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Heroes and Villains
Brian Wilson Lyrics

I been in this town so long that back in the city I been
Taken for lost and gone and unknown for a long, long time

Fell in love years ago with an innocent girl from the
Spanish and Indian home of the Heroes and Villains.

Once at night, cotillion squared, the fight, and she was right
In the rain of the bullets that eventually brought her down

But she's still dancing in the night unafraid of what
A dude'll do in a town full of Heroes and Villains.

Heroes and Villains
Just see what you done-done
Heroes and villains
Just see what you done-done

Stand or fall, I know there shall be peace in the valley, and
It's all an affair of my life with the Heroes and Villains.

In the cantina, Margarita keeps the spirits high.
There I watched her, she spun around and wound in
The warmth, her body fanned the flame of the dance.

Dance Margarita! Don't you know I love you!

My children were raised, you know they suddenly rise.
They started slow long ago, head to toe, healthy, wealthy, and wise.

I been in this town so long, so long to the city
I'm fit with the stuff to ride in the rough, and Sonny,
Down snuff, I'm alright by the Heroes and Villains.

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Brian's concert is like going to musical heaven.

Jane Amanda Ford

🙏 YES! 🙏

kayla farrell

one of the best beach boys songs ever, very under-rated

Joe G

That’s where you’re wrong. This song starts at 0:00 that First 1:30 is like listening to the angels sing. From 1:30-2:12 is such a complex vocal arrangement. Not just anyone could perform this song.

Immanuel Kahn

Not underrated.

Suzanne Schmidt


Anna Hurst

I totally agree. X


Unfortunately because most people don’t know about the Smile version.

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smile was hated by his band, and pet sounds was a poor seller in its time. There's so many Van Goghs and Syd Barrett's who either died or were too far gone to know how much their work meant, and how appreciated it would become. It makes me so happy seeing him enjoy how appreciated his work is.

Jane Amanda Ford


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