Drink it up
This ones for you
It's been a lovely cruise
I'm sorry it's ended
It's sad but it's true
Honey it's been a lovely cruise

These moments were left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few
There's wind in our hair
And there's water in our shoes
Honey, it's been a lovely cruise

These moments we're left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few
And those harbor lights
Aw they're coming into view
We bid our farwell much too soon
So drink it up
This one's for you
Honey, it's been a lovely cruise
Yea baby, it's been a lovely cruise
Oh darlin' it's been a lovely cruise

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Lovely Cruise song meanings
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    General Commentthis seems to be a song about ending something... either a relationship or a life. I could totally see this played at a funeral! anyone else agree?
    andersoon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you but I think this song can also use to reminisce romantic moments with a loved one.

    To play it in a funeral could be to much, just my opinion.
    bear_hug20on November 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentuh, i feel like you guys aren't taking it literally enough. as a songwriter myself, this seems way too easily inspired by a literal cruise--and god knows jimmy buffett's the kind of guy who'd be on one--and he met someone on the cruise, they hit it off, and then the last day or so rolled up and it hit him like a ton of bricks that it was ending. so maybe he wrote the song thereupon, or maybe he wrote it later and placed the song in the present tense. either way, as brilliant a songwriter as jimmy is, i can't imagine this being a metaphorical cruise. gorgeous song, though, especially played acoustically. one of his best serenades.
    tinto1123on February 19, 2010   Link

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