The Beach Boys

She Knows Me Too Well

Composed by Brian Wilson / Mike Love

Song Review by

This song can essentially be called "son of 'Don't Worry Baby.'" It's built around the same kinds of Spector-inspired chord changes and also has a similar sense of vulnerability. Lyrically, "She Knows Me Too Well" is the confession of a man who is engrossed and obsessed in his own jealousy and insecurity. It's masterfully done, and like many of his more obscure album tracks from the period, it has aged like a fine bottle of wine. Truly delicious.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Today! 1965 Capitol
No Image 1968 Capitol
Today!/Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 1990 Sea of Tunes 2:32
Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys 1993 Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol 2:28
Originals 1998 EMI-Capitol Entertainment Prop. / Capitol 2:25
Unsurpassed Masters, Vol. 7 (1964): The Alternate "Beach Boys Today" Album, Vol. 1 1998 Sea of Tunes 2:42
Capitol Years 1999 EMI Music Distribution 2:26
20 Great Love Songs 2000 Disky 2:28
I Love You 2001 EMI Music Distribution / MSI Music Distribution 2:28
Archeology 2001 Picaresque 2:45
I Love You [Japanese] 2004 Toshiba 2:28
U.S. Singles Collection: The Capitol Years 1962-1965 2008 Capitol 2:28
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) 2009 Capitol 2:28
Classic Albums: The Beach Boys 2011 EMI
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