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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Til_I_Die

I love this quote:

Biographer Jon Stebbins wrote: "''Til I Die' proves that Brian could not only write beautiful music, but that he had the ability to communicate honestly and artfully with his lyrics as well. The track is decorated with a haunting vibraphone and organ bed, which frames the strong harmony vocal arrangement perfectly.[love]

and this one...

According to Brian in the press material for the Surf's Up album, the song was inspired after a late night trip to the beach:

Lately, I'd been depressed and preoccupied with death…Looking out toward the ocean, my mind, as it did almost every hour of every day, worked to explain the inconsistencies that dominated my life; the pain, torment, and confusion and the beautiful music I was able to make. Was there an answer? Did I have no control? Had I ever? Feeling shipwrecked on an existential island, I lost myself in the balance of darkness that stretched beyond the breaking waves to the other side of the earth. The ocean was so incredibly vast, the universe was so large, and suddenly I saw myself in proportion to that, a little pebble of sand, a jellyfish floating on top of the water; traveling with the current I felt dwarfed, temporary. The next day I began writing "Til I Die", perhaps the most personal song I ever wrote for The Beach Boys…In doing so, I wanted to re-create the swell of emotions that I'd felt at the beach the previous night.

 
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According to Brian in the press material for the Surf's Up album, the song was inspired after a late night trip to the beach:

Lately, I'd been depressed and preoccupied with death…Looking out toward the ocean, my mind, as it did almost every hour of every day, worked to explain the inconsistencies that dominated my life; the pain, torment, and confusion and the beautiful music I was able to make. Was there an answer? Did I have no control? Had I ever? Feeling shipwrecked on an existential island, I lost myself in the balance of darkness that stretched beyond the breaking waves to the other side of the earth. The ocean was so incredibly vast, the universe was so large, and suddenly I saw myself in proportion to that, a little pebble of sand, a jellyfish floating on top of the water; traveling with the current I felt dwarfed, temporary. The next day I began writing "Til I Die", perhaps the most personal song I ever wrote for The Beach Boys…In doing so, I wanted to re-create the swell of emotions that I'd felt at the beach the previous night.

That's taken from the largely discredited - not least by Brian himself - 1991 "autobiography" Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story (p. 194 of the original US edition), not any contemporary promo material. Sorry.


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Well then wiki should take it down then...
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I got the 45 and it is GREAT! [smile]
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not that this is in anyway pertinent,
other than i picked up on the 'jellyfish' reference
in that highly emotive, cod (oops, uninvited pun) philosophical excerpt
from that auto(maton)biography.

they were a fab band,
with a tale of a surreal episode meeting and workingwith bw 
via don was in the early 90's
(and they were highly influential on young paul steel).

here's tracks from the gorgeous 'buttermilk' album
that come into that 'everything connects' world.
(bugger - the youtube links don't want to work here,
(though they do on my 'pooter).

'i wanna stay home'
'when i realize the weight
that's firmly on my shoulders

i just try and find the place
i can take a walk on my blind side'

and 'the king is half undressed'
with unintentionally appropriate lyrics: 
'i know it's hard for you to see

what lies behind's a mystery
if words could speak they'd mean even less
when the king is half undressed'


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Well then wiki should take it down then...

That's the problem with Wikipedia - anyone can edit it.

Ah, that's why - the source is Keith Badman's error-ridden 2004 book. Will fix.

... and have. :-)


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Yeah...I guess it is true ...can't believe everything you read! On the upside, looking forward to the new book. Hopefully it will be great!
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