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Radio XLI, side B, track 10: “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys - Good VibrationsOh, The Beach Boys, I think. . .I think this might be my favorite The Beach Boys song.  I’m a little bit flabbergasted by the idea, to be honest with you, The Beach Boys.  It’s just that I’ve never considered that there was such a thing as “my favorite song by The Beach Boys”.   It was just assumed that every song I heard was my favorite song by The Beach Boys.  I just kind of took it for granted that I loved all of them equally.  Your music is as essential as air and water, and I’ve never really considered that I had a favorite of either of those.  Although the air on the farm was pretty nice (minus the smell of cows), and I drink Topo Chico by the gallon, so I guess I DO have a water preference, too.  So I guess you CAN have favorites of even the most fundamental things, The Beach Boys.  Which means that it’s okay that I think this is my favorite of your songs.  So I think I’m going to go breathe some air, drink some Topo Chico, and listen to this song again.

“Good Vibrations”

I

I love the colorful clothes she wears

And the way the sunlight plays upon her haaair

I hear the sound of a gentle word

On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations
She’s givin’ me excitations (ooo bop bop)
I’m pickin’ up good vibrations (good vibrations, ooo bop bop)
She’s givin’ me excitations (excitations, ooo bop bop)
Good, good, good
Good vibratiooooons (ooo bop bop)
She’s givin’ me excitations (excitations, ooo bop bop)
Good, good, good
Good vibrations (ooo bop bop)
She’s givin’ me excitations (excitations)
Close my eyes
She’s somehow closer now

Softly smile
I know she must be kind

Wheeeeeen I look in her eyes, she goes with me to a blossom world

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations
She’s givin’ me excitations (ooo bop bop)
I’m pickin’ up good vibrations (good vibrations, ooo bop bop)
She’s givin’ me excitations (excitations, ooo bop bop)
Good, good, good
Good vibratiooooons (ooo bop bop)
She’s givin’ me excitations (excitations, ooo bop bop)
Good, good, good
Good vibrations (ooo bop bop)
She’s givin’ me excitations
(Exci-tatioooooons)

(Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)
(Ah, my my, what elation)
I don’t know where but she sends me there
(Oh, my my, what a sensation)
(Oh, my my, what elation)
(Oh, my my, what)

Goootta keep those love good
Vibrations a-happenin’ with her
Goootta keep those love good
Vibrations a-happenin’ with her
Goootta keep those love good
Vibrations a-happenin’

(Ahhhhhhhhhhh)

Good, good, good (ooo bop bop)
Good vibrations (I’m pickin’ up good vibrations) (ooo bop bop)
She’s givin’ me excitations (excitations, ooo bop bop)
Good, good, good
Good vibratiooooons

Na na na na naaaaaa, na na naaaa
Na na na na naaaaaa, na na naaaa (ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
Do do do do doooo, do do doooo do do (ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
Do do do do doooo, do do doooo do do(ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

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