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Brian Wilson’s annotated Surf’s Up lyrics

“Surf’s Up” is one of my favorite Beach Boys songs. Back when I first heard it I was struck by the beauty of the music, but I thought the lyrics — written by Van Dyke Parks — were just a bunch of mumbo jumbo. On the “Inside Pop” television special in 1967, Leonard Bernstein described … Continue reading Brian Wilson’s annotated Surf’s Up lyrics