Tuesday on the island
Not much goin' on
The parties are all over
They ended just past dawn
But the jungle drums are beating
With the tales from late last night
Cause the stories bear repeating
For everyones delight

You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
Can't keep nothin' under their hat
You can hear 'em on the coconut telegraph
Sayin' who did dis and dat
Dis and dat dis and dat

Now I'm not one to deal in gossip
But was he that big of fool?
To do a belly buster high dive
And miss the entire pool?
Now what's the word on sweet Melissa?
And the kid nobody knew
Did Ricardo ever find her?
I swear it's just between me and you

You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
By now everybody knows
You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
Just who comes and goes
Comes and goes comes and goes

It's humpday on the island
And the lines have all gone dead
All the juicy news is history
I guess everything's been said
But when the eagle flies on Friday
And the boys break out the rum
Then the joint begins to jumpin'
And you'll hear those hot lines hum

Put it on the coconut telegraph
All the celebration and the stress
Put it on the coconut telegraph
In tewnty-five words or less

Lyrics submitted by EnjOy IncUbus

Coconut Telegraph song meanings
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    General Commentwhat does everyone think this song means?? ive been trying to figure it out. i think it has to do with a strained relationship between two people and its the talk of the town. is that correct??? i love it but cant figure it out!
    Missy2691on December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure that the "coconut telegraph" is a term that is used among the sailing community. it's the exchanging of information and stories between sailors and how they stay in touch between ports.
    wsail54on July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the reference is people pounding out morse code on jungle drums to pass gossip between islands. Obviously, everyone can hear - not a very secure system - and one presumes sometimes gets used for gossip.
    SMUSER26982on December 18, 2013   Link

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