Friday, September 25, 2009

Disney Girls (1957); The Beach Boys

There’s not much information about this song on the internet. What I found in its Wikipedia article is the usual, that is:

‘Disney Girls (1957)’ is a song written by Bruce Johnston for the American pop band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1971 album Surf's Up. The lead vocals are by Johnston.

“‘Disney Girls (1957)’ has proven to be one of Bruce Johnston’s most enduring songs, still occasionally performed by The Beach Boys in concert to this day. It has been covered by many artists, including Art Garfunkel, Cass Elliott, Jack Jones, Captain & Tennille, and even Johnston himself, on his 1977 solo album Going Public. Cass Elliot’s version (from the album Cass Elliot) is notable for featuring both Johnston and Carl Wilson

What I can say about it’s that “Disney Girls” has a peaceful melody with “little drops of sadness” but tells about good dreams and hope of having a delightful life with the girl he felt in love. The whistling notes in the end make it even more melancholic.

I have nothing about the whistle, by the way.

Clearing skies and drying eyes
Now I see your smile
Darkness goes and softness shows
A changing style

Just in time words that rhyme
Well bless your soul
Now I'll fill your hands
With kisses and a Tootsie Roll

Oh reality, it's not for me
And it makes me laugh
Oh, fantasy world and Disney girls
I'm coming back

Patti Page and summer days
On old Cape Cod
Happy times making wine
In my garage
Country shade and lemonade
Guess I'm slowing down
It's a turned back world
With a local girl
In a smaller town

Open cars and clearer stars
That's what I've lacked
But fantasy world and Disney girls
I'm coming back

Love...Hi Rick and Dave
Hi Pop...Well good morning mom
Love...get up guess what
I'm in love with a girl I found
She's really swell
Cause she likes
Church, bingo chances and old time dances

All my life I spent the night
With dreams of you
And the warmth I missed
And for the things I wished
They're all coming true

I've got my love to give
And a place to live
Guess I'm gonna stay
It'd be a peaceful life
With a forever wife
And a kid someday

Well, it's early nights
And pillow fights
And your soft laugh
Fantasy world and Disney girls
I'm coming back

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