Brian Wilson Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Steven Page
album: Track 4 in album Gordon
release date: 1992-7-28
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 4:49
drums: Tyler Stewart
lead vocals: Steven Page
vocal: Andy Creeggan, Jim Creeggan and Ed Robertson
double bass: Jim Creeggan
guitars: Ed Robertson
guitar: Steven Page
congas: Andy Creeggan
composer: Steven Page
lyricist: Steven Page

Cover Art

Barenaked Ladies Gordon cover art
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Drove downtown in the rain
Nine-thirty on a Tuesday night
Just to check out the late-night
Record shop
Call it impulsive
Call it compulsive
Call it insane
But when I'm surrounded
I just can't
Stop

It's a matter of instinct
It's a matter of conditioning
It's a matter of fact

You can call me Pavlov's
Dog
Ring a bell and I'll salivate
How'd you like that?
Dr. Landy tell me
You're not just a pedagogue

'Cause right now I'm

Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did
Well I am
Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did

So I'm lying here
Just staring at the ceiling tiles
And I'm thinking about
Oh what to think about

Just listening and relistening
To Smiley Smile
And wondering if this is some kind of creative drought
Because I'm

Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did
Well I am
Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did

And if you want to find me
I'll be out in the sandbox
Wondering where the hell all the
Love has gone
Playing my guitar and
Building castles in the sun and
Singing "Fun, Fun, Fun"

Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did
Well I am
Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did

I had a dream
That I was three hundred pounds
And though I was very heavy
I floated 'til I couldn't see the ground
I floated 'til I couldn't see the ground
Somebody help me
I couldn't see the ground
Somebody help me because I'm

Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did
Well I am
Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did

Drove downtown in the rain
Nine-thirty on a Tuesday night
Just to check out the late-night
Record shop
Call it impulsive
You can call it compulsive
You can call it insane
But when I'm surrounded
I just can't
Stop


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Hello City
  • 2 Enid
  • 3 Grade 9
  • 4 Brian Wilson
  • 5 Be My Yoko Ono
  • 6 Wrap Your Arms Around Me
  • 7 What a Good Boy
  • 8 The King of Bedside Manor
  • 9 Box Set
  • 10 I Love You
  • 11 New Kid (on the Block)
  • 12 Blame It on Me
  • 13 The Flag
  • 14 If I Had $1000000
  • 15 Crazy