Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (2:58)

Cover of Deck Safari, Part Two

From Deck Safari, Part Two and 2 other releases

“Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)” is a song written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher for the American pop band The Beach Boys. It is the fourth track on the album Pet Sounds. It is one of four songs on the album on which no Beach Boys other than Brian appear.

On the line “Listen to my heart…beat”, Brian stated “I felt very deeply about that line. One of the sweetest songs I ever sang. I have to say I’m proud of it. The innocence of youth in my voice, of being young and childlike. I think that’s what people liked.”

Elvis Costello has been quoted as saying, “Last summer, I heard ‘Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)’ played on the cello. It sounded beautiful and sad, just as it does on Pet Sounds. So now you know, if all the record players in the world get broken tomorrow, these songs could be heard a hundred years from now.”


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