"You Still Believe In Me" as written by Brian Douglas Wilson and Tony Asher....
I know perfectly well
I'm not where I should be
I've been very aware
You've been patient with me

Every time we break up
You bring back your love to me
And after all I've done to you
How can it be

(You still believe in me)

I try hard to be more
What you want me to be
But I can't help how I act
When you're not here with me

I try hard to be strong
But sometimes I fail myself
And after all I've promised you
So faithfully

(You still believe in me)

I want to cry...

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"You Still Believe in Me" as written by Tony Asher Brian Wilson

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    General CommentHmm, I've always thought this has a double meaning - it can be taken as a song to a girlfriend, or to God. I like to think a religious but wayward guy like Brian always felt that God welcomed him back: "You still believe in me".
    yojimbo78on August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't say how awesome this song is. The melody is simple but it's amazing. Its meaning is pretty obvious.
    Atemporalon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOnce again, another Beach Boys - Pet Sounds masterpiece. The song is just a perfect example of the feelings of a teenager who is just learning his way in love. It follows the other great song Wouldn't It Be Nice. Pet Sounds, as I said in the Wouldn't It Be Nice comments, was a perfect album, and one that should be heard from anyone. Brian Wilson put his heart, soul and feelings into this song, and the whole album. Just a fantastic album.
    hydrobombon November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthydrobombs right - pet sounds is an unbelievable album and although the beach boys are a well recognised band i dont think they are taken as seriously as they should be.
    the 'i wanna cry...' is heartbreaking
    charmlessman123on February 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsong is one of the most truthful love songs in the world. i even had a dream about it once. it reminds me of my girlfriend. after all the b.s. i put her through, she still took me back so many times. i understand exactly what brian was saying, because when a girl is that good to you, sometimes you feel so guilty about it that you really do "wanna cry"
    sweet_leafon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of my very favorite songs on a wholly incredible album. The way the melody reaches for the sky and then tumbles back down at the end, on the word "cry" -- the way the harmonies blend in -- I can only dream about writing a song that amazing.
    Bluewaveson January 24, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionOf all the albums ever recorded, Pet Sounds is second only to SMiLE.
    But unlike SMiLE, every single song on Pet Sounds is nigh on perfect, and the vocals are all still so pristine and sweet.
    I'm conflicted.
    Rathatespeopleon March 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm on a big Pet Sounds kick at the moment, and I have to say this is my favorite song on Pet Sounds. It's also my favorite overall, but I haven't heard much outside the early hits and Pet Sounds.

    There's a remix of this song that appeared on the album "Hippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds." It's a bunch of electronic artists that remix and cut-up Pet Sounds. Some of the songs on that are really bad but some are very listenable. I really like the remix of You Still Believe In Me as much as the original.
    d1rgeon May 18, 2009   Link

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