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"Don't Worry Baby" by The Beach Boys (Shut Down Volume 2, 1964)

The Sunset Memory: Digital Art by Shawn Michel de Montaigne





Don't Worry Baby

The Beach Boys





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Well, it's been building up inside of me

For oh I don't know how long

I don't know why

But I keep thinkin'

Somethin's bound to go wrong


But she looks in my eyes

And makes me realize

When she says, "Don't worry, baby

Everything will turn out all right

Don't worry baby"


I guess I shoulda kept my mouth shut

When I start to brag about my car

But I can't back down now because

I pushed the other guys too far


She makes me come alive

And makes me wanna drive

When she says, "Don't worry baby

Everything will turn out all right

Don't worry baby"


She told me, "Baby, when you race today

Just take along my love with you

And if you knew how much I loved you, baby,

Nothin' could go wrong with you"


Oh what she does to me

When she makes love to me

And she says, "Don't worry baby

Everything will turn out all right

Don't worry baby

Everything will turn out all right

Don't worry, baby"



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I use Random.org to pick these songs once it's time.

The last song it picked was Elton's timeless classic

"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues."

This go-round it picked this gem,

one that Elton's beautiful song

struggles to look up to and be more like.

No criticism against Elton or his song.

Not at all.

It's just that this ballad, for me at least,

is the absolute gold standard.


The genius of this song is in its focus.

He's worried about racing, and his car.

He's struggling with a sense of doom.

But she assures him, "Don't worry, baby.

Everything will be all right."

The last stanza his focus turns to her, not his car or racing:

"Oh what she does to me

When she makes love to me."

He's focused on her now,

and you can feel the love.

It's deep and rich and real.


This is songwriting at its very finest,

a masterclass in storytelling and poetry.





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Digital Art: Sunset Memory by yours truly





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