There's a young man that's stationed in Macedonia
A young woman sits beside a telephone
He's so far away, but he's thinking of her
And each day he steps further into his world

There's a bottle of tequila and a bottle of gin
There's a girl calling to me sayin' come right in
I said no I can't lady not today
There's a young lady waiting for me miles, miles away

My name is Arlee Hayes, I got on the boat today
I left my love behind, in search of my own, own decay

Here I go I said

Arlee Bill Hayes is a-goin' to war
He watches as he's runnin' that ship ashore (Hey! hey! hey!) Hey-ie hey-ie
He's breakin' his heart but he's crying for more
Now now now now-now
As he watches his lady
Walkin' out the door

::Well this Arlee Bill Hayes was a sad character, and as he entered the
Cape of Good Hope he didn't notice the lighthouse as it warned him of impending doom::

Can you feel the air
Can you feel the sea
As it comes for me
Could this be the end
Could this be the beast
That's come to take poor Arlee
Hey hey Hayes, it's not to late

Take a chance, there's a lady not too far away
Take her in your arms and tell her that you'll never leave, Arlee
She's the one, and all the others aren't oh can't you see, Arlee.
She's the one for me

Arlee Bill Hayes is a-goin' to war
He watches as he's runnin' that ship ashore (Hey! hey! hey!) Hey-ie hey-ie
He's breakin' his heart but he's crying for more
Now now now now-now
As he watches his lady
Walkin' out the door

Can you feel the air
Can you feel the sea
As it comes for me
Could this be the end
Could this be the beast
That's come' to take poor Arlee
Hey hey Hayes, it's not to late
Arlee Hayes, hey hey hey-hey
Hey hey-hey you can't be saved

He's swimmin' ashore x16
He's swimmin'

Don't throw it all away, there's a phone call waiting for you miles away and
Don't through it all away Arlee
Don't through it all away, there's a young girl waiting for you miles away and
Don't through it all away Arlee


Lyrics submitted by The Cammen

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