“What’d they say???”

For many, many years before the advent of the World Wide Web I would struggle with lyrics to certain songs. There are some passages that just don’t seem to make sense, and you can’t make out the words no matter HOW closely you listen. If you’re ever caught singing the song out loud, you just sort of mumble past that line and hope no one notices. Everyone does it, don’t try and tell me you never have, ’cause you’re lying if you do. 🙂

I have found that the trick to “getting” them is to not actually LISTEN. Kind of like learning to fly (a la The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)–you have to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s happened to me many times over the years. I’ll be lost in thought, usually while driving, and <some song> will be on the radio and my subconscious will jerk me back to reality and I’ll scream, “THAT’S what they’re saying!!!”

Anyhow, the whole point here is that “Redondo Beach, LA” is mentioned in “Surfin’ USA” by the Beach Boys. I thought you’d like to know. 🙂

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