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susie b   

Remember that commercial where the fella smacks himself on the head and says,  "I could have had a V8"? Well, that's kind of how I feel after listening to both the Raspberries & The Beach Boys for years, and I feel like I just got the joke.

So I'm driving tonight and listening to two of my most favorite songs on Pet Sounds, which are  Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) & Wouldn't It Be Nice. I know that EC is also a HUGE Beach Boys fan.

Read the following lyrics... :)

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Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

I can hear so much in your sighs
And I can see so much in your eyes
There are words we both could say
But don't talk, put your head on my shoulder

Come close, close your eyes and be still
Don't talk, take my hand and let me hear your heart beat
Being here with you feels so right
We could live forever tonight
Lets not think about tomorrow
And don't talk put your head on my shoulder

Come close, close your eyes and be still
Don't talk, take my hand and listen to my heart beat
Listen, listen, listen.

Don't talk, put your head on my shoulder
Don't talk, close your eyes and be still
Don't talk, put your head on my shoulder
Don't talk, close your eyes and be still
Don't talk, put your head on my shoulder

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Wouldn't It Be Nice

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

Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

Happy times together we've been spending
I wish that every kiss was neverending
Wouldn't it be nice

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby then there wouldn't be a single thing we couldn't do
We could be married
And then we'd be happy

Wouldn't it be nice

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn't it be nice

Good night my baby
Sleep tight my baby
 
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I Wanna Be With You

If we were older
We wouldn't have to be worried tonight

Baby oh (Oh!) I wanna be with you
So bad (Yeah, I wanna be with you)
Oh baby (Oh!) I wanna be with you
Oh yeah (Yeah, I wanna be with you)

Well tonight (tonight)
The night (the night)
We always knew it would feel so right
So come on baby, I just wanna be with you

Someday's a long time
And we've been waiting so long to be here

Baby oh (Oh!) I wanna be with you
So bad (Yeah, I wanna be with you)
Oh baby (Oh!) I wanna be with you
Oh yeah (Yeah, I wanna be with you)

Well tonight (tonight)
The night (the night)
We always knew it would feel so right
So come on baby, I just wanna be with you

Hold me tight
Our love could live forever after tonight
If you believe in what we're doin' is right
Close your eyes and be still

Whoa, baby yeah! I wanna be with you
So bad (Yeah, I wanna be with you)
Oh baby (Oh!) I wanna be with you
Oh yeah (Yeah, I wanna be with you)

Well tonight (tonight)
The night (the night)
We always knew it would feel so right
So come on baby, I just wanna be with you

Oh! I wanna be with you
So bad (Yeah, I wanna be with you)
Oh baby (Oh!) I wanna be with you
Oh yeah (Yeah, I wanna be with you)

Baby oh (Oh!) I wanna be with you
So bad (Yeah, I wanna be with you)
Oh darlin' (Oh!) I wanna be with you
Oh yeah (Yeah, I wanna be with you)

Oh, I wanna be with you
Yeah, I wanna be with you

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susie b   

(I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight

Feel your breath
On my shoulder

And I know we couldn't get any closer
I don't wanna act up
I just wanna make love
As we move
Into the night
I get crazy
Thinking how it's gonna be with you baby
I don't wanna play rough
I've been giving you enough
Whoa baby, baby, baby

I wanna take forever tonight
Wanna stay in this moment forever
I'm gonna give you all the love that I've got
You know, I wanna take forever tonight
Fill you up, fill you up with my love
When we close the door
All I need is in your eyes
Whoa, whoa
I wanna take forever tonight

Touch my lips
I'm on fire
You're the only one I'll ever desire
Turn the lights down low
Make the world go slow
When I'm holding you
Tonight
It's so easy
Nothing moves me like you do when you tease me
And to rush would be a crime
I just wanna stop time
With you baby, baby

Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

I can hear so much in your sighs
And I can see so much in your eyes
There are words we both could say
But don't talk, put your head on my shoulder

Come close, close your eyes and be still
Don't talk, take my hand and let me hear your heart beat
Being here with you feels so right
We could
live forever tonight
Lets not think about tomorrow
And don't talk
put your head on my shoulder

Come close, close your eyes and be still
Don't talk, take my hand and listen to my heart beat
Listen, listen, listen.

Don't talk,
put your head on my shoulder
Don't talk, close your eyes and be still
Don't talk, put your head on my shoulder
Don't talk, close your eyes and be still
Don't talk, put your head on my shoulder

Two of my very favorite songs...just kind of remind me of each other.  I LOVE them both!!!
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James   

I read somewhere a long time ago that "Let's Pretend" was Eric's/The Raspberries' "Wouldn't it be nice", and I've always kind of associated the 2 since then.  

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Kirk   

Similarities in music are bound to happen because there are only so many notes on the piano.  I imagine a similar argument could be made about words in the English language, although subliminal perception probably comes into play, also.  I would be interested in Eric's take on Susie's 'discovery'!  Nice sleuthing, Suz!

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susie b   
On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 3:04 AM, Kirk said:

Similarities in music are bound to happen because there are only so many notes on the piano.  I imagine a similar argument could be made about words in the English language, although subliminal perception probably comes into play, also.  I would be interested in Eric's take on Susie's 'discovery'!  Nice sleuthing, Suz!

I agree on the music part, but I must say that when I am writing professionally, each word is carefully selected, arranged and edited.

Only EC knows for sure, but it is my gut feeling that there are direct homages to Brian Wilson in EC's lyrics.

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susie b   

I know that I'm stretching the point more than someone's little brother hyperextending a Stretch Armstrong doll, but I'll toss it out just the same...  have fun! :) 

I Know There's An Answer
(Alternate version of Hold Onto Your Ego)

I know so many people who think they can do it alone
They isolate their heads and stay in their safety zones

Now what can you tell them
And what can you say that won't make them defensive

I know there's an answer
I know now but I have to find it by myself

They come on like they're peaceful
But inside they're so uptight
They trip through their day
And waste all their thoughts at night

Now how can I come on
And tell them the way that they live could be better

I know there's an answer
I know now but I have to find it by myself

Now how can I come on
And tell them the way that they live could be better

I know there's an answer
I know now but I have to find it by myself

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All By Myself

When I was young

I never needed anyone
And making love was just for fun
Those days are gone

Living alone
I think of all the friends I've known
But when I dial the telephone
Nobody's home

All by myself
Don't want to be all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't want to live all by myself anymore

Hard to be sure
Sometimes I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

All by myself
Don't want to be all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't want to live all by myself anymore

When I was young
I never needed anyone
And making love was just for fun
Those days are gone

All by myself
Don't want to be all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't want to live all by myself anymore

All by myself
Don't want to be all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't want to live all by myself anymore

All by myself
Don't want to be all by myself anymore
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