I Just Wasn't Made for These Times by The Beach Boys


"'''I Just Wasn't Made for These Times'" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher about depression and social alienation, first recorded by the American rock band the Beach Boys. Also produced and sung by Wilson, it appears as the eleventh track on their 1966 album Pet Sounds. The piece is credited for being the first in popular music to feature the Tannerin and the first in rock music to feature a theremin-like instrument. An early work of psychedelic rockJ. DeRogatis, Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock'' (Milwaukie, Michigan: Hal Leonard, 2003), ISBN 0-634-05548-8, p. 4. with lyrics portraying Wilson's insecurities and perceived shortcomings, the track's accompanying instrumentation includes an almost atonal harpsichord and plucked bass.