Living On An Island

Album: Whatever You Want (1979)
Charted: 16
  • Easy when you're number one
    Everybody say you're having fun
    Smiling for the public eye
    When your body say you want to die
    Living on an island
    Looking at another line
    Waiting for my friend to come
    And we'll get high
    Hugh he got a real nice place
    Cruxie gonna be there soon
    And I just want to see his face
    I'm getting lonely in my empty room
    Living on an island
    Working at another line
    Waiting for my friend to come
    And we'll get high
    Passing time away in blue skies
    Thinking of the smile in her eyes
    Easy, it's easy
    Living on an island
    Oh boy, we're having fun
    Living on an island
    Thinking 'bout the things I've done
    Living on an island
    Searching for an other line
    Waiting for my friend to come
    And we'll get high
    Waiting for my friend to come
    And we'll get high
    I said we're gonna get high
    Yeah, we're gonna get high
    We're gonna touch the sky
    Sky...sky...sky...sky...sky...sky... Writer/s: RICHARD JOHN PARFITT, ROBERT YOUNG
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • David from Carlin How, North Yorkshire The first verse deals with fame and the public's perception v. the reality and the resulting depression, due to loneliness.

    -The second verse is more optimistic, with Parfitt, not sounding depressed, but bored.

    -The third verse however, is positive; talking about the fun the two men are currently having. Although the storyteller indicates that he knows that this will be short lived, as his friend won't stay long.
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