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Southern Cross
(Words & music by Stephen Stills, Richard Curtis and Michael Curtis)

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'a 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.

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 woman/girl
Who knows what love endures.
And you know she knows.
And you know she knows.

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
In the Southern Cross.



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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    Although there is always hope when two people self-destruct a relationship,ultimately
    there is someone better,but if that someone never appears,we can always take refuge in music
  • U
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    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    A great piece of music with a meaning that everyone can relate to in their own way... And as a mariner and one who lost love along the way, i feel the meaning deep in my heart... But im still waiting for that "somebody fine" to come along and make me forget about loving her
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 2:19 am
    It is about loving a person. That you drive away by not realizing until it is to late and they have moved on with their life. While you reconcile with your self so you can move on.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    Perhaps one of the best lines in a song "and we never failed to fail; it was the easiest thing to do. "
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 5:29 am
    I have sailed the sea of love and was lost but not for long, love will find me in spite of you... F$#@ off. Love this song...

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