Monday, September 24, 2012

Feel Flows

No reason for posting this, other than the fact between this and "Surf's Up", they're my two favorite Beach Boys songs from their later works.

I guess I "grew up" at the right time as far as listening to the Beach Boys, and almost all of their songs have some sort of "meaning" to me, from the surfing/hot rod days, to their more introspective, exploratory music.

We were a different country then, full of *real* hope and promise, on our way to the Moon, and soon everybody would have a flying car, and a newfangled thing called a "Microwave Oven" that would cook your food in just seconds.

We all knew what was "Right", and what was "Wrong", and we had yet to lose our innocence in that quagmire of a far away place with a funny name. Viet Nam, I think it was called......

Every young man's dream was to cruise around in his Hot Rod, be the King of the Street, and pick up the coolest chicks.

Of course, we weren't really sure what we'd do with them once we picked them up, but then I guess the thrill of the chase is what motivated us.

Solid-lifter cams thumping away, the bark of the tires against the street when you slammed into second gear, and the smell of a slightly rich Holley carb sucking real 100 Octane fuel @ 35 cents a gallon, and exhaling it out through Hooker Headers, 2-1/2" pipes, and Chrysler Street Hemi mufflers, the hot setup for street-legal exhaust.

Catalytic converter?? Oh, yeah, my older brother works at the Texaco refinery, and I think he says that's what they use to "crack" the molecules and remake them into High-Octane Gasoline.


Almost makes me want to whisper "Rosebud"........


Whatever........enjoy!





Unfolding enveloping missiles of soul
Recall senses sadly
Mirage like soft blue like lanterns below
To light the way gladly
Whether whistling heaven's clouds disappear
Where the wind withers memory
Whether whiteness whisks soft shadows away
Feel flows (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)

Unbending never ending tablets of time
Record all the yearning
Unfearing all appearing message divine
Eases the burning
Whether willing witness waits at my mind
Whether hope dampens memory
Whether wondrous will stands tall at my side
Feel flows (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)

Encasing all embracing wreath of repose
Engulfs all the senses
Imposing, unclosing thoughts that compose
Retire the fences
Whether wholly heartened life fades away
Whether harps heal the memory
Whether wholly heartened life fades away
Whether wondrous will stands tall at my side
Whether whiteness whisks soft shadows away
Feel goes (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel flows (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feelings to grow (White hot glistening shadowy flows)

White hot glistening shadowy flows
White hot glistening shadowy flows
White hot glistening shadowy flows

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1 comment:

  1. The Beach Boys is the music from my childhood,still listen to these guys, their music can cheer me up no matter what. I can't even compare them to any musicians that are in charts today. Thanks a lot for this post about them, sweet nostalgia is a great feeling.

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