There's a world where I can go
And tell my secrets to
In my room
In my room

In this world I lock out
All my worries and my fears
In my room
In my room

Do my dreaming and my scheming lie awake and pray
Do my crying and my sighing laugh at yesterday

Now it's dark and I'm alone
But I won't be afraid
In my room
In my room


Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

In My Room Lyrics as written by Gary L. Usher Eric William Martin

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    In 1990, Brian wrote, "I also enjoyed producing 'In My Room'. There is a story behind this song. When Dennis, Carl and I lived in Hawthorne as kids, we all slept in the same room. One night I sang the song 'Ivory Tower' to them and they liked it. Then a couple of weeks later, I proceeded to teach them both how to sing the harmony parts to it. It took them a little while, but they finally learned it. We then sang this song night after night. It brought peace to us. When we recorded 'In My Room', there was just Dennis, Carl and me on the first verse...and we sounded just like we did in our bedroom all those nights. This story has more meaning than ever since Dennis' death."

    Gregavion June 04, 2011   Link
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    This song is so beautiful... I don't really want to say the meaning behind it because it could be anything. Wilson writes this song on a universal subject. We all have our own reasons for being up in our room with the security and familiarity of it and shutting the world out.

    ordinaryhumanbeingon May 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
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    this is my favorite song..i mean how can you hate it?

    dressed to killon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    yeah, this is probably my favorite beach boys tune. it just stands out from the rest ... I usually do listen to it (surprise surprise) in my room ... great for relaxing

    catherinekson July 13, 2002   Link
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    "Averaging a song a day, Gary's and my next creative triumph was entitled "In My Room". Gary recognized the music room served as a sanctuary to me. He never got over the fact that I slept there, right beside the piano. We wrote the song on the organ, because I happened to be sitting there, playing in the key of B major. Gary was eating, half listening, gossiping about something. As we talked, my fingers absent-mindedly skipped across the keyboard and stumbled across the now famous melody".

    "Wait", Gary said. "Do that again".

    I did. I played those same dozen or so notes, and Gary sang lyrics. The first words out of his mouth were "There's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to..."

    The song was finished in less than an hour.

    Bobo192on July 13, 2002   Link
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    Another interesting thing to note about this song is the fact that allegedly Brian hated writing in straight 4/4. ONE two THREE four ONE two THREE four - as this was the pattern for a lot of the songs in the charts at the time. This piece is actually written in compound 12/8. What this means is, four sets of quaver triplets in 4/4 equals four sets of three notes of the same length in 12/8.

    Bobo192on July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i love this song ! it's about isolating yourself from the rest of the fucked up world we live in. great song !

    xl5ronon May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    I relate to this song completely. The only problem is I have a problem sleeping in my room, I think too much. That's just about the only grudge I have with this song.

    qgroesslon January 01, 2005   Link
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    My favorite song i got to say, but you can hear the reggae version from LOS PERICOS - IN MY ROOM , it really rocks!!

    Renzo_rocksteadyon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    It's about child abuse. Reportedly, Brian was really abused by his dad, Murray Wilson. Murray hit him so hard once that Brian lost hearing in one ear (which is why his Beach Boys songs are all in mono--he can't hear stereo). Brian would take refuge in his room

    Susan_The_BassPlayeon November 21, 2007   Link

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