"Lonely Sea" as written by Brian Douglas Wilson and Gary L. Usher....
The lonely sea
The lonely sea
It never stops
For you or me
It moves along
From day to day

That's why my love
That's why my love
You'll never stay
You'll never stay

This pain in my heart
These tears in my eyes
Please tell the truth
You're like the lonely sea (sea)
Sea (sea)
The lonely sea (sea)

[Repeat: x3]
(Lonely sea lonely sea)
(Lonely sea lonely sea)
Lonely sea


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"Lonely Sea" as written by Gary L. Usher Brian Douglas Wilson

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    General Commentone of my favorite beach boys songs. i mistakingly saw this movie clip of the beach boys doing this song. it's from one their appearences on some movie...i forgot what the hell the movie was called...anyway, it moved me into some sort of sadness. i started to cry...looking at the sea behind them, while brian wilson was singing this song on the beach. great song !
    xl5ronon May 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHaunting, sad, beautiful -- those words apply to so many Brian Wilson melodies that they are almost cliches, but hell, since I don't feel like getting out the thesaurus, I'll just say that this song is haunting, sad and beautful, and is the first such song released by the Beach Boys. "Surfer Girl" was written in 1962, about a year earlier and before they had their Capitol contract, and a primitive version was recorded that year in family friend Hite Morgan's small makeshift studio, but was not released to the public until the huge resurgence of interest in the band in the mid-1970's. The lead vocal is an early example of Brian's clear, high falsetto ballad style, and this is also the only song I know of by the Beach Boys where the bridge is spoken by Brian. This rare "dramatic" device came as a direct result of Elvis' 1960 recording of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and is slightly embarrassing upon the first few listenings to the song, but only slightly. You'll get over it.
    rarebiton June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn response to xl5ron, "Lonely Sea" was featured in the 1965 surf/beach epic, GIRLS ON THE BEACH, along with the title song and "Little Honda". The movie has never been available on DVD or VHS and the last time I remember this being shown on TV was on AMC about ten years ago. For more on the movie, go to the IMDB:

    imdb.com/title/tt0059227/…
    rarebiton June 11, 2004   Link

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