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Everything Is Not What It Seems is the theme song to Wizards of Waverly Place, and performed by series star, Selena Gomez. The song was performed normally for the first three seasons, with a remix version for Season 4.

Lyrics

Well you know everything's gonna be a breeze
That the end will no doubt justify the means
You can fix any problem with the slightest ease
Yes, please..

Well you might find out it'll go to your head
When you write a report on a book you never read
With the snap of your fingers you can make your bed
That's what I said

Everything is not what it seems!
When you can get all you wanted in your wildest dreams,
You might run into trouble if you go to extremes,
Because everything is not what it seems

Everything is not what it seems!
When you can have what you want by the simplest of means
Be careful not to mess with the balance of things
Because everything is not what it seems!

Everything
Is not
What it seems

Well, you know everything's gonna be a breeze
That the end will no doubt justify the means
You can fix any problem with the slightest of ease
Yes, please
But you might find out it'll go to your head
When you write a report on a book you never read
With the snap of your fingers you can make your bed
That's what I said

Everything is not what it seems
When you can get all you wanted in your wildest dreams
You might run into trouble if you go to extremes
Because everything is not what it seems

There's always a lotta people that you need to see
But you got a quick way to get from A to B
Just be careful of who's aware of your reality
You know what I mean!
There's a whole other world that you only know
When you can make yourself invisible from head to toe
But understand, it's not the status quo
Oh, careful what you show!

Everything is not what it seems
When you can get all you wanted in your wildest dreams
You might run into trouble if you go to extremes
Because everything is not what it seems
Everything is not what it seems
When you can have what you want by the simplest of means
Be careful not to mess with the balance of things
Because everything is not what it seems

Oh, ohh-oh
Ohh-oh, oh
Oh, ohh-oh
Ohh-oh, oh

Uh, oh!
Things are getting kind of tricky
But it doesn't mean much to a girl like me
'Cause I can do the things that you'll never believe
Even in your wildest dreams
Well, excuse me
I know it's strange, but true
In my opinion, from my point of view
But once in a blue moon, I don't know what to do
It's like a catch-22

Everything is not what it seems
When you can get all you wanted in your wildest dreams
You might run into trouble if you go to extremes
Because everything is not what it seems
Everything is not what it seems
When you can have what you want by the simplest of means
Be careful not to mess with the balance of things
Because everything is not what it seems

Everything is not what it seems
When you can have what you want by the simplest of means
Be careful not to mess with the balance of things
Because everything is not
What it seems

Videos

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Media
Wizards of Waverly PlaceWizards of Waverly Place: The MovieThe Wizards Return: Alex vs. AlexWizards on Deck with Hannah MontanaSoundtrackVideo GameDisney Channel All Star PartyThe Suite Life on DeckSpellbound
Characters
Alex RussoJustin RussoMax RussoHarper FinkleTheresa RussoJerry RussoZeke BeakermanHershel LaritateMason GreybackJuliet Van HeusenProfessor CrumbsHugh NormousDean MoriartyFelixMonotone WomanChancellor Rudy TootietootieSteve NicholsGigi HollingsworthThe WannabesRileyFrankie/JoeyKelbo RussoJoey • Conscience • RosieGorogTalia RobinsonMiranda HampsonT.J. TaylorOfficer Lamp • Officer Goblin • Dr. Evilini • Alfred • Ronald Longcape Sr.Ronald Longcape Jr. • Mr. Stuffleby • Alucard Van Heusen • Cindy Van Heusen • Frankengirl/Frankie Stein • The Mummy • MacGruder • Chase RiprockBrad SherwoodJerko PhoenixSusanRuby DonahueIsabellaJenny MajorheelyJennette BrocolletiDaphneTutor HatchbackMegan Russo • Archie • Giselle • Javier • Conscience's Conscience • GeorgeWarren NicholsNancy LukeyLisa CucuyDominic • Carmela • Francesca • Evil Alex
Guest Characters: Zack MartinCody MartinLondon TiptonBailey PickettMarion Moseby
Episodes
Season 1: "Crazy 10-Minute Sale" • "First Kiss" • "I Almost Drowned in a Chocolate Fountain" • "New Employee" • "Disenchanted Evening" • "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet" • "Alex's Choice" • "Curb Your Dragon" • "Movies" • "Pop Me and We Both Go Down" • "Potion Commotion" • "Justin's Little Sister" • "Wizard School" • "The Supernatural" • "Alex in the Middle" • "Report Card" • "Report Card" • "Alex's Spring Fling" • "Quinceañera" • "Art Museum Piece"
Season 2: "Smarty Pants" • "Beware Wolf" • "Graphic Novel" • "Racing" • "Alex's Brother, Maximan" • "Saving WizTech" • "Harper Knows" • "Taxi Dance" • Baby Cupid" • "Make it Happen" • "Fairy Tale" • "Fashion Week" • "Helping Hand" • "Art Teacher" • "Future Harper" • "Alex Does Good" • "Hugh's Not Normous" • "Don't Rain on Justin's Parade – Earth" • "Family Game Night" • "Justin's New Girlfriend" • "My Tutor, Tutor" • "Paint By Committee" • "Wizard for a Day" • "Cast-Away (To Another Show)" • "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place" • "Wizards vs. Vampires: Tasty Bites" • "Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date" • "Wizards & Vampires vs. Zombies" • "Retest"
Season 3: "Franken Girl" • "Halloween" • "Monster Hunter" • "Monster Hunter" • "Night at the Lazerama" • "Doll House" • "Marathoner Harper" • "Alex Charms a Boy" • "Wizards vs. Werewolves" • "Positive Alex" • "Detention Election" • "Dude Looks Like Shakira" • "Eat to the Beat" • "Third Wheel" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Alex" • "Western Show" • "Alex's Logo" • "Dad's Buggin' Out" • "Max's Secret Girlfriend" • "Alex Russo, Matchmaker?" • "Delinquent Justin" • "Captain Jim Bob Sherwood" • "Wizards vs. Finkles" • "All About You-Niverse" • "Uncle Ernesto" • "Moving On" • "Wizards Unleashed" • "Wizards Exposed"
Season 4: "Alex Tells the World" • "Alex Gives Up" • "Lucky Charmed" • "Journey to the Center of Mason" • "Three Maxes and a Little Lady" • "Daddy's Little Girl" • "Everything's Rosie for Justin" • "Dancing with Angels" • "Wizards vs. Angels" • "Back to Max" • "Zeke Finds Out" • "Alex Magic Unmasked" • "Meet the Werewolves" • "Beast Tamer" • "Wizard of the Year" • "Misfortune at the Beach" • "Wizards vs. Asteroid" • "Justin's Back In" • "Alex the Puppetmaster" • "My Two Harpers" • "Wizards of Apartment 13B" • "Ghost Roommate" • "Get Along, Little Zombie" • "Wizards vs. Everything" • "Rock Around the Clock" • "Harperella" • "Who Will Be the Family Wizard"
Objects
Alex's Wand • Justin's Wand • Max's Wand • Russo Portal
Locations
Waverly Sub Station • Russo Lair • The Loft • Tribeca PrepWizTech
Songs
Everything Is Not What It Seems • A Year Without Rain
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