Don't Worry Baby
The Beach Boys Lyrics


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Well it's been building up inside of me
For oh I don't know how long
I don't know why
But I keep thinking
Something's bound to go wrong

But she looks in my eyes
And makes me realize
And she says "don't worry, baby"
Don't worry, baby
Don't worry, baby
Everything will turn out alright

Don't worry, baby
Don't worry, baby
Don't worry, baby

I guess I should've kept my mouth shut
When I started to brag about my car
But I can't back down now because
I pushed the other guys too far

She makes me come alive
And makes me wanna drive
When she says "don't worry, baby"
Don't worry, baby
Don't worry, baby
Everything will turn out alright

Don't worry, baby
Don't worry, baby
Don't worry, baby

She told me "Baby, when you race today
Just take along my love with you
And if you knew how much I loved you
Baby, nothing could go wrong with you"

Oh what she does to me
When she makes love to me
And she says "don't worry, baby"
Don't worry, baby
Don't worry, baby
Everything will turn out alright

Don't worry, baby




Don't worry, baby
Don't worry, baby

Overall Meaning

The Beach Boys’ “Don’t Worry Baby” is a song about anxiety and love all wrapped up in one. The singer expresses his feelings of anxiety and self-doubt, wondering when things will inevitably go wrong. However, his partner reassures him, telling him to not worry because everything will turn out alright. It’s a beautiful love song that speaks to the power of having someone who has your back.


The song’s opening line “Well it's been building up inside of me for oh I don't know how long” sets the tone for the rest of the song. This feeling of anxiety and uncertainty is something that had been building up in the singer for some time now, and he can’t seem to shake it off. The idea of worrying about something going wrong is a feeling that many people can relate to, so the song’s message of reassurance is one that resonates deeply.


The line “She told me ‘Baby, when you race today, just take along my love with you’” is particularly poignant as it portrays the power of love to soothe and provide courage. The fact that his partner's love is able to give him the strength he needs to carry on without fretting over the future speaks volumes about the kind of love they have.


Overall, “Don’t Worry Baby” is more than just a simple love song. It’s a song that speaks to the human condition and the power of love in calming our nerves, and it’s no surprise that it has become one of The Beach Boys’ most enduring hits.


Line by Line Meaning

Well it's been building up inside of me
I've been feeling anxious for a while now


For oh I don't know how long
I can't really tell how long I've been feeling this way


I don't know why
I'm not sure why I'm feeling this anxious


But I keep thinking
I can't shake off this feeling


Something's bound to go wrong
Something bad is going to happen, I just know it


But she looks in my eyes
When my partner looks at me


And makes me realize
She helps me understand


And she says "don't worry, baby"
She reassures me that everything will be fine


Don't worry, baby
I shouldn't worry


Don't worry, baby
I shouldn't worry


Everything will turn out alright
Things will be okay


I guess I should've kept my mouth shut
I probably shouldn't have talked so much


When I started to brag about my car
When I was boasting about my car


But I can't back down now because
I can't change my tone now


I pushed the other guys too far
I went too far with the other guys


She makes me come alive
My partner brings me to life


And makes me wanna drive
She makes me want to keep going forward


When she says "don't worry, baby"
When she reassures me


She told me "Baby, when you race today
My partner told me before the race


Just take along my love with you
To take her love with me


And if you knew how much I loved you
If I knew how much she loved me


Baby, nothing could go wrong with you"
I would feel invincible


Oh what she does to me
How my partner makes me feel


When she makes love to me
When we're intimate


And she says "don't worry, baby"
And when she reassures me


Don't worry, baby
I shouldn't worry


Don't worry, baby
I shouldn't worry


Don't worry, baby
I shouldn't worry




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brian Wilson, Henry Medress, Jay Siegel, Mitchell Margo, Philip Margo, Roger Christian

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@edwardkrzynowek241

I was fortunate to have more than one master class 60's era group around. The Beach Boys was certainly one of them.
I still remember the cover photo on the one I had, Sufin Safari. It was 5 of them (no Al Jardine in this one) in and on an old yellow pickup truck, parked on a beach.
The two perched the highest are holding a surfboard at their side, poised in keeping a lookout over the water.
It was decades later that I got the punchline: It was mostly a prop and marketing marketing tool. Brian supposedly lived close to the beach, but never spent much time there. I was duped--ha ha.
I read that Dennis was the only one who surfed.
This was all back in my early teens, when I had to think hard before buying even a single 45 or two. So, being able to buy an album was really a rare treat.
At that time, I remember owning that 1 Beach Boys album, 1 Four Seasons album, and 2 albums by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Fortunately again, the LP's didn't wear out from all the playing. I sure tried, though.
Later, of course, as an adult, I was able to afford a lot more than only four LP's. But, the ones I just named are still favorites. I never grew out of them.
I think I bought one of the ones by Gary Lewis myself, in the discount section--it had been out a while. I know I didn't buy all 4 of them, though. And, I don't remember where I got them. A couple could have been gifts, or hand me downs from my older sister.
I must have had Beatles records. I don't remember any details about those at all.
An older relative lent me a Sears Silvertone electric guitar and amp when he left for Vietnam. I'm happy to say he made it back. And, he saw I was enjoying them when he did. So, he said I could keep them. I wasn't a real fast learner. But, I got better--enough that I learned to play some of the songs on those albums.
I count music as a gift, to say the least. Maybe more like a friend. Some of the bumps in the road were large. It happens. Music served both to soothe, and smooth them. I remain very grateful.



@t.s.t.4085

I'm 55: A decade younger than when my older peers (by 8-10 years) loved the Sh*T out of this song.
(10+ years is a LIFETIME when you're young.)
This song is a CLASSIC ----no matter one's age/stage.
Please contextualize historical, political, artistic, economic, personal, etc., influences of ANY day in US history (and world!) when you comment.
Get out there and TAKE CHANCES to be loved, hurt, disgusted, inspired, disappointed, excited, interested, etc.
Decency persists, and we are still ONE nation.
Social media is killing US all.
America is still sane. "Don't worry Baby."
Be kind this Thanksgiving.



@user-ww7ec2ot4n

Lyrics:

Well, it’s been building up inside of me
For, oh, I don’t know how long
I don’t know why, but I keep thinking
Something’s bound to go wrong
But she looks in my eyes
And makes me realize

And she says (Don’t worry, baby)
“Don’t worry, baby
(Don’t worry, baby)
Everything will turn out alright”
(Don’t worry, baby)
Don’t worry, baby
(Don’t worry, baby)

I guess I should’ve kept my mouth shut
When I started to brag about my car
But I can’t back down now because
I pushed the other guys too far
She makes me come alive
And makes me wanna drive

When she says(Don’t worry, baby)
“Don’t worry, baby
(Don’t worry, baby)
Everything will turn out alright”
(Don’t worry, baby)
Don’t worry, baby
(Don’t worry, baby)

She told me “Baby, when you race today
Just take along my love with you
And if you knew how much I loved you
Baby, nothing could go wrong with you”
Oh, what she does to me
When she makes love to me

And she says (Don’t worry, baby)
“Don’t worry, baby
(Don’t worry, baby)
Everything will turn out alright
(Don’t worry, baby)
Don’t worry, baby “
(Don’t worry, baby)
Everything will turn out alright
(Don’t worry, baby)
Don’t worry, baby
(Don’t worry, baby)
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooooh



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@migueld24

This song just became 59 years old and it sounds timeless. I love it.

@quasar4601

Beach boys, Beatles will be listen to when all of us are just bones and dust. Maybe AI will superseed it in another 50 years lol

@evanwolf6618

That is because you have good taste !!

@kel-in5gi

i'm working on a manuscript for a disney or nickelodeon pilot show that features the beach boys songs and other throwback music at the beach shindig. the main character later decides they can't stand the beach school environment and transfers to a school with immigrant kids where they have shop classes and robotics in the HS. The main character and friends have common interests in questioning science and in favor of inventing.

@kel-in5gi

it's a nice video reminds me of what the show could look like. i better hurry up. nickelodeon has been playing nothing but old friends episodes for months

@Porch.monkey.slayer

Really ???? Blimey

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@ElvisFan2004

I'm Japanese and I love each member of the Beach Boys and their songs. My father used to listen to them a lot, so I didn't listen to anything other than the Beach Boys from around the age of 5 until I entered high school. Their musicality is unrivaled and captivating. I'm a high school student now, but I would like people of my age to know about it.

@NoRockinMansLand

Do Japanese people know about Michael Jackson?

@ElvisFan2004

@@NoRockinMansLand I do know but I think most of Japanese only know his name.

@paolaortiz3881

Uno de mis grupos favoritos

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