i know so many people who think they can do it alone
they isolate their heads and stay in their safety zone
what can you tell them?
what can you say that will make them defensive?
hang on to your ego
hang on but i know that you're gonna lose the fight
they come on like they're peaceful but inside they're so uptight
they trip through the day and waste all their thoughts at night
now how can i say it?
how can i come on when i know i'm guilty?
yeah, hang on to your ego
hang on but i know you're gonna lose the fight

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Hang On to Your Ego (The Beach Boys cover) song meanings
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    General Commentgreat beach boys cover. this is actually off frank blacks solo debut. i think.
    oidimedon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt is from Frank Black but it is not a straight cover. Hang On To Your Ego is on Pet Sounds as "I Know Theres An Answer" and his (some) different lyrics. The song is about LSD which - at the time - was said to supress the ego of people (Funny how no one ever seeks to oppress the Id - probably cause they like using it in Scrabble)
    michaelwoodon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhether it was actually about LSD or not is uncertain It is a fact, however, that the lyrics were changed because Beach Boys member Mike Love believed it made references to LSD, which he was opposed to at the time. He said it was "too much of a doper song".
    ewikon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmichaelwood- you're an idiot. 'Hang on to your ego' was the original version of the song but for Pet Sounds he changed it slightly so that it wouldn't be so negative, among a couple other reasons. It's a bonus track on the CD version. And it's not about LSD. YOU'RE AN IDIOT. you obviously don't understand Brian Wilson AT ALL.
    IhavegoodTasteon August 01, 2006   Link

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