WandaVision: The Song Lyrics and Meaning to Each Episode’s Opening Theme | IGN

Marvel’s WandaVision is inspired by many TV classics that came before it like I Love Lucy, Bewitched, The Brady Bunch, Growing Pains, and Family Ties. While many of those shows had an iconic opening theme that began each episode, WandaVision takes it a step further. Almost every episode features a new opening theme and distinct style, and we thought we’d gather the lyrics and offer some thoughts on what they could mean all in one place.

As of this writing, the first five episodes of WandaVision are available on Disney+. As each episode airs, we will update this article with the lyrics and possible meaning of what these intros could be trying to tell us.

Beware of some spoilers below!

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WandaVision: Episode 5 – The Growing Pains of Family Ties

This week took WandaVision’s in-universe sitcom to the ’80s, and the intro is a clear homage to both the in-progress painting style look of the Family Ties intro and the photos of the main cast growing up in Growing Pains intro. The lyrics to the song playing over the intro are very much a metaphor of this world Wanda has seemingly created in Westview. From “we’re making it up as we go along” to “forces may try to pull us apart,” the lyrics tell the story of this world Wanda has made and how those on the outside, mainly S.W.O.R.D., are trying to stop it.

The line “when push comes to shove, we’re making it up” is also another nod to Wanda’s firm grip on Westview and how, no matter what S.W.O.R.D. tries to do or how close Vision comes to figuring out the truth, she will continue making up this sitcom reality and pretending like everything is perfectly normal.

You wander the world with a vision of what life could be

But then the years come and teach you to just wait and see

Forces may try to pull us apart

But nothing can phase me if you’re in my heart

Crossing our fingers, singing a song

We’re making it up as we go along

Through the highs and lows

We’ll be right, we’ll be wrong

We’re making it up as we go along

And there will be days

We won’t know which way to go

But we’ll take it higher

You’re all I desire

When the going gets tough

When push comes to shove

We’re making it up

‘Cause we got love

We got love

We got love

We got love

Baby, we got…


WandaVision: Episode 4 – No Intro!

There was no proper intro this week, as the show left Wanda’s sitcom world to explore what’s going on outside “the Hex.” Instead, check out our review!

WandaVision: Episode 3 – We’ve Got Something Cooking

WandaVision’s third episode takes us to its version of the ’70s, and the intro, which is inspired by classics like The Brady Bunch, helps bring viewers into this time period wonderfully. Everything from Vision building a swing set to Wanda and Vision shopping for a crib and giraffe toy hint at the main focus of this episode – the birth of their twins. We also get a glimpse of the residents of Westview.

As for the lyrics, they also hint at the arrival of both Tommy and Billy with words like “We’ve got something cooking!” The “some sudden surprises, come in all shapes and sizes” line also tease that this pregnancy will be anything but ordinary.


We got something cooking

And it’s looking good

We’ve got something cooking

And who knew we could

All great expectations

Lead to complications

But it’s groovy and fun

It’s me and it’s you

Together, one plus one

Is more than two



Some sudden surprises

Come in all shapes and sizes

But it’s rainbows and sun

It’s you and it’s me

Together, one plus one is family

WandaVision: Episode 2 – Wanda and Vision are Bewitched

While the second episode’s intro may not feature any other lyrics besides “WandaVision!” the intro is PACKED with Easter Eggs and references.

While the whole style is very reminiscent of the classic TV show Bewitched, this opening number features possible references to classic Marvel characters like Agatha Harkness and Grim Reaper. There may even be a nod to the Infinity Stones in there as well. Check out all the Easter Eggs we’ve found below:

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WandaVision: Episode 1 – The Newlyweds

The intro to WandaVision’s first episode sees Wanda and Vision arriving in Westview in wedding attire. It has a very classic TV feel with a theme song that could have been pulled right out of the 1950s.

As for the lyrics, they don’t reveal too much, but they do mention that Wanda and Vision are a newlywed couple who just moved to town to leave the big city behind for a much quieter life.

The full lyrics are as follows:

Oh, a newlywed couple just moved to town

A regular husband and wife

Who left the big city to find a quiet life


She’s a magical gal in a small-town locale

He’s a hubby who’s part machine

How will this duo fit in and fulfill all?

By sharing a love like you’ve never seen


For more on WandaVision, be sure to check out our explainer on the show and the comics that could inspire it, how WandaVision fits into the MCU timeline, and when each episode of WandaVision airs on Disney+.

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