Itchycoo Park
Small Faces Lyrics


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Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green

Under dreaming spires
To Itchycoo Park, that's where I've been

(What did you do there?) I got high
(What did you feel there?) well, I cried
(But why the tears there?) tell you why
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun

I'll tell you what I'll do (what will you do?) I'd like to go there now with you
You can miss out school (won't that be cool?) why go to learn the words of fools?

(What will we do there?) we'll get high
(What will we touch there?) we'll touch the sky
(But why the tears there?) I'll tell you why
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, hah

It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful




It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of "Itchycoo Park" by the Small Faces describe a journey over the "bridge of sighs" and into "shades of green" beneath "dreaming spires" leading to a magical place called Itchycoo Park. This park is where the singer goes to get high and escape the frustrations of everyday life, which leads to tears of joy in response to the beauty of the experience.


The lyrics also describe a desire to share this experience with another person, with the singer inviting someone to join them in the park, with the promise of being able to skip school and leave behind the worries and pressure of what they are taught. The song's refrain repeats the line "It's all too beautiful," reinforcing the idea that the experience of being in this park is more than one can bear.


The lyrics suggest a longing for an uncomplicated existence in a magical, drug-fueled realm. The singer is seeking escape from reality and the pressure of life, finding solace in a wooded area. The lyrics express feelings of joy and tranquility, with the song's setting described as an idyllic, even utopian, space. Despite its somewhat explicit drug references, "Itchycoo Park" is widely regarded as one of the happiest and most upbeat songs of the 1960s.


Line by Line Meaning

Over bridge of sighs
Crossing over a bridge while feeling emotional


To rest my eyes in shades of green
To find solace in nature's greenery


Under dreaming spires
Beneath picturesque buildings


To Itchycoo Park, that's where I've been
The artist went to Itchycoo Park


(What did you do there?) I got high
The artist consumed drugs there


(What did you feel there?) well, I cried
The singer experienced intense emotions


(But why the tears there?) tell you why
The singer will explain the reason for their tears


It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
The beauty of the experience is overwhelming


I feel inclined to blow my mind
The artist desires further psychedelic experiences


Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun
Engaging in simple and playful activities


They all come out to groove about
The people at Itchycoo Park come out to have fun and dance


Be nice and have fun in the sun
Enjoy the pleasant weather and have a good time


I'll tell you what I'll do (what will you do?) I'd like to go there now with you
The singer invites their companion to join them at Itchycoo Park


You can miss out school (won't that be cool?) why go to learn the words of fools?
Education is deemed unimportant and inferior to the experience of Itchycoo Park


(What will we do there?) we'll get high
The singer intends to consume drugs with their companion


(What will we touch there?) we'll touch the sky
They will feel a sense of euphoria and transcendence


(But why the tears there?) I'll tell you why
The artist will explain the reason for their tears


It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
The beauty of the experience is overwhelming


It's all too beautiful, hah
Emphasizing the beauty of the experience


It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
The beauty of the experience is overwhelming


It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
The beauty of the experience is overwhelming


It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
The beauty of the experience is overwhelming




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: RONNIE LANE, STEVE MARRIOTT

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@louisemusiclover

Lyrics
Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green
Under dreaming spires
To Itchycoo Park, that's where I've been
I got high
(What did you feel there?) well, I cried
(But why the tears there?) tell you why
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun
I'll tell you what I'll do (what will you do?) I'd like to go there now with you
You can miss out school (won't that be cool?) why go to learn the words of fools?
we'll get high
(What will we touch there?) we'll touch the sky
(But why the tears there?) I'll tell you why
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, hah
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful



All comments from YouTube:

@darkdolores1

I am 73, haven't heard this for years and still remember every word. They certainly don't make them like this anymore.

@a.y.t.a.s.494

Unique to be sure

@libihart

Yup

@shanejensen3239

Isn't it beautiful, I am 65 years old and when I saw the name of this song in one of my groups I immediately came over here and I also remember all the words

@shanejensen3239

Smoked a bowl of hash, it's all too beautiful

@shanejensen3239

❤

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@JacquelineAff-gm5hu

My dad just recently passed away... In the hospital he just wanted to listen to this song over and over. I will always hear it and think of him jamming. 🩷

@stacycrombie

❤

@jameshouston2109

Very sorry for your loss. It's amazing how songs can tie our memories together!

@mathetes7759

That is so awesome! What a great memory he left you with!

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