Island

by Jimmy Buffett and Dave Loggins

from the album Coconut Telegraph


Lyrics

Island I see you in the distance
I feel that your existence
Is not unlike my own

Island they say no man is like you
They say you stand alone
Sometimes I feel that way too
It’s the need for love

Heart and soul accompaniment
Seems to make me different from you

Well I’ve tried to book passage
But You’ve had no Ports
And I try to sail in
But your wind and waters tore my sails and broke-a-my oars

Island I see you in the moonlight
Silhouettes of ships in the night
Just make me want that much more
Island I see you in all my dreams
Maybe someday I’ll have the means
To reach your distant shores
When the need for love

Heart and soul accompaniment
No longer makes me different from you

Well, I’ve tried to build bridges
But they all fell down
And I’ve taken to the air on wings of silver
But always hit the ground

Instrumental

Well I’ve tried to book passage
But You’ve had no Ports
And I try to sail in
But your wind and waters tore my sails and broke-a-my oars

Island I see you in the moonlight
Silhouettes of ships in the night
Just make me want that much more

Jimmy’s Note:

For Jane.