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The Beach Boys - God Only Knows

[Verse 1: Carl Wilson]
I may not always love you
But as long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I'll make you so sure about it

[Chorus: Carl Wilson]
God only knows what I'd be without you

[Verse 2: Carl Wilson]
If you should ever leave me
Well, life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me?

[Chorus: Carl Wilson]
God only knows what I'd be without you

[Instrumental Break]

[Chorus: Carl Wilson]
God only knows what I'd be without you

[Verse 3: Carl Wilson]
If you should ever leave me
Well, life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me?

"God Only Knows" is a song by American band The Beach Boys. It is the eighth track on the group's eleventh studio album Pet Sounds (1966), and one of their most widely recognized songs. "God Only Knows" was composed and produced by Brian Wilson, with lyrics by Tony Asher, and the lead vocal was sung by Carl Wilson. The song broke new ground in many ways. It was one of the first commercial pop songs to use the word 'God' in its title. The song was also far more technically sophisticated than anything the Beach Boys, or arguably any pop group, had ever attempted before - particularly the complicated melodic structure and vocal harmonies. As producer, Brian Wilson also used many unorthodox instruments for the genre, including the harpsichord and French horns that are heard in the song's famous introduction. And then we still haven't touched on those intricate chord changes combined with the off-tone descending bassline. Man, this song is really out there! Mojo magazine ranked the song as the 13th greatest song of all time. Pitchfork Media named it the best song of the 1960s. The song is 25th on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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