The Night Was So Young by the Beach Boys

The Night Was So Young by the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys were sandwiched between The Sex Pistols and The Bee Gees and 1977. They were lost in a sea of obscurity and drowned in an ocean littered with punk and disco. They already released a great body of music at that time with 20 albums. Seemed they had nothing left in the can. This is a Brian Wilson album through and through. The Beach Boys’ album Love You is a rare gem that is getting more love each year. My favorite song on this album is The Night Was So Young.

The Beach Boys Love You is the 21st studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released April 11, 1977, on Brother/Reprise. Often called the band’s “punk” album, Love You is distinguished for its pioneering use of synthesizers and its juxtaposition of adolescent-oriented lyrics with the adult band members’ rough vocals.

The Night Was So Young by the Beach Boys

The night was so young and everything still
The moon shining bright on my window sill
I think of her lips, it chills me inside
And then I think why does she have to hide

Is somebody gonna tell me why she has to hi-i-ide?
She’s passing it by, she won’t even try
To make this love go where it should
Doo do doo do do

The sky’s turning grey, there’s clouds overhead
I’m still not asleep, I’m in my bed
I think of her eyes and it makes me sigh
I think of her voice and it makes me cry

Is somebody gonna tell me why she has to lie-i-ie?
She’d be so right to hold me tonight
Love was made for her and I
Doo do doo do do

It’s three o’clock, I go to my sink
I pour some milk and I start to think
Is she asleep or is she awake?
And does she think of the love we could make?

Wake up, call me baby, call me
Tell me what’s on your mind
I’ve got a car and you’re not too far
Please let me come over to you
Doo do doo do do

The night was so young and everything still
The moon shining bright on my window sill
I think of her lips, it chills me inside
And then I think why should she hide