Clearing skies and drying eyes
Now I see your smile
Darkness goes and softness shows
A changing style
Just in time, words that rhyme
Will bless your soul
Now I'll fill your hands
With kisses and a Tootsie Roll

Oh reality, it's not for me
And it makes me laugh, oh
Fantasy world and Disney girls
I'm comin' back

Patti Page and summer days
On old Cape Cod
Happy times, making wine
In my garage
Country shade and lemonade
Guess I'm slowin' down
It's a turned back world with a local girl
In a smaller town

Open cars and clearer stars
That's what I've lacked, oh
But fantasy world and Disney girls
I'm comin' back

Love
Hi Rick and Dave, hi pop, good morning mom
Love
Get up, guess what? I'm in love with a girl I found
She's really swell 'cause she likes church
Bingo chances and old time dances

All my life I spent the night
With dreams of you
And the warmth I missed, and for the things I wished
They're all coming true
I've got my love to give and a place to live
Guess I'm gonna stay
It'd be a peaceful life with a forever wife
And a kid someday

Well, it's early nights and pillow fights
And your soft laugh, oh
Fantasy world and Disney girls
I'm comin' back


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Disney Girls (1957) Lyrics as written by Bruce Johnston

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    One of the best songs on "Surf's Up" - and it's no coincidence that it's paired off with one of the worst ("Student Demonstration Time") - perhaps Bruce Johnston's lyric "Oh reality, it's not for me / And it makes me laugh" says it all. He weaves a complete fabrication, an America that never actually existed. Extending that, his descriptions of the "girl I found" in the later passages are layered with meta-messages; you're not inclined to believe any of it. Bruce is perhaps the most deceptive of all the Beach Boys. "Student Demonstration Time", meanwhile, instead of providing a sharp counterpoint, reaffirms (in much coarser form) the apprehensive nature of early 70s America.

    bkobashon November 24, 2004   Link
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    What s song.......so heart felt

    jpj rockson November 09, 2006   Link
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    Bruce Johnston and Al Jardine were always underrated, but when they got their chance they always made it count. This is one of Bruce's great moments, as he wrote and sings this absolutely gorgeous ode to an innocent, beautiful dream of an almost perfect America that should have been but instead we can only imagine. sigh One of the Beach Boys' greatest songs.

    The Swing Kingon December 21, 2006   Link
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    Woah.. did The Swing King just call a non-hit song from The Beach Boys and from the 70's at that a great song? head explodes from shock

    Seriously, a great song. I love Bruce's voice.

    modestmauson August 02, 2007   Link
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    Totally agree...this song is just kick-ass. Go Bruce.

    ckm4everon December 07, 2007   Link
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    beautiful nostalgia in a bottle

    ordinaryhumanbeingon May 30, 2009   Link
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    The song seems to describe a man's (maybe even Bruce Johnson's) yearning ("Oh, fantasy world, Disney girls, I'm coming back") for simpler, older small-town life and values (1957). The word "reality" in the song may be a reference to the early 70s (when the song was released), and America's issues at that time: Vietnam War, rise of feminism, sexual revolution, drugs, hippie movement, etc.

    skipjack820on March 23, 2010   Link
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    The lyrics are simply fantastic!..."Clearing skies and drying eyes,Now i see your smile" "...Oh,reality is not for me and it makes me laugh..".....this is where Elton Jhon started.

    GAGAUMPAon October 31, 2011   Link
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    great whistling near the end of this song

    sdz896542on June 08, 2016   Link

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