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"Pale and Precious" is a song by Andy Partridge under the pseudonym "Sir John Johns." It appeared on the 1987 The Dukes of Stratosphear LP Psonic Psunspot and the co-released CD compilation Chips from the Chocolate Fireball.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “ ‘Pale And Precious’ is pretty obvious (A fine Beach Boys pastiche); that was the most difficult one to do. It's the best melody - the surf bit was a bit stupid - but the chords are churchy and Bach and all the stuff that Brian Wilson was into at the time.”

Gary Pig Gold: “Andy imitating Eric Carmen initating Brian (with Dennis ‘Be Still’ keyboard). Brian ‘Heroes and Villians’ bass tone... and NOTES!, but mellotron makes it distinctly British. Also ‘Help Me Rhonda’ ba-ba-ba's. ‘California Girls’ jaunty keyboard riffs in middle part.”

LyricsEdit

So pale and precious is the light that will shine

Out of the windows in her head

So pale and precious like the sun as it climbs

Up every morning on her bed


If all of her moments were put down in a book

Then I could read it 'til I went blind

If all of the tears she cried flowed into a brook

Well than I'm sure it would taste like wine

Don't care what the others might say

As far as I'm concerned they can all fall apart

Fade away


So pale and precious is the light that will shine

Out of her perfumed golden hair

So pale and precious are the steps that I climb

Up to her room so bright and bare


If all of the things she said were flowers and trees

Well then her garden would always be green

If all of our time together fell on one day

It would be like every Christmas there's been


Don't care what the others might say

As far as I'm concerned they can all fall apart

Fade Away


Up she rises each and every morning

She blows the stars out of the sky

And lights the sun with her bright eyes


The smell of the pinecones

And the sea in her hair

Silver Gentle

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