I was picked up and then dropped off in a culture counter-clockwise turned around
Dug a hole in Southern Carolina - took me straight to China safe and sound
Donated my map to the lost and found

While working for a common cause I only got a kamikaze state of mind
This self defeating meeting of the minds is eating what was once so hard to find

But right then the clouds parted in the sky
The horizon took us all a little by surprise
Watch the sky
And as the howling winds subdsided, the locals ran out, all waving their hands and singing:

Welcome to the island of the honest man
Do what you want - there is no need to impress us
Welcome to the island of the honest man
We don't believe in what the big people tell us
Wait here - stay here

I was picked up and then dropped off in a culture counter-clockwise turned around
Rolled a pair of dice in Paris that got me to paradise all safe and sound.

Stole my temper back from the lost and found
No longer needed to be seated on a sinking ship just waiting there to drown
Jump off now - jump off now

And as they lead us to their village, a thousand voices all started to sing out loud: Welcome to the island of the honest man
Do what you want - there is no need to impress us
Welcome to the island of the honest man
We don't believe in what the big people tell us
Wait here - stay here

From the sunrise up above to the sunset below, they all sing
Welcome in, welcome back, well come on let's go
And all the people on the island they already know why they sing
Welcome in, welcome back, well come on let's go
From the sunrise up above to the sunset below, they all sing
Welcome in, welcome back, well come on let's go
And all the people on the island they all want to show why they sing, why they sing, why they sing, why they're singing
Welcome to the island of the honest man
Do what you want - there is no need to impress us
Welcome to the island of the honest man
We don't believe in what the big people tell us

Welcome to the island of the honest man
This is the island of the honest man
Welcome to the island of the honest man
This is the island of the honest man
Wait here - stay here

I was picked up and then dropped off in a culture counter-clockwise turned around


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    General CommentOMG! i love this song. I heard it on someones website and i couldnt find the lyrics ANYWHERE!! ahhh its soo good.
    xo_Loves_it_oxon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song..not unlike any of Hot Hot Heat's other songs. I've gotten it as Steve Bays is singing about a place where you can be yourself (ie. Island of the Honest Man).
    emoismusicon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthas anyone else noticed the peole on the island sing "welcome back"...like you've already been there, you just didn't know it. hard to explain what I mean...it just kinda hit me when I heard the song. anyways, the song rocks, like all of 'em by HHH! I like your idea too emoismusic. like when he sings (or they sing?) "Do what you want - there is no need to impress us" and "We don't believe in what the big people tell us". just a place where people act however they want. a place where you don't have to worry about how others perceive you or think you should act.
    star_up_in_the_skyon July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! But I definitely thought they were singing something about "Mayor Julianni" there for a while!
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on August 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentomg I love this song... but why so few comments?? oh well, at least im not the only one... ne ways... luvin it.... Yeah, its probly about the be your self kinda crap.... but in a way, its not crap... ne ways, luv the song!
    ha_nn_ahon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAWESOME HHH SONG! and still loving it :)
    AWESOME HHH SONG! and still loving it :)
    AWESOME HHH SONG! and still loving it :)
    daiquiri_blueon February 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta place where you can be yourself.

    "Do what you want - there is no need to impress us"
    "We don't believe in what the big people tell us"
    pikus101on March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMAYBE the catchiest song i've ever heard.
    tjwellson February 06, 2009   Link

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