Saturday, November 29, 2008

Columnated ruins domino

One of my favorite albums is Smile by Brian Wilson, though I heard most of it as bootlegs from the aborted 1967 Beach Boys version of the album.

In one of my favorite songs on the album, "Surf's Up," there's a line, courtesy of co-writer Van Dyke Parks, that goes, "Columnated ruins domino."

This was one of the lyrics on the album that Mike Love is said to have challenged, asking for an explanation, which Parks did not have.

This was the first thing that occurred to me the first time I heard the lyric:

Sadly, this is the way my brain works.