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The Downeaster "Alexa"

In the style of

Billy Joel


well i'm on
the downeaster alexa
and i'm
cruisin' through
block island sound

i have
charted a course
to the vineyard
but tonight
i am nantucket bound

we took on diesel
back in montauk
left this mornin'
from the bell
in gardiner's bay

like all
the locals here
i've had to
sell my home

too proud to leave
i worked my fingers
to the bone
so i could own
my downeaster alexa
and i go
where the ocean
is deep

there are giants
out there
in the canyons
and a good captain
can't fall asleep

i got bills to pay
and children
who need clothes
i know there's
fish out there
but where
god only knows

they say these waters
aren't what
they used to be
but i got people
back on land
who count on me
so if you see
my downeaster alexa

and if you work with
the rod and the reel
tell my wife
i am trolling atlantis
and i still have
my hands on the wheel
yi yo oh
yi yo oh

yi yo
yi yi yo oh

now i drive
my downeaster alexa
more and more
miles from shore
every year

since they told me
i can't sell
no stripers
and there's no luck
in swordfishin' here

i was a bayman
like my father
was before
can't make a livin'
as a bayman anymore

there ain't
much future
for a man
who works the sea

but there ain't
no island left
for islanders like me
yi yi yi yo
yi yi yi yo
yi yi yi i-yo
yi yi yi oh


  • Duration : 3:44
  • Key : Am
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1990
  • Language : English

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