Unfolding enveloping missiles of soul
Recall senses sadly
Mirage like soft blue like lanterns below
To light the way gladly
Whether whistling heaven's clouds disappear
Where the wind withers memory
Whether whiteness whisks soft shadows away
Feel flows (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)

Unbending never ending tablets of time
Record all the yearning
Unfearing all appearing message divine
Eases the burning
Whether willing witness waits at my mind
Whether hope dampens memory
Whether wondrous will stands tall at my side
Feel flows (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)

Encasing all embracing wreath of repose
Engulfs all the senses
Imposing, unclosing thoughts that compose
Retire the fences
Whether wholly heartened life fades away
Whether harps heal the memory
Whether wholly heartened life fades away
Whether wondrous will stands tall at my side
Whether whiteness whisks soft shadows away
Feel goes (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel flows (Black hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feel goes (White hot glistening shadowy flows)
Feelings to grow (White hot glistening shadowy flows)

White hot glistening shadowy flows
White hot glistening shadowy flows
White hot glistening shadowy flows


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    General CommentHe sure wasn't blown. This is in my top five Beach Boys songs. He yearns for fluidity in mind, body, spirit, and as fades away, so yearns full composition of own psyche. I love the Beach Boys and their music, and this is one of my favourite tracks.
    Bobo192on June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fucking beautiful and brilliant..this is what i think the songs about..hes depressed, and tired of being that way..hes trying to hide away from it and trying to look on a more positive light, but even though hes hell bent on emotionally changing for the better, his feelings of sadness still come up, therefore, being sad is inevitable..he knows that the only thing that can clear his emotional slate is if he just sits back, relaxes, and tries to gain peace of mind and clarity, that everythings gonna be alright..ill show you what i mean with the lyric bits:
    Unfolding enveloping missiles of soul
    Recall senses sadly
    Mirage like soft blue like lanterns below
    To light the way gladly
    Whether whistling heaven's clouds disappear
    Where the wind withers memory
    Whether whiteness whisks soft shadows away

    is saying the following:

    all the pieces of his soul that he has been keeping repressed or has not been dealing with, he is letting them unfold and come out, which is creating sadness and discontent. 'mirage like soft blue' i believe is refering to teardrops coming down, and he knows that the only way to feel better is to let it all out of his system and deal with it..what he doesnt know is how it will affect him in the future-- will he have changed his mindset? will he be able to wash his dark memories away, or will he still have a piece of sadness within him? feel flows, feel goes, is refering to the fact that no matter what, you can't hide from your feelings, therefore, theyre going to come out eventually..
    Unbending never ending tablets of time
    Record all the yearning
    Unfearing all appearing message divine
    Eases the burning
    Whether willing witness waits at my mind
    Whether hope dampens memory
    Whether wondrous will stands tall at my side

    is saying that as he goes over in his mind all of his memories he recalls sadness and longing for something in particular..he knows that if he decides to become fearless and just deal with his sadness and accept the fact that more disappointing things will come ahead in the future, then the burning from his current sadness will be able to wither away much quicker, or at least hurt less.
    Encasing all embracing wreath of repose
    Engulfs all the senses
    Imposing, unclosing thoughts that compose
    Retire the fences
    Whether wholly heartened life fades away
    Whether harps heal the memory
    Whether wholly heartened life fades away
    Whether wondrous will stands tall at my side
    Whether whiteness whisks soft shadows away
    the last verse is basically just pointing out the whole 'if i realize this is a part of life, then i can find clarity.' it's a peace of mind deal..he just hopes that he can find that peace of mind and comfort of contentness...this may be with substance usage, but im not a hundred percent sure..then hes saying, whether im able to clear my mind from memories and/or heal my senses, feel still flows..so to sum it all up: sadness is inevitable. we all at one point or another will be forced to face depression of some sort..we shouldnt let it get us down, or let bad memories plauge us..we must come to terms with them, accept them for what they are, and move along..
    x_soulrebel_xon April 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationits about jacking off and cumming
    poopeeon January 23, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe its just me but this song sounds like its saying something if you played it backwords.
    yuri_sucupiraon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEither this song has a really deep meaning that I'm missing, or this guy was blown when he wrote it.
    silenceoftheworldon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written by Brian Wilson at the peak of the Beach Boys career, right after the release of Pet Sounds. It is probably my favorite song of theirs. It is about epanding the mind and bring balance to all parts of his life. It is a very soothing song that flows quite well as the title suggests. I love it :0)
    ChaosFluro24on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know enough about the Beach Boys. I know for sure that Pet Sounds was a response to The Beatles' Revolver, and I know that it flopped commercially. I was under the impression that the incredible lack of commercial response to (the then unrecognized genius that is) Pet Sounds was the reason Brian Wilson got all depressed and fat and such. Is that right? If not, what did cause his breakdown?
    goodmorningmisterbenon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBrian Wilson actually wrote Pet Sounds after listening to Rubber Soul (by the Beatles). After Lennon and McCartney heard Pet Sounds they were inspired and followed with Sgt. Peppers. Brian Wilson broke down partly due to chemical dependencies, emotional problems and because their record lable refused to produce his maserpiece album 'Smile' (never released)
    ChaosFluro24on July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI first heard this ong on the Almost Famous soundtrack and it kicks ass, as do nearly all the songs on that soundtrack
    NOLAND3Ron March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbrian wilson is finally going to finish 'smile' sometime this year or next... he didnt put a date on it, he said its going to be released when he feels its perfect.
    yuri_sucupiraon October 14, 2004   Link

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