"Good Vibrations" as written by Brian Douglas Wilson and Mike E. Love....
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations
I'm pickin' up good vibrations (Oom bop, bop, good vibrations)
She's giving me excitations(Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's giving me excitations(Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)

Close my eyes
She's somehow closer now
Softly smile, I know she must be kind
When I look in her eyes
She goes with me to a blossom world

I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations
I'm pickin' up good vibrations (Oom bop, bop, good vibrations)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)

(Ah)
(Ah my my what elation)
I don't know where but she sends me there
(Ah my, my, what a sensation)
(Ah my, my, what elations)
(Ah my, my, what)

Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin'

Ah
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop, I'm pickin' up good vibrations)
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop, bop, excitations)
Good good good good vibrations (Oom bop, bop)
She's na, na

Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na
Do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do


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"Good Vibrations" as written by Mike E. Love Brian Douglas Wilson

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  • +6
    General CommentOne of those songs that you wish would last forever
    cft19on June 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song went perfectly nice when it was played in 'Vanilla Sky'.
    starla500on June 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyes 1st in 2 yrs.!
    Bertxxon October 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnce upon a time I actually owned a theremin (it was a Paia kit, actually, really easy to build). It was the coolest! Then I went to Europe for a couple of months and I gave all my musical equipment to a "friend" for safe keeping. He then disappeared, and I never saw my theremin again! (Sob!)
    crazymanmichaelon August 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMost people think the male is typically the aggressor in the mating process.

    They are wrong. Studies show the female almost invariably sends him positive non-verbal communication (i.e. a smile, playing with her hair, etc.) which gives him the confidence to risk rejection and approach her.

    The female in this song is sending our hero positive non-verbal communication.

    I remember hearing this song for as long as I have lived (it was released around the time I was conceived) and I have never gotten sick of it.
    JamesLoveon August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song represented the pinnacle of the Beach Boys careers. Brian Wilson's creativity was at a peak and I think it really shows through in the song. They even used that instrument used in scary movies (in those days) in the background.
    ChaosFluro24on July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's called a theremin, by the way.
    agnamaracson July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA fabulous instrument. Have any of you seen one being played live? I have, and it just gives such a fantastic sound. I believe Brian was a big theremin fan, along with The Beatles and others.
    Bobo192on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI play the Theremin (it's very tricky to play in tune), and about 5 years ago I took part in a Brian Wilson tribute concert in London with a band called the McWilsons. We played "Good Vibrations", "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" and "Wild Honey", plus a few numbers where I played keyboards or percussion.

    A few years later I found out that the Beach Boys never used a real Theremin - the instrument on the records was a Tannerin, a lever-controlled sine-wave oscillator with a dummy keyboard. Much easier to play, and it explains how they mannaged to play those songs live without a professional Theremin player!

    Simon Beck
    London, UK

    hallofelectricpianos.com
    butterfingersbeckon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guy that invented the Theremin was a Russian spy in the 60's and when the instrument became very popular during that time he would give concerts on TV and the radio. The music he played during his concerts were coded "messages" sent to the Soviets.
    boonheadon August 21, 2002   Link

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