Wilson, Brian - What Ever Happened Lyrics




As the time goes by
And I wonder why
When I know the day is through

The summer wine
My favorite time
The night that I met you

Somewhere in between
These things I've seen
I have somehow lost my way

The starry nights
The harbor lights
The moon across the bay

What ever happened to my favorite places
Nothing's where it used to be
What ever happened
What's gonna happen to me

When I wake up in the morning
If I see that you're not there

II you're away I'll be OK
I know that you still care

What ever happened to my favorite places
Nothing's where it used to be
What ever happened
What's gonna happen to me

What ever happened to yesterday morning
My dream came true

These memories
The summer breeze
That brings me back to you





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  1. Sylvan De La Cruz

    This song is beyond beautiful. Maybe my favorite of his solo songs.

  2. César Madero

    As the time goes by
    And I wonder why
    When I know the day is through

    The summer wine
    My favorite time
    The night that I met you

    Somewhere in between
    These things I've seen
    I have somehow lost my way

    The starry nights
    The harbor lights
    The moon across the bay

    What ever happened to my favorite places
    Nothing's where it used to be
    What ever happened
    What's gonna happen to me?

    When I wake up in the morning
    If I see that you're not there

    If you're away I'll be OK
    I know that you still care

    What ever happened to my favorite places
    Nothing's where it used to be
    What ever happened
    What's gonna happen to me

    What ever happened to yesterday morning
    My dream came true

    These memories
    The summer breeze
    That brings me back to you

  3. Igor Marco

    Bri , Feliz Navidad 2019

  4. Wolfsky9

    This is a flat-out masterpiece, & only Brian Wilson could have done it. --------------------------------WolfSky9, 73 y/o

  5. Roger Ragland

    77 years old still going strong. u go boy.

  6. Gerry Dooley

    imagine if this song had come out in 1976 when Brian was making his first comeback. People would've flipped.

  7. Wolfsky9

    In 2019, we need BW's music, more than ever. -------------Carl Wilson, we miss you. ---------------------WolfSky9

  8. Kevin Campbell

    Whatever happened to yesterday morning? My dream came true.

  9. Zach B

    Man I wish Dennis and Carl were singing on this one.

  10. ShinraXSoldier

    Definitely my favourite from this album.

  11. Jerry Byars

    The only person to near the emotions and experiences Brian had was Rod McKuen. LISTEN TO THE WARM! Try that one or RM A CAT NAMED SLOOPY

  12. Wolfsky9

    After a horrifying week in our nation's history, I turn to BW's music. -----------WolfSky9, 72 y/o

    Jill Orton

    I think you are a fan WolfSky9. So am I, since they started and can't get enough of Brian's sounds. He writes such wonderful music

  13. Wolfsky9

    Gorgeous. ----------------------WolfSky9

  14. Ray Cave

    Musical/harmony & arrangement perfection...

  15. Jerry Byars

    I am taken by THE ISLAND. I am stunned by the compliment of Zooey's voice to Brian's. Then again, Brian has amazed me since SURFIN' Genius falls about 1 km short of describing him or his talent. So many musicians have used that term to describe him. I don't think there has been another artist to achieve THAT much respect from REAL musicians historically. I agree the world is a far better place since his arrival. Mike should be faulted for stealing the title THE BEACH BOYS from Brian. There would never have been a "Beach Boys" if not for Brian, would there? Naaaah, I don't think so. Paul McCartney even said Pet Sounds was the best he'd ever heard.

    Wud Dude

    Yep, Brian will some day be honored with his own postal stamp!

  16. Alan Silva

    Cool sounds

  17. Beans

    Still love your music!

  18. B Weeks

    Wow!! Talk about ear candy! Great job Brian!!😄

  19. Roger Ragland

    I been sitting around this evening listen to a lot songs. i couldn't cut this thing off without. listen to brian Wilson.

  20. Roger Ragland

    Brian Wilson been around a long time and just keep getting better and better

  21. Andre Friedrichs

    this is an beautiful and an outstanding masterpiece of music.Brian rocks it again!!
    !

  22. Wolfsky9

    This song is worthy of " Pet Sounds" or " Sunflower". ----------------WolfSky9

  23. Wolfsky9

    Brian, you are a national treasure. Thank-you for all you've given us. --------------WolfSky9

  24. White_Shadow_59

    probably the best song on the album. Also how lovely is Al Jardine

  25. Zé Hipólito

    Brian Wilson is better than ever , as the good wine , congratulations

  26. Alejandro Rangel

    After two years of the release...i just can't stop hear this album, specially this f****ckin beautiful song!!!!

  27. Peter T

    Brian says "It's all about the harmonies". He's right.

  28. Rick Charles

    Nice to know "America's Band" is still churning out hits.

  29. Wolfsky9

    How badly we need this in 2017 ! ----------Wolfsky9

  30. Nigel Street

    Now my favourite track on this album.

  31. jmua04

    I love hearing Brian and Al together.

  32. capeheartriz

    this is a really nice tune.....check it out

  33. Radar Blip

    Brings Tears to my eyes but I cry a lot at beautiful things these days,,,,moving thru my 7th decade................

    Wolfsky9

    To Radar Blip : As I head into my 7th decade, all I know is how much I've lost--the music helps me smile again, thankfully. -------------Wolfsky9, 69 y/o

    Wolfsky9

    To " Radar Blip" : As I too am in my 7th decade, the music moves me more than ever. Mortality is staring us in the face. How could it be otherwise that the music does this??? ---------------------WolfSky9, 71 y/o

    judy simora

    me too. music brings me back to when life was so much more simple and everything was new and beautiful....

  34. Richard Grant

    God is in Brian Wilson's head, truly beautiful coming from a truly blessed man, Thank you Brian...

    pschlosb

    +Richard Grant you got that right brother! Thank God for the gifts he gave to him.

    Beth

    Yes God’s goodness comes through in Brians’s songs...

  35. Wolfsky9

    This song is a Masterpiece. An absolute impeccably done work by a true genius.    Wolfsky9

  36. Nigel Street

    Paul, your right, pure Beach Boys. It's all been said before. Brian Wilson, Genius

  37. netherworldman

    Only BW could make such an album in this period of his life. And this track is one of the best he's ever made!

  38. Paul Wegner

    First time hearing this and you could absolutely slip this song in on a mid-60s Beach Boys album and no one would know the difference. It's perfect.

  39. Gert Van Gelder

    This is one of the most emotional tunes by Brian, as i feel myself baring witness to what has gone ...

    Wolfsky9

    To Mr. Van Gelder : Sir, as I approach 70 y/o, I feel more & more, all I've lost. thankfully, the music is still here, & forever. --but believe me, I so understand your words. --------------Wolfsky9, 69 y/o

    Gert Van Gelder

    Best Wishes

  40. Stephen Kerns

    my musically inclined 17 year old son, KYLER ,started singing "wouldn't it be nice", when this song came on. what a genius! He got it - "Whatever Happened" is "Wouldn't It Be Nice" looking back. Brian Wilson you are unbelievable. What a genius you are to take your own greatest hit and transition it to a perfect mirror of what we all went through. I will be in the audience at Easton, Pennsylvania October 23, 2015.Thank you for caring so much with your music to help us all, through this life ,that changed even when we wanted it to stay the same. And thank your beautiful wife( your true Love) and your band for the love with which they cared for your sensitive ,caring heart's creations. Always indebted to you for your love.........thanks for your SMILE :)

  41. walmor goes

    wonderful

  42. David White

    CHECK OUT WONT YOU TELL ME, RECORDED BY BRIAN AND CARL WILSON IN 1970, NEVER FINISHED, BUT IS A FANTASTIC TRACK THAT BRIAN SHOULD FINISH ON HIS NEXT RECORDING PROJECT!!

  43. Igor Marco

    Este disco vale su peso en oro .Recomiendo la edición deluxe. Que grande el imaginario de Brian

  44. Ronald Kelly

    Glad to be here to hear this genius music please come to Belfast love Ronnie newtownards x

  45. Tari K

    I CANT get enough of the genius beauty of Brian's new CD NO PIER PRESSURE! HALF Moon Bay, This Beautiful Day, Whatever Happened..., Saturday Night, and The Right Time. .all GREAT!!!! Thank you Brian!!!

  46. Ulises Rodriguez

    Brian Wilson is God

    Nelson Poynter

    +Ulises Rodriguez Naw, he just works for Him. ;)

    Pierre Haessler

    You mean: God works for Brian!

  47. Geoff Sweet

    This bloke is in his 70s...amazing. Always listen to this after a couple of lagers; no reflection on the music. feel more relaxed and Brian Wilson's music takes me where I'd prefer to be the majority of the time

  48. Cage Martinez

    sublime...goosepimples...

  49. marco motta

    Trionfo di colori e sapori di un'estate senza tempo, Brian Wilson e la Grande Ispirazione.

    Aggromerchant

    +marco motta Prego.

  50. Steven Frolich

    I agree with the Pet Sounds References. This song seems more reminiscent of Pet Sounds than anything since Pet Sounds if that makes any sense. Needless to say that is a Great Compliment to any song.

  51. Wolfsky9

    This is an absolute masterpiece, as good as anything BW has ever done. Worthy of Pet Sounds, BB's Today, or Sunflower. And, what a difference with Matt Jardine on this CD--nothing at all against Jeff, but Matt's voice is just so strong -- & he is after all, family.       Wolfsky9

  52. Wolfsky9

    A masterpiece, one only BW could do.    Wolfsky9

  53. Secret Admirer

    a new classic

  54. Josh Zook

    Brian's vocals haven't sounded this good in many, many years, and I love that classic 60s sounding bass!

    I_Like_It_Here

    Actually his vocals sound like this because of autotune

    Wolfsky9

    That bass is the great Don Was, & I so agree; it's BW at his finest. Free from the pressure of The Boys, he just went for it, all-out. The lead guitar is Dean Parks, & there really is today, none better. -------------Wolfsky9, 69 y/o

    Lego Stop Motion

    Josh Zook
    Not at all, the autotune is very distracting

    Jim Porter

    @Lego Stop Motion, and you guys make tracks that sell in the millions without autotune?

    Pyknic _ 1

    All it took was years of self reflection.

  55. Kyle M

    God, I love the melody in this.  And for some reason in my mind I wanna hear a prime Bee Gees cover this

    Wolfsky9

    @Kyle M actually, if I could hear anyone " cover" this, it would be The Fendertones. Those guys are amazing, especially in how they have re-done some of BW's best early music , & " Smile". THEY would do just ice to this amazing song.     Wolfsky9

  56. Gunnar Abrahamsson

    Magic, strong feeling, good voices. Thanks Brian, Al and David. One of The best song of the album.

  57. Wolfsky9

    This is my album favorite; & as I hear this, I know this song could have made Pet Sounds, for sure. Brian, thank-you so very, very much!!       Wolfsky9

  58. Aoxomoxo

    Only Brian could write sad songs about happy places. This has that classic Brian feel that he synthesized from the Four Freshman and the melancholy he revealed in songs 'ala "Caroline No". Understated brilliance. My other favorite track is "Guess You Had to Be There"....a happy song about some times that foreshadowed his down turn. Glad he can look back now and laugh about it.

  59. Wolfsky9

    OMG, this song is just a masterpiece. How can this man sound even better as he gets older ?  This one brought me to tears.      Wolfsky9, 68 y/o

  60. David Schecter

    After about 30 listenings, the entire NO PIER PRESSURE album is now 100% brilliant.  I am used to the three or four songs that weren't up to (I thought) Brian's standards.  Now the whole album flows for me perfectly. As magical as almost any Beach Boys' album, except maybe TODAY, PET SOUNDS, FRIENDS, and SUNFLOWER, but that's really saying something.

    Zach B

    David Schecter I believe this is Brian’s best solo album. Then comes Imagination.

    Lego Stop Motion

    Zach B
    His album called “Brian Wilson” was far better in my opinion

    Gerry Dooley

    @Lego Stop Motion If you mean his 1988 album I have to disagree. I thought his vocals during that period were painful to listen to, although the material was good.

  61. oldsurferdude1

    Stands right up there with anything on Pet Sounds. Incredible song.

  62. marco motta

    2,50 min. di felicità quotidiana.

  63. The Cincinnati Kid

    Love this track!  It has the classic Beach Boys sound that I can never get enough of.  Favorite song on the album for sure.

  64. MovieMaker484

    Such a great song. Brian is a genius. Great vocals from Brian and Al, and great guitars from David and Al! 

    Wolfsky9

    @MovieMaker484 Sir, Actually, guitars were : Dean Parks / Don Was / David Marks / Keyboards : Joe Thomas & Scott Bennett / Drums, Jim Keltner/ Backgrounds : BW, Al & Matt Jardine, Scott Bennett & Darian Sahanaja .   Wolfsky9

    MovieMaker484

    @Wolfsky9 You're right, I was misinformed. Knowing traditional BBs roles, I assumed Al was on guitar too! It's still a great song!

    TheCraig8754

    +Wolfsky9 I know you're a huge Carl fan. did you get the book about him? It's a complete waste of money. Would love your opinion. Thank you

    Wolfsky9

    Sir, Guitars on this song : Lead : Dean Parks /  Bass : Don Was. ------they are 2 of the very best in the business. THAT'S why BW had them playing . ---Wolfsky9

    Wolfsky9

    Sir, actually, it was the Legendary Dean Parks on guitar, & Jim Keltner on drums, with Don Was on bass. ------------WolfSky9, 71 y/o

  65. jmua04

    Best song on the album!

  66. Patrick Deifik

    This is the best gift. The world is a better place because of Brian.

  67. Trip Fontaine

    Thank you Brian, Al and Dave for this. Made my day!