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Now the day is gone and I sit alone and think of you, girl
What can I do without you in my life?
I guess that our guessing game just had to end that way
The hardest one to lose of all the games we played

But the time is past for living in a dream world
Lying to myself can't make that scene
Of wondering if you love me or just making a fool of me
Well I hope you understand I just had to go back to the island

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And watch the sun go down (sit and watch the sun go down)
Hear the sea roll in (listen to the sea roll in)
But I'll be thinking of you (yes, and I'll be thinking of you)
And how it might have been (thinking how it might have been)
Hear the night birds cry (listen to the night birds cry)
Watch the sunset die (sit and watch the sunset die)
Well I hope you understand I just had to go back to the island

Well all the fun has died, It's raining in my heart
I know down in my soul I'm really gonna miss you
But it had to end this way with all the games we played
Well I hope you understand I just had to go back to the island

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    First was a love song// new year's eve 1980.. This song, its' beat.. We were mad in love.. He told me, that night.. He loved me. Three months later, i played it loud after leaving him at the hospital.. He had died after an accident. This song brings him to me.. Leon's voice brings him to me
    this song, tonight, dec. 31 2011 .. And every year previous .. Is our song, somehow.. Even though the lyrics don't fit.. It doesn't matter. I listen to it over and over and over and miss him..

    I understand he just had to go back to the island
    .. I hope to find that island, one day
    .. And him
    i love you, tommy

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