New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Island goodbye, island goodbye
We been too long together, my island and I
'Cross the blue sea, 'cross the blue sea
We been too long together, my island and me

Cobwebs and dust, cobwebs and dust
I hate to leave you but leave you, I must
Float through the sky, float through the sky
We been too long together, my cobwebs and I

Troubles goodbye, troubles goodbye
We been too long together, my troubles and I
'Cross the blue sea, 'cross the blue sea
We been too long together, my troubles and me

Cobwebs and dust, cobwebs and dust
I hate to leave you but leave you, I must
Float through the sky, float through the sky
We been too long together, my cobwebs and I

Unlock the gate, unlock the gate
Lower the drawbridge, the hour is late
Whom shall it be? Whom shall it be?
We been too long together, my drawbridge and me

Cobwebs and dust, cobwebs and dust
I hate to leave you but leave you, I must
Float through the sky, float through the sky
We been too long together, my cobwebs and I

Tear down the walls, tear down the walls
Gather my treasure and scatter it all
'Cross the blue sea, 'cross the blue sea
We been too long together, my island and me

Run to her side, run to her side
Run to my island and make her yer bride
Whom shall it be? Whom shall it be?
We been too long together, my island and me



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/gordon_lightfoot/cobwebs_and_dust.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×