"Wouldn't It Be Nice" as written by Brian Douglas Wilson, Mike E. Love and Tony Asher....
Wouldn't it be nice if we were older?
Then we wouldn't have to wait so long
And wouldn't it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong

You know it's gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new?
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

Happy times together we've been spending
I wish that every kiss was never ending
Wouldn't it be nice?

Maybe if we think, and wish, and hope, and pray, it might come true
Baby, then there wouldn't be a single thing we couldn't do
We could be married
And then we'd be happy

Wouldn't it be nice?
You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But let's talk about it
Wouldn't it be nice?


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"Wouldn't It Be Nice" as written by Brian Douglas Wilson, Mike E. Love, Tony Asher

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  • +4
    General Commentanyone remember being 14 and so in love??

    when the time you had together ran between the early school morning hours and 10:00 pm (at the very lastest)...
    the rest was spent glued to the phone--spewing sweet nothings and making big plans...

    ...when cuddling to the sound of him (or her) passing out on the phone was the closest thing to snuggling up for the night you could hope for with your sweetheart...

    when goodbyes lasted 3/4 of the date...

    ...looking back at the ripe (not so) ol' age of 22 this song, which used to make me long for my then-beau, leaves me with a bit of nostalgia for the times before adulthood...

    ...before my own apartment...

    ...before "my place or yours"...

    ...before actually having to worry about what my breath smells like,
    or what he'll think of me...

    ....back when i could only imagine what it could be like to wake up in his arms...

    and that was simply enough.
    kateinekoon December 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentive heard this song a bunch of times and tonight driving home from my boyfriends house with my mom i was really listening to the lyrics and thats exactly how i feel.. so many times he's has to leave and i just want him to stay and sleep with me.. the song just describes it perfectly
    SpiceLMFon June 30, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song was all about the wish that Brian had to return to his former, simpler days. Teenage years, uncomplicated romance. He was 25 years old, and was beginning to experience the affliction of paranoid-schitzophrenia. Wouldn't it be nice if things were simple again. The only way he could couch his feelings was in the framework of a teen romance.
    donutbanditon November 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti luv this song so much. the lyrics are simple but yet so meaningful. the meaning is about two young people who love one another but are too young to live together and they just have the desire to be older so they couldd be together in every way. i think though i like to think of it as more of a vague meaning than it just being that you are to young to be with the person you want to be with it could be that theres another reason that you cannot be together or just the fact that you are not together properly yet but both want to be. obviously the line " wouldnt it be nice if we were older" shows the song is in fact about well wanting to be older but anyway.....
    its all about musicon July 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't really get the sexual vibe from this song. To me, it's simply about wanting to sleep together, literally. Otherwise, why would he include waking up together? I really think he just wants to sleep with her, whether that includes sex or not.

    :Devon July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWithout a doubt, my favorite song ever.

    To me, this song exudes hope. I have never seemed to be able to make a relationship succeed, but somehow this song helps me keep it together. No matter how low I can be, I play this song and a chance that there'll be light somewhere in the way just pops up.
    In certain opportunities, though, it makes me long for that sometime I haven't lived, in that somewhere I haven't been, with that someone I haven't yet met, but know I will.
    Until then, play it once again, and help me make it through.
    superchangoon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always loved this song, my parents played it all the time, but it has a completely different meaning to me now. Back in 2002 my friend died and her boyfriend who she was going to marry and had known since she was 2 played this at the funeral for her. Takes on a whole new meaning doesn't it?
    jeannieon April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song works really well in the German movie "Das Experiment," if you've seen it.
    ValIsAllThaton November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song works really well in the German movie "Das Experiment," if you've seen it.
    ValIsAllThaton November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song, and one that really starts off one of the greatest records of all time (Pet Sounds). This song can easily relate to anyone who is a teenager, or near their early 20s. The first time I heard this, I fell in love with it immidiately. If you get a chance, you must listen to the rest of the album and truly have the feel of an adolescent. Brian Wilson expresses many feelings of confusion of love and relationship. Just a GREAT album. I'm done now.
    hydrobombon November 25, 2004   Link

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