It's been said that "Please Let Me Wonder" was the very first song that Brian Wilson wrote under the influence of marijuana. Whether this is true or not, the song is certainly a unique and wonderful departure for the songwriter, who was indeed growing at leaps and bounds. Built around a lilting, gracious melody that vaguely recalls some of Wilson's doo wop influences, it's also somewhat akin to some of the contemporary (and mostly upcoming) ballad statements that folk-rock would embrace. The lyrics are filled with a sense of longing and uncertainty, sort of a flip side to Wilson's "When I Grow Up to Be a Man." Through the years, it has become known as one of the most treasured of Brian Wilson's more obscure album cuts. A quantum leap for this gifted composer.