The Beach Boys

American rock band

The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California. The group was initially composed of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. The band's early music gained popularity across the United States for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance.

Let’s go surfin’ now.
Ev’rybody’s learnin’ how.
Come on a safari with me.
Surfin' Safari
The Beach Boys on The Ed Sullivan Show performing 'I Get Around' (1964)

Song lyrics edit

All songs written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, unless otherwise noted

Singles edit

  • After six hours of school I've had enough for the day
    I hit the radio dial and turn it up all the way
    I gotta dance (dance dance dance now the beat's really hot) right on the spot
    (Dance dance dance right there on the spot)
  • Close my eyes
    She's somehow closer now
    Softly smile, I know she must be kind
    When I look in her eyes,
    She goes with me to a blossom world.

    I'm pickin' up good vibrations,
    She's giving me excitations.
    I'm pickin' up good vibrations.
    (Oom bop bop good vibrations).

  • It's automatic when I
    Talk with old friends
    The conversation turns to
    Girls we knew when their
    Hair was soft and long and the
    Beach was the place to go.

    Suntanned bodies and
    Waves of sunshine the
    California girls and a
    Beautiful coastline
    Warmed up weather
    Let's get together and
    Do it again.

  • Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take you to
    Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama.
    Key Largo Montego, baby why don't we go
    Ooh I wanna take you down to Kokomo,
    We'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow.
    That's where we wanna go,
    Way down in Kokomo.
  • Now get yourself in gear
    Oh baby come on
    Still cruisin' after all of these years
    Hey girl let's go for a spin
    Hop in my hot rod and do it again.

Surfin' Safari (1962) edit

  • Let’s go surfin’ now.
    Ev’rybody’s learnin’ how.
    Come on a safari with me.
  • Surfin' is the only life the only way for me
    Now come on pretty baby and surf with me.

Surfin' USA (1963) edit

  • If ev’rybody had an ocean across the U.S.A.,
    Then ev’rybody’d be surfin’ like Californ-I-A.
    You’d see ‘em wearin’ their baggies. Huarache sandals, too.
    A bushy bushy blonde hairdo. Surfin’ U.S.A.
  • We’ll all be plannin’ out a route we’re gonna take real soon.
    We’re waxin’ down our surfboards. We can’t wait for June.
    We’ll all be gone for the summer. We’re on safari to stay.
    Tell the teacher we’re surfin’. Surfin’ U.S.A.
    • Surfin' USA

Surfer Girl (1963) edit

  • Little surfer little one
    Made my heart come all undone
    Do you love me, do you surfer girl?
    Surfer girl my little surfer girl.
  • Don't be afraid to try the greatest sport around
    Everybody tries it once
    Those who don't just have to put it down.
    You paddle out turn around and raise
    And baby that's all there is to the coastline craze.
    You gotta catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world.
  • Well I'm not braggin' babe so don't put me down
    But I've got the fastest set of wheels in town.
    When something comes up to me he don't even try,
    Cause if it had a set of wings man I know she could fly.
    She's my little deuce coupe,
    You don't know what I got.
  • There's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to
    In my room, in my room (in my room)
    In this world I lock out all my worries and my fears
    In my room, in my room (in my room)

Little Deuce Coupe (1963) edit

  • When some loud braggart tries to put me down
    And says his school is great
    I tell him right away
    "Now what's the matter buddy
    Ain't you heard of my school?
    It's number one in the state."

    So be true to your school now
    Just like you would to your girl or guy
    Be true to your school now
    And let your colors fly.
    Be true to your school.

Shut Down Volume 2 (1964) edit

  • Well she got her daddy's car
    And she cruised through the hamburger stand now
    Seems she forgot all about the library
    Like she told her old man now
    And with the radio blasting
    Goes cruising just as fast as she can now.

    And she'll have fun fun fun
    'Til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
    (Fun fun fun 'til her daddy takes the T-Bird away)

  • Well you knew all along
    That your dad was gettin' wise to you now.
    (You shouldn't have lied now you shouldn't have lied)
    And since he took your set of keys,
    You've been thinking that your fun is all through now.
    (You shouldn't have lied now you shouldn't have lied)
    But you can come along with me
    'Cause we gotta a lot of things to do now.
    (You shouldn't have lied now you shouldn't have lied)

    And we'll have fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away.
    (Fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)

    • Fun, Fun, Fun
  • Well it's been building up inside of me
    For oh I don't know how long.
    I don't know why
    But I keep thinking
    Something's bound to go wrong.

    But she looks in my eyes
    And makes me realize.
    And she says "Don't worry baby"
    Don't worry baby.
    Don't worry baby,
    Everything will turn out alright.

All Summer Long (1964) edit

  • I'm gettin' bugged driving up and down this same old strip.
    I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip.
    My buddies and me are getting real well known.
    Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone.
    I get around.
  • We always take my car cause it's never been beat
    And we've never missed yet with the girls we meet
    None of the guys go steady cause it wouldn't be right
    To leave their best girl home now on Saturday night.
    I get around.
    • I Get Around

The Beach Boys' Christmas Album (1964) edit

  • Well, way up north where the air gets cold
    There's a tale about Christmas that you've all been told
    And a real famous cat all dressed up in red
    And he spends the whole year workin' out on his sled.

    It's the little Saint Nick
    Ooooo, little Saint Nick
    It's the little Saint Nick
    Ooooo, little Saint Nick.

Today! (1965) edit

  • When I grow up to be a man
    Will I dig the same things that turn me on as a kid?
    Will I look back and say that I wish I hadn't done what I did?
    Will I joke around and still dig those sounds
    When I grow up to be a man?

    Will I look for the same things in a woman that I dig in a girl?
    (fourteen fifteen)
    Will I settle down fast or will I first wanna travel the world?
    (sixteen seventeen)
    Now I'm young and free, but how will it be
    When I grow up to be a man?

  • She was gonna be my wife
    And I was gonna be her man.
    But she let another guy come between us
    And it ruined our plan.

    Well, Ronda you caught my eye (caught my eye)
    And I can give you lotsa reasons why
    You gotta help me Ronda,
    Help me get her out of my heart.

Summer Days (1965) edit

  • Well East coast girls are hip
    I really dig those styles they wear
    And the Southern girls with the way they talk
    They knock me out when I'm down there.

    The Midwest farmer's daughters
    Really make you feel alright
    And the Northern girls with the way they kiss
    They keep their boyfriends warm at night.

    I wish they all could be California
    I wish they all could be California
    I wish they all could be California girls.

  • I been all around this great big world
    And I seen all kinds of girls
    Yeah, but I couldn't wait to get back in the states
    Back to the cutest girls in the world.
    • California Girls

Pet Sounds (1966) edit

  • Wouldn't it be nice if we were older
    Then we wouldn't have to wait so long?
    And wouldn't it be nice to live together
    In the kind of world where we belong?

    You know its gonna make it that much better,
    When we can say goodnight and stay together.

  • So hoist up the John B's sail
    See how the mainsail sets
    Call for the Captain ashore
    Let me go home, let me go home
    I wanna go home, yeah yeah
    Well I feel so broke up
    I wanna go home.
  • I may not always love you
    But long as there are stars above you
    You never need to doubt it
    I'll make you so sure about it.
    God only knows what I'd be without you.

    If you should ever leave me
    Though life would still go on believe me
    The world could show nothing to me
    So what good would living do me?
    God only knows what I'd be without you.

Sunflower (1970) edit

  • Late at night I think about the love of this whole world.
    (This whole world)
    Oomm dot dit it
    Oomm dot dit it
    Oomm dot dit it.
  • You may not live with me every day
    All that I care is that we find a way
    To stay together with Deirdre.

    Do do do do do do
    Dear dear dear Deirdre.

    Ooo do do do do do do
    Ooo do do do do do do

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