Run, run, run away, so lost, lost,Never coming home rollin', rollin' down a track,No, no, I'm never coming back,Hot love pumpin' in my veins,Our love I hope it's not too late,That's the road, that's the load, that's the role,I've been down, I've been down, I've been down...What part of forever don't you understand
Somewhat shockingly, the album immediately preceding Pet Sounds was Beach Boys' Party!, where our heroes recorded cover songs (and two cheekily rendered hits) in an intentionally offhanded, slapdash manner in the studio and layered party noises on top.
As forever carved in the annals of rock mythology, the hyper-ambitious, multitudinous Smile (was it a comedy record A history book A symphonic ode to the elements) was never to be. Despite Wilson's 2004 reimagining and the later Smile Sessions boxed set, the world will never know exactly what the album would have ended up as. 59ce067264