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

Ah, ah, my my, what elation
I don't know where but she sends me there
Oh, my my, what a sensation
Oh, my my, what elation
Oh, 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'

(Ahh)

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

Na na na na na, na na na
Na na na na na, na na na (bop bop-bop-bop-bop, bop)
Do do do do do, do do do (bop bop-bop-bop-bop, bop)
Do do do do do, do do do (bop bop-bop-bop-bop, bop)


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by 19wesleyc

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

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  • +8
    General Comment

    One of those songs that you wish would last forever

    cft19on June 22, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    yes 1st in 2 yrs.!

    Bertxxon October 02, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    Most 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 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song went perfectly nice when it was played in 'Vanilla Sky'.

    starla500on June 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    it's called a theremin, by the way.

    agnamaracson July 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Once 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
  • 0
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    This 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 Comment

    A 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
  • 0
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    I 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 Comment

    The 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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