Monday, April 20, 2009

I live where you vacation

(I saw that on a hand-painted sign that was for sale at the Venice Sharks Tooth Festival this weekend. Don't be mad! I couldn't resist.)

I just wanted to share the song lyrics below. They really describe our move to the land of sunshine & beaches.

Kenny Chesney's "Island Boy"

He left Maine 'cause he needed a change,
And he was desperate to rearange priorities,
And he thought the sea,
Would be the best place to be.

So he saved his money, sold his car,
And with his eye set on a southern star,
He got the courage to follow his heart,
He set out for a brand new start.

He's an island boy,
Now he's an island boy
Livin his life where stress is the enemy

Now he's an island boy,
A stone's throw from St. Croix,
He's finaly found his piece of serenity.

Now he tends bar, at the Old Mango,
And he see's tourists come and go,
With their pressed pants and camera case,
Too much sunburn on their face.

Now he watches the snow on CNN,
With all of his dope smokin friends,
Just look at the Hell they must be in
He swears he won't go back again.

'Cause, He's an island boy,
Now he's an island boy.
Livin his life where stress is the enemy

Now he's an island boy,
A stone's throw from St. Croix,
He's finaly found his piece of serenity.

You know the love of his life has always been Emily,
She loves the the man she sees.

In her island boy,
Now he's an island boy
Livin his life where stress is the enemy

Now he's an island boy,
A stone's throw from St. Croix,
He's finally found his piece of serenity.

Island boy.

A stone's throw from St. Croix.

Island boy, island boy, island boy...

6 comments:

MissBliss said...

awww... great lyrics and funny sign!

Hula Girl at Heart said...

This is such a great song. Have you ever heard Old Blue Chair? Such a great song and it reminds me of home.

simpledaisy said...

Great song!! How lucky you are to live where we Midwesterners vacation~

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I match your Island Boy, and raise you one of these.....

Island girl
What you wanting with the white man's world
Island girl

Love This song,
Also lives where everyone vacations!
Due South my friend, Due South..

To explain the Due South...
My John is a Charter Boat Captain...
The toast at the beginning of the charters...

Poles ready, Bait is live..
No fish or beer will survive.
Ropes up, and a shout from our mouth.
DUE SOUTH! DUE SOUTH!!

Kwiltsfl said...

Nah - I live in Naples where they also vacation! :-)
Karen

Gigi said...

I love Kenney!