Crosby, Stills & Nash
Southern Cross
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Got out of town on a boat 
Goin' to Southern islands. 
Sailing a reach 
Before a followin' sea. 
She was makin' for the trades 
On the outside, 
And the downhill run 
To Papeete. 
Off the wind on this heading 
Lie the Marquesas. 
We got eighty feet of the waterline. 
Nicely making way. 
In a noisy bar in Avalon 
I tried to call you. 
But on a midnight watch I realized 
Why twice you ran away. 
Chorus 
Think about how many times 
I have fallen 
Spirits are using me 
larger voices callin'. 
What heaven brought you and me 
Cannot be forgotten. 
I have been around the world, 
Lookin' for that woman/girl, 
Who knows love can endure. 
And you know it will. 
And you know it will. 
When you see the Southern Cross 
For the first time 
You understand now 
Why you came this way 
'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from 
Is so small. 
But it's as big as the promise 
The promise of a comin' day. 
So I'm sailing for tomorrow 
My dreams are a dyin'. 
And my love is an anchor tied to you 
Tied with a silver chain. 
I have my ship 
And all her flags are a flyin' 
She is all that I have left 
And music is her name. 
Chorus 
Think about how many times 
I have fallen 
Spirits are using me 
larger voices callin'. 
What heaven brought you and me 
Cannot be forgotten. 
I have been around the world, 
Lookin' for that woma/girl, 
Who knows love can endure. 
And you know it will. 
And you know it will. 
So we cheated and we lied 
And we tested 
And we never failed to fail 
It was the easiest thing to do. 
You will survive being bested. 
Somebody fine 
Will come along 
Make me forget about loving you. 
At the Southern Cross.