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The Beach Boys lyrics

Album: Holland [1973]

Tracks15
 01  Sail on Sailor
 02  Steamboat
 03  California Saga/Big Sur
 04  California Saga/The Beaks of Eagles
 05  California Saga/California
 06 The Trader
 07  Leaving This Town
 08  Only With You
 09  Funky Pretty
 10 Mt. Vernon and Fairway Theme
 11  I'm the Pied Piper
 12  Better Get Back in Bed
 13  Magic Transistor Radio
 14  I'm the Pied Piper
 15  Radio King Dom
all The Beach Boys lyrics



Sail on Sailor
I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor

I wrest the waters, fight neptune's waters
Sail through the sorrows of life's marauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor

Caught like a sewer rat alone but I sail
Bought like a crust of bread, but oh do I wail

Seldom stumble, never crumble
Try to tumble, life's a rumble
Feel the stinging I've been given
Never ending, unrelenting
Heartbreak searing, always fearing
Never caring, persevering
Sail on, sail on, sailor

I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways
Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters
Uninspired, drenched and tired
Wail on, wail on, sailor

Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There's no wonder all I'm under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying

Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailorback to top
Steamboat
The river's a bed of sweet berries and flowers
Banks of thirsty lies
(please be careful)
The stream is an eyeglass of heroes
Bridged with bright replies
The creek is a funnel of forgiveness
Winning every prize
Steamboat of living ever faithfully ride.

The river's a dream in a waltz time
Banks of jasper glaze
(have a ball and sing)
The stream is a timepiece of children
Bridged with crystal haze
The creek is a trumpet of hard times
Blowing tasty days
Steamboat of living ever faithfully glide.

Don't worry mister fulton
We'll get your steamboat rollin'.back to top
California Saga/Big Sur
Do do do do do do do do do

Cashmere hills filled with evergreens
Flowin' from the clouds down to meet the sea
With the granite cliff
(big sur mount)
As a referee
Crimson sunsets and golden dawns
A mother deer with their newborn fawns
All under big sur skies
(big sur mount)
That's where I belong.

Big sur I've got plans for you
Me and mine are going to
Add ourselves to your lengthy list of lovers
(big sur mount)
And live in canyons covered in springtime green
Wild birds and flowers to be heard and seen
And with my old guitar
I'll make up songs to sing.
Where bubbling springs from the mountainside
Join the big sur river to the oceanside
Where the kids can look for sea shells at low tide
Big sur my astrology it says that I am made to be
Where the rugged mountain meets the water

And so while stars shine brightly from up above
The fog rolls in through a redwood grove
And to my dying fire I think I'll add a log.

From time to time I must go away
The thoughts of big sur won't let me stay
Away from big sur
Oh big surback to top
California Saga/The Beaks of Eagles
An eagle's nest on the head of an old redwood on one of the
Precipice-footed ridges
Above ventana creek, that jagged country which nothing but a fallen
Meteor will ever plow: no horseman
Will ever ride there, no hunter cross this ridge but the winged ones, no
One will steal the eggs from this fortress.
The she-eagle is old, her mate was shot long ago, she is now mated
With a son of hers.
When lightning blasted her nest she built it again on the same tree, in
The splinters of the thunder bolt.

In a broken shack an old man takes his time about dyin'
And just at the back a wild flowerbed that he'll lie in
In dawn's new light a man might venture
A horse drawn stage from monterey.

The she-eagle is older than i: she was here when the fires of eighty-five
Raged on these ridges,
She was lately fledged and dared not hunt ahead of them, but ate scorched
Meat.
The world has changed in her time; humanity has multiplied,
But not here; men's hopes and thoughts and customs have changed, their
Powers are enlarged, their powers and their follies have become fantastic.

Spilled down the hill a wagon load of bodies lay scattered, shipwrecked
At sea.
Limestone ore is all that mattered.
They took it from the hills right through the cargo doors
How many ships have come and gone at thurso's landing shore?

The unstable animal never has been changed so rapidly.
The motor and the plane and the great war have gone over him,
And lenin has lived and jehovah died: while the mother-eagle
Hunts her same hills, crying the same beautiful and lonely cry
And is never tired: dreams the same dreams,
And hears at night the rock-slides rattle and thunder in the
Throats of these living mountains.
It is good for man
To try all changes, progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish,
Not to go down the dinosaur's way
Until all his capacities have been explored: and it is good for him
To know that his needs and nature are no more changed, in fact, in ten
Thousand years than the beaks of eagles.
Of the eagle's plight, we know that nature's balance is undone.
And it's the birthright of man to unify and live his life as one.
A whisper of the word will let you soar with your soul.back to top
California Saga/California
On my way to sunny california
On my way to spend another sunny day

Water, water get yourself in the cool, clear, water
The sun shines brightly down on penny's place
The sun shines brightly down on the bay
The air's so clean it'll just take your mind away
Take your mind away
Take your mind away

Have you ever been south of monterey
Barrancas carve the coast line and the chaparral flows to the sea
'neath waves of golden sunshine
And have you ever been north of morro bay
The south coast plows the sea
And the people there are of the breed
They don't need electricity
Water, water, cool cascades of clear, clear water
The sun dance final scene sets the hills ablaze.
Horizon edges quick up the mountain's way.

Have you ever been down salinas way?
Where steinbeck found the valley
And he wrote about it the way it was in his travelin's with charley
And have you ever walked down through the sycamores
Where the farmhouse used to be
There the monarch's autumn journey ends
On a windswept cyprus tree

Water get water get yourself in that
Get yourself in that get yourself in that cool, clear, water
The sun shines brightly down on penny's place
Get yourself in that water
The air's so clean that it just takes your mind away
Take your mind away
Take your mind away

Have you ever been to a festival, the big sur congregation?
Where country joe will do his show
And he'd sing about liberty
And the people there in the open air, one big family.
Yeah the people there love to sing and share
Their new found libertyback to top
Leaving This Town
I love to see you oh my love
I want to feel you near
My need is deep inside
Well I've been rolling on, I've been holding on, I'd like you to know
That it's been a long, long time

Sometimes it's hard to make it through the day
Sometimes it's hard to find my way
Sometimes it's hard to notice the changing days
When your friends have all gone
Leaving this town for another one

The night is coming round
I can feel the weight of coming down,
So afraid to lose this dream
I want you to understand that I'm trying to do the best I can
It's so easy to lose my way

Lay your head where you may find some peace
I've been searching for my happiness
Don't you want to wake up and take my love,
I'd be happy if you'd let me know
Should I stay or go
Let me know

Woke from a dream to see reflections all around me, of new realities,
Heavenly angels won't you guide me please help me to decide the path most
Meant for me.back to top
Only With You
Love is so many things that I feel
I have only felt with you
Only with you

And then there are the things that we do
That I've only done with you
Only with you

Before love had always had it's up and downs
Until the love I finally found

I know one thing for sure I want to do
I want to spend this life with you
Only with youback to top
Funky Pretty
A pisces lady loves romance (she loves romance)
Her movements tell you at a glance (she loves to dance)
Why they say pisces rules the dance (she's got the glance)

She values flowers more than gold (she flows like gold)
Thinks of her men as knights of old (she's never bold)
She's very spiritual I'm told (she has never told)
Whoa

But where's my spark in the dark?
Glow glow glow c'mon glow
The funky pretty flame in my heart
Me and my pisces lady are apart

Her calender is not like ours (she rules the hours)
The hieroglyphs mark changing hours (she rules the stars)
Her guiding light is from the stars (she's got the powers)
Whoa
A book of verse a jug of wine (she's soft like wine)
She'll always tell what's on your mind (she's much like time)
By just your birthday place and time (she's very fine)

'cause it's a silent night in the sea
And if you're cosmic'ly conscious you'll see
Why she's a princess incarnate to me
Daughter of neptune the ruler of the sea

The queen in copenhagee (funky pretty)
The dream of amsterdamee (pretty funky)
The cream of gay parisee (funky pretty)
The theme of u say asee (pretty funky)
The scene in great britainyee (funky pretty)
The meaning in los angees (pretty funky)
The heat in tokyosee (funky pretty)
The treat in manhattohsee (pretty funky)
Yeah yeah funky pretty

She said don't worry it's alright
I'm coming back when the aspects are right
And now I look in the paper each day
Wonderin' what my horoscope will say

Funky (oooo funky)
I still remember funky pretty (ooooo)
Why shouldn't my pisces lady tell me why
(why can't you tell me why)

Funky (ooo funky) (something so why)
I still remember funky pretty (something so why)
Why shouldn't my pisces lady tell me why
(why can't you tell me why)

Funky (ooo funky) (something so why)
I still remember funky pretty (something so why)
Why shouldn't my pisces lady tell me why
(why can't you tell me why)

Funky (ooo funky) (something so why)
I still remember funky pretty (something so why)
Why shouldn't my pisces lady tell me why
(why can't you tell me why)

Funky (ooo funky) (something so why)
I still remember funky pretty (something so why)
Why shouldn't my pisces lady tell me why
(why can't you tell me why)

Funky (ooo funky) (something so why)
I still remember funky pretty (something so why)
Why shouldn't my pisces lady tell me why
(why can't you tell me why)back to top
I'm the Pied Piper
As soon as he turned it on
The wind outside of his room
Stirred up for a few seconds

He thought to himself
I'll climb out my window
And go sit out there with my radio

Out the window he went
Sitting against a small stump
Behind some flowerbeds

The light from his bedroom window he could still see
The music of bach was playing

After a while it began to sound distant
As the young prince gazed at this radio on his knee
The music was floating away from his hearing

What could be happening
He took it off of his knee
And put the radio to his ear
Nothing happened

Then the transistor left his hands
And was floating in the mid-air
Two feet off the ground

As the prince laughed
It suddenly turned around
And it was light green phosphourous in color

Dancing back and forth
The magic transistor
Started moving down his path

He could hear the sound out
Like nothing he had ever heard before

The trees were getting closer together
And flowers glowed with tinges of magic light
As he followed thinking to himself
What's going on?

The transistor lifted slowly
Up to the top of a little tree
And sat there
While it slowly became louder
To where the prince could hear it clearly

Fireflies shot across the path in front of the prince
He turned around and couldn't see the light from his window
There he was watching all alone all by himself
He got a hunch to get back to his room
And he turned and ran right backback to top
Better Get Back in Bed
(pied piper)
(I'd better get back in bed)
(hope I'll see you again)

(pied piper)
(I'd better get back in bed)
(hope I'll see you again)

(pied piper)
(I'd better get back in bed)
(hope I'll see you again)

(pied piper)
(I'll be running along)

Thirty seconds after he was in bed
He fell back to sleep

The next morning
He had forgotten all about
What had happened the night before

But when night time came once again
His thoughts somehow found their way back
To remembering the fascinating episode of the night before

He he turned out his bedroom light
And sat in his favorite chair
Thoughts danced in his head for a while
Suppose I went to check and see if my transistor is still down there he
Said I wonder what would happenback to top
Magic Transistor Radio
He sat up in his open window
Looking quietly down at the path
A firefly flew in his room and flew right out again

Down jumped the prince
And he went again to find his radio

(magic transistor radio)
(glowing magic transistor radio)
(glowing magic transistor radio)
As he made his way he could hear something once again
(glowing magic transistor radio)
There was that transistor up on the same tree

Then from inside of it came a strange voiceback to top
I'm the Pied Piper
As soon as he turned it on
The wind outside of his room
Stirred up for a few seconds

He thought to himself
I'll climb out my window
And go sit out there with my radio

Out the window he went
Sitting against a small stump
Behind some flowerbeds

The light from his bedroom window he could still see
The music of bach was playing

After a while it began to sound distant
As the young prince gazed at this radio on his knee
The music was floating away from his hearing

What could be happening
He took it off of his knee
And put the radio to his ear
Nothing happened

Then the transistor left his hands
And was floating in the mid-air
Two feet off the ground

As the prince laughed
It suddenly turned around
And it was light green phosphourous in color

Dancing back and forth
The magic transistor
Started moving down his path

He could hear the sound out
Like nothing he had ever heard before

The trees were getting closer together
And flowers glowed with tinges of magic light
As he followed thinking to himself
What's going on?

The transistor lifted slowly
Up to the top of a little tree
And sat there
While it slowly became louder
To where the prince could hear it clearly

Fireflies shot across the path in front of the prince
He turned around and couldn't see the light from his window
There he was watching all alone all by himself
He got a hunch to get back to his room
And he turned and ran right backback to top
Radio King Dom
A few days later the king and queen of the castle were invited to a ball
As they were leaving that evening the queen said to the young prince
Who was the eldest of the children
Take care of the other ones tonight
And don't try to find that radio
We have it hidden away
We'll be home by midnight
And then she said goodbye

The children's mother left
And the party had begun
And the children looked everywhere
High and low
Checking to see if they could find that transistor radio
They couldn't find it they couldn't find it
They looked upstairs and downstairs
All through the castle and finally
All of a sudden they heard a sound

What is that sound is it possible
Could it be the pied piper himself
Coming out of the magic transistor radio
Or was it just the wind whistling by the castle window

No one knows if the mysterious pied piper of night
Was the one who came back to visit the princes and princesses again
But if you have a transistor radio and the lights are all out some night
Don't be very surprised if it turns to light green
And the whirling magic sound of the pied piper comes to visit you

(bow bow)
(I'm the pied piper)
(bow bow bow bow bow)
(in the radio)

(bow bow)
(I'm the pied piper)
(bow bow bow bow bow)
(in the radio)

(bow bow)
(I'm the pied piper)
(bow bow bow bow bow)
(in the radio)back to top
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