Barenaked Ladies - Brian Wilson Lyrics

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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 and 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 I'm 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, oh oh oh
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, I couldn't see the ground
Somebody, 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, yeah

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
You can call it insane, oh oh
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Steven Page
    album: Track 4 in album Gordon
    release date: 1992-7-28
    popularity : 147 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
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992695626
    script: Latin