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The Island Song

from Right Side Of Zero (1996) by Darryl Purpose

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Written for Helen MacEachron after her brazen swim from Red Sand Beach to Alau Island.

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CHORUS:
You were swimming to the island
Telling those sharks to get out of your way
Telling the ocean to keep still
Until you come back to Hana Bay

And the locals said that you couldn't do it
And the coast guard said you wouldn't be found alive
And the whole damn beach looking for that crazy girl
Who thumbs her nose at the laws of the tide

CHORUS:
You were swimming to the island
Telling those sharks to get out of your way
Telling the ocean to keep still
Until you come back to Hana Bay


I remember sleeping on the beach that night
I held you tight and safe under the stars
As if I could hold you there with all my might
That I might keep you, keep you from harm

CHORUS:
You were swimming to the island
Telling those sharks to get out of your way
Telling the ocean to keep still
Until you come back to Hana Bay

BRIDGE:
Now we swam so hard and wild
That night to the great unknown
I had to stop for fear, ah but you just kept on goin

CHORUS:
You were swimming to the island
Telling those sharks to get out of your way
Telling the ocean to keep still
Until you come back to Hana Bay
Until you come back to Hana Bay
til you come back, til you come back, til you come back...

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from Right Side Of Zero (1996), released January 1, 1996
written by Darryl and Reeva Hunter
produced by Kevin Fisher

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Darryl Purpose Portland, Oregon

Darryl went to Las Vegas at 19 and became a professional blackjack player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'. He is a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.
Since 1996, he has toured extensively and released 8 albums of original music.
Darryl's last two albums spent weeks at #1 on the RMR radio charts. Next Time Around and Still The Birds
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