Cease to resist, come on say you love me
Give up your world, come on and be with me
I'm your kind, I'm your kind, and I see

Come on come on, ooo I love you pretty girl
My life is yours, and you can have my world
I'm your kind, I'm your kind, and I see

Never had a lesson I ever learned
I know I could never learn not to love you
Come in now closer
Come in closer closer closer ahhhh

Submission is a gift given to another
Love and understanding is for one another
I'm your kind, I'm your kind, and I see

Never had a lesson I ever learned
I know I could never learn not to love you
Come in now closer
Come in closer come in closer ahhhh

Ahhh-ahhh-ahhh-ahhh-ahhhhhh
Ahhh-ahhh-ahhh-ahhh-ahhhhhh


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Never Learn Not to Love Lyrics as written by DENNIS C. WILSON

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    I can't believe there are no comments on these songs! Did anyone know that this song was written by Charles Manson?! No joke. He lived with Dennis Wilson for a while and wrote songs and pestered the beach boys until they actually used this song (the title and a few words were changed) Dennis Wilson eventually became so scared of Manson living in his home that he just left his house and bought a new one. ( must be great to be that rich)

    jeannieon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    According to Brian's autobiography, "Dennis supplied the album's oddest cut (the album being 20/20) - Never Learn Not To Love. He's credited as writer, but the song owed itself to his strange new friend, a wild-eyed, long-haired guitarist-songwriter. It was originally titled "Cease to Exist" and Dennis liked the song. He pushed it as a favor to the vagabond musician he called "The Wizard". "Why do you call him the wizard", I (Brian) asked. "Everyone does, " said Dennis. "But what's his name, his real name?" asked Brian. "Charlie," Dennis smiled. "Charlie Manson". Good call, Jeannie.

    Bobo192on July 13, 2002   Link
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    In the late 60's Dennis Wilson picked up a couple of female hitch-hikers and took them back to his house for sex, afterwards, he left them in the house and went off to the Beach Boys recording studio. Returning to his house around midnight he was met in the driveway by CM and after a brief discussion went inside to see the house full of charlies followers and decided the open relationships and drug use suited him so let them stay. They crashed his car, wrecked his house, basically took money from him (apparently he lost about $100k in a few months back in the 60's - that would be the equivelent to around $750k in todays currency) and Dennis paid to clear up all of the groups STDs (described as the "largest Gonorrhea bill in history"). Charlie wanted to be a musician and played some songs for Denny who in turn, put him in contact with Gregg Jakobson and Terry Melcher who took some interest but eventually decided that they wouldn't offer him any kind of contract. During that period Dennis was growing worried about Charlies increasingly erratic behaviour and left them in the house, knowing they'd run out of money and have to leave, which ultimately they did... eventually. Dennis stole one of Charlies songs and re-worked it and released it as the above song (creditted to him) and that really pissed Charlie off. From what I've heard, he was okay about Dennis using the song but was unhappy about not being creditted as a writer... and furious that he changed the words ("you can mess with anything by me but you don't mess with my words" - CM). As Dennis moved about and Charlie, still hopeful of a recording contract, found it harder to find him, he made some of his followers go to Terry Melchers House (now being rented by peadophile Roman Polanski) and "kill everyone inside". All the talk of Charlie being the most evil man in history is probably backed up by the fact he had people killed over a few lyrics. I believe Dennis later returned to his empty, smashed up house.

    MarkCox11on May 15, 2013   Link
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    As I recall, several of the lyrics were changed around and dear old Charles was not too pleased with this. He in fact started spending more and more time at Dennis' house with his 'followers' to the point where Dennis left the house until after the incident conscerning Manson occurred, which may have been in that house actually, but I'm not sure.

    ChaosFluro24on October 07, 2002   Link
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    charles manson 'cease to exist'

    Pretty girl, pretty, pretty girl Cease to Exist Just come and say you love me Give up your world C'mon you can see I'm your kind, I'm your kind You can see Walk on, walk on I love you pretty girl My life is yours and You can have my world Never had a lesson I ever learned But I know we all get our turn I love you Submission is a gift Go on, give it to your brother Love and understanding is for one another I'm your kind, I'm your kind I'm your mind I'm your brother I never had a lesson I ever learned But I know we all get our turn And I love you Never learned not to love you I never learned

    iono. i like charlie's version more.

    lasertagon February 22, 2006   Link

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