"Child Is Father of the Man" as written by and Brian Wilson Van Dyke Parks....
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    Song MeaningThe lyrics are actually taken from a poem by William Wordsworth called "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold". Both the poem and various other songs connected to SMiLE, such as "Wonderful" and "Surf's Up", deal with the subjects of youth and spiritualism.

    I personally like the song - especially its head-spinning harmonies - but only in the context of the album.
    discojedi97on June 09, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThe only think I can think of is a biblical reference about Jesus, but who knows?
    rojerkon December 29, 2012   Link

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