With God Only Knows, the Beach Boys took a sharp left turn from their usual toe-tapping songs of cars, surfing and the pursuit of girls… and “I may not always love you” is a strange way to open a love song, but there is nothing usual about this masterful piece that Paul McCartney proclaimed was the “greatest song ever written.” This is a song that speaks to the humanity of society and reveals an inner spirituality that we all possess.
This song was requested by a fan from the U.K. for a special, all-request edition of our “FreePlay Fridays at 4!” livestream concert series, and it has since become one of our most requested songs.
from Talk To Me,
released May 29, 2022
Anthony Asher, Brian Wilson
Arranged and performed by FreePlay