Southern Cross

by Richard Curtis, Michael Curtis, and Stephen Stills

from the album Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays


Lyrics

Got out of town on a boat to the southern islands
On a reach before a followin’ sea
We were makin’ for the trades on the outside
On the downwind run to Papeete
Off the wind on this heading by the Marquesas
We got eighty feet of waterline
Nicely making way
In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away

Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin’
What Heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten

I have been around the world
Lookin’ for that woman, girl
Who knows love can endure
And you know it will (and you know it will)

When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand just why you came this way
‘Cause the truth you’ve been runnin’ from is so small
But it’s as big as the promise, the promise of a coming day

And I’m headed all the way, my tears are a-dyin’
And my love is an anchor tied to you, tied with a silver chain
I have my ship and all her flags are a-flyin’
She is all that I have left and music is her name

Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin’
What Heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten

I have been around the world
Lookin’ for that woman, girl
Who knows love can endure
And you know it will (and you know it will)

So we cheated and we lied and we tested
And we never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do
You will survive being bested
Somebody strong comes along make’s me forget about loving you
And the Southern Cross, WOOOOO!