"I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" as written by Brian Douglas Wilson and Tony Asher....
I keep looking for a place to fit in, where I can speak my mind,
And I've been trying hard to find the people that I won't leave behind,

They say I got brains, but they ain't doing me no good,
I wish they could

Each time things start to happen again I think
I got something good goin' for myself

But what goes wrong?
Sometimes I feel very sad
Sometimes I feel very sad (Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into)

Sometimes I feel very sad (Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into)
I guess I just wasn't made for these times
Every time I get the inspiration to go change things around,
No one wants to help me look for places where new things might be found,
Where can I turn when my fair weather friends cop out?
What's it all about?

Each time things start to happen again
I think I got something good goin' for myself

But what goes wrong?
Sometimes I feel very sad
Sometimes I feel very sad (Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into)

Sometimes I feel very sad (Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into)

I guess I just wasn't made for these times
(I guess I just wasn't made for these times)
I guess I just wasn't made for these times
(I guess I just wasn't made for these times)
I guess I just wasn't made for these times
(I guess I just wasn't made for these times)


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"I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" as written by Tony Asher Brian Wilson

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  • +3
    General Commentactually the chorus has "four layers" which goes:

    1. Sometimes I feel very sad.
    2. Cuando sere? Un dia sere. (translation: "When will it be? One day it will be.")
    3. Can't find nothin' I can put my heart and soul into
    4. People I know don't wanna be where I'm at.
    modestmauson July 23, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMe and my girlfriend absloutely adore this song.
    We both feel as if we should have been living in the twenties, or the sixties.

    And that all of our intrests, demeanor, ect..are completely relevant to that of those times.

    Overall, It's about someone who feels that if they were born in another time, they would fit in, unlike they do now.

    However, I make the absloute best of these times, my girlfriend does as well :]
    This Charming Manon January 22, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"It's about a guy who was crying out because he thought he was too advanced, and that he'd eventually have to leave people behind. All my friends thought I was crazy to do Pet Sounds." -Brian Wilson

    hirezolution, in the part you are referring to he sings "People I know don't wanna be where I'm at"
    wolfpupon March 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with wrong9933. It is not about living in another time,it's about not fitting in. He mentions leaving people behind and that is what happens with friends who don't understand you. How many of ur high school friends are still ur friends? When you feel like you have nobody to relate you feel sad and alone, you wish that you lived in another time where u can be accepted for who u are.

    alexz0949on May 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe no one has commented on this song, its a highlight of pet sounds and i identify with it a lot, im only 17 and i wish i'd been born for the 60's
    charmlessman123on February 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTO ME THIS SONG IS ABOUT THE GREAT THINGS IN LIFE THAT WE ALL EXPERIENCE, BUT THE SADNESS WHICH SURROUNDS US ALL, DROWNDES OUT ALL THE BEAUTY.
    Dornanon September 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverybody has a time in their life when they don't fit in - no matter how hard they try!
    I remember those days when I was in my early teens in the early 70's. No matter what I did I didn't fit in. Luckly I made it through those days - unlike some of my friends!
    autodocon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking amazing song, Pet Sounds' hidden gem.

    Does anybody know what Brian is singing under the refrain "sometimes I feel very sad," in the higher harmony? It begins with "People I..."
    hirezolutionon October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA real horrow show song, brilliant
    jpj rockson February 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsometimes i feel out of place and just wrong with everything i do. i relate to this.
    but anyways what if the beach boys were made in these times?
    eez91on July 20, 2007   Link

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