"My Island Home" as written by and Neil Murray....
I come from the salt water people
We always live by the sea
They say home is where you find it
Will this place ever satisfy me?

N’ my island home
My island home
My island home
Is waiting for me

N’ my island home
My island home
My island home
Is waiting for me

Six years I lived in the desert
And every night
I dreamt of the sea
Now I’m down here living in the city
With all
Of my family

N’ my island home
My island home
My island home
Is waiting for me

N’ my island home
My island home
My island home
Is waiting for me

In the evening the dry wind blows
From the hills and across the plains
I close my eyes and I’m standing
In a boat on the sea again
And I’m holding that long
Turtle spear
And I feel I’m close now
To where it must be

My island home is
Waiting for me

My home is Australia
We are a land bound by sea
Though I may travel far across the ocean
It will never forget me

N’ my island home
My island home
My island home
Is waiting for me

N’ my island home
My island home
My island home
Is waiting for me

N’ my island home
My island home
My island home
Is surrounded by sea


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"My Island Home" as written by Neil Murray

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    General CommentFairly self explanatory really.

    This is only one version of the song (my favourite). I think this one was sung at the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony, but I could be mistaken.

    Another I've found is as follows:

    Six years I’ve been in the city
    And every night
    I dream of the sea
    They say home is where you find it
    Will this place ever satisfy me?

    For I come from the salt water people
    We always live by the sea
    Now I’m down here living in the city
    With my man and a family

    My island home
    My island home
    My island home
    Is waiting for me

    My island home
    My island home
    My island home
    Is waiting for me

    In the evening the dry wind blows
    From the hills and across the plain
    I close my eyes and I’m standing
    In a boat on the sea again
    And I’m holding that long turtle spear
    And I feel I’m close now to where it must be
    My island home is waiting for me

    For I come from the salt water people
    We always live by the sea
    Now I’m down here living in the city
    With my man and a family

    My island home
    My island home
    My island home
    Is waiting for me
    (repeat x4)

    My island home
    (repeat to fade)
    _______________________________________________

    Basically it's a tribute to Australia. It reminds me a bit of that "I still call Australia home" song.
    Anyway, she talks about the diversity of the land, I think, shown in the mention of the sea, the desert, the city. It's like she's travelling across the country, even around the world, but still ends up back where she feels is her home.
    spag_bolon December 09, 2006   Link

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