Ohh darlin'
My darlin' you're so fine

Don't know if words can say
But darlin' i'll find a way
To let you know what you meant to me
Guess it was meant to be
I hold you in my heart
As life's most precious part

Oh darlin'
I dream about you often my pretty darlin'
(darlin' you're so fine)
I love the way you soften my life with your love
Your precious love uh huh oh

I was living like half a man
Then i couldn't love but now i can
You pick me up when i'm feeling sad
More soul than i ever had
Gonna love you every single night
'Cause i think you're too outta sight

Oh darlin'
I dream you often my pretty darlin'
(darlin' you're so fine)
I love the way soften my life with your love
Your precious love uh huh huh

Woah oh oh oh
Every night darlin'
Gonna love you every single night, yes i will
'Cause i think you're too doggone outta sight

Oh darlin'
I dream you often my pretty darlin'
(darlin' you're so fine)
I love the way soften my life with your love
Your precious love uh huh huh

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Darlin' [Mono Version] Lyrics as written by Michael Love Brian Wilson

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  • +2
    General CommentWhat an AWESOME song!!!
    Why has no one commented on it???
    Darlin' is one of my all time fave songs...
    Its just so happy and whats more,
    Herenionon April 15, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSpot on! I agree.
    Love to blast this song in my car!
    Geordie Con May 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBeautiful song!!!!!
    caseymomon January 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI absolutely love this song, it is one of my alltime best beach boys song. What this songs means to me, and this is only my opinion, is that the narrator has found the perfect girl who loves him and he loves her, he has only just found her, so is trying to find a way to ask her out/show her how much he loves her. I love this song as it is so positive and I can really relate to the narrator as I have felt this way very recently as well.
    gideongabrielon December 03, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the "soul heart" approach on this song and the whole style of the album(Wild Honey 1967 USA),because it's like a new turning for the boys after "Smile" (although the two lp have a lot to share each other) ..and a mouthful of fresh air for the listener.
    GAGAUMPAon September 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not bad, but for me it was never that great because it just doesn't sound that crisp and polished like their great stuff from '61-'66. To each his own, but I don't think this is one of their best songs.
    The Swing Kingon December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI strongly disagree with you, Swing King. Darlin' is definitely one of the Beach Boys best songs. That "unpolished" sound you speak of makes the song even greater. This is definitely one of my favorite songs ever. Carl's voice was simply AMAZING...I wish I could sing like he did.
    ckm4everon December 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrian wrote this song for his friend, Danny Hutton. Danny was fond of calling everyone "Darling". Originally the song was written for Danny's band called Redwood. Redwood eventually became Three Dog Night.

    Love the "pub piano" and the great soulful vocals by Carl Wilson.
    kidcharlemagne1971on January 30, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song goes back 50 years for me before internet lyrics etc.Still the heartwrenching melody and lyrics bring me to tears...Brian knew how to feel love...express tenderness and show us how he opened his heart to that lucky girl..oh if my darlin could only hold me so near. Love is everything.Thank you Brian , dear spirit...Here's to all you guys who give your hearts and souls in faithful sincereity to the one you love. May you enjoy a life of true loving devotion... "Life's most precious part.Oh darlin' You're so fine!."
    Marcia in Modesto
    Trixibelleschotton January 22, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite songs ever. "I was like half a man," Brian gets it, until we find real love,we are not whole. I can apply this song to my wonderful wife of 35 years or , when she passed to my 3 year old god-daughter (slight lyrical mods). Just wish I had Carl's voice to express it. The Spector influence is also present there with the driving bass and horns, and don't forget the harmony, like I say, one of the best. Fun, happy, loving. Pure.
    nostalgic57on January 24, 2018   Link

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