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SURF'S UP
(by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks)

A diamond necklace played the pawn, hand in hand some drummed along
To a handsome man and baton.
A blind class aristocracy, back through the opera glass you see
the pit and the pendulum drawn,
Columnated ruins domino.
Canvas the town and brush the backdrop
Are you sleeping?

Hung velvet overtaking medium chandelier awaken me,
to a song dissolved in the dawn.
The music hall a costly bow, the music all is lost for now,
to a muted trumpeter's swan.
Columnated ruins domino.
Canvas the town and brush the backdrop
Are you sleeping, brother John?

Dove nested towers, the hour would strike the straight quicksilver moon.
Carriage across the fog, two-step to lamp lights cellar tune
The laughs come hard in auld lang syne.
The glass was raised, the fire rose, the fullness of the wine, the dim last toasting
While at port, adieu or die.
A choke of grief, hard-hearted I, beyond belief, a broken man too tough to cry.
Surf's up, mmm, aboard a tidal wave.
Come about hard and join the young and often spring you gave.
I heard the word!
Wonderful thing!
A children's song!


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