LYRICS: “Down In the Islands”

By November 21, 2014 Lyrics No Comments

Here’s some lyrics to one of the songs I’m working on with producer, Kevin Johnston.

This is another Connors & Schettino collaboration. The song has a kind of a calypso-country groove. The original version of the song that Jimmy came up with was called, “Down By the River.” I changed a bunch of the details and adapted it to my life and experiences.

There are a lot of songs about being down in the islands. This one is about “being down” in the islands. A melancholy guy is down in the islands remembering the good times he had with his ex…

Down In the Islands
© 2013, Connors & Schettino

I’m just lyin’ here by the seaside, down in the the islands
The smell of hibiscus fills the air
The birds sing, sound just like a church choir, down in the islands
The sun shines bright and the ocean fills the air

I close my eyes, I can see you lyin’ there on the beach
I close my eyes, I can see you smilin’ back at me, babe
But then the tears fall
‘Cause you’re not with me no more
Down in the islands 

I’m just lyin’ here by the campfire down in the islands
The smell of hickory fills the air
The reeds sway, sound just like wind chimes down in the islands
The stars shine bright and the full moon fills the air

I close my eyes, I can see you lyin’ there next to me
I close my eyes, I can see you smilin’ back at me
But then my tears fall
‘Cause ain’t with me no more
Down in the islands

I’m just lyin’ here by the seaside down in the the islands

The smell of hibiscus fills the air
The birds sing, sound just like a church choir down in the islands
And the sun shines bright and the ocean fills the air
The sun shines bright and the ocean fills the air
The sun shines…….