I’m not much of a fan of The Beach Boys. There’s just something about their overall sound that does not appeal to me. This song really isn’t an exception.
I found it to be rather sleepy sounding and the lyric, which seems to basically be about how life wouldn’t be worth living without the singer’s lover, wasn’t that interesting to me.
I’m sure the people who think this is one of the greatest songs ever have their reasons, but it wouldn’t make my personal list.