I had to fix a lot of things this morning
'Cause they were so scrambled
But now it's okay
I tell you I've got enough to do

The afternoon was filled up with phone calls
What a hot sticky day, yeah yeah yeah
The air is cooling down

Take all the time you need
It's a lovely night
If you decide to come
You're gonna do it right

Drive for a couple miles
You'll see a sign and turn left
For a couple blocks
Next is mine, you'll turn left on a little road
It's a bumpy one

You'll see a white fence
Move the gate and drive through on the left side
Come right in
And you'll find me in my house somewhere
Keeping busy while I wait

I get a lot of thoughts in the morning
I write 'em all down
If it wasn't for that
I'd forget 'em in a while

And lately I've been thinking 'bout a good friend
I'd like to see more of, yeah yeah yeah
I think I'll make a call

I wrote a number down
But I lost it
So I searched through my pocket book
I couldn't find it
So I sat and concentrated on the number
And slowly it came to me
So I dialed it

And I let it ring a few times
There was no answer
So I let it ring a little more
Still no answer

So I hung up the telephone
Got some paper and sharpened up a pencil
And wrote a letter to my friend

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Busy Doin' Nothin' Lyrics as written by Brian Wilson

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    General CommentAfter churning out close to 20 albums in ten years, describing the entire relationship cycle in Pet Sounds, as well as the story of America and the universe in Smile, replete with rich vocal harmonies and orchestral textures, it seems that Brian Wilson was pretty fatigued by this point in time. "Busy Doing Nothing" is one of his autobiographical playlets, along with other underappreciated gems like "I Went to Sleep" and "Time to Get Alone" - spare instrumentation and nuanced rhythms as he describes the more mundane aspects of life. It's got a great bossa nova beat and complex chord progressions, as well as directions to his Bel Air estate.
    bkobashon November 24, 2004   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionTurn left not right when you see the sign. Dont try to move the gate just wait for the securty guard, tell him your dads friend was called GARY USSHER. I got to meet Brian Wilson!!!!!!!!!!!!
    menerrrcaon May 31, 2012   Link

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