God Only Knows ( Beach Boys Brian Wilson Tony Asher Cover ) 11.22.09
In Don Was‘s 1994 documentary I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times, Brian Wilson said he wrote the melody for God Only Knows in twenty minutes. If that’s not a gift from God, I don’t know what is. I don’t know how long it took lyricist Tony Asher to write the lyrics, but they match the chord changes and melody in terms of quality and sentiment. I could go on for hours about this song, but it’s late Sunday night as I write this, so I’m going to keep it brief this time. This has always been one of my favourite songs if not my favourite and I love to sing and play it.
It is, in my humble opinion, a perfect song.