Wild Honey
The Beach Boys Lyrics


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Sweet sweet honey bee
Eat up, eat up, eat up, honey

Mama I'm tellin' you as sure as I'm standing here
She's my girl and that's the way I'm keeping it now mama dear
No good will it do you to stand there and frown at me
The girl's got my heart and my love's coming down on me
My love's coming down since I got a taste of wild honey
You know she's got the sweetness of a honey bee
Wild honey
She got it on and stung me good yes sirree

With all the other stud bees buzzing all around her hive
She singled me out, single handed took me alive
Well can you can, you gonna take my life eating up her wild honey

(Sweet, sweet,honey bee)
(Eat up, eat up, eat up, honey)

Oh mama she's sweeter
Gettin' sweeter
Sweeter, sweeter
Sweet

Wild honey
Let me tell you how she really got to my soul
It ain't funny
The way she make want to sing a little rock 'n' roll
There's nothing quite nice as a kiss of wild honey
I break my back workin' just to save me some money
So I can spend my life with her
Sock it to me wild honey
Wild honey, she's mine
Wild honey, she's mine




(Sweet, sweet,honey bee)
(Eat up, eat up, eat up, honey)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Wild Honey" by The Beach Boys seem to be about a man who has fallen deeply in love with a woman, who he describes as having the sweetness of a honey bee. He tells his mother that the girl has won his heart and that he is determined to keep her, regardless of any objections or disapprovals she may have. The man claims that he feels as though he has been stung by a bee, and that he cannot resist the woman's charms. He compares her to other "stud bees" buzzing around her, who have not been able to capture her heart as he has.


The song seems to be about the power of love and attraction, and the irresistible nature of sweetness. The references to "wild honey" and the "honey bee" help to create an overall sense of sensuality and indulgence, as the man revels in his love for this woman. Through this imagery, the song explores the natural world and its role in human emotions, suggesting that sweet and delicious things can bring people together and create deep connections.


Line by Line Meaning

Sweet sweet honey bee
Addressing a honey bee with affection, portraying it as something that he loves.


Eat up, eat up, eat up, honey
Asking the honey bee to consume as much nectar as possible, wanting to see it thrive.


Mama I'm tellin' you as sure as I'm standing here
Addressing his mother to inform her about the girl he has fallen in love with.


She's my girl and that's the way I'm keeping it now mama dear
Declaring that he is committed to the girl and not willing to change his mind.


No good will it do you to stand there and frown at me
Asserting that his mother's opposition will not change his decision.


The girl's got my heart and my love's coming down on me
The girl has captured his heart and he is deeply in love with her.


My love's coming down since I got a taste of wild honey
He has fallen in love with the girl since he tasted her 'wild' sweetness.


You know she's got the sweetness of a honey bee
Comparing the girl's sweetness to that of a honey bee.


Wild honey
Referring to the girl's taste of sweetness that is not usual.


She got it on and stung me good yes sirree
The girl's sweetness has caught him off guard and he is stung by love.


With all the other stud bees buzzing all around her hive
The girl has many suitors that are after her.


She singled me out, single handed took me alive
Despite many suitors, the girl chose him and he is now in love with her.


Well can you can, you gonna take my life eating up her wild honey
The girl's sweetness is so addictive that he is willing to risk his life just to experience it.


(Sweet, sweet,honey bee)
Repeating his affectionate address to the honey bee.


(Eat up, eat up, eat up, honey)
Repeating his request for the honey bee to consume as much nectar as possible.


Oh mama she's sweeter
Telling his mother that the girl is even sweeter than he initially thought.


Gettin' sweeter
Explaining that the girl is getting sweeter as he spends more time with her.


Sweeter, sweeter
Continuing to emphasize the girl's increasing sweetness.


Sweet
Concluding his description of the girl's sweetness.


Wild honey
Repeating his reference to the girl's unique taste of sweetness.


Let me tell you how she really got to my soul
Describing how the girl has deeply influenced his emotions.


It ain't funny
Implying that the effect the girl had on him was serious and not something to laugh about.


The way she make want to sing a little rock 'n' roll
Expressing how happy the girl makes him feel, even to the point of wanting to sing and dance.


There's nothing quite nice as a kiss of wild honey
Stressing how much he enjoys the girl's sweetness, even comparing it to a kiss.


I break my back workin' just to save me some money
Working hard to be able to provide for the girl and spend his life with her.


So I can spend my life with her
The motivation behind his hard work is to ensure that he can spend his life with the girl he loves.


Sock it to me wild honey
Stressing his desire for the girl and her sweetness.


Wild honey, she's mine
Affirming that the girl is his and no one else's.


(Sweet, sweet,honey bee)
Repeating his affectionate address to the honey bee.


(Eat up, eat up, eat up, honey)
Repeating his request for the honey bee to consume as much nectar as possible.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MICHAEL LOVE, BRIAN WILSON

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Comments from YouTube:

@Sheerkat7

This song is more raw and wild than their usual music. It has a garage band feel. Love it. The remastered version is cleaned up too much.

@aattura1541

Agreed!!!

@kevincasey821

100 %

@barbarosa788

Yes!

@richardkiene8939

Was obsessed with this song in Nov of 67.Was going into the Marines.

@tedclark8178

Me too

@johndoyle2429

Richard Kiene, Me as well. But would agree with me , there is a doors Influence in that Song, Especially when here the organ in that Song.

@Retards_Do_Airsoft_Beach

God Bless for your service

@johndoyle2429

@@retards_do_airsoft_beach8673 , I'm guessing you don't agree with me.

@josephloehr9617

'God Only Knows,' 'Good Vibrations,' and 'Wild Honey.' Carl Wilson was a power!

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