Southern Cross By Crosby, Stills & Nash

Got out of town on a boat
going to Southern islands.
Sailing a reach
before a following sea.
She was making for the trades
on the outside,
and the downhill run
to Papeete Bay.

 Off the wind on this heading
lie the Marquesas.
We got eighty feet of the waterline,
nicely making way.
In a noisy bar in Avalon
I tried to call you.
But on the midnight watch I realized
why twice you ran away. 

Think about how many times
I have fallen.
The Spirits are using me,
a larger voice is calling.
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.

When you see the Southern Cross
for the first time,
you understand now
why you came this way.
'Cause the truth you might be running from
is so small.
But it's as big as the promise,
the promise of the coming day. 

So I'm sailing for tomorrow
and my dreams are dying.
But my love is an anchor tied to you,
tied with a silver chain.
I have my ship
and all her flags are flying.
She is all that I have left
and Music is her name. 

Think about how many times
I have fallen.
The Spirits are using me,
a larger voice is calling.
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 fine
will come along,
make me forget about loving you,
and the Southern Cross.

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Feb 26, 2010