This Whole World

Album: Sunflower (1970)
  • I'm thinking about a-this whole world
    Late at night I think about the love of this whole world
    Lots of different people everywhere
    And when I go anywhere I see love I see love I see love

    When girls get mad at boys and go
    Many times they're just putting on a show
    But when they leave you wait alone

    You are there like everywhere like everyone you see
    Happy cause your living and your free

    Now here comes another day for your love
    (I'm thinking about a-this whole world)
    (A-this whole world)
    Love

    Woo oo oo oo ooo ooo oo oo
    (Woo oo oo oo ooo ooo oo oo)

    Aummmmm wooo wooooo bop didit

    Late at night I think about the love of this whole world
    (This whole world)
    Oomm dot dit it
    Oomm dot dit it
    Oomm dot dit it Writer/s: Brian Wilson
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • George from Belleville, NjThis song is a pop masterpiece.The lyrics are great,the harmony is great,the melody is great,an all around great song.And it's played in under two minutes.It doesn't drag on for long periods of time,but gets right to the point.It takes a genius to put together such musicality in less than a couple of minutes.But we know by now that Brian Wilson is nothing short of a genius.He has proven it time and time again.
  • Wayne from Newark, CaOne of the most interesting things about this song is that it's constantly modulating (changing keys). Nearly every line is in a different key than the one before it. Brian Wilson was known for playing around with key signatures (as in "God Only Knows"), but "This Whole World" is where he really took it to the extreme.
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