Got out of town on a boat for the southern islands On a reach before a following sea We were making 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 waterline nicely making way In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you But on the midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away
(Chorus) Think about how many times I have fallen Spirits are using me, larger voices calling What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten I have been around the world Looking 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 just why you came this way Cause the truth you might be running from is so small But its as big as the promise, the promise of a coming day
And I'm heading all the way, my dreams are dying And my love is an anchor tied to you, tied with a silver chain I have my ship and all her flags are a-flying She is all I have left and music is her name
So we cheated and we tried and we tested And we never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do You will survive being bested Somebody strong comes along, makes me forget, forget about loving you And the southern cross