Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Beach Boys' "Little Girl" Just in Your Teens

"Little Girl (You're My Miss America)" is a song on the 
The Beach Boys' album Surfin' Safari (1962)Here are some of the lyrics:

Little girl just in your teens 

(you're my Miss America)

Little girl you're in my dreams 

(you're my Miss America)

You're so sweet, you're so fine

Dear won't you be mine

Everybody knows it

Blue eyes, blond hair

Lips like a movie star

The Wikipedia entry for the song correctly but, a bit, misleadingly states "'Little Girl' is a simple song about a teenager's infatuation with a girl."

The song was co-written by Vincent Catalano who was in his mid-twenties when the song was released. Dennis Wilson was a mere 18-years-old when the song was released, but an analysis of the song reveals that the "Little Girl" was "just in" her teens, which implies that the "sweet" and "fine" nymphet with "Blue eyes, Blond hair [&] Lips like a movie star" was just shy of being 12-years-old "in my dreams".

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