Lyrics from an Unreleased Beach Boys Album*

Lyrics from an Unreleased Beach Boys Album

*Songs with (B) are written by me, all others by the listed writer

 

Right Time to Say Goodbye (B)
B. Wilson, C. Wilson

(Cascade of undulating vocal harmonies
mixed in with a subtle countdown from 10)

This time is the right time
our last words echo in rhyme
the forward look
is what I took
to see that horizon glow
to see the tide recede real slow

Oh this time is the right time
(to say goodbye)

It hangs there over the sea
blossoming like a big ol’ tree
a mini-sun
to take away our fun
bring us to our knees
and blow an incendiary breeze

Oh this time is the right time
(to say goodbye)
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

The beach sand has turned to glass
our tans finally can’t be surpassed
The forward look
is what I took
to be transformed into carbon-black
my soul a diamond-needle laid in the track

Oh this is the right time
(to say goodbye)

(lyrics in long fade out)

Turn up the stereo
for here we go
into the fire
made by the liar
the Great Deceiver
But don’t worry baby
I’m a believer
in the One
who can’t be defeated
on the throne he’s seated
take my hand
enter the Promised Land
oh baby
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

Stop the Wave (B)
B. Wilson

oooh oooh please
oooh oooh please
Stop that wave that towers over me
the tide of history is too much to see
flooding the streets of memory.

oooh oooh please
oooh oooh please
Engage the breaks on this streetcar
its running away, taking it all too far
I can’t sing it’s repertoire

oooh please stop the wave

Lenin stood on the stage
with the beard of a sage
he understood our new age
telling workers to engage
’til the Revolution’s rage
gives us our hard earned wage

(its running away, taking it all too far)
please stop the wave
(its running away, taking it all too far)
please stop the wave
(its running away, taking it all too far)

There can only be peace for you
when the balance we accrue
has finally come due

oooh please stop the wave
(its running away, taking it all too far)

Brother Can You Sing? (B)
D. Wilson

I want you to sing for me
sing for me in any key
for there is joy today
and sorrow tomorrow

Brother I can see you there
hiding from your fear
the dark that surrounds us wont last
we can escape from the past

If you sing for me

Our father is dead
the earth has swallowed his head
no more trauma to endure
of this I am sure

If you sing for me

sing for me in any key
for there is joy today
and sorrow tomorrow

Earthshine (for Children) (B)
M. Love

Up on the moon
among the craters
there are shadows
of alligators
and lions drink
under the stars
glasses of earthshine
from big glass jars
Astronauts dance
after having a glance
of the earth in its glory
children beg for a story
of roaring rockets
moon rocks for their pockets
and sleep among the rovers
dreaming of American flags
and four leaf clovers
all of creation is your home
how far you’ll fly
how long you’ll roam
is up to your imagination
so do it without hesitation
the solar system
your destination
But what are the planets
without restoration:
of our home the earth
greening the deserts
ecological rebirth
petting the pandas
under shady verandas
and holding hands with
orangutans
all of creation is your home
how far you’ll fly
how long you’ll roam
is up to your imagination
so do it without hesitation!

Wouldn’t it be Nice (to Live Again)
D. Wilson

Wouldn’t it be nice to live again
High on a hill making love again
Whoever said that love would die
Whoever said the very first lie
Whoever said goodbye
Tell me whoever said a man can’t cry?
I know I can cry
And we’ll live our life alone
And I know it’s alright, it’s alright

I’ll show you a place
That can’t be seen
High above the clouds
Just you and me
I know we can live with love
Simple little life
Just you and me

Whoever said goodbye
Tell me whoever said a girl shouldn’t cry?
I know you can cry
And we’ll live our life alone
And I know it’s alright, honey it’s alright

Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Don’t you think we can live again?
Don’t you think we can live again?

4th of July
C. Wilson

Born of the age
Flagged hopes
Censored rage
The black clad box
Bombs bursting in air
Bleed white red and blue
Cried dawn’s early light
For the hope

Oh where has it gone
Brothers sisters stand firmly and try
Reaching the spacious ski-ies
Fourth of July

Lie by the sword
Black times
False reward
The greetings of doom
So proudly they hail
Lost fortune of free
The stripes and bright stars
Promise lost

Oh where has it gone
Brothers sisters stand firmly and try
Reaching the spacious ski-ies
Fourth of July

Sunflower Maiden (B)
B. Wilson, V.D. Parks

She marched along the boulevard
her sun dress lifting in the breeze
the National Guardsmen got hard
only to be startled by a sneeze
the tear gas brought her to her knees
Sunflower maiden what did you bring for me?

throw the flower basket in the trash
come to the sidewalk and watch them clash
what good is peace and love
when the cops start to shove?

She woke that morning fresh
summer sunning, dreaming of being
among the crowds and solidarity
fighting injustice and barbarity
Sunflower maiden what did you bring for me?
She carried a flower basket, sunflowers cut
passing them out to long-hair and pig,
until she got the end of a riffle butt

what good is peace and love
when the cops start to shove?
Sunflower maiden what did you bring for me?

Blonde hair, black and blue eyed
light yellow dress in blood-red, dyed
They got their war here in the streets
and over there in the jungle
how many bodies, how many defeats
until you don’t have to march anymore?
Sunflower maiden what did you bring for me?

what good is peace and love
when the cops start to shove?
what good is peace and love
when the cops start to shove?

 

Carry Me Home
D. Wilson

Carry me home to my daddy
Carry me home to my mom
Carry me home to my love
Carry me home to my home

The rain’s fallin’ down on me
The wind is blowin’ cold
My eyes gettin’ tired
I guess I won’t grow old

Ah I’m dyin’
Carry me home
Sweet sweet home
Don’t want to die this way
In this cold
Carry me home
Sweet sweet home
Don’t wanna die
Can this feeling ever go
I wanna live

Life
Is meant to live
And I’m afraid
I’m afraid to die
Please God, please God
Don’t take my life
Please
please help me

Carry me
Carry me home
Carry me home
I’m afraid to die
Please please
Carry me home
Carry me home

Song to God
B. Wilson

Dear Lord
hear my prayer
make me pure
make me sure
make me a better man
one who understands
the way of the world
who finds you
in the rubble of sin
and bathes in rain
to be born again
hold me in your heart
make me whole
a perfect work of art
let me sing your praise
my voice I raise:

“Glory to God in the
highest
Peace on Earth
and goodwill to men”

Amen

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