You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone (song)

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"You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone"
Single by The Beach Boys
from the album Carl and the Passions – "So Tough"
B-side "Cuddle Up"
Released May 15, 1972
Format Vinyl
Recorded Unknown
Genre Country rock, blues rock
Length 3:27
Label Brother/Reprise
Writer(s) Brian Wilson
Jack Rieley
Producer(s) The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys singles chronology
"Surf's Up"
(1971)
"You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone"
(1972)
"Marcella"
(1972)

"You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Jack Rieley for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was the opening track on their 1972 album Carl and the Passions – "So Tough".

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Cover versions[edit]

British indie rock band Hefner released a cover of "You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone" as a bonus track to their 1999 single "The Hymn for the Cigarettes".

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