Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice Meaning
Song Released: 1966
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Wouldn't It Be Nice Lyrics
Then we wouldn't have to wait so long
And wouldn't it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong
You know it's gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay...
anonymous Apr 17th 2011, 03:24 report
It is a song about waiting to be married and not giving in to temptation.
This song is about a 21 year old guy and a 15 year old girl who have inconviently fallen in love. It would be nice if they were older because they would finally live in "the kind of world where [they] belong." They don't belong in the world together because society frowns upon their relationship. The couple wishes and hopes and prays time will fast-forward so they can legally "hold eachother close the whole night through." The couple wants to be married because that would finally tie the knot and prove to everyone who doubted them that they will last forever.
I think this song is very cute. It really portrays the follies of youth and the rush people get when they think they are in "love". It's sweet in a way, though there are some interpretations that it is about sex based on the line "Then we wouldn't have to wait so long." The two think of one another as their own passionate utopia. They may desire to escape the real world and could be having problems with adults. This is indicated in the lines "In the kind of world where we belong". I suppose there are outsiders who think they are being dumb. Many people reach that point in their lives where they think marriage is the key to happiness. Only for a few it is, unfortunately.
anonymous Aug 23rd 2007, 01:28 report
I don't think it's about sex. They just want to be older so that they don't have to wait so long to be married. They just want to be together.
principessa_21 Jul 10th 2007, 20:30 report
This song to me is about a young high school couple who just want to fast forward their lives together so they can finally do things as they wish. They want to be able to live together, get married, etc... and it seems as though the days don't go by fast enough for that to happen.
anonymous Nov 1st 2006, 14:41 report
I have never thought this song was about sex- at least not exclusively. This is about young lovers wanting longing to be wed. Though the first lyric mentioned above seems to be about physical desire, later lyrics tell you that it is more than that...""wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up in the mornin when the day is new, and after having spent the day together, hold each other close the whole night through..."
that is all about togetherness and not just sex.
anonymous Oct 18th 2005, 01:45 report
This song is about a couple wishing they were older so they could have sex. Back in those days, pre-marital sex was much more heavily frowned upon. "Wouldn't it be nice if we were older, then we wouldn't have to wait so long."
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