Lighthouses are structures carrying a powerful light to aid marine navigation. Amongst the earliest ones was the lighthouse built by Ptolemy Philadelphus on the island of Pharos, off Alexandria, Egypt about 280BC. It was about 450ft high, and according to the Roman historian Josephus, could be seen at a distance of 42 miles. Here's some more songs on our database that reference lighthouses.
" by Feist.
"Birdhouse In Your Soul
" by They Might Be Giants.
" by Westlife.
"I Want To Marry A Lighthouse Keeper
" by Erika Eigen.
Also check out the video for "The Writer
" by Ellie Goulding, which was filmed at Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk.
And what the heck, here's "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
" by Edison Lighthouse, who were a studio group named after the Eddystone Lighthouse off the coast of Cornwall.