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Author Topic: So I'm the first person in 50 years to figure out the true meaning behind SMiLE.  (Read 4993 times)
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« on: December 29, 2014, 05:11:49 AM »

I had an epiphany not long ago. Forget about SMiLE being a teenage symphony to God, it's the story of Brian setting his girlfriend's barn on fire and burning her alive! Well, maybe the protagonist isn't Brian, but it's more fun to imagine him Wink

Love Suite:
Gee - Loves his girl and is happy, pretty cheery and upbeat. Opens the album perfectly. Also gives us a taste of the Heroes And Villains saga.
Good Vibrations - Gets the album off to a super strong start. A song about pure love and admiration, so far everything is perfect, no fractures.
Wonderful - They're still in a relationship, but it's not the great. I get the feeling that the love is a little bit one-sided. He basically thinks she's wonderful, but she has her own plans and is getting distant.
I Wanna Be Around - No lyrics, but he's getting clingy at this stage. He's out of the picture now, but he's not over her, not by a long shot.
You Are My Sunshine - Sorta like Caroline, No. The girl isn't the same anymore. He had invested all of his love into her, she rejects him, taking his sunshine away.
Surf's Up - An incredibly emotional song. Surf's up is everything coming to a head, washing over him like a tidal wave. Something inside him snaps and decides to take revenge. The second movement has a very moody feeling to it. The lines I like are "A broken man too tough to cry" and "I heard the word, wonderful thing", a possible throwback to Wonderful.
Heroes And Villains (segment) - The beginning of the song, it's a retelling of the story after Brian is caught and serving time. We later learn that the heroes are the law enforcement, and Brian is the villain.

Hurt:
Barnyard - Sneaking past the animals to get to the barn.
Our Prayer - It's like long, deep breath before he commits the crime. I think Our Prayer fits quite well here, it's the calm before the storm. Plus, I believe it works really well with the ooooh's from Barnyard and Ms O'Leary's Cow.
Ms O'Leary's Cow - Named after the cow that started the fire in the barn. Brian is the cow, so to speak. The first part represents the fire jumping and spreading around the barn. The second part is the fire in full force, absolutely consuming everything. Perhaps he didn't realise the girl was in their until too late.
I Love To Say Dada - The adrenaline and elation after performing the act. Firefighters have arrived and are sorting out the mess. Also acts as a cool down from fire.
Heroes And Villains (segment) - The cantina segment, give it a listen and you''ll understand why k It's so perfect here. Also, the end wooo wooo wooo sounds like a police siren

On The Run:
Do You Like Worms? - Because she's dead and in the ground, get it? There 'rock, rock, roll' sections are the local police investigating the crime, the bicycle riding segments are Brian riding the hell outta there.
Cabin Essence - Time for a change, jumping from train to train. The crow cries are the police sirens.
Look (I Ran) - The name gives it away. The police are looking for him and are closing in. In the end, he is cornered and captured.
Child The Father Of Man - This on his way back to the station, it's a bit introspective and definitely has a dark feeling.
Heroes And Villains (segment) - You know that part that goes 'You're under arrest!', that would go here. Also, the 'my children were raised" verse fits perfectly with the previous song.

Reflection:
Holiday - Getting his sentence handed to him in court. It's not a real holiday, but he is going away for a long time.The song has a definite courtroom vibe, and is a bit of Worms throwback. The song ends with him in the cell
Workshop - It's Brian in the woodwork room, you know, prisoners gotta do something to pass the time.
I'm In Great Shape! - A little more upbeat, but not much. Brian's trying to cheer himself up, but it doesn't really work. He trails off and mumbles to himself.
Vega-Tables - He's going a bit stir crazy and has become obsessed with vegetables. Eat a lot, sleep a lot, that all he can really do now. Vegetables are what he loves the most, since he no longer has a girl. Why not send him a prison letter and let him know your favorite vegetable.
Wind Chimes - My favorite, he's staring out his cell window, staring at his windchimes. The windchimes remind him of his freedom, now and then a tear rolls down his cheek.
Your Welcome - Rounds it off nicely. He's mega lonely at this stage and wishes he had visitors. Well, your welcome to come.
(Possible Heroes And Villains - end segment) - I kinda think it belongs here to finishes the saga off. It was never a happy song to begin with, and the depressing ending would be a pretty powerful finish.

So what do you guys think, am I a genius or what? :D
I'm slowly gonna flesh this out, I'm having waaay too much fun with this. I'll chuck in little bits now and then, but for now this is gonna be a very rough guide.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 05:36:49 AM »

police Keep moving along people.  Nothing to see here. police Move it along.. police

What did they say at Woodstock about the...purple was it?...acid? Wink

Very amusing SS. LOL
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 07:38:26 AM »

SMiLE modularity is your friend--or maybe your best frenemy...  3D

Put it up in a file so we can all listen to it, or...you're under arrest!!  Evil
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 08:07:18 AM »

Wow...a craptastic soup of pedestrian and trite with a cup of misguided thrown in.  I guess if you are going to just dive right in on your first post, it may as well be into an empty pool.

I would think twice before making your second post.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 08:22:09 AM »

Wow...a craptastic soup of pedestrian and trite with a cup of misguided thrown in.  I guess if you are going to just dive right in on your first post, it may as well be into an empty pool.

I would think twice before making your second post.

And now, for my second post.

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 08:33:53 AM »

Hi SS!  Welcome to the board! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2014, 08:44:33 AM »

Ya...really!!!

A little rough there JOB.
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Donald  TRUMP!  ...  Is TOAST.  "What a disaster."  "Overrated?"... ... ..."BIG LEAGUE."  "Lots of people are saying it"  "I will tell you that."   Collusion, Money Laundering, Treason.   B'Bye Dirty Donnie!!!  Adios!!!  Bon Voyage!!!  Toodles!!!  Move yourself...SPANKY!!!  Jail awaits.  It's NO "Witch Hunt". There IS Collusion...and worse.  The Russian Mafia!!  Conspiracies!!  Fraud!!  This racist is goin' down...and soon.  Good Riddance.  And take the kids.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2014, 08:52:09 AM »

Hi SS!  Welcome to the board! Grin

Thanks for the warm welcome, SMiLE Brian!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2014, 08:54:59 AM »

This album would be more appropriately 'Dumb Angel' than SMiLE!
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2014, 10:24:23 AM »

Very well thought out and unique, I like it very much!
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2014, 10:38:34 AM »

Wow...a craptastic soup of pedestrian and trite with a cup of misguided thrown in.  I guess if you are going to just dive right in on your first post, it may as well be into an empty pool.

I would think twice before making your second post.



Also, welcome SinisterSmile!
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 12:52:41 PM »

Wow...a craptastic soup of pedestrian and trite with a cup of misguided thrown in.  I guess if you are going to just dive right in on your first post, it may as well be into an empty pool.

I would think twice before making your second post.

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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2014, 01:08:22 PM »

A little rough there JOB.

Not really.  It coulda been a lot worse.  And your suggestion to move on in your first post in the thread was a good one. Thanks for that!  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2014, 01:18:02 PM »

I love Smile theories.....
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2014, 01:28:48 PM »

A little rough there JOB.

Not really.  It coulda been a lot worse.  And your suggestion to move on in your first post in the thread was a good one. Thanks for that!  Cheesy

I have to admit that it was more of a reaction to the cops chasing Brian throughout the speciific 'take' than it was any kind of suggestion.  Hey!!!  I have some of the most DAFT ideas going.  It's not for me to suggest someone else is 'out of wack'.   People generally just ignore my prattling and move about as if I'm just some kind of wall-hanging that will eventually get upgraded with a movie poster...or wall-paper. Cool Guy
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"Add Some...Music...To Your Day.  I do.  It's the only way to fly.  Well...what was I gonna put here?  An apple a day keeps the doctor away?  Hum me a few bars."   Lee Marshall [2014]

Donald  TRUMP!  ...  Is TOAST.  "What a disaster."  "Overrated?"... ... ..."BIG LEAGUE."  "Lots of people are saying it"  "I will tell you that."   Collusion, Money Laundering, Treason.   B'Bye Dirty Donnie!!!  Adios!!!  Bon Voyage!!!  Toodles!!!  Move yourself...SPANKY!!!  Jail awaits.  It's NO "Witch Hunt". There IS Collusion...and worse.  The Russian Mafia!!  Conspiracies!!  Fraud!!  This racist is goin' down...and soon.  Good Riddance.  And take the kids.
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2014, 01:40:42 PM »

A little rough there JOB.

Not really.  It coulda been a lot worse.  And your suggestion to move on in your first post in the thread was a good one. Thanks for that!  Cheesy

 People generally just ignore my prattling and move about as if I'm just some kind of wall-hanging that will eventually get upgraded with a movie poster...or wall-paper. Cool Guy

You mean you're not?
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2014, 01:42:20 PM »


What did they say at Woodstock about the...purple was it?...acid? Wink


It was brown, man....the brown acid....and sheeee-it!  I ain't been right since.....
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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2014, 01:51:02 PM »

A little rough there JOB.

Not really.  It coulda been a lot worse.  And your suggestion to move on in your first post in the thread was a good one. Thanks for that!  Cheesy

 People generally just ignore my prattling and move about as if I'm just some kind of wall-hanging that will eventually get upgraded with a movie poster...or wall-paper. Cool Guy

You mean you're not?

No...I'm NOT.  I used Potatohead's observation to discover that I'm niether an old movie poster or wallpaper.  I was painted with blue paint and hence the brown acid looked purple.  Thank gawd I declined the opportunity to take a 3rd tab.
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"Add Some...Music...To Your Day.  I do.  It's the only way to fly.  Well...what was I gonna put here?  An apple a day keeps the doctor away?  Hum me a few bars."   Lee Marshall [2014]

Donald  TRUMP!  ...  Is TOAST.  "What a disaster."  "Overrated?"... ... ..."BIG LEAGUE."  "Lots of people are saying it"  "I will tell you that."   Collusion, Money Laundering, Treason.   B'Bye Dirty Donnie!!!  Adios!!!  Bon Voyage!!!  Toodles!!!  Move yourself...SPANKY!!!  Jail awaits.  It's NO "Witch Hunt". There IS Collusion...and worse.  The Russian Mafia!!  Conspiracies!!  Fraud!!  This racist is goin' down...and soon.  Good Riddance.  And take the kids.
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2014, 02:25:42 PM »

I love Smile theories.....

The only believable SMiLE "theories" that I've read before:

1. SmiLE had an "Americana" theme to it.
2. SMiLE was written with the intention of recording three movement pieces.
3. SMiLE was written with the intention of recording 12-14 tracks.

The unbeleivable theory is Bill Tobelman's "Zen Interpretation". That principles by some guy named Koestler were used to create an album using unconscious processes to re-create, discover, and relive the spiritual experience.
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2014, 02:56:48 PM »

I had an epiphany not long ago. Forget about SMiLE being a teenage symphony to God, it's the story of Brian setting his girlfriend's barn on fire and burning her alive! Well, maybe the protagonist isn't Brian, but it's more fun to imagine him Wink

I'm slowly gonna flesh this out...

Just my HYEO... but I really, really wouldn't bother. Even as a running joke.
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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2014, 03:17:52 PM »

I would bother.
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2014, 03:42:19 PM »

I had an epiphany not long ago. Forget about SMiLE being a teenage symphony to God, it's the story of Brian setting his girlfriend's barn on fire and burning her alive! Well, maybe the protagonist isn't Brian, but it's more fun to imagine him Wink

I'm slowly gonna flesh this out...

Just my HYEO... but I really, really wouldn't bother. Even as a running joke.

Why oyo?
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« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2014, 03:52:12 PM »

I had an epiphany not long ago. Forget about SMiLE being a teenage symphony to God, it's the story of Brian setting his girlfriend's barn on fire and burning her alive! Well, maybe the protagonist isn't Brian, but it's more fun to imagine him Wink

I'm slowly gonna flesh this out...

Just my HYEO... but I really, really wouldn't bother. Even as a running joke.

For once I agree with the old windbag.
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« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2014, 09:03:40 PM »

yeah but http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,15760.msg388210.html#msg388210
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« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2014, 11:04:51 PM »

Rather good. Thanks SS
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