleges,
still most of y'all come out confused

[CHORUS:] Go ahead, Mr.Wendal (2x)

Mr.Wendal has freedom,
a free that you and I think is dumb
Free to be without the worries of a quick to diss society
for Mr.Wendal's a bum
His only worries are sickness
and an occasional harassment by the police and their chase
Uncivilized we call him,
but I just saw him eat off the food we waste
Civilization, are we really civilized, yes or no ?
Who are we to judge ?
When thousands of innocent men could be brutally enslaved
and killed over a racist grudge
Mr.Wendal has tried to warn us about our ways
but we don't hear him talk
Is it his fault when we've gone too far,
and we got too far, cause on him we walk
Mr.Wendal, a man, a human in flesh,
but not by law
I feed you dignity to stand with pride,
realize that all in all you stand tall

Mr.Wendal, yeah yeah yeah, Lord, Mr.Wendal
Comments/Interpretations
by adamcito on 5/9/2008 5:05pm
awesome!
by R1ch on 5/17/2008 6:07pm
TUNE ;)
by amythist on 5/18/2008 12:00am
i love this son and it has a lot of meaning to it too
by kali on 5/18/2008 12:02am
awesome song
by Dav on 5/20/2008 11:53pm
Great song, the massage is in the music :] good stuff man

sassy
by teresa burk on 6/5/2008 12:02pm
i'm with all of you this song is true to the message
by rob doyle on 6/5/2008 7:28pm
awesome, from the heart
by Leo on 6/13/2008 5:45am
Quite deep
by Vince de bois on 6/24/2008 11:18am
Hell to the yeah!
by sim city on 6/27/2008 3:03am
woo hip hop with meaning i love it
by Juan on 6/27/2008 9:12pm
They are just great!! and they have come back!!!! Forza Arrested Development!
by Taz on 7/3/2008 7:41pm
Amazing, i've listened for ages and just now looked up the lyrics to get what the song was about. A true message. great that someones willing to be real
by Jean Pierre on 7/4/2008 10:51am
nice and sweet
by JOEY PETER on 7/9/2008 6:36pm
heard this song in a coffeshop in amsterdam. i thought it was the best song ever!!!
by Paul Wisdom on 8/24/2008 1:44pm
This is an awesome song, it shows just how shallow society has become.

A truly classic song, and no mistake.
by CYNiCAL on 8/25/2008 5:44pm
true hiphop
by Anok on 8/27/2008 8:38am
Absolutely Awful!
by Jonathan Coleman on 8/27/2008 10:01am
I loe this song and my family does to. We heard this song when we went to a Barack Obama campaign at Williams Brice Stadium.
by Lee on 9/14/2008 8:08pm
Truly Awful Song. I want to Vomit every time i hear it
by Ron no on 9/19/2008 9:26pm
Great song!!!!!!
by Zach on 9/24/2008 2:33pm
Anyone who calls it awful does not have a soul. A terrific song with an even better message.
by Ambassador on 10/30/2008 7:19pm
This is one for Obama and McCain to learn from.........one for the world........ a message likened to the Moody Blue... there is no doubt!
by ab on 11/12/2008 5:39am
great song, gave me goose bumbs reading the words, so true, doesnt matter the class of a person for them to share their knowledge. im sure that more homeless and poor people gave back to the general public more than any suit... take care of the humans you can help!!!
by boombx on 11/23/2008 2:34pm
heed the message of the song, its that simple
by THERAPY? on 11/26/2008 9:01pm
totally awesome song, nice beat and has a good lyrics. im not a hip hop fan infact im a true blood rocker! but i have to admit this song really move me! rock n roll dudes
by emthegem on 12/2/2008 5:36pm
great song!!!! powerful lyrics. makes you think..
by Dave Doob on 1/9/2009 4:39am
WARNING! Not all bums can give you knowledge. Most of the ones round my way just give you diseases!!

Be careful people :-)
by Asha Babasha :) on 2/6/2009 11:16pm
I love this song and it sends out a postive message to people and that they shouldnt judge people because wat they have been through u go MR.WENDAL
by SnF_ on 2/9/2009 5:15pm
Well... Speech and Arrested Development that's a pure calssic i've been to their show in Prag and it was awsome experience full of peace energy love etc... Great evening, great lyrics... Peace brothers and sisters :)
by Patton on 4/14/2009 10:41pm
I remember, i was like 7 when this song came out and used to jam it , Great song

by Malebo on 4/21/2009 7:23am
This song is deep. Marvelous song indeed.

In this world there is enough for everyone but greed(literates call it Capitalism) got us fighting for resources.

by hi on 5/16/2009 8:15pm
i like this song but now know the words and its alot better
by arrion on 7/2/2009 10:20am
great song,like kinda gets a message across through great music
by ripe on 9/6/2009 6:06am
so great song !
by craig h on 10/6/2009 6:10pm
to previous commentor - don't like capitalism? you wouldn't even be commenting at all if much of the rest of the world had it's imposing/controlling way! the bum is a pure slacker while the rest of produce, work, pay taxes - nice! Prefer the satisfaction derived from accomplishing things!
by Rick on 12/29/2009 5:05pm
one of my favorites
by A-Smoove on 6/1/2010 8:35am
Gay
by alex k-jezzy on 6/1/2010 8:36am
this song is wack! but it does have a nice message to it
by elianny on 6/1/2010 8:36am
great song! loved it! this song is the thing we should all listen to!
by skhjbvg on 6/1/2010 8:41am
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by lol on 6/3/2010 12:14am
this is one of my ten favorite songs because of its meaning and beat!!!p.s.i know the whole song by heart and im pretty good
by BEC on 6/7/2010 8:50am
This song sux! Leave it to crying liberals to glamorize laziness and I've never met a bum full of knowledge...
by susan on 6/9/2010 7:36am
I love this song.It speaks the truth of this world we live in.
by Vlad on 6/18/2010 8:27pm
yep...... "Be strong, serve God only,
know that if you do, beautiful heaven awaits" .... no matter how bad, it's never that bad, if you "Be strong"
by erick on 7/8/2010 1:47pm
this is a very powerful song. love it.
by abhijitonline on 7/16/2010 8:05am
wish the world learns from this song....
by balhhhhhh on 7/26/2010 10:02am
i hate this song
by SashaGurlZ on 7/26/2010 10:04am
Nice Song! I feel Relaxed when i hear this song
by O:< on 7/26/2010 10:05am
THIS SAWNG MAIIKS MEH MAD . iMAD NAO
by YoMommaSuxz on 7/26/2010 2:52pm
I hate this song with a passion!!!!
My ears were BLEEDING!!!!
:(


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<3 it
by ;-) on 7/26/2010 3:04pm
cool
by KOKOLOCO<3 on 7/27/2010 10:12am
UM .....well the meaning iz good nice message but 2 meh its akward .....cuz just yesterday a bum stoled my moms purse lmao .....seriously .... -.-....
by ojefjejvefseows on 7/27/2010 3:14pm
sukks
by elowks23 on 7/30/2010 3:02pm
nice *)
by me on 8/15/2010 7:21pm
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by soulman on 9/15/2010 12:24pm
This song is great...especially if you are on drugs!!!
by by GoodChangeIsComing on 9/20/2010 7:37am
This is a great song with lots of meaning. It is a wake up call to everyone. I give to the needy every chance I get.
by realistmom on 10/3/2010 9:59am
Had a good beat, but it's really a bleeding heart song. Some folks are down on their luck, but a guy who has thrown in the towel and now sponges off whoever he can is a bum. Doesn't mean he should be denigrated, but let's not make heroes out of bums...our kids deserve better than that.
by Antoschkin on 10/4/2010 6:52pm
Try Paul Oakenfold version-also nice
by Commenter on 10/15/2010 12:46am
its not making bums out to be heroes its just that if you go to a big city in america and go to the slums do you see anyone helping those people? many of them may have been swindled by some finnancial thing or some other uncontrollable event does that give people the right to kick and ignore them, not recognising them as a human person?
by kloostinator234567 on 11/12/2010 4:59pm
i was jammin to every word in this song and while readin the lyrics over i sang it in my head. all of my friends never really got th message to this song but when i hear it i know that in reality ife is tough and this song has a great message to help get through it.
by emily on 11/18/2010 4:02pm
Nah, brotherman, here, have two!
by notoakenfold on 11/23/2010 1:08pm
Paul Oakenfold's mix is
Arrested Development
Mr. Wendal (Perfecto Mix)

also featured on his "Greatest Hits and Remixes" Album.
by H-Town_Girl on 12/19/2010 3:02pm
Its not fair to say that all bums are worthless, ignorant or lazy. A LOT of them are down on their luck. My MIL gave a bum 20$ then next week another 20$ the week after another 20$... you get the idea right? Well a few weeks of this and the bum came to her door and asked for a hotel room because he had a job interview. He said he needed a place to shower and keep his dog whilst he was at the interview. She did buy him a room and we NEVER saw him again. I'm sure he just needed a a hand UP not a hand out! I've talked to quite a few bums in my life and most of them teach me something each time I talk to them. People shouldn't be so damn judgmental! If I was homeless, Id probably want a drink or something to make me forget too. I can't imagine how hard street life must be! I always help a bum out when I can cause ya never know when you can help them for real.
by Anne on 2/21/2011 5:18pm
this song isn't about glamorizing laziness or trying to say that we should help bums, it's about taking a step back and looking at what life is really about without letting the pursuit of material things clouding our vision. Mr. Wendal in this song is just supposed to represent the amount of knowledge we can find if we were to seperate ourselves from the materialistic completely, as a homeless person is.
by ............. on 2/23/2011 10:13am
nice
by your mom on 3/1/2011 3:22pm
i love this song, my guidence counsler played it to me and i think its the best!!!!!
by tr on 3/5/2011 6:15pm
This song scars me but its a good song
by ed on 3/15/2011 4:18am
love it
by Shawty on 5/25/2011 4:26pm
I like the song. I have been down on my luck and just bcuz u r down does.t mean u r out or dumb. Stay strong and PRAY and everything will be okay........
by Blob on 7/1/2011 11:34am
In My HighSchool We Called It Mr.Dildo
by Blob on 7/1/2011 11:39am
F**k you Lee! This song is awesome! YOU make ME VOMIT!!!!!!
by whatever on 7/30/2011 3:00pm
This song is so old. It wasn't even good when it first came out. Song sucks. Message is old and tired too. Get over it.
by anthony on 8/2/2011 3:03pm
this song is about helping people(homeless)
by hahahaha on 8/2/2011 3:06pm
good shit man !
by muchie on 8/19/2011 8:11pm
the best shit man
by Peejay Abdoul on 9/3/2011 12:29pm
Great inspiring song..
by emma on 10/26/2011 8:27am
i love the message , humanity, humanity, non-judgementality
by Emma rocks! on 11/7/2011 12:24am
the message is very very true. The beat is sick! Go arrested development!
by Elisante Afrika on 11/17/2011 12:34pm
Great song for peac'fully world
by Hiroko on 2/23/2012 2:01pm
Actually--now a days--most "bums" are pretty well off. They just sucker you into giving them money. A family member who's a cop followed one home randomly one day and found the guy (a stereotypical bum) who lived in roughly 3 bedroom house and drove a newish looking BMW. I'd be more than happy to help those who legitemitately need help, but there are too many wolves in sheep's clothing.
by Lucy on 3/30/2012 9:41am
i'm Italian,and this is the first time that i listen this amazing song...it's beautiful!!really!!it's not very young,and i thought that's for me is gonna to be bored,instead it's one of the best song i never listened!!!:-)
by Maria on 10/11/2012 2:44pm
Cool song! The lyrics still work today! Mr Wendal rules!
by smokey on 10/16/2012 11:21pm
This is a great song. The lyrics are deep and make you think. I always try to help people who are in need.
by yes on 1/15/2013 6:44pm
Great
by the Juan on 1/16/2013 3:12am
I remember my uncle used to jam to this song... I used to think it said "Mr Window" because of the dude in the window in the music video. I was very young & loved the beat... After 20 something years, I never forgot the song. It wasn't till today after these 20 something years that I looked it up and read the lyrics, amazing song.
by ken on 1/23/2013 11:56am
early nineties my good friend laz,could play this song on a casette,never knew it had such powerful substance,simply gorgeous.
by Sarah on 2/21/2013 7:34pm
I'm about to turn 40 and that tune is as fresh as the day I heard it back in 1992! For me, the song was about playing it loud and singing at the top of my voice. I've just listened to the whole tune with lyrics and cried the whole way through...Its beautiful. Beautifully written, beautifully put together. Very powerful. Have I grown up a bit??
by Jordan a on 4/4/2013 5:37am
MUSIC
by Eugene on 4/30/2013 11:17am
This song means a lot especially now that i am off the street. next time you see a bum, like mr. wendal don't be afraid to help him or her.
by Adwoa on 5/15/2013 3:15pm
Nice song. I like the message & the beat of the song. I have liked this song since 1992, & I still do. We should all try to help the less privileged every chance we get because you never know when it can happen to you or me.
by Yvonne on 9/29/2013 11:02am
Just got back from church. Strangely enough the priest recited the entire song during his sermon, as if he use to jam to it back in the day.....lol
It's a beautiful message, I had to come home and play the song! 😊
by jericho on 11/25/2013 8:05am
this song is a poor excuse for people too lazy to go to school.
by OB1 on 12/5/2013 7:45pm
great song
by Fadron Aj on 6/9/2014 4:16am
i love the song, its one the best old school music........i love it, i love it, i love it
by 36&counting on 8/15/2014 4:09pm
I remember this song. Now I sit here wondering were did it go.


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