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SMiLE for a day

First Things First

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This is about an album that became a legend, and a legend that became an album, it took 37 years to achieve, but, as the saying goes, good things come to those that wait, the wait was worth it. SMiLE is indeed the masterpiece it promised to be, and the live, in concert version, well you had to be there to fullt experience it. Incredible, wonderful, breath taking, all the hyberboles in the world can't begin to describe it. If you weren't there, and haven't yet purchased the album, go out and do so today, run home as fast as you can, and put it on the player, and sit back and be prepared to be amazed. Actually, as you'll see abit later, on this website, SMiLE is also available on vinyl, from Rhino Records....vinyl, the true way to listen to this album, because, after all, SMiLE, had it been released right after it was recorded, would have been on vinyl, so....
With that preamble, welcome to this, a small tribute to Brian Wilson's masterpiece, we hope you enjoy what you find here. It's a small scrapbook if you will, and in no particular order
Love and Mercy

Cabin Essence
Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks

Light the lamp and fire mellow cabin essence;
timely hello welcomes the time for a change.

Lost and found, you still remain there.
You’ll find a meadow filled with rain there.
I’ll give you a home on the range.

Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
I want to watch you, windblown, facing waves of wheat
for your embracing. Folks sing a song of the grange.

Nestle in a kiss below there, the constellations ebb
and flow there and witness our home on the range.

Who ran the iron horse?
(Truck driving man do what you can)
Who ran the iron horse?
(High-tail your load off the road)
Who ran the iron horse?
(Out of night-life-it's a gas man)
Who ran the iron horse?
(I don't believe I gotta grieve)
Who ran the iron horse?
(In and out of luck)
Who ran the iron horse?
(With a buck and a booth)
Who ran the iron horse?
(Catchin' on to the truth)
Who ran the iron horse?
(In the vast past, the last gasp)
Who ran the iron horse?
(In the land, in the dust, trust that you must)
Who ran the iron horse?
(Catch as catch can)
Have you seen the Grand Coulee workin’ on the railroad?
Over and over, the crow cries uncover the cornfield.
Over and over, the thresher and hover the wheat field.
Over and over, the crow cries uncover the cornfield.
Over and over, the thresher and hover the wheat field.
Over and over, the crow cries uncover the cornfield

Brian Wilson

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the music you heard
on the front page:
Heroes and Villains, Part 1
from the Smile album
Heroes and Villains Part 2
can be found at the end
of this website on the
Links Page, thus bracketing
the site as a whole

Released on Nonesuch Records
on September 27, 2004 in the
UK and Europe
September 28th elsewhere

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