My favorite Beach Boys song changes weekly. But, more often than not, my immediately reply is "It's a tie between Don't Worry Baby and Caroline, No."
If anyone reading loves "Caroline, No" as much as I do, can you offer a few words on just why those last seconds with the dog barking, presumably running after the train, is so affective?
The song is a stunner, an absolutely gorgeous two plus minutes, yet it's as if I just want to get to the end, hear that train and that dog, and marvel at its inclusion. A tidalwave of nostalgia, of longing for the old days on the farm, an innocent time, and yet I've never been anywhere near a farm. And the closest I've lived to a train was the D line in Sheepshead Bay.
I get this way when I watch certain episodes of The Simpsons. The jokes are so brilliant, I stop laughing and just sit in wonder.