Beach Boys - It's a Beautiful Day

Artist: Beach Boys

Song: It’s a Beautiful Day

Album: Ten Years of Harmony (1979)

'"It's a Beautiful Day"' is a song written by Mike Love and Al Jardine. The song was never released on an original Beach Boys album, however it was released on the soundtrack to the film Americathon and as a single during September, 1979 with the B-side of the single being "Sumahama". The single charted at #45 in the United States but never charted in the United Kingdom. The song has also been released on the ''Ten Years of Harmony'' Beach Boys compilation album.

Not to be confused with U2’s song of similar name and sentiment. During concerts, Wilsons would sometimes sing lyric, “Bicycle Rider, look what you’ve done,” in certain songs. It finally appears in 2004 as a line in Brian Wilson’s “Roll, Plymouth Rock” from nostalgic Smile, which, like all Beach Boys music, was intended to ease your mind, heal ills, and offer hope. Bike & Chain

Livin' down in L.A.
Such A Beautiful day

Whoa whoa
Whoa whoa

The skies are clear
It's a beautiful day in l.a.

People in motion
Our wheels movin all kind a ways

Indoors, outdoors, in the sun
There are people everywhere havin' fun, fun, fun

And when the moon and stars come out at night
We'll know what to do when we turn out the lights (turn out the lights, out the lights)

The freeways there are jammed with all kind of folks on their bikes
With fastball surfers, their all doin' their lefts and their rights

Roller skating, joggin', or a fancy bike
You can get around most anyway you really like

And when the sun is down and the stars are bright
I can hardly wait to get to hold you tight (hold you tight, hold you tight)

Living down in L.A.
Such a Beautiful Day

Whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa

Riding the fastlanes, and ballet in leisurely flight
People in motion the streets there a beautiful sight

In goodtimes, sunshine, you'll feel alright
We'll maybe even do an afternoon delight

You're sure to get as high as the clouds above
Participatin' in this little dance of love (dance of love, dance of love)

Living down in L.A.
Such a Beautiful Day

The freeways are jammed now
The cars have disappeared from the scene

Cause' gone to work or to play
They use a whole 'nother kind of machine

Living down in L.A.
Such a beautiful day

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