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Wouldn't It Be Nice

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Author: Lewis Shiner
Published: 1995
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,847 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Category: Z
Downloads: 743
Added to site: 2007.07.10
mnybks.net#: 17589
License: by-nc-nd

Interviews with Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks.

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oes look like time has become a consideration in these lyrics, that this is not from the perspective of someone who is too young either to disappoint or have been disappointed. He's a person who's old enough to have done both."

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Everything about the album has this sort of reflexivity and layered meaning, some of it intentional, some of it evolved. It started with a single song, "Orange Crate Art." And although he is likely to "sweat bullets" over his lyrics, it's the melody that comes first for Parks.

"I don't make up melodies. Melodies occur to me. They come from somewhere else. The melodies that I hear come to me while I'm cooking, thinking about nothing but what's on the stove."

"Orange Crate Art" started with just a melody line. "I got the piece down, it's a lovely little piece, I decided to slap some lyrics on it, just for fun, because I like to write songs for fun. It's a diversion. And in the process--although I wouldn't intend this, ever--it reveals something about myself.

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