"Back To The Island" as written by and Leon Russell....
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

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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"Back to the Island" as written by Leon Russell

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    Song MeaningHe returned to the island after she took him away to the rat race of the mainland. He escaped and made it home .

    What do they do on the islands?

    Nothing, nothing at all. There is nothing to be done. Watch the sundown. listen to the waves, and dream of her. One thing we know for sure, is he is not at Sunset Beach. Because he says Sea instead of Ocean, and we don’t have ships coming in, just Surfers. But lazy island life does revolve around the sun going down, and the sound of the waves pounding the shore, and often memories of lost loves.
    Sumflowon October 05, 2012   Link

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