Got out of town on a boat Goin' to Southern islands. Sailing a reach Before a followin' sea. She was makin' for the trades On the outside, And the downhill run To Papeete. 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 a midnight watch I realized Why twice you ran away. Chorus 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 now Why you came this way 'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from Is so small. But it's as big as the promise The promise of a comin' day. So I'm sailing for tomorrow My dreams 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. Chorus 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 woma/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. At the Southern Cross. Curtis, Curtis, Stills http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Cross_(Crosby,_Stills_and_Nash_song) Bob Christ wrote: > For many years I fondly associated the term “Southern Cross” as being > something distant and adventuresome, my thinking incited by my exposure > to the term's use in film; I simply liked the sound of the name. > > Years ago I attended a cruise ship lecture about the Southern sky while > sailing the waters of French Polynesia and learned the Southern Cross is > a recognizable object in the sky; this before I became actively engaged > in astronomy. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.