John Legend - God Only Knows Lyrics




[John Legend:]
I may not always love you
But as long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I'll make you so sure about it

God only knows what I'd be without you

[Cynthia Erivo:]
If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me

[Cynthia Erivo & Together:]
God only knows what I'd be without you
God only knows what I'd be without you

[John Legend (Cynthia Erivo):]
If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
(The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me)

[John Legend (Cynthia Erivo) {Together}:]
{God only knows what I'd be without you}
Oh, oh, God only knows what I'd be without you
(Ooh, God only knows
God only knows what I'd be without you)
Oh, God only knows what I'd be without you
(God only knows) God only knows

[Cynthia Erivo (Together):]
God only knows what I'd be without you
(God only knows what I'd be without you)





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  1. DannyFernandooo

    I walked down the aisle to this in September 🧡🧡

  2. Natalie Brogan

    The Beach Boys made this song

  3. 07foxmulder

    Wow. John Legend is brutal. He should leave real music to real musicians and artists.

  4. Tony Wolf

    BioShock infinite, anymore?

  5. Abe Hortillano

    Beautifully sang - felt through mysoul.. a very spiritual experience! And i love cynthia erivo!

  6. Elliot Wilson

    This song should be remade every so often so that every generation is familiar with it, even if the original is one day lost. That's how valuable I think this tune really is, it's stunning

  7. Jonathan Cota

    Toy Story 4 who's going to see it on June 21st midnight because I am this year so it's kind of like premiere tickets but it's not

  8. Robert Neal Cavanaugh

    The only thing that occurs to me is 'trying too hard'. The harmony melody and intent of this song are simply magnificent as written. It's one of those moments in pop history that should be put behind a 'in case of emergency break glass' things. Wilson was inspired as a writer and producer and this song is one of those "Yesterday" moments. Leave it alone and let's celebrate what it is. No harm in doing covers....a lot went into this but essentially the orchestration is awkward and boring. There's a kind of 'churchiness' in this version that makes it sound stupid and overblown. Sorry John. Lighten up.

  9. SwiftGamingHD

    My grandson, Will Callan age 14, sang this in the battles at the Voice Kids this year with two girls. They were absolutely amazing

  10. Brian DiVincenzo

    Idc what anyone says.. This is without a doubt in the top 10 songs of all time !

  11. Amelia Y

    I love you john!!!

  12. Crazycats45

    Update: I’m crying bc I miss Carl:(

  13. Crazycats45

    No matter who sings it, this song is absolutely amazing....I still like The Beach Boys better but ugh this is such a beautiful song❤️❤️ always reminds me of Carl Wilson. I miss him so much

  14. jahzenyah sade

    Long live X😪🖤

  15. liz wake

    My mom just dedicated this song to me😂😭💕❤️

  16. Alexis Wattson

    John legend is a Christian?

    vinobody

    throw him to the lions?

  17. FazeRose 08

    man why do i love this song so much!!!!!!!!! god only knows WHAAAAATT i'll be.. without you...

  18. Edu Lima

    Perfeito 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  19. Saba Iremadze

    [Verse 1: John Legend]
    I may not always love you
    But as long as there are stars above you
    You never need to doubt it
    I'll make you so sure about it

    [Chorus: John Legend]
    God only knows what I'd be without you

    [Verse 2: Cynthia Erivo]
    If you should ever leave me
    Though life would still go on, believe me
    The world could show nothing to me
    So what good would living do me

    [Chorus: Cynthia Erivo & Together]
    God only knows what I'd be without you
    God only knows what I'd be without you

    [Verse 3: John Legend & Cynthia Erivo]
    If you should ever leave me
    Though life would still go on, believe me
    The world could show nothing to me
    So what good would living do me

    [Chorus: John Legend & Cynthia Erivo & Together]
    God only knows what I'd be without you
    Oh, oh, God only knows what I'd be without you
    Ooh, God only knows
    God only knows what I'd be without you
    Oh, God only knows what I'd be without you
    God only knows (God only knows)

    [Outro: Cynthia Erivo & Together]
    God only knows what I'd be without you
    God only knows what I'd be without yo

  20. Soccosushi :3

    Oh my goodness, love this version so much power but I'd probably have to say the original had so much hope, wonder and genuinity, but this was still really well made!! :)

  21. K C

    💖💜✌👆😙

  22. Lori Welch

    Beautiful!! Played at my son’s wedding today!!

  23. Jasmine Williams

    Cynthia's cover of I Did Someone Bad by Taylor Swift brought me here.

  24. Martin Lazo

    The orchestration on this cover is good

  25. Shi F

    The voices are great but the horns, wind instruments and strings make this arrangement extra beautiful. Imagine them bejng accompanied by a live orchestra.

  26. Kentato

    I’m no religious boi but this is arguably one of the best songs in the world. Im usually a fast paced hip hop person but this song is an exception

  27. Aiche Jaye

    I chuckle when commenters are so rushed to remind everyone that Brian Wilson wrote this song. Believe you me, EVERYONE knows this is a Beach Boys original song. Calm down people.

  28. lauren faye

    god her voice is heavenly

  29. sevchyk

    Definitely not a black man's song.

  30. Ari Sheps

    I seem to be in the minority but I think this cover is better than the original. Though I think the original is great as well :D

  31. Bruna Vitória

    Brasil,Jhon que linda voz vc tem , parabéns!!!!

  32. leifer25

    Wish it was only him singing the whole thing.

  33. Eric DeMaio

    I usually like john legend, but this is too slow

  34. Esther Minadora

    Sounds like one of those Disney Princess movies songs. Great though

  35. Kunan

    Cynthia Erivo and John Legend are just a gift of God.

  36. Co0kieNo0dle

    I love the classic instruments in this version! This song is amazing. I know some people may not like it than the original version, however, being a 90s kid, this version is serene and sweet. I like it. :)

  37. Dale Ridgway

    This cover does the beauty and true feeling of love found in its origins justice

  38. arianagator

    God Only Knows by the Beach Boys is my fiancé's favourite song. I'm so excited this version exists because it's slow enough to walk down the aisle to it. The lyrics in this song are so beautiful. Our first dance will be to the original <3

  39. Eff Yiew

    John Legend doing what he does best...taking a giant shit on good songs.

  40. Sharkbait Hujaja

    Darcy Callus AGT

  41. KAT W

    Just seen John in concert, He did this song, bare & raw. It was beautiful! He played great homage to Brian. I was in tears. A true gentleman. :)

  42. Ikesters

    what a beautiful remake to an already gorgeous song. written by the musical legend himself Brian Wilson

  43. Jack Tsaparis

    The soft trumpet at 1:12 is amazing.

  44. andrew naral

    CYNTHIA ERIVO IS THE STAR THAT EVERYONE SHOULD RECOGNIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Francine Marcelin

    The french horns are fabulous!

  46. Darnell Lambert

    this song would be perfect in a band setting

  47. Anthony Maksim

    Want to hear this song with John legend only. Could be better than the original if the girl wasn't in it..:/

  48. andre toruan

    maybe it'l better if u note the first singer and songer writer in there :) nice cover btw

  49. Melissa Marie Rohrig

    What now, I'm so bummed

  50. jack mayhoffer

    It's good, but in my opinion the tempo is too slow.

  51. Brad Reynolds

    I simply cannot stop listening to this song!!!!

  52. Rex Aragones

    why do I feel the 90's Disney movie in this song?

  53. kingbey fan

    I loved their live version at the Grammys soooo much better than this arrangement. The arrangement didn't make me feel the lyrics like I did at the Grammys. If you haven't seen it yet look it up. BEAUTIFUL

  54. Kazuma Kawami

    A lot of people do cover songs and there are so many covers that are done better than original. But some songs can never make a better cover than original and I think "god only knows" is one of the kind. (Absolutely No offense to John legend and Cynthia)

  55. Charletta Coleman

    Love The Beach Boys, I didn't think they could even remake this particular one in the way they did. Great job!!

  56. Panic! At the Twenty Øne Neighbøurhøøds

    BioShock Infinite

  57. shanebemyfather

    This song is so chill and relaxing and beautiful

  58. shanebemyfather

    Here before it BLOWS UP

  59. Lera

    Every song that he makes/sings is emotional... ;)

    alva boy

    HE.DIDNT.MAKE.IT

  60. rbjnla

    Brought here by the Grammy performance. One of my favorite Beach Boy's songs. The BBC used this song with a multitude of talent to promote their new music station a year ago - great video worth checking out - John Legend appears at beginning of video. This is a beautiful rendition too. Love them all.

  61. Official Arpy

    sing me to sleep tonight 😍😍😍

  62. Envistica

    In come the "this is trash the original is best" people

  63. gavin

    Rip Christina Grimmie. You weren't recognized at the Grammys but that doesn't stop our love for you! We miss you.

  64. ChickenNoodle Soup

    Cynthia?

  65. 요정할머니

    와...이건...너무좋다....내가정화되는...듯한...이노래...ㅜㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ끄아

  66. Moises Grows Up

    Who's here before one million like me?

  67. Ana Luisa Elena Cáceres López

    Pure magic ❤️

  68. Evelyn Tanissa

    I expect it to be a remake and it really is.

  69. Saint Lozon Ranson

    This is so beautiful.

  70. John Griffith

    huge fan of this song!! love this so much!!!

  71. Loog Anne

    Bioshock

  72. stand4something

    love the beach boys!
    love this version of their song💜

  73. Swatkiller

    The great "Brian Wilson" wrote this song back in the 60s...One of my favorite "Beach Boys" song.....John Legend does a great job also!

  74. aldesmax

    Amazing cover to one of the great song of all time. Greetings From México

  75. OurIslandTribe

    So glad he has collabed with Cynthia Erivo, she is incredible! X

  76. Murray Mints

    Cynthia Erivo 👌🏻😍😭

  77. Leon Kooijmans

    Comments claiming this is an original song written by John Legend: 0 percent of the comments
    Comments by people who think they're so clever because they know it's a cover of The Beach Boys and are so excited they know this they have to respond to the 0 comments claiming it's an original song: 99 percent of the comments

  78. Neikeisha Ford

    beautiful harmonies
    loving the music

  79. mai amar

    my two favorit singers singing together the most beautiful song i've heard. made me smile from ear to ear and feel the chills. simply amazing ❤

  80. Arnaldo JMD Phoenix

    Parabéns a você por ser um cantor dedicado com suas musicas.... curto todas as suas musica mais a all of me esta em especial... Parabéns john legend.

  81. Léa Wilk

    i am frenche

  82. Mindy Pappas - Noll

    The two of them together sounds like heaven. I can only imagine the people that want to collaborate with the QUEEN Cynthia Erivo.

  83. Brooke

    Cynthia's voice is beautiful

  84. Az Dee

    Praise the Lord.

  85. Norfolk Enchants

    A classy reinterpretation of a classy song.

  86. DJ Mazoe UG's Nicest

    i love the production part of it

  87. debbie T.

    John legend! I'll never leave u!!!!!!!!!!

  88. Tobby Manongsong

    Michael Buble's version is <3

  89. Cristina Gonzalez

    who else jsut heard the voice of John Legend and fell in love with this song????❤❤

  90. lashay hatts8

    Is John Legend really signing Indigo Misfit??

    kaneriley22

    Thats what i heard i cant wait!!

    howdeyfeel

    Indigo is a freaking legend

  91. First Last

    First viewer

  92. JT Mahoney

    Please tell me that I am not the only one who knows this song is a Beach Boys song... The lyrics are over 50 Years old and still I have no idea what those words mean and I'm 18 years old. I love this song so much. Thank you Brian Wilson for writing such a mysteriously beautiful song. I am glad John Legend covered it but to me I will still hear the the Beach Boys harmonies in my head =)

    Oriana Moore-Vieira

    JT Mahoney sorry to burst ur bubble but nearly everyone knows this is a beach boys song lmao

    JT Mahoney

    I just hope when people do covers of really old songs the new audience knows the original. Thats been a concern of mine with anyone who covers artists of the past. When John did Pride in the Name of Love, I was nervous no one knew who U2 was. When this came out I just want people to know who the Beach Boys are. I'm all for covers but IMO people should know who wrote some of the best songs of all time are.

  93. Katherine Okinga

    Beautiful remix love it powerfully felt nice job wow

  94. Gavin Misao

    Not to be rude but this version sucks so much. There's no "beach boys" vibes to it,need to work on melodies plus the harmony.

    Mo Mo Mo Ur Boat

    There's no beach boys vibe because this isn't them. It would be boring if they covered it and sang it exactly as The Beach Boys did. Covers are usually someone else's interpretation of a song.

  95. Sophie Maele

    Pathetic. This no-talent John Stephens (no legend, he) trashes one of the great songs in pop music history. This is like listening to a Disney-created teen idol trying to do "Satisfaction" by The Stones. Just ugh.

    yuWIN

    I do agree that it sounds like it's trying a bit too hard to be sentimental and happy, but for what it is, it's actually better than most stuff coming out nowadays, honestly.