LYRICS (ALL WORDS WRITTEN BY ANDEE JOYCE)

BRIAN WILSON IS AFRAID OF THE OCEAN

I used to go to Venice Beach in the winter

With a Thrifty ice cream cone in my hand

It was hard not to think about the Beach Boys while

Watching rocky road drip on to the sand

Those songs made everyone so happy

Except the guy who composed most of them

You'd never have caught him dead on a surfboard

Unless it went through hell and back again, they told me

(Chorus) Brian Wilson is afraid of the ocean

He hates the beach, no seriously

It's so obvious to everyone who knows him

Plus he said it in his autobiography

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh

I went to Los Angeles to look for my brain

They say it's always in the last place you search

All my sound files always wound up in the round files

Didn't know what I was doing on this earth

But I never got sold down the river

By my father trying to bleed me dry

Never had a shrink take over my whole life

My shrink told me to ask myself why it is that

(Chorus)

When Brian Wilson was about 70, he said he

Conquered one of his oldest fears

He went with his family to the ocean and swam in it

For the first time in over 40 years

I guess if there's a takeaway from this, it's

Life is set in sand more than set in stone

And if there's one thing I want to do with music

It's to let people know they're not alone

I knew I was not alone the day I found out

(Chorus)

IMAGINING THINGS

Technology's all right with me

Wouldn't want to live without it, oh no

Gets me from point A to point B, there's no doubt about it, oh no

But I love that there's a song that will come along with me everywhere I go

All I have to do is clap and it takes me back

To the place where I found it, uh huh

And suddenly I'm playing drums in an angel band

And other people help out with their voices and their hands

And I'm reeling from the sheer pleasure our sound brings

I'm so happy when I'm imagining things, imagining things

Oooh, imagining things

Electricity's just fine by me, had it since I was a kid, oh yeah

I heard music in the hair dryer, music in the dishwasher, because of course I did

But there's an energy source inside of me

And I learned how to do my stuff

When the juice was running low 'cause you never know

When you could get knocked off the grid

When my phone's gone kablooey and my 'puter's on the fritz

I'm plugged into a power supply that never quits

In my mind my angel band dances and sings

I'm so happy when I'm imagining things, imagining things

Ooooh, imagining things

Gonna slow it down, slow it down

Let my rhythm catch up with my soul

One day my whole body will slow to a crawl, but that's all right

I'll be prepared, I won't get too scared

As long as I can feel my own pulse

And as long as I can feel you all

Clapping out a heartbeat, clapping out a heartbeat

Faster, and faster, and faster, faster

They say imagining things is bad

But this might be the most fun I've ever had

'Cause inside me there's a Christmas tree, colorful and glowing

And I'm in ecstasy to be going where I'm going

You'll see me light up in every color on those strings

I'm so happy when I'm imagining things, imagining things

Ooooh, imagining things

I don't wanna stop

But I have to stop

In 1, 2, 3, 4...

 

VENUS, IF YOU WILL...(A TRIBUTE TO THE WOMAN OF WILLENDORF)

Venus, if you will, is a big round mother

Less than 5" high but she goes around forever

She lay undiscovered 20,000 plus years

Until Willendorfers dug her up and made her a star, oh

Venus, if you will, is a big round mother 

Less than 5" high but she goes around forever

She's older than dirt but she's fresh as the morning

She's made out of stone but she's lots of fun to hug

Venus, if you will, is one hell of a lover

'Cause she loves everybody and she's gonna love you too

She's a dream in plain beige but her light has every color

With nothing to disguise her, clothe her, color her

Venus, Venus, Venus, Venus, oooooh

Venus, if you will, is a big round mother 

Less than 5" high but she goes around forever

She's solid through and through

And you can never destroy her but

If you listen closely you can hear a tender heart

Venus, if you will, is a big round mother

But you can hold her power in the palm of your hand

She's everywhere you look but there's nobody like her

And everybody needs a little Venus in their life

No hands but she'll hold you tight all night long

No feet but she'll dance with you clear through to dawn

No eyes but she can see everything that's going on

Inside you even if you think you don't want her to know

Venus, Venus, Venus, Venus, oooooh

Venus, if you will, is a big round mother 

Less than 5" high but she goes around forever 

She lay undiscovered 20,000 plus years 

Until Willendorfers dug her up and made her a star

 Venus, if you will, is a big round mother  

Less than 5" high but she goes around forever  

She lay undiscovered, she lay undiscovered

She lay undiscovered, she lay undiscovered

She lay