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All lyrics from CDs by Gene Mitchell are listed below from most current to earliest CD.
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INTO THE BLUE (Official Release date July 17th, 2015 - unofficial date could be one to two weeks earlier)

INTO THE BLUE (c) 2015

1. INTO THE BLUE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2013 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

A new day is here, and I love it
The water is clear, can't get enough of it
The ocean, it calls to me
That's where I want to be
So I know what I must do
I've got to get into the blue

When I'm offshore, what a sensation
It's here I ignore, life's complications
Out on the water, I 'm in between
A world above, one under my feet
Relaxation, with a view
When I get into the blue

Surf a wave, sail the wind
Paddle board, out from the shore; take a swim
It's what I do; I get into the blue

All my life, it has been this way
I get out on the water, and I want to stay
For as long as I can, then tomorrow, do it over again
Each time is brand new, when I get into the blue

The sun's going down, I'm still high
Cruising around, I cannot deny
The joy of the wind in my face
Floating on top of the world, there's no better place
It's out here, I am renewed
When I get into the blue

Surf a wave, sail the wind
Paddle board, out from the shore; take a swim
It's what I do, I get into the blue
It's what I do, I get into the blue

2. MY MAI TAI
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2013 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

The first day I arrived, in the Hawaiian Isles
There was sunshine everywhere
I walked along the shore, thought, who could ask for more
Felt like a millionaire
It soon got hot outside, saw a tiki bar, went inside
Said "make me anything on ice"
Put the glass to my lips, I took my first sip
Welcome to paradise

My, My, My, Oh My! My Mai Tai
My, My, My, Oh My! My Mai Tai

Throughout my early years, Hawaiian music filled my ears
Kalapana's smooth harmonies
Henry Kapono's distinctive voice
Singing "Sailing", no better choice
To set your spirit free
Simplistic life every day, made me feel so far away
From the Mainland's frantic pace
I'd sit on the lanai, music loud, drink Mai Tais
A great big smile on my face

My, My, My, Oh My! My Mai Tai
My, My, My, Oh My! My Mai Tai

Halekulani Hotel, on the beach at Waikiki
Staying true to Trader Vic's original recipe
Mai Tais, sunsets, island music, no regrets
It's all a part of me

Now, when I'm feeling low, and I need to go
To a place that makes me smile
I can go back in time, if only in my mind
To the beautiful Hawaiian Isles
When I had so much fun, turning twenty-one
On the beach at Waikiki
Now every time I have a Mai Tai, I just close my eyes
It all comes back to me

My, My, My, Oh My! My Mai Tai
My, My, My, Oh My! My Mai Tai
My, My, My, Oh My! My Mai Tai
My, My, My, Oh My! My Mai Tai

3. RUNAWAY ISLAND
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell        
© 2014 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

My day's been, so uptight; I've had no time to unwind
I need to escape from the things that clutter my mind
I need to go somewhere surrounded by palm trees
A place that's so laid back, I don't want to leave

I'm going to run away, to Runaway Island
Where the water is clear and the beaches
Are covered with white sand
It's the perfect place to put a smile on my face
Life is short; I'm going to run away to Runaway Island

A good friend once told me, I need to take their advice
Don't wait to grab hold of all that's good in this life
All I need is a beach, good times and nothing else
To relax for awhile, be good to myself

I'm going to run away, to Runaway Island
Where the water is clear and the beaches
Are covered with white sand
It's the perfect place to put a smile on my face
Life is short; I'm going to run away to Runaway Island

I need to run away somewhere, every now and then
Runaway Island is always there to welcome me back again

I'm going to run away, to Runaway Island
Where the water is clear and the beaches
Are covered with white sand
It's the perfect place to put a smile on my face
Life is short; I'm going to run away to Runaway Island
Life is short; I'm going to run away?to Runaway Island
Runaway Island

4. COCONUTS AND COCKTAILS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2014 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

I like going to the islands
People there are always smiling
Relaxing in the shade, baking in the sun
Cut the top off a coconut, fill it with rum
Sitting at the tiki bars having conversations
No one bothers talking about a destination
?Cause they are already where they want to be
In the land of cocktails and coconut trees

Coconuts, cocktails, both suit me very well
When I'm in the islands, I'm under the spell
Of?Coconuts and Cocktails

When I think about the reasons
Why the islands are so pleasing
It's the warmth of the people who live down there
And all of the tourists from everywhere
No matter what their job is or their education
They all are there for a much needed vacation
The palm trees sway; the cocktails are strong
They've been dreaming of this scene, all year long

Coconuts, cocktails, both suit me very well
When I'm in the islands, I'm under the spell
Of...Coconuts and Cocktails

Pina Coladas, Margaritas
Rum Punch, Mai Tais, Mojitos
Cocktails of the islands, sweet to the taste
Spending the day at a leisurely pace
Coconuts hang high in the trees
Over a hammock, Oh! That's the place for me

Coconuts, cocktails, both suit me very well
When I'm in the islands, I'm under the spell
Of...Coconuts and Cocktails
Both suit me well, I'm under the spell
Of...Coconuts and Cocktails
Coconuts and Cocktails

5. TWO BEACH CHAIRS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2014 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Today I bought two beach chairs, I've got it made
It's been a long winter, who needs the shade
I'm going to put them in the sand, under the sun
It will be just the two of us, one-on-one
It's that time of year, vacation time is here

Two beach chairs, for you and I
To make the best of summertime
Together we will share, a warm breeze and salty air
While soaking up the sun in our two beach chairs

?Before I sit, can I get you anything??
Perhaps two frozen cocktails is what we need
A complete picture perfect paradise
Two beach chairs and you here by my side
You add that magic touch that I love so much

Two beach chairs, for you and I
To make the best of summertime
Together we will share, a warm breeze and salty air
While soaking up the sun in our two beach chairs

From two beach chairs, our whole world is at ease
We're lost in that ocean scene, living in a dream

Going to save ourselves some time next year
We'll keep these two beach chairs right here
Where it's always warm and sunny all year long
In our chairs, anywhere, there's a beach we can't go wrong
Now that we have a taste, we'll never leave this place

Two beach chairs, for you and I
To make the best of summertime
Together we will share, a warm breeze and salty air
While soaking up the sun in our two beach chairs
Together we will share, a warm breeze and salty air
We're going to soak up the sun, in our two beach chairs

6. BACK ON THE ISLAND
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2015 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

I've got to?get back on the island
Sit out on the beach, look out at the water
And smile?again
Don?t feel like myself, but I have a plan
I?m going to be who I really am?
Back on the island

There?s a spell?back on the island
That you cannot explain, it?s like there?s no concern
For time?and then
You no longer feel, your life?s at full surge
You?re not far behind but way ahead of the curve?
Back on the island

Back on the island, you know your way around
Anything you need, is always nearby
As you stroll?the small town
Life is moving at a much slower pace
And everyone you meet has a friendly face
And they?re smiling?Back on the island

Afternoons, I?ll walk down the beach, it?s not very far
Spend happy hour, watching the sun go down
At the Blue Parrot Tiki Bar

It?s waiting? back on the island
A chair on the shore, boats on the water
A place where?I can
Forget about the time, forget all my cares
The Forgotten Coast is waiting for me there?
Back on the island

Back on the island, you know your way around
Anything you need, is always nearby
As you stroll?the small town
Life is moving at a much slower pace
And everyone you meet has a friendly face
And they?re smiling?Back on the island
Soon I?ll be smiling, again, back on the island
Back on the island

7. MO' MOJITOS PLEASE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2013 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Down in Cuba, gets very hot
We asked the bartender, ?what have you got
To cool us off in this tropic heat
Something light and not too sweet?
He said, ?I?ll make you, just what you need
Rum, club soda, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves?
He added ice, then stirred real slow
We drank it down; and now we know (We said...)

?Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
Rum, club soda, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves
Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
One more round is all we need, Mo? mojitos, please?

We got back home, we called our friends
?Saturday at two o'clock, our party begins
Bring your bathing suit, splash in the pool
We have a special drink to keep you cool?
It was a sunny day in our backyard
Entertaining friends is not too hard
I mixed them drinks, they said, "we like"
The party lasted well into the night (They said?)

?Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
Rum, club soda, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves
Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
One more round is all we need, Mo? mojitos, please?

Earnest Hemingway's favorite drink
Was mojitos, they helped him think
He had one mojito, he did not stop
It is said it helped to cure his writer's block

Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please

So when you mix up lime juice with the rum
Club soda, sugar, mint leaves; add the rhythm of a drum
Don't be surprised when your guests have a good time
They start dancing and singing in a conga line

?Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
Rum, club soda, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves
Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
One more round is all we need, Mo? mojitos, please
Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
Rum, club soda, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves
Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
One more round is all we need, Mo? mojitos, please
Mo? mojitos, please; Mo? mojitos, please
One more round is all we need, Mo? mojitos, please?

8. EMERALD COASTIN? (Scenic Highway 30-A Song)
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2015 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

I need to get away somewhere
On the coast, where I can breathe that salty air
To a place not far away, with a beautiful beach
I?m leaving you this message
So you know where I can be reached

I?m going?Emerald Coastin?
All up and down Highway 30-A
Cool night life and warm sunny days
Emerald water and snow white sand
Now you?ll know just where I am
I?m going?Emerald Coastin?

Life?s good, when you?re walking at Seaside
Roll over; see Alys on a bicycle ride
Rosemary is looking fine, nothing like a Gulf Place
Lovely Water Color; and the sun shining your face

I?m going?Emerald Coastin?
All up and down Highway 30-A
Cool night life and warm sunny days
Emerald water and snow white sand
Now you?ll know just where I am
I?m going?Emerald Coastin?

Night sky, Blue Mountain under the stars
Grayton Beach; hear live jazz at the old Red Bar
Inlet Beach near Water Sound
Where the Lake meets the Gulf
It?s all Prominence, and I just can?t get enough

Seagrove, Dune Allen and Seacrest
Santa Rosa, every place I go is best
All along Scenic 30-A, you can feel that warm Gulf breeze
So come and join me, you know right where I?ll be

I?m going?Emerald Coastin?
All up and down Highway 30-A
Cool night life and warm sunny days
Emerald water and snow white sand
Now you?ll know just where I am
I?m going?Emerald Coastin?
I?m going?Emerald Coastin?

9. BOAT RIDE                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2015 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

There's a boat out on the horizon
Wonder what they?re doing out there
While I sit on the shore, going nowhere
I would rather be out on the waves
Salt spray and the wind blowing in my face
Arms stretched out wide; taking a boat ride

Motor or sail, or paddle myself
Or drift along with the tide
Leaning on the rail, or behind the helm
I?m always happy when I?.am taking a boat ride

That boat is closer, headed my way
?Ahoy there Mate, please come ashore
Is there room on your boat - for just one more?
I?ve always been a sailor at heart
My head?s full of songs, I?ve got my guitar
I?m bona-fide to take a boat ride?

Motor or sail, or paddle myself
Or drift along with the tide
Leaning on the rail, or behind the helm
I?m always happy when I?.am taking a boat ride

Navigation, no expectations; there?s no need for speed
No where to go, taking it slow
Gliding through liquid serenity

The boat is filled with laughter and smiles
Dolphins skim each side of the bow
We raise our glasses, and toast here and now
I?ve made new friends, we?re cruising along
It?s the perfect time to write a new song
What will I decide? I think I?ll call it Boat Ride

Motor or sail, or paddle myself
Or drift along with the tide
Leaning on the rail, or behind the helm
I?m always happy when I?.am taking a boat ride
I?m always happy when I?.am taking a boat ride
Let?s take a boat ride

10. THE BEACH IS CALLING MY NAME                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2014 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

There're so many places, that I've been
Just as many, I?d go back there again
There's one place I know, I always want to go

Out on the sand, by the sea
There?s nowhere else, I?d rather be
Other places beckon my return, they?re not the same
I always answer when the beach is calling my name

I've lived in the mountains, crossed the plains
Each has its beauty, equally the same
Magnificent and grand, but I?d rather stand

Out on the sand, by the sea
There?s nowhere else, I?d rather be
Other places beckon my return, they?re not the same
I always answer when the beach is calling my name

I hear it now, loud and clear
It calls to me, every day of the year
I was born by the ocean, my heart always longs
To stand on the shoreline, that is my home

I?ve lived in the cities, where there?s so much to do
Enjoyed country living, where everyone knows you
It?s just not my way, I only want to stay

Out on the sand, by the sea
There?s nowhere else, I?d rather be
Other places beckon my return, they?re not the same
I always answer when the beach is calling my name
Other places welcome my return, they?re not to blame
I?ve got to go now; the beach is calling my name
The beach is calling my name

11. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS
       (A Tribute to Sailors)
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2015 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Many waves have passed beneath my bow
So many sailors like me
Restless souls who dare to explore
The world by way of the sea
We?re drawn to the oceans; we?re bound to each other
We?re sailors; we?re ship mates; sisters and brothers

Leaving home, we chose to seek out
Adventures on far away shores
Timeless memories left in our wake
Friendships that mean so much more
The years pass quickly; we go our separate ways
With a sailor?s tradition; I salute you and I say

Fair winds and following seas
To all the sailors in the world
Those to come and those before me
No matter where your course leads or where it may end
This is my farewell, ?til we meet again
Fair winds?and following seas

Many nights, we gazed at the stars
Thinking of our families back home
Though the oceans took us so far away
With friends we are never alone
The waves keep on flowing; the ship?s bell keeps ringing
Friendships continue, and I?ll keep on singing

Fair winds and following seas
To all the sailors in the world
Those to come and those before me
No matter where your course leads or where it may end
This is my farewell, ?til we meet again
Fair winds?and following seas
Fair winds?and following seas

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TROPICAL COUNTRY (c) 2012   (Release date Feb 10th. 2012)

Track 1
TROPICAL COUNTRY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2010 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I like the steel drums playing with the steel guitar
I go to honky-tonks and to tiki bars
I like girls in bikinis and wearing tight blue jeans
I like the fiddle playing with marimba thrown in
And a conga drum beat behind the mandolin
I was raised in the country
But still love the sound of the sea

Chorus
I wear a cowboy hat with my bathing suit
I'm just a country boy who likes to sit under a palm tree
I'm not all mixed up, I just like my music
Tropical Country

Verse 2
I like the Beach Boys' songs about California
I dig the Zac Brown Band, way down in Georgia
Alan Jackson singing "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
And Jimmy Buffett, all of his songs, I know
I like Toby Keith's "Good to go to Mexico"
I was raised in the country
But still love the smell of salty air

Chorus
I wear a cowboy hat with my bathing suit
I'm just a country boy who likes to sit under a palm tree
I'm not all mixed up, I just like my music
Tropical Country

Bridge
I take my rum and my beer, both with a slice of lime
I love tropical drinks, still like the taste of moonshine
I drink tequila shots, take my whiskey on the rocks
And groove on Kenny Chesney
And I take my music, Tropical Country

Instrumental

Verse 3
"Two Pina Coladas," one for each hand
Garth Brooks sang it, you can understand
Every now and then you've got to
Get to a beach somewhere
There's a guaranteed way to bring back your smile
But if you can't go to some tropical isle
Just close your eyes and let a good song take you there

Chorus
I wear a cowboy hat with my bathing suit
I'm just a country boy who likes to sit under a palm tree
I'm not all mixed up, I just like my music
Tropical Country
Tag
I'm not all mixed up, I just like my music
Tropical Country


Track 2
MEXICOMA
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2010 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
He went down south of the border
Sat at a tiki bar and he ordered
One shot of every tequila for just a few pesos
Some were smooth, some were rough
But shots of tequila are never enough
He started chasing each shot with
"Corona mas fina cervezas"
After awhile the bartender was blurry
He paid no mind, he was not in a hurry
He had plenty of pesos and besides, he was on vacation
He was stressed, he was there to relax
Another shot and beer, he avoided the fact
If he kept this up, he could predict his destination

Chorus
Too many shots of tequila and too many Coronas
He's sleeping on the beach all day, in a Mexicoma

Verse 2
He met a fine Senorita there
With big brown eyes and long black hair
He said, have some tequila and Coronas
And sit here beside me
She said, "I prefer Sangria wine
Come to mi casa and you'll be fine
The two of us will have our own private party"
She was firm and beautiful
He was feeling like a raging bull
Before too long, they had the whole room steaming
Someone on the beach walked by
They looked at him and with a sigh
Thought, leave him alone
He's smiling, he must be dreaming

Chorus
Too many shots of tequila and too many Coronas
He's sleeping on the beach all day, in a Mexicoma

Instrumental

Bridge
When you're in Mexico, you're a long, long way from home
But when you're in a Mexicoma - you sleep alone

Chorus
Too many shots of tequila and too many Coronas
He's sleeping on the beach all day, in a Mexicoma
Tag
He'll be sleeping on the beach all day, in a Mexicoma


Track 3
CONCRETE BOX (Up In The Sky)
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2010 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
There used to be Mom and Pop motels
Up and down this beach
You could walk anywhere you wanted to go
Right beside the street
Now it's four lanes with traffic lights
Delivery trucks so loud
No more beach motels around
Just condos in the clouds

Chorus
Some bought them cheap, some paid too much
For their view from way up high
It might be on the beach but it's not the same
When you live in a concrete box up in the sky

Verse 2
There was beach access everywhere
Mom and Pop motels were cool
Even if you weren't staying there
You could still lay by the pool
Now the condos have security guards
Patrolling like bloodhounds
Each unit has an owner
And they don't want you around

Chorus
Some bought them cheap, some paid too much
For their view from way up high
It might be on the beach but it's not the same
When you live in a concrete box up in the sky

Instrumental

Bridge
Wake up every morning
Look at that beach way down below
Pack the beach bag, grab the chairs
Get the cooler and let's go
Why are we sitting way up here
It's a beautiful day down there
Wait on the elevator, (did you push the button?)
Guess we'll have to take the stairs

Verse 3
Those Spring Break kids
They filled those motel rooms with ten and more
Two of them slept on each bed
The rest slept on the floor
Now the Association regulations say
The condos they're not tents
All the condo owners want
Fewer bodies and maximum rent

Chorus
Some bought them cheap, some paid too much
For their view from way up high
It might be on the beach but it's not the same
When you live in a concrete box up in the sky
Tag
It might be on the beach but it's not the same
When you live in a concrete box up in the sky
It might be on the beach but it's not the same
When you live in a concrete box up in the sky


Track 4
SWEET ALABAMA SMILE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2011 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I have traveled all around the world
Had the chance to meet so many girls
Some were lovers, some good friends
Some there was no chance of making amends
A lifetime of loves gone wrong
So I finally made my way back home

Verse 2
To the land where chicken is fried
Butter beans, cornbread and homemade pecan pie
Magnolia blossoms, high in the trees
Guess you can no longer call me the breeze
Now I'm finally doing so well
Since I met me a pretty, sweet Southern Belle

Chorus
She works magic on my mind
I know I've found the right girl this time
She captures me with her slow southern style
And she melts my heart, with her sweet Alabama smile

Verse 3
Work all week, then on Friday night
It's a low cut top and her jeans fitting tight
We dance all evening, then come last call
She whispers in my ear with her southern drawl
She says I think it's time to go home
We can finish this dance when we're all alone

Chorus
She works magic on my mind
I know I've found the right girl this time
She captures me with her slow southern style
And she melts my heart, with her sweet Alabama smile

Bridge
When she touches me, I mold like soft red clay
I'm sticking to her, I won't go away
I'm not just hanging around for awhile
She's got me forever with her sweet Alabama smile

Instrumental

Verse 4
After church on Sunday afternoon
Family's all gathered, dinner's on soon
On our hands, there are two wedding rings
Family, that's the most important thing
The world is a very big place
But I was born in the South, and right here I will stay

Chorus
She works magic on my mind
I know I've found the right girl this time
She captures me with her slow southern style
And she melts my heart, with her sweet Alabama smile
Tag
She melts my heart with her sweet Alabama smile
Her sweet, sweet Alabama smile


Track 5
MY LITTLE GIRL (Father to Daughter Wedding Song)
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
It was My Little Pony and Winnie-The-Pooh
Now it?s something old, new, borrowed and blue
I remember her modeling her first summer dress            
Her spinning around, me thinking, How I?ve been blessed
It was running beside her on her first bicycle ride
Her sweet voice saying, ?Daddy, it?s your turn to hide"
Christmas mornings; her face all aglow
Where did my little girl go
                                                   
Chorus
She?s standing in front of me; a woman so strong
Ready to take on the world
The years have flown, now she?s all grown
But she?ll always be my little girl

Bridge
Trips to the circus, laughing at clowns
Climbing a tree, saying, ?Daddy, please help me down?
Pictures with Mickey Mouse at Disney World
Remembering how it felt to say, ?That?s my little girl?

Verse 2
It was tea parties, a small table for two
"A cup for me, Daddy, here's one for you"
That was long ago, another time and place
Now wedding cake and champagne have taken its place
I?m standing here about to give her away
Recalling how so many times, I imagined this day
Looking down at a little girl, who walked by my side
Now I look up at the most beautiful bride

Chorus
She?s standing in front of me; a woman so strong
Ready to take on the world
The years have flown, now she?s all grown
But she?ll always be my little girl
Tag
The years have flown, now you?re all grown
But you?ll always be my little girl


Track 6
IN BETWEEN
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2010 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I was not looking, so I could not see
What was going on between, you and me
Now I know the way that we feel, you know it too
Just how it is between me and you

Chorus
I'll just be myself with you
You can be yourself with me
Together we'll still be as one
As we share the love, that's in between

Verse 2
You have your own ways, and I do have mine
They are not so different, that they can't be combined
You like me the way that I am
Though to me, that's strange
I'm at my best with you, so don't ever change

Chorus
I'll just be myself with you
You can be yourself with me
Together we'll still be as one
As we share the love, that's in between

Instrumental

Bridge
We take the good with the bad
And keep each other reassured
No matter what comes our way; we will endure

Chorus
I'll just be myself with you
You can be yourself with me
Together we'll still be as one
As we share the love, that's in between
Tag
Together we are one
Sharing the love, that's in between


Track 7
A TEACHER'S DREAM
(A Tribute to Teachers)
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2010 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I watched you walk through the classroom door
I watched you grow and I watched you soar
Above all the rest, you would not be outdone
You did your best, you were second to none
You were a teacher?s dream

Verse 2
I cannot take credit, but I do take pride
It was my pleasure to help and to guide
Every girl and boy, in reaching your goals
You were my joy, my heart and my soul
You were a teacher?s dream

Chorus
You were the joy of a lifetime
The provider of my self-esteem
I am so proud of each and every one of you
You have fulfilled a teacher?s dream

Bridge
A teacher?s goal is to teach every child
With patience, skill and persistence
A teacher?s dream is to look back one day
And know, I made a difference

Verse 3
Children grow up and face a future unsure
Knowledge is power, it will help you endure
So become whatever your heart tells you to be
Each one of you will always be special to me

Chorus
You were the joy of a lifetime
The provider of my self-esteem
I am so proud of each and every one of you
You have fulfilled a teacher?s dream
Tag
You have fulfilled, and you are, a teacher?s dream


Track 8
LOVE IN THE TROPICS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2011 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I remember those old time movies
South Pacific and Key Largo
Mutiny on the Bounty, once in Tahiti
Those sailors they didn't want to go
Elvis, in Blue Hawaii, back then
He could really rock it
In all of those old time movies
There was a girl and a boy
And the main theme was, love in the tropics

Verse 2
You can fly to the Virgin Islands
Or vacation on Grand Cayman
If you're looking for romance in Jamaica
They say, "No problem Mon"
The rhythms of Puerto Rico
Get you moving, you just can't stop it
Boy meets girl, girl dances with boy
In the heat of the night, love in the tropics

Instrumental

Bridge
Love in the tropics
You meet someone you give it a shot
When it's love in the tropics
It's sure to be extra hot, hot, hot

Verse 3
Today there are cruise ships sailing
To those southern seas
All inclusive resorts and tours that take you
To where there are palm trees
Whether taking a lover or going alone
With a little cash in your pocket
That tropical heat and island music
Always gets you in the mood for, love in the tropics
Tag
Love in the tropics (hot, hot, hot)
Love in the tropics (give it a shot)
Love in the tropics (so hot, hot, hot)
Love in the tropics


Track 9
HELLO SANDPIPER
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2011 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I don't recall just how it happened
I had just woke up from napping
On that island under that palm tree
The sun was hot, humidity steaming
At first I thought I was still dreaming
My eyes were tired, but I could clearly see
You were there among sandpipers
You walked smooth, they were hyper
Running back and forth to dodge the waves
Normally, I would have been mute
You looked so good in your swimsuit
I just found it easy to be brave, and said

Chorus 1
"Hello, Sandpiper, what is it you're looking for
Why search the whole beach, no need to look any more"
You said, "I hear you, you are a man of clever words
But are you talking to me or talking to the birds"

Verse 2
Right then I saw no reason
For me to keep on believing
You would give me some of your time
But then I saw you smiling
So I thought I would keep trying
To see if I might just change your mind
So I said, "I meant you no harm
Didn't mean to set off your alarm
I promise I will take things much more slow"
You said, "Tell me how is it you knew
My friends call me Sandpiper too
I think we'll share some time before I go," I said

Chorus 2
Hello, sandpiper, what is it you're looking for
Why search the whole beach, no need to look any more
You said, "Be patient, I am very hard to catch
Something could be cooking here and we might be a match"

Instrumental

Verse 3
So, the day it lingered on
And like the birds, time it had flown
The sun kept smiling down upon the scene
Soon the day turned to evening
Chemistry, it kept on steaming
Both of us started to believe
That this day was the start of bonding
So much we had in common
We just could not end it there and then
Now the years have proved that some days
Sandpipers do not run away
Each morning I can say to you again

Chorus 3
Hello, Sandpiper, Hello, Sandpiper
Hello, Sandpiper, Hello, Sandpiper


Track 10
HAPPY TROPICAL ANNIVERSARY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2010 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
It's been years since we said our first hellos
Though I had a feeling
Where it would lead I did not know
But love has grown, and time has shown
That we are so much alike
Both chasing the same rainbow

Verse 2
We both like beaches and tropical vacations by the sea
Lazy days, with frozen drinks
In the shade of a tall palm tree
Walking in the moonlight, and dancing into the night
I celebrate my years with you, I know how to do it right

Chorus
There's a hammock under two palm trees
On a beach beside a clear blue sea
I've got it planned, a gift to you from me
Happy "tropical" Anniversary

Verse 3
You are so beautiful, I really can?t explain
So many years go by, but still, you look the same
Your lovely smile, your casual style
You deserve the best in life
It?s time to get away for awhile

Chorus
There's a hammock under two palm trees
On a beach beside a clear blue sea
I've got it planned, a gift to you from me
Happy "tropical" Anniversary

Instrumental

Bridge
Rum punch on a sailboat ride
Sunday brunch by the seaside
A sunset in a pink-blue sky
Good champagne and a toast, to you and I

Chorus
There's a hammock under two palm trees
On a beach beside a clear blue sea
I've got it planned, a gift to you from me
Happy "tropical" Anniversary
Tag
Happy ?tropical? Anniversary


Track 11
SUNSHINE GIRL
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2010 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
She told me long ago, she would stay right by my side
So many years go by, some people they change their minds
But no, not her, she's easy to believe
'Cause she means what she says, and says what she means
That's her, she's always the same
She's like the sunshine after the rain

Chorus
She's the spring in my step, she's my summer wind
I keep falling for her over and over again
She's the warmth that soothes a cold winter's chill
That's her, My Sunshine Girl

Verse 2
She told me life is good, bad times she tries to forget
Some people spend their lives dwelling on their past regrets
But no, not her, she's a positive force
When I complain about life, she tells me I've got a choice
That's her, she's always upbeat
When I'm flat on my back, she puts me back on my feet

Chorus
She's the spring in my step, she's my summer wind
I keep falling for her over and over again
She's the warmth that soothes a cold winter's chill
That's her, My Sunshine Girl

Instrumental

Bridge
She's got so many fantastic qualities
But there's one she's so good at, she makes me believe in me

Verse 3
She told me life's too short, each day's a brand new start
Some people never live the dreams inside their heart
But no, not her, she's no debutante
She knows what it takes to get what she wants
That's her, as strong as they come
When I'm lacking in strength, she helps me get things done

Chorus
She's the spring in my step, she's my summer wind
I keep falling for her over and over again
She's the warmth that soothes a cold winter's chill
That's her, My Sunshine Girl
Tag
That's her, My Sunshine Girl


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CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE (c) 2010

Track 1
(All I Want For Christmas Is A)
BIG PALM TREE                                                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

VERSE 1        
Santa doesn't need a chimney
He can walk through a bamboo door
No need for stockings on the mantle
He can put the presents down on a teak wood floor
He doesn't want milk and cookies
He'll get a rum drink and key lime pie
When he asks me what I want for Christmas
I'll look old Santa right in the eye

CHORUS
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree
A beach and a tropical sun
Those few things will remind me
That wintertime can still be so much fun
All bundled up just to go outside
Is not where I want to be
You can have your snow and your mistletoe
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree

VERSE 2
Santa doesn't need a sleigh ride
All the tides and the winds are right
He can cruise to port on a sailboat
And give all his reindeer a break tonight
Have oysters and beer at the tiki bar
It won't be long and he?ll have no doubt
Why I asked him for the things I did
He'll know just what I?m talking about

CHORUS
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree
A beach and a tropical sun
Those few things will remind me
That wintertime can still be so much fun
All bundled up just to go outside
Is not where I want to be
You can have your snow and your mistletoe
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 3
I don't really need a snowman
A sand castle will do just fine
No need to send me a fruitcake
The only fruit I'll need is a slice of lime
I've got the holiday spirit
And I love all those Christmas songs
About chestnuts and winter wonderlands
But where coconuts grow, that's where I belong

CHORUS
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree
A beach and a tropical sun
Those few things will remind me
That wintertime can still be so much fun
All bundled up just to go outside
Is not where I want to be
You can have your snow and your mistletoe
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree
TAG
You can have your snow and your mistletoe
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree


Track 2
SANTA'S GONE SURFING
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                
© 2009 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

VERSE 1
Santa first listened to the Beach Boys
On his transistor radio
Now he's got all their songs on his iPod
When he's on the go
He's been listening to their music
Since surfing was the rave
Now he's going on vacation
Finally going to catch a wave
Santa's gone surfing; Go Santa, go, go go

CHORUS
Santa's gone surfing
Go, Santa, go, go, go
Santa's gone surfing
He's getting away from the snow
Santa's gone surfing, Santa's gone surfing
Go Santa, go, go, go!

VERSE 2
He's not looking for a surfer girl or Barbara Ann
The Little Old Lady from Pasadena, that's his plan
They'll cruise in a hot rod with a 409
He's true to Mrs. Claus, so she really won't mind
Santa's gone surfing; Go Santa, go, go, go

CHORUS
Santa's gone surfing
Go, Santa, go, go, go
Santa's gone surfing
He's getting away from the snow
Santa's gone surfing, Santa's gone surfing
Go Santa, go, go, go!

INSTRUMENTAL

BRIDGE
He'll be hanging ten at Malibu
At pipeline he'll be shooting the tube
He can make no mistakes, when he surfs a point break
Go Santa, go, go, go

VERSE 3
He'll hang out with the locals
And hear what they have to say
They all will want a new surfboard come Christmas Day
He'll tell them "hang loose" as he heads back north
With his surfer tan and his new board shorts
Santa's gone surfing; Go Santa, go, go go

CHORUS
Santa's gone surfing
Go, Santa, go, go, go
Santa's gone surfing
He's getting away from the snow
Santa's gone surfing, Santa's gone surfing
Go Santa, go, go, go!
TAG
Santa's gone surfing, Santa's gone surfing
Go Santa, go, go go!
Santa's gone surfing, Santa's gone surfin
Go, Santa, (Ho! Ho! Ho!)
(Merry Christmas, Dudes!)

Track 3
CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE                                        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2009 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

VERSE 1        
Here come the boats all in a row
Varnished teak wood and polished brass
Christmas lights all over the rigging
Stars and angels atop the masts
Crews are singing and bells are ringing
And boat horns are blowing loud
But there?s still lots of joy, even with all the noise
As they wave back to the crowds

CHORUS
All the sailors and boaties
Look forward to the holidays
When they can decorate their boats and ride
In the Christmas boat parade

VERSE 2
Here comes Santa with his elves
Must be the seventh time tonight
The children, they don?t seem to mind
They're mesmerized by the Christmas lights
Kids on Dad?s shoulders, even the older ones
Tip-toe so they can see
A boat full of pirates, their canyon, they fire it
And light up a Christmas tree

CHORUS
All the sailors and boaties
Look forward to the holidays
When they can decorate their boats and ride
In the Christmas boat parade

INSTRUMENTAL

BRIDGE
I can't think of a better way
To spend the holidays
Than from the shore watch them float
Or ride on a boat
In the Christmas boat parade

VERSE 3
There go the boats all in a row
The parade for this year?s almost done
But I?ll bet you, down at the marina
The party has just begun

CHORUS
All the sailors and boaties
Look forward to the holidays
When they can decorate their boats and ride
In the Christmas boat parade
TAG
There?s no better way, to kick off the holidays
Than the Christmas boat parade


Track 4
COCONUT PALM FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2009 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

VERSE 1
Papa climb high in the coconut tree
Christmas Eve, he must make haste
As he carves coconuts for his children
Makes them look like a monkey?s face

CHORUS
Christmas time in the islands
Open presents down by the sea
Christmas time in the islands
A coconut palm for a Christmas tree

VERSE 2
Mama cuts down the palm limbs
She weaves them with patience and grace
Makes hats for all her daughters
Keeps the tropical sun off their face

CHORUS
Christmas time in the islands
Open presents down by the sea
Christmas time in the islands
A coconut palm for a Christmas tree

VERSE 3
Grandpa takes the coconut shells
Carves them out long and smooth
His grandsons will have for Christmas
Homemade toy canoes

CHORUS
Christmas time in the islands
Open presents down by the sea
Christmas time in the islands
A coconut palm for a Christmas tree

VERSE 4
Grandma takes the coconut milk
Shreds all the coconut meat
Mixes and bakes a coconut cake
For the family's Christmas treat

CHORUS
Christmas time in the islands
Open presents down by the sea
Christmas time in the islands
A coconut palm for a Christmas tree

INSTRUMENTAL

BRIDGE
No snow to cover the palm limbs
But it?s covered with colorful lights
A coconut palm provides everything
To make Christmas merry and bright

VERSE 5
Christmas morning, the children
All smile and shout with glee
We?re glad we live in the islands
Underneath the coconut tree

CHORUS
Christmas time in the islands
Open presents down by the sea
Christmas time in the islands
A coconut palm for a Christmas tree

CHORUS
Christmas time in the islands
Open presents down by the sea
Christmas time in the islands
A coconut palm for a Christmas tree
TAG
It?s Christmas time in the islands
A coconut palm for a Christmas tree


Track 5

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM WAY DOWN SOUTH
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2009 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)   

VERSE 1
Merry Christmas, from way down south
Don't need snow to know, what it's all about
Christmas everywhere comes the same time each year
It's just celebrated different down here
The only snowmen in the tropical isles
Wear a light in their belly and a painted on smile
Santa Claus still comes along to bring all the loot
He just leaves behind his coat and his boots

CHORUS
From where life is easy
And you don't get stressed-out
We wish you, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, from way down south

VERSE 2
Merry Christmas, from way down south
No place to ice skate, but there is no doubt
If you just need a place to relax and unwind
There's nothing like the islands at Christmas time
Don't mean to make light of a snowy landscape
It's just freezing my toes off, is not an escape
Now you may choose to be wrapped up in fur
But down here, a bathing suit is what we prefer

CHORUS
From where life is easy
And you don't get stressed-out
We wish you, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, from way down south

INSTRUMENTAL

BRIDGE
I don't mean to tell you
What I think you already know
I'd rather be sunning on a beach
Than driving in that snow (No!)

Verse 3
Merry Christmas, from way down south
No need to freeze, when you're walking about
Try snow white sand and an ocean breeze
Swaying a palm by an emerald sea
Some like it cold, some like it real warm
It all may depend on where you were born
I agree when they say; to each his own
So for me, way down south is where I'll make my home

CHORUS
From where life is easy
And you don't get stressed-out
We wish you, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, from way down south

CHORUS
From where life is easy
And you don't get stressed-out
We wish you, Merry Christmas... from way down south


Track 6
CHRISTMAS IN THE ISLANDS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
(c) 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

VERSE 1
Going to buy myself a Christmas present
I've been working all year long
And I need some time; just to call all mine
In a warm sunny place
I've got everyone a present
I'll leave them underneath the Christmas tree
Addressed to you, from me
To put a glow on your face

CHORUS
As for me, on Christmas Day
I'll be somewhere far away
So when you think of me, know that I'm smiling
Spending Christmas in the islands

VERSE 2
Going to buy myself a Christmas present
Get an airline ticket to
The land of the sun, for some holiday fun
The way the islanders do
Trade the eggnog for pina coladas
Pack away my coat and gloves
I'll just need a beach mat; a funny big straw hat
And throw away my shoes

CHORUS
As for me, on Christmas Day
I'll be somewhere far away
So when you think of me, know that I'm smiling
Spending Christmas in the islands

INSTRUMENTAL

BRIDGE
Christmas Eve, I'll be counting the stars
On a moonlit bay
I'll be living on island time
So I'll just sleep in on Christmas Day

VERSE 3
Going to buy myself a Christmas present
To a tropical paradise
To spend a little time, just to relax and unwind
To the sound of the sea
I hope you like your Christmas present
You'd better open it now, you'll know just what to do
When you see there's tickets for two
Because you're coming with me

CHORUS
As for us, on Christmas Day
We'll be somewhere far away
So when they think of us
They'll know that we're smiling
Spending Christmas in the islands
TAG
So when they think of us
They'll know that we're smiling
Spending Christmas in the islands


Track 7
SO LONG AGO
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2009 Gene Mitchell Music
                
VERSE 1
Colored lights; angels in white
A baby; a nativity scene
Christmas trees with stars on top
Reminds us to believe

CHORUS 1
That Christmas is more than just shopping malls
It's about the one who gave His all
So long ago

VERSE 2
Salvation Army; ringing a bell
Collects for those in need
Toys For Tots; bring gifts to the kids
Reminds us to believe

CHORUS 2
That Christmas is more than just Santa Claus
It's about the one who gave His all
So long ago

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 3
Silent Night, Oh Holy Night
Hark the Herald, Angels Sing
O' Little Town of Bethlehem
Unto you is born your King

CHORUS 3
Songs that remind us what Christmas is really for
It's the time we celebrate, the birth of our Lord
So long ago


Track 8
COME HOLY KING
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1983 Gene Mitchell Music
© 2005 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)
                
VERSE 1
Sleep, Holy Child, this the morning of your birth
Let the angels sing, joy to the world, peace on Earth
For Emmanuel is born in Bethlehem
CHORUS 1
And let the shepherds watch
The beauty of your smile
Sleep, Holy Child

VERSE 2
Wake, Holy Child, for the morning light has come
Rest in Mary's arms, grow up strong to become
The one who'll give His life in Jerusalem
CHORUS 2
But shock the world when you will
Rise out of the tomb
Wake, Holly Child

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 3
Come, Holy King, while your servant sings
The story of God and His love
It's the story of Christmas
CHORUS 3
And while we offer praise
With joy, these words we say
Come, Holy King
On this,Your birthday


Track 9

CHRISTMAS IS MAGIC
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2009 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

VERSE 1        
Christmas brings back the magic
Carries it across the miles
Through the portals of time and space
Back when I was a child

CHORUS 1
Christmas is magic
Colored tree lights and candy canes
When you wake up early
With frost on the window panes
Then we all grow up
The magic only lasts awhile
But you can still find it each year
When you look in the eyes of a child


VERSE 2
Children look out the window
Each and every Christmas Eve
Hoping that they might see a sight
Only the young can believe

CHORUS 2
Christmas is magic
Santa's reindeer can really fly
With a magic top hat
A snowman will come alive
Then we all grow up
The magic only lasts awhile
But you can still find it each year
When you look in the eyes of a child

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 3
Every Christmas season
The magic comes back again
In the spirit of giving ourselves
To our families and friends

CHORUS 3
Christmas is magic
Don't ever let it slip away
Keep it in your heart
Each and every single day
We can still grow up
Giving's never out of style
Christmas is magic
It's not just in the eyes of a child
TAG
Christmas is magic
It's not just in the eyes of a child

VERSE 1 (REPEAT)
Christmas brings back the magic
Carries it across the miles
Through the portals of time and space
Back when I was a child

INSTRUMENTAL (OUTRO)


Track 10

CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2007/2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

VERSE 1        
I've got a proposition, Baby, don?t say no
I bought two tickets so that we can go
I promise you it's gonna make you smile
Hanging out together on a tropical isle
I know I don't have to ask you twice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

VERSE 2
I?'ve already checked with the weather man
You can wear your new bikini and show off your tan
We'll drink rum jumbies 'til we close our eyes
Fall asleep together under clear blue skies
At night we'll have dinner and champagne on ice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

CHORUS
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

VERSE 3
You said, yes, just like I knew you would
A long vacation will do us good
The magazine read, we should treat ourselves right
Relaxation and some bright sunlight
I think it's best that we take that advice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

CHORUS
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise
TAG
Spend this Christmas in paradise

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 4
So pack your suitcase and go with me
Two chairs are waiting under a palm tree
The sand is white and the water is clear
The weather is perfect every day of the year
No matter what it cost, I'll pay the price
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

CHORUS
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise
TAG
Spend this Christmas in paradise
Spend this Christmas in paradise
(Merry Christmas!)




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MY LITTLE GIRL, the PERFECT and MUST HAVE song when planning your wedding. This song is pefect for the Father and Bride wedding dance or for Dad to sing to his daughter at her wedding. Order from the homepage, you get the song, piano/guitar sheet music and a track with piano only playing the sheet music for Dad to sing-a-long with.

Download the following song at http://cdbaby.com/cd/genemitchell13
                   (genemitchell and the number 13)

MY LITTLE GIRL(Father to Daughter Wedding Song)        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
It was My Little Pony and Winnie-The-Pooh
Now it's something old, new, borrowed and blue        
I remember her modeling her first summer dress
Her spinning around, me thinking, "How I've been blessed?           
It was running beside her on her first bicycle ride
Her sweet voice saying, "Daddy, it's your turn to hide"
Christmas mornings; her face all aglow                           
Where did my little girl go      

Chorus
She's standing in front of me; a woman so strong
Ready to take on the world
The years have flown, now she's all grown
But she'll always be my little girl

Bridge                                                      
Trips to the Circus, laughing at clowns
Climbing a tree, saying, "Daddy, please help me down"
Pictures with Mickey Mouse at Disney World
Remembering how it felt to say, "That's my little girl"

Verse 2
It was tea parties, a small table for two
"A cup for me, Daddy, here's one for you"
That was long ago, another time and place
Now wedding cake and champagne have taken its place
I'm standing here about to give her away
Recalling how so many times, I imagined this day
Looking down at a little girl, who walked by my side
Now I look up at the most beautiful bride

Chorus
She's standing in front of me; a woman so strong
Ready to take on the world
The years have flown, now she's all grown
But she'll always be my little girl
Tag
The years have flown, now you're all grown
But you'll always be my little girl

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CD Title: ISLAND SWING © 2009
(Lyrics from 11 songs on the CD)


Track 1
ISLAND SWING
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell   
© 2007 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
It's a sunny day in the islands
The porch swing begins to sway
My arm's around you and we're both smiling
It feels good to get away
Time to relax, no need to hurry
This tropical place brings relief
Life is so calm here, theress no need to worry
Now I'm so glad that

Chorus
We've got the summer wind behind us
Blowing our dreams upon the sea
The sun is shinning, you're sitting here beside me
I feel like a king, in my island swing

Verse 2
Looking back on all of our memories
From the first time that we met
I close my eyes and my mind sends me
To places I'll never forget
All of the good times, all of the laugher
Made it easy for me to believe
Your love was just what I was after
Now I am so glad that

Chorus
We've got the summer wind behind us
Blowing our dreams upon the sea
The sun is shinning, you're sitting here beside me
I feel like a king, in my island swing

Bridge
Every now and then, we need to get away; somewhere
Reflect on all our past, and all the love we've shared
Make our plans to do all that we have dreamed
And it's amazing how far into the future we can see
Sitting in this island swing

Instrumental

Chorus
We've got the summer wind behind us
Blowing our dreams upon the sea
The sun is shinning, you're sitting here beside me
I feel like a king, in my island swing
Tag
The sun is shinning, you're sitting here beside me
I feel like a king, in my island swing

Track 2
JUST ANOTHER ISLAND STORY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1

He said he robbed a bank when he was younger
He served his time, twenty long years
He had 10 million stashed in the Cayman's
He's going to get it when the coast is clear
He captivates tourists at the tiki bar
But in the back of your mind, you think
If this guy is a millionaire
Why is he asking me to buy him a drink

Chorus
It's just another island story
Exaggerations taken too far
Their yesterdays, told in so many ways
They've forgotten who they really are
When the memory gets a little too blurry
It's just another island story

Verse 2
She said she was a real estate tycoon
Brokered big deals for the mob
She refills my coffee and tells me
This is just my temporary job
She's got about four or five million
But it's tied up in properties
She'll be back on her feet
When the market turns around
And it will, you just wait and see

Chorus
It's just another island story
Exaggerations taken too far
Their yesterdays, told in so many ways
They've forgotten who they really are
When the memory gets a little too blurry
It's just another island story

Instrumental

Bridge
Hemmingway, Jack London
Robert Louis Stephenson
Old sailors spinning their yarns
It may seem very strange
But time hasn't really changed
They're only stories, what is the harm

Verse 3
He said he was a movie producer
She said, that's not what you said yesterday
He said, can you keep a secret
I'm really undercover C.I.A.
She said she use to be a centerfold
Now she's got two Harvard Phd's
He said, as long as I am undercover
Who you are doesn't matter to me

Chorus
It's just another island story
Exaggerations taken too far
Their yesterdays, told in so many ways
They've forgotten who they really are
When the memory gets a little too blurry
It's just another island story
Tag
When the memory gets a little too blurry
It's just another island story

Track 3
WAIMEA                                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1979 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)
                                
Verse 1
Walkin' hand in hand with my Baby
On the road to Waimea
Summer morning sun is hot
And with bare feet it's really not
Too cool at all
She's my very special Lady
And she almost drives me crazy
Every time I get around
She lifts my feet up off the ground
I feel so tall

Chorus
Who's to say that I don't get around
When I love so much getting out of the town
Away from Waikiki, the crowds get to me
And always bring me down
Back in the city, I won't be seen
Waimea, you're my island dream

Verse 2
Summer time in Waimea
akes me feel I've got to say I'm
Really digging on your smile
I'm drifting off for miles and miles
I feel so high
Peacocks running here and there
The smell of flowers in the air
Those are just the little things
That make me feel like I have wings
So I can fly

Chorus
Who's to say that I don't get around
When I love so much getting out of the town
Away from Waikiki, the crowds get to me
And always bring me down
Back in the city, I won't be seen
Waimea, you're my island dream

Instrumental

Bridge
Got to get away from the city living
And all those flashing neon lights
I;d rather have that country side of life
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Verse 3
Rainbow in the noon time sky
Really turns me on until I
Have to say I love you girl
My head is spinning like a whirl..
..wind 'round and 'round
Summer afternoon is breezy
Got me feeling oh so easy
I'm really digging on your love
I'm floating on the clouds above
I can't come down

Chorus
Who's to say that I don?t get around
When I love so much getting out of the town
Away from Waikiki, the crowds get to me
And always bring me down
Back in the city, I won't be seen
Waimea, you're my island dream
Tag
Waimea, you're my island dream

Track 4
ROMANCE IN PARADISE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                
© 2007 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

Verse 1        
I've got a proposition, Baby; don't say no
I bought two tickets so that we can go
I promise you, it's gonna make you smile
Hanging out together on a tropical isle
I know I don't have to ask you twice
To have a little bit of romance in paradise

Verse 2
I've already checked with the weather man
You can wear your new bikini and show off your tan
We'll drink rum jumbies 'til we close our eyes
Fall asleep together under clear blue skies
At night we'll have dinner and champagne on ice
And a little bit of romance in paradise

Chorus
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's have a little romance in paradise

Verse 3
You said, yes, just like I knew you would
A long vacation will do us good
The magazine read, we should treat ourselves right Relaxation and some bright sunlight
I think it's best that we take that advice
And have a little bit of romance in paradise

Chorus
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's have a little romance in paradise
Tag
Have a little romance in paradise

Instrumental

Verse 4
So pack your suitcase and go with me
Two chairs are waiting under a palm tree
The sand is white and the water is clear
The weather is perfect every day of the year
No matter what it cost, I'll pay the price
For a little bit of romance in paradise

Chorus
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's have a little romance in paradise
Tag
Have a little romance in paradise
Have a little romance in paradise

Track 5
TWO BIG COCONUTS                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell        
© 2006 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Down in the islands, you learn the first thing
About mid-day, you get really thirsty
I was really hot, so I dropped into a shop
Asked the girl for water, she said, I think not
Down in the islands, water is not enough
To quench your thirst, you need two big coconuts

Verse 2
Now I'd never heard that, but I was really dry
And willing, to give anything a try
'Cause I was really hot, and I was on the spot
Asked her, please give me
Anything you've got
Down in the islands, water is not enough
To quench your thirst, you need two big coconuts

Chorus
One coconut; just won't do
When you're thirsty, it takes two
Not three, not four
Two coconuts, you'll need no more
Not five, not six
Two coconuts will do the trick
Yes, two coconuts, can you dig
Two coconuts; make sure they're big

Instrumental

Verse 3
Big coconuts, sweet to the taste
I don't like to see anything go to waste
I was really hot, so I drank a lot
Licked my lips; said
Give me one more shot
Down in the islands, water is not enough
To quench your thirst, you need two big coconuts

Chorus
One coconut; just won?t do
When you're thirsty, it takes two
Not three, not four
Two coconuts, you'll need no more
Not five, not six
Two coconuts will do the trick
Yes, two coconuts, can you dig
Two coconuts; make sure they're big
Tag
She had big coconuts
She gave me big coconuts
Two big coconuts

Track 6
SOFT AND WET
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1                                        
I first saw her on a moonlit night                        
She was coming from a swim                        
There was another guy on the beach                
But I could tell, she wasn't with him                
She winked at me as she dried herself off                
And tied the towel 'round her hips                        
My heart went thumpety-bump when she smiled at me        
With those ruby red lips

Chorus
It was a night to remember
A night I will never forget        
It was a night to remember
Her skin was so soft and wet                   
   
Verse 2
I took her out the next evening
She was wearing a red hot dress
A string of snowy white pearls 'round her neck
Hung low on her chest
We stayed out until midnight
And we had a real good time
And when we danced the last dance
She turned to me and said
Baby, your place or mine

Chorus
It was a night to remember
A night I will never forget
It was a night to remember
Her skin was so soft and wet

Instrumental

Verse 3
Bright and early next morning
I discovered that she had left
A note was on the table
Beside a lace-rimmed handkerchief
I held it to my face
And I breathed that sweet perfume
I read the note, it said,
"Gone for coffee,
I'll be back real soon"

Chorus
It was a night to remember
A night I will never forget
It was a night to remember
Her skin was so soft and wet
Chorus
It was a night to remember
A night I will never forget
It was a night to remember
Her skin was so soft and wet
Tag
So soft and wet
(Spoken): So soft and wet

Track 7
SHE LOVES ME                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell        
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)                 

Verse 1
I?'ve got most everything I need
But one more thing and I do believe
I'd have it all
If she would say that she loves me
I looked at her and she looked at me
There was no denying the electricity
It would light up my life
If she would say that she loves me

Chorus
She loves me, are the words I want to hear her say
I love her, and I want to be near, her every day
There's nothing I want more in this world
Than for her to tell me she?ll be my girl
And to say, she loves me

Verse 2
We first met underneath a thatch..
..roof, and I knew, we are a perfect match
She likes going to the tropics and taking it easy
She's a lady with class, who is sometimes wild
When she is, she's still got style
She has it all
But there's one more thing that will please me

Chorus
She loves me, are the words I want to hear her say
I love her, and I want to be near, her every day
There's nothing I want more in this world
Than for her to tell me she'll be my girl
And to say, she loves me

Instrumental

Bridge
I don't know how long I can endure
Waiting for her to say those words
So I really know for sure

Chorus
She loves me, are the words I want to hear her say
I love her, and I want to be near, her every day
There's nothing I want more in this world
Than for her to tell me she'll be my girl
And to say, she loves me
Tag
I can't wait another day
I've got to hear her say
"I love you,"
Ah, she loves me

Track 8
BEAUTY AND THE BEACH                                       
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1        
She opens the window blinds
Takes a look at the beach outside
There's a sparkle in her eyes
She is finally where she belongs
Every since she was a little child
The ocean made her smile
She liked seeing for miles and miles
And can stare at it all day long

Chorus
It's one thing to have a view of the beach
Another, a beautiful girl
But when you've got beauty and the beach
You've got the best of both worlds
I've got one of each, Beauty and the beach

Verse 2
She gently rubs on sun screen
Her body; it's soft, yet lean
Lying beside her, it's quite a scene
Wow, I'm a lucky man
With her visor pulled down low
Sunglasses, she's taking it slow
What she's reading, I don't know
Then she reaches out and touches my hand

Chorus
It's one thing to have a view of the beach
Another, a beautiful girl
But when you've got beauty and the beach
You've got the best of both worlds
I've got one of each, Beauty and the beach

Bridge
When I think of all I've got
It's a wonderful thing
Life on the beach, a beautiful girl
Friends and family
And all the joy life brings
Painted in the songs I sing
The canvas of my life
Beauty and the Beach

Instrumental

Verse 3
A sunset from the balcony
Her hair is blown by a southern breeze
Then she turns and says to me
Let's walk on the beach awhile
It's here she is right at home
Bare feet in the sand and foam
She has a beauty I've never known
I am captured by her smile

Chorus
It's one thing to have a view of the beach
Another, a beautiful girl
But when you've got beauty and the beach
You've got the best of both worlds
I've got one of each, Beauty and the beach
Tag
I'm so glad I've got one of each
Beauty and the beach

Track 9
LIQUID LUNCH (Bar Hoppin' In St. Martin)                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                        © 2007 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

Verse 1        
When you're in St. Martin, you've got to go
Down to Topper's and meet Julio
You'll always find him behind the bar
He serves your rum punch in a mason jar

Chorus
We're bar hoppin', on St. Martin
Every bar has a different rum punch
We'll save our appetites, for later tonight
Today we'll have a liquid lunch

Verse 2
Over at The Wharf, you've got to see
That reggae band, playing Bob Marley
You drink their rum punch and you fly away
Like three little birds on a sunny day

Chorus
We're bar hoppin', on St. Martin
Every bar has a different rum punch
We'll save our appetites, for later tonight
Today we'll have a liquid lunch

Instrumental

Bridge
Over by the airport at the Sunset Bar
By the sea and the sand
You can drink rum punch on the deck
And watch the big planes land
But it seemed like every time
A plane's wheels touched the ground
We were saying, "Hey bartender
Get us another round"

Verse 3
All around St. Martin, from the French to the Dutch
Every bar claimed they had the best rum punch
But we all agreed, the night before we went home
The best rum punch we made on our own

Chorus
We're bar hoppin', on St. Martin
Every bar has a different rum punch
We'll save our appetites, for later tonight
Today we'll have a liquid lunch
Chorus
We're bar hoppin', on St. Martin
Every bar has a different rum punch
We'll save our appetites, for later tonight
Today we'll have a liquid lunch
Tag
We'll save our appetites, for later tonight
Today we'll have a liquid lunch

Track 10
ROLE OF A PARADISE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
If your life is unpredictable
Spinning 'round in circles
Like a Vegas roulette wheel
Or black jack - "hit me, No I'm staying"
Depending on each moment just how you feel
You've been talking about moving
Where it's always sunny
But can't make up your mind
If you should really go
Some things are worth a lot more than money
It's time to start taking things a bit more slow

Chorus
All of life is a gamble
So here's some good advice
When you need to relax
You want to feel nice
And your life needs some tropical spice
That's the role of a paradise

Verse 2
You keep pulling the handle, over and over
Hoping that everything lines up right
Your decision is stalled
Like a drawn out game of poker
Waiting on the hand of your life
You've been talking about moving
To white sandy beaches
Where a deck chair
And palm trees would be enough
You say you can't go
But there is one thing life teaches
Sometimes you've got to call your own bluff

Chorus
All of life is a gamble
So here's some good advice
When you need to relax
You want to feel nice
And your life needs some tropical spice
That's the role of a paradise

Instrumental

Bridge
Sometimes a little of what you really want
Can mean a lot
But you can't spend your whole life long
Waiting to hit the big jack pot

Chorus
All of life is a gamble
So here's some good advice
When you need to relax
You want to feel nice
And your life needs some tropical spice
That's the role of a paradise
Tag
Take a chance, all you need
Is the role of a paradise

Track 11
YOU WITH ME                                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                        
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)                        
                                                
Verse 1                                
I've been to so many islands                                
From the Caribbean to the South Pacific shores                
But every time I go to the islands                        
I get this feeling there could be so much more                
There's still one thing I miss                
And I know just what it is                                
So I must tell you this                                

Chorus
You and me
That's the way it should always be
Together on an island
Somewhere out on a crystal sea
I have dreamed
So many times and really do believe
The next time I'm in the islands
It will be, you with me

Verse 2
From Puerto Rico down to Aruba
And Fiji all the way up to the Hawaiian Isles
Even when in Jamaica or in Cuba
All the fun and sunshine, no longer holds my smile
There's still one thing I miss
And I know just what it is
So I must tell you this

Chorus
You and me
That's the way it should always be
Together on an island
Somewhere out on a crystal sea
I have dreamed
So many times and really do believe
The next time I'm in the islands
It will be, you with me

Instrumental

Bridge
Catalina to the Philippines
The Bahamas to the Grenadines
And all the islands in between
None of them mean a thing
If you're not there
To share it all with me

Chorus
You and me
That's the way it should always be
Together on an island
Somewhere out on a crystal sea
I have dreamed
So many times and really do believe
The next time I'm in the islands
It will be, you with me
Tag
The next time I'm in the islands
It will be, you with me

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CD Title: DANCING ON THE BEACH © 2007
(Lyrics from 14 songs on the CD)


Track 1
NO GAS, NO MOTOR, NO PROBLEM        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                 
© 2006 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Hoist up the jib sail, cast off the line
The boat moves slowly, but we've got plenty of time
Nothing could be better than getting underway
Our friends are all onboard and we're cruising on the bay

Verse 2
Power boats and jet skis, they speed on past
But I say, life's too short to be moving so fast
Let out the spinnaker, haul up the main
We may not be as fast but we'll get there just the same, 'cause

Chorus
The wind is in our sails, from the top to the bottom
Somebody ring the bell, no gas, no motor, no problem

Verse 3
See that boat over there, they forgot the first rule
When you spend a day on the water, always carry extra fuel
That other boat's engine went out, they can't go
Guess they'll just sit around waiting on a tow, but

Chorus
The wind is in our sails, from the top to the bottom
Somebody ring the bell, no gas, no motor, no problem

Instrumental

Bridge
Bathing suits, bare feet, sunshine, it's breezy
Sailboat, so sweet, we're just taking it easy, 'cause

Chorus
The wind is in our sails, from the top to the bottom
Somebody ring the bell, no gas, no motor, no problem
No gas, no motor, no problem


Track 2
MARTINIS AND BIKINIS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2006 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)
        
Verse 1
I took off on a little trip
Went down to the pool bar to have a sip
Of the tropical drink of the day
Blue martinis, two for one
Hawaiian Tropic, don't you know
That afternoon, was having a show
Teenie bikinis, Oh, way too much fun
        
Chorus
Martinis and bikinis, got me looking up and down
Martinis and bikinis, got my head spinning around

Verse 2
I enjoyed the show and was quite amazed
That I could see anything through the haze
Blue martinis, drink after drink
Hawaiian Tropic was casting its spell
The girls pranced and the young boys yelled
Teenie bikinis and martinis, I don't know what to think

Chorus
Martinis and bikinis, got me looking up and down
Martinis and bikinis, got my head spinning around

Instrumental

Bridge
Flowers and pastels, solids and stripes
All skinny from the bottom to the top
Hey, but I never saw the itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie one
With yellow polka-dots, Woo
Things are getting hot, hot, hot

Chorus
Martinis and bikinis, got me looking up and down
Martinis and bikinis, got my head spinning around
Chorus
Martinis and bikinis, got me looking up and down
Martinis and bikinis, got my head spinning around
Martinis and bikinis, Oh, they've got my head spinning around


Track 3
POSTCARDS FROM ORLANDO
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell   
© 2006 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Why don't we go, down to Orlando
I hear there's magic all around
There's so much to see, Baby, you and me
We'll have a good time in Orlando

Chorus
All our friends will wonder where we are
What we're doing they won't know
They will be surprised, when we say hello
With postcards from Orlando

Verse 2
I think it's time, to go where the sun shines
And a party when the sun goes down
There's so much to do, Baby, me and you
Might fall in love in Orlando

Chorus
All our friends will wonder where we are
What we're doing they won' know
They will be surprised, when we say hello
With postcards from Orlando

Instrumental

Bridge
We'll lay out by the pool, turn off the phone
Everything can wait, until we get back home

Chorus
All our friends will wonder where we are
What we're doing they won't know
They will be surprised, when we say hello
With postcards from Orlando
Won't they be surprised, when we say hello
With postcards from Orlando
We'll send you postcards from Orlando


Track 4
COCONUT JAZZ
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2004 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
There's good jazz in New York City
It's called Dixieland in New Orleans
They swing in L.A. and Chicago
Some of the best players you've ever seen
But way down south in the islands
In a club on a side street
The jazz is hot, but the band is cool
They wear flip-flops on their feet

Chorus
Drinking coconut rum martinis
Mix in some swinging tunes, Pizzazz!
Shake it, stir it, what ever your taste
It comes out coconut jazz

Verse 2
The drummer is wearing a tank top
In a corner just left of the stage
The guitar player's popping the rhythm
He wears a bathing suit faded with age
Mr. Bass Man in his sunglasses
Oh, he's thumping his upright bass
The steel drum pinging the high notes
Got 'em swinging all over the place

Chorus
Drinking coconut rum martinis
Mix in some swinging tunes, Pizzazz!
Shake it, stir it, what ever your taste
It comes out coconut jazz

Instrumental

Bridge
MmmMmmHmm, I'll have another round for the band please
A mixture of Bob Marley and Earl Klugh
Beach bums and old beatniks
All snapping their fingers, tapping the feet
Sure makes for quite a mix

Verse 3
The bartender makes pina coladas
Then some vodka on the rocks
The band has been jammin'for hours
Never looking up at the clock
The lights never dim for last call
The crowd just drifts on out the door
But, they'll all be back tomorrow night
They'll go coconuts once more

Chorus
Drinking coconut rum martinis
Mix in some swinging tunes, Pizzazz!
Shake it, stir it, what ever your taste
It comes out coconut jazz
Chorus
Drinking coconut rum martinis
Mix in some swinging tunes, Pizzazz!
Shake it, stir it, what ever your taste
It comes out coconut jazz
Shake it, stir it, what ever your taste
It comes out coconut jazz


Track 5
SERENE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell   
© 2005 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
She wants to take it slowly
I don't want to break her stride
I'm just glad that it's me that she is
Taking along for the ride
She makes me smile when I'm with her
I make her laugh out loud
She's so amusing when she
Has her head in the clouds

Chorus
She's so serene, feels like I'm in a dream
And I try to run but my legs won't move
She says, slow down, you've got nothing to prove
I'll be around, I'm just serene

Verse 2
The times that we spend together
Always makes me long for more
Relax, is what she tells me
I try to, but my heart wants to soar
Zany feelings have got me spellbound
Is anticipation driving me wild?
A little patience is what I must have
Rushing things is just not her style

Chorus
She's so serene, feels like I'm in a dream
And I try to run but my legs won't move
She says, slow down, you've got nothing to prove
I'll be around, I'm just serene

Bridge
She says she needs a little more time
And assures me that I'm always on her mind
She tells me just to chill, she says, you know I will
Finally come around, I'm just serene

Instrumental

Chorus
She's so serene, feels like I'm in a dream
And I try to run but my legs won't move
She says, slow down, you've got nothing to prove
I'll be around, I'm just serene
She's just serene


Track 6
A LAZY SATURDAY MORNING
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2002 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Intro Chorus
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
Lots of sunshine, no TV, no telephone calls
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
Laying in the hammock doing absolutely nothing at all

Verse 1
The neighbor down the street
He's mowing his lawn
His wife is planting flowers
With hardly nothing on
I don't know why he's got his mind on his grass
When he could be sipping lemonade and watching her..

Chorus
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
Lots of sunshine, no TV, no telephone calls
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
Laying in the hammock doing absolutely nothing at all

Verse 2
The guy across the street
Is working on his van
The kids are running through the sprinkler
He's a family man
He's got his mind on an oil change, tune-up and lube
Pays no attention to the joggers with the bouncing...

Chorus
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
Lots of sunshine, no TV, no telephone calls
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
Laying in the hammock doing absolutely nothing at all

Bridge
I can close my eyes and I can dream
Be anywhere I want to be
Dancing on an island with a hula girl
Or sailing on a ship all around the world
Sail on sailor

Instrumental

Verse 3
Two old ladies are talking
With three old men
With noses in the air
They're spreading gossip again
Every one says they're always up to no good
But go to them for the news of the neighbor...

Chorus
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, any day)
Mid-Chorus
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, any day)
Chorus
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
Lots of sunshine, no TV, no telephone calls
I dig a lazy Saturday morning
Laying in the hammock doing absolutely nothing at all
I dig a lazy Saturday morning


Track 7
FOREVER ON THE EMERALD COAST
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2005 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Emerald coast of Florida
Down on the Gulf of Mexico
She says she's got to go
Memories of childhood
Walks along the beach holding Dad's hand
And castles in the sand

Chorus
A lifetime has come and gone measured by weekends
Visiting the place her heart has always been
One day she'll say goodbye to the life she knows
And live forever on the Emerald Coast

Verse 2
Redneck Rivera
Is not what it use to be when she was small
Progress consumes us all
But standing on the snow white sand
Looking out onto the emerald sea
It's the same as it use to be

Chorus
A lifetime has come and gone measured by weekends
Visiting the place her heart has always been
One day she'll say goodbye to the life she knows
And live forever on the Emerald Coast

Bridge
From the days of a young girl's laughter
Through spring breaks and all years after
In her heart, she has always known
No matter the time or sacrifice
One day she'll return to paradise
And make the Gulf of Mexico her home

Instrumental

Chorus
A lifetime has come and gone measured by weekends
Visiting the place her heart has always been
One day she'll say goodbye to the life she knows
And live forever on the Emerald Coast
She's going to say goodbye to the life she knows
And live forever on the Emerald Coast


Track 8
MY FRIEND
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
(c) 2005 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Everybody's got someone
Where confidence is allowed
Some were friends long ago
Some are still friends now
Everybody's got a story
Of loyalty through the years
Someone who cheered them to success
And was there to share their tears

Chorus
One stands out above the rest                                
Truly a Godsend                        
You deserve a song of your own                        
Here's to you, my friend                                

Verse 2
Everybody knows someone
Who will give up all their time
To lend a helping hand
Someone who's heart is kind
Everybody can remember
Letters and phone calls
Evenings full of laughter
With friends who gave their all

Chorus
One stands out above the rest                                
Truly a Godsend                        
You deserve a song of your own                        
Here's to you, my friend                                        
Instrumental

Chorus
One stands out above the rest                                
Truly a Godsend                        
You deserve a song of your own                        
Here's to you, my friend
You deserve a song of your own                        
Here's to you, my friend


Track 9
DANCING ON THE BEACH
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2004 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Chorus
Dancing on the Beach, arm around my Baby
Cheek to cheek, hand in hand
Dancing on the Beach, underneath the moonlight
Four bare feet, kicking up the sand

Verse 1
Dancing in high school, dancing at the ball
Dancing by the juke box or any place at all
Everyone loves dancing, but if you ask me
Nothing can be finer than dancing by the sea

Chorus
Dancing on the Beach, arm around my Baby
Cheek to cheek, hand in hand
Dancing on the Beach, underneath the moonlight
Four bare feet, kicking up the sand

Verse 2
Do the Lindy Hop, dance the Jitterbug
Nothing like a slow dance to make you fall in love
From Atlantic City to the Florida Beach Bop
On the Carolina coast, the shagging never stops

Chorus
Dancing on the Beach, arm around my Baby
Cheek to cheek, hand in hand
Dancing on the Beach, underneath the moonlight
Four bare feet, kicking up the sand

Bridge
Don't be afraid, take a chance
Walk right up to the one you want
And say, Let's dance!

Instrumental

Verse 3
Swing her to the left, give her a spin
Grab her other hand and pull her close in
Give her a kiss, dip her to the right
If I am lucky, we'll be shagging through the night

Chorus
Dancing on the Beach, arm around my Baby
Cheek to cheek, hand in hand
Dancing on the Beach, underneath the moonlight
Four bare feet, kicking up the sand
Chorus
Dancing on the Beach, arm around my Baby
Cheek to cheek, hand in hand
Dancing on the Beach, underneath the moonlight
Four bare feet, kicking up the sand
Chorus
Dancing on the Beach, arm around my Baby
Cheek to cheek, hand in hand
Dancing on the Beach, underneath the moonlight
Four bare feet, kicking up the sand


Track 10
WRITE ME A NOTE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2002 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Friday afternoon, I've been working all week
I've got a little money to spend
Tonight I have a date, but first I decided
I would go out with some of my friends
We laugh and we joke about the Big Boss Man
How we need more pay
I saw I had a message on my phone
I listened and I heard her say

Chorus
Why don't you write me a note
Why don't you call on the phone
Why are you out with all your friends
While I wait for you all alone
Why don't you tap on my window
Why don't you knock on my door
You'd better do something fast
Because I don't want to wait for you anymore

Verse 3
So I ran from my friends as fast as I could
With one thing on my mind
Get to her and apologize
While I still had time
I got to her street, her house was dark
Yes, she had gone to bed
A letter was taped to her front door
This is how it read

Chorus
Why don't you write me a note
Why don't you call on the phone
Why are you out with all your friends
While I wait for you all alone
Why don't you tap on my window
Why don't you knock on my door
You'd better do something fast
Because I don't want to wait for you anymore

Instrumental

Verse 3
So I called on the phone and I knocked on her door
Handed her a note
She smiled at me when she looked down
And read the words I wrote
I am so sorry, please forgive me
Can we still be friends
She winked and said, we can be more than that
If I never have to say again

Chorus
Why don't you write me a note
Why don't you call on the phone
Why are you out with all your friends
While I wait for you all alone
Why don't you tap on my window
Why don't you knock on my door
You'd better do something fast
Because I don't want to wait for you anymore
Chorus
Why don't you write me a note
Why don't you call on the phone
Why are you out with all your friends
While I wait for you all alone
Why don't you tap on my window
Why don't you knock on my door
You'd better do something fast
Because I don't want to wait for you anymore
So, if you're late, no joke
Just remember to write the note


Track 11
RUM PHONICS        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2006 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

Verse 1
He says erotic, he means erratic
His tongue is tied, his brain is full of static
He's an educated man, but when a drink's in his hand
He speaks a language you can't understand        

Chorus
A little bit of rum will not make you numb
It's not surprising, nor is it ironic
When you've had too much to drink
It makes it hard to think
And you'll find yourself speaking rum phonics

Verse 2
He says tarbender, he means bartender
His speech tells you his mind is in a blender
He's a musical man, he sings along with the band
In a language you can't understand

Chorus
A little bit of rum will not make you numb
It's not surprising, nor is it ironic
When you've had too much to drink
It makes it hard to think
And you'll find yourself speaking rum phonics

Instrumental

Bridge
He really likes his rum
And a good conversation or two
Take some advice from me
If he turns and starts talking to you

Verse 3
And says, Hey there, it's good to know ya
Then he buys you a rum and coca-cola
I do not say this in jest
Here's how you'll know you're a mess
You understand every word that he says

CHorus
A little bit of rum will not make you numb
It's not surprising, nor is it ironic
When you've had too much to drink
It makes it hard to think
And you'll find yourself speaking rum phonics
When you've had too much to drink
It makes it hard to think
And you'll find yourself speaking rum phonics


Track 12
YOU'RE ON VACATION
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2005 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Relax; kick back
No need to have a panic attack
You're on vacation
You're stressed, you're a mess
It's time to give your mind a rest
You're on vacation

Chorus
Take a little time for yourself
No time to worry about anything else
Live the life of ease, do just what you please
Permission granted for you to be carefree
You're on vacation

Verse 2
Take five, many times
Be in neutral, not overdrive
You're on vacation
What a thrill, just to chill
You're going to like the way it makes you feel
You're on vacation

Chorus
Take a little time for yourself
No time to worry about anything else
Live the life of ease, do just what you please
Permission granted for you to be carefree
You're on vacation

Bridge
A lazy hammock under the tree is
Rocked gently by ocean breezes
Each time it sways, your troubles fade away
All your dreams become reality
When you're on vacation

Instrumental

Verse 3
Island band, they're grand
Dancing toes in the snow white sand
You're on vacation
Blue seas, palm trees
This is how life was meant to be
You're on vacation

Chorus
Take a little time for yourself
No time to worry about anything else
Live the life of ease, do just what you please
Permission granted for you to be carefree
You're on vacation
You're on vacation
Relax, You're on vacation


Track 13
A LADY AND A DANCER
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2006 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I knew, she was a lady
The first time that we met
Even though she would go crazy
On the dance floor, she was the best
She said, hello, how are you
Her voice was familiar somehow
It's like we already knew
All I could do was say, I am fine now
Pre-Chorus
Sometimes it's hard to imagine
Within a short time, it would be like
We'd always been together
Sharing the best times of our life

Chorus
She's a lady and a dancer
I want everyone to see
She's a lady and a dancer
Now the lady's dancing with me

Verse 2
Love grew from the first time I met her
The days went by so fast
Every week got better and better
We both knew, this could last
She liked the beach and liked to dance
She loved music and sunshine
The same for me, so I took a chance
No better lady, no better time
Pre-Chorus
Sometimes it's hard to imagine
Within a short time, it would be like
We'd always been together
Sharing the best times of our life

Chorus
She's a lady and a dancer
I want everyone to see
She's a lady and a dancer
Now the lady's dancing with me

Instrumental

Bridge
Sometimes you know it's the right thing
The love is there with all of the fun
Same soul, same aspirations
She said and I said, you are the one

Chorus
She's a lady and a dancer
I want everyone to see
She's a lady and a dancer
Now the lady's dancing with me
Chorus
She's a lady and a dancer
I want everyone to see
She's a lady and a dancer
Now the lady's dancing with me


Track 14
A LOTTA PINA COLADAS        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2005 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
She likes to dance, I like the beach
One thing in common, we like tropical drinks
I took her on a Caribbean cruise
She made me put on my dancing shoes

Chorus
We drank a lotta pina coladas
And danced until the sun came up
It was a lotta pina coladas
And a whole bunch of my Baby's love

Verse 2
She's got heart, I've got soul
With that combination we can never grow old
I took her to a luau in Waikiki
She took me away behind the coconut tree

Chorus
We drank a lotta pina coladas
And danced until the sun came up
It was a lotta pina coladas
And a whole bunch of my Baby's love

Bridge
Coconut cream, pineapple juice
Put in some rum, makes my feet get loose
Add crushed ice, blend it fast
Out of the blender into a tall glass
Fruit on the rim, umbrella on top
Keep 'em coming, no need to stop
A lotta pina coladas
And a whole bunch of love

Instrumental

Chorus
We drank a lotta pina coladas
And danced until the sun came up
It was a lotta pina coladas
And a whole bunch of my Baby's love

Verse 3
She's so sweet, I'm a beach bum
She's the pineapple juice, I'm the coconut rum
I took her on the dance floor, they turned up the beat
We blended together like a tropical treat

Chorus
We drank a lotta pina coladas
And danced until the sun came up
It was a lotta pina coladas
And a whole bunch of my Baby's love
A lotta pina coladas
A lotta pina coladas
A lotta pina coladas
And a whole bunch of my Baby's love


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CD Title: VACTION © 2005
(Lyrics from 15 songs on the CD)



Track 1
VACATION
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                 
© 2004 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Intro Chorus
I'm going on vacation, I'm going on vacation
I've got my suitcases packed
I'm, yes, I?m going on vacation
I'm going on vacation
And I'm never, never, ever coming back

Verse 1
I've been wondering for so long
Why I'm working for somebody else
Saving up all my vacation
Just to have a little time to myself
When I could be in the islands
Where even the work is play
I could be styling
And living vacation everyday

Chorus
I'm going on vacation, I'm going on vacation
I've got my suitcases packed
I'm, yes, I'm going on vacation
I'm going on vacation
And I'm never, never, ever coming back

Verse 2
Vacations are too short
A week and sometimes two
Just when you start relaxing
Vacation is already through
And you're back home and working
A forty hour week and then
One thing's for certain
You can't wait for vacation again

Chorus
I'm going on vacation, I'm going on vacation
I've got my suitcases packed
I'm, yes, I'm going on vacation
I'm going on vacation
And I'm never, never, ever coming back

Instrumental

Bridge
So many places to see, so much I want to do
So little time to make it all come true
I've put it off too long
The islands are where I belong
It's time to prove, I'm making my move
I'll see you there, so long
Pack it all up, pack it up now
Pack it all up, never coming back

Chorus
I'm going on vacation, I'm going on vacation
I've got my suitcases packed
I'm, yes, I'm going on vacation
I'm going on vacation
And I'm never, never, ever coming back
Tag
I'm, yes, I'm going on vacation,
I'm going on vacation
And I'm never, never, ever coming back
I'm going on vacation!


Track 2
CARIBBEAN CRAZY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2002 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Got a call from some old friends
They asked me how have I been
I said, I couldn't be better
Living here in this beautiful weather
How's it going with you?        
They said, we're feeling lousy
The weather here has been so cloudy
We're about to go insane
In all this cold and rain
We need a cure for the blues

Chorus
It's time to go where it's always sunny
Drink margaritas underneath a coconut tree
Walk hand in hand on the beach with your Honey
Feel the foam at your feet
And the warmth of an island breeze
Where everyone expects you to be lazy
You've got to head down south
And go Caribbean crazy                        

Verse 2
I said, it's time to get going
Now that you're sitting there knowing
Just what you need to do
To finally cure those blues
You know where you belong
Lay on the beach and sail until sunset
Then go into town and you bet
You're going to dance the night away
As you listen to the tropical band
Play a Caribbean song

Chorus
It's time to go where it's always sunny
Drink margaritas underneath a coconut tree
Walk hand in hand on the beach with your Honey
Feel the foam at your feet
And the warmth of an island breeze
Where everyone expects you to be lazy
You've got to head down south
And go Caribbean crazy        

Bridge
You know you need a Caribbean get-a-way
Every time you close your eyes
You hear those steel drums play

Instrumental

Chorus
It's time to go where it's always sunny
Drink margaritas underneath a coconut tree
Walk hand in hand on the beach with your Honey
Feel the foam at your feet
And the warmth of an island breeze
Where everyone expects you to be lazy
You've got to head down south
And go Caribbean crazy        
Tag
You've got to head down south
And go Caribbean crazy


Track 3
SAIL - EBRATION
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell   
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
The water is sparkling like diamonds on the bay
Tell-tails indicate a breeze is on the way
Out in the channel, sails reach for the sun
Sailors shout their greetings
Good day good friends, have fun
        
Chorus
I love to go sailing with all my friends
Get all the boats in a formation
The wind is strong, you're welcome to come along
Join us for a day of sail-ebration

Verse 2
Barbequing sunbathers wave to us from shore
Colorful spinnakers are so hard to ignore
I relate, as many times I've longed to be afloat
Every time I looked to sea, I wished I had a boat

Chorus
I love to go sailing with all my friends
Get all the boats in a formation
The wind is strong, you're welcome to come along
Join us for a day of sail-ebration

Bridge
The Captain goes below
And brings up cola, rum and limes
Shoes off, wind blown hair
Good friends and good times
The wind peaks, hold on tight
Now we're making way
Biscayne Bay is ours today
On the Cuba Libre

Instrumental

Verse 3
Time has flown just like the wind
The day turns into night
Grind the winch and come about
And pull the lines in tight
Join our friends back on the dock
Share our salty tales
Greet the sun tomorrow for another day of sail

Chorus
I love to go sailing with all my friends
Get all the boats in a formation
The wind is strong, you're welcome to come along
Join us for a day of sail-ebration
Tag
It's a day full of sail-ebration


TRACK 4
SUGARCANE IS SWEET
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Sugarcane is sweet but my Baby is sweeter
That's the reason I will always treat her
So good, be so true
We're as cozy as two Eskimos in an igloo
Like the mid-morning sun
She warms me all over, turn me over I'm done
Sugarcane is sweet but my Baby is sweeter than that        

Chorus
My Baby is sweeter than sugarcane
Smoother than a silky dress
Softer than cotton, hotter than fire
She makes my heart say "yes"
Sugarcane is sweet but my Baby is sweeter than that

Verse 2
Cotton is soft but my Baby is softer
That's the reason I will always offer
To be there, by her side
When I'm with her I like the way I feel inside
Like good wine, there's no debating
A kiss from her lips is so intoxicating
Cotton is soft but my Baby is softer than that

Chorus
My Baby is sweeter than sugarcane
Smoother than a silky dress
Softer than cotton, hotter than fire
She makes my heart say "yes"
Sugarcane is sweet but my Baby is sweeter than that

Verse 3
Silk is smooth but my Baby is smoother
I'm not really sure just why I move her
To care about me, when I'm rough on the edges
It's amazing she sees
Through my thick layer of skin
Where she says underneath lies a sparking gem
Silk is smooth but my Baby is smoother than that

Chorus
My Baby is sweeter than sugarcane
Smoother than a silky dress
Softer than cotton, hotter than fire
She makes my heart say "yes"
Sugarcane is sweet but my Baby is sweeter than that

Instrumental

Bridge
Everyone needs someone
To love and treat so fine        
I hope you have found your Baby
'Cause I have sure found mine

Verse 4
Fire is hot but my Baby is hotter
I'd tell you more, but I say what bother
Some things are best kept to yourself
When she holds me close I think of nothing else
I kiss her once, I want to kiss her again
She breathes out, I want to breathe in
Fire is hot but my Baby is hotter than that

Chorus
My Baby is sweeter than sugarcane
Smoother than a silky dress
Softer than cotton, hotter than fire
She makes my heart say "yes"
Sugarcane is sweet but my Baby is sweeter than that
Tag
Sugarcane is sweet but my Baby is sweeter than that


TRACK 5
PICTURES
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell   
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
The weather has got me smiling
The sun it feels so warm
The sky is blue with some clouds in the distance
But they mean no harm
For all of the beauty, that my eyes see        
The best part about this picture
Is you're here with me
                        
Verse 2
A sunset from the back porch swing
Photo albums worn with age
A sigh or a laugh for each picture
Fond memories page after page        
For all of the romance and all of the fun
The best part about these pictures
Is you're in every one        

Chorus
Pictures to keep the past alive
Memories of another place and time                    
This picture perfect day, makes me just want to say
I picture this, a lifetime for you and I        

Instrumental

Bridge
The future is made up of pictures in my mind   
I can see, you and me, until the end of time

Verse 3
Just like a summer vacation
Somewhere on a tropical isle
Pictures bring back the magic
Of the first time I saw you smile
For all of the memories and all of our dreams
Here's to pictures and the joy they bring

Chorus
Pictures to keep the past alive
Memories of another place and time                   
This picture perfect day, makes me want to say
I picture this, a lifetime for you and I        
Tag
Just picture this, a lifetime for you and I


TRACK 6
MAKE MINE A PINA COLADA
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2002 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
She likes an olive with her martini
Cashmere sweater and Italian boots
Well, I like style, but where I am going
They wear flip-flops and a bathing suit

Chorus
So, make mine a pina colada
I've been working too hard, now I've gotta
Take a chance on life and have a little fun
I've got some money in my pocket
And a one-way ticket to the tropics
So bartender, make mine a pina colada

Verse 2
He likes his beer in a long neck bottle
Belt buckle and a cowboy hat
Well, I like Willie and Waylon too
But at this moment, I'm not feeling like that

Chorus
So, make mine a pina colada
I've been working too hard, now I've gotta
Take a chance on life and have a little fun
I've got some money in my pocket
And a one-way ticket to the tropics
So bartender, make mine a pina colada

Verse 3
That couple toast their glasses of champagne
Wedding dress and a rented tux
One day I might find myself in that position
But for now, I'll just wish them luck

Chorus
So, make mine a pina colada
I've been working too hard, now I've gotta
Take a chance on life and have a little fun
Tag
(Let's have some fun)

Instrumental

Verse 4
They like margaritas and Coronas
Hawaiian shirts and tropical tales
Boat talk and songs of the islands
Now that's a group I can fit in quite well

Chorus
So, make mine a pina colada
I've been working too hard, now I've gotta
Take a chance on life and have a little fun
I've got some money in my pocket
And a one-way ticket to the tropics
So bartender, make mine a pina colada
Make mine a pina colada
Tag
Make mine a pina colada


TRACK 7
COCONUT GIRL
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
In the little tiki bar at the big resort
Everyday is much the same
Bartenders all pride themselves
On knowing everyone's drink and name
Tropical drinks come in a coconut shell
Served by the girl with the coconut earrings
When I drop by, she smiles and says "Hi"
And makes my heart start to sing

Chorus
I'm so crazy about that girl
She's the sanity in a coconut world
Like a daiquiri in a blender, my head's in a whirl
I'm crazy about the Coconut Girl

Verse 2
She always wears Hawaiian sarongs
Around her waist
And a pastel bikini top
Hibiscus in her hair and a necklace of shells
And tiny pink flip flops
Everyone tells her how pretty she is
That's a fact I will not deny
But when she looks at me
I'm like a bird on the breeze
I never get past her eyes

Chorus
I'm so crazy about that girl
She's the sanity in a coconut world
Like a daiquiri in a blender, my head's in a whirl
I'm crazy about the Coconut Girl

Instrumental

Verse 3
In a coconut world there's a Big Kahuna
Sitting on every bar stool
She smiles at the guys
And they each see themselves
As the one she thinks is so cool
She tells me I'm crazy, well, I'm a little insane
Maybe even loco but
With the wink of her eye, she assures me that I
Am still her Big Coconut

Chorus
I'm so crazy about that girl
She's the sanity in a coconut world
Like a daiquiri in a blender, my head's in a whirl
I'm crazy about the Coconut Girl
Tag
Well, if she's a coconut
Then I'm a tropical squirrel
I'm crazy about the Coconut Girl
(Spoken) You're so crazy


TRACK 8
CAPTAINS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
(c) 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
In the stillness of the morning
On the docks along the bay
The smell of bait fish, the sound of tackle
Welcomes the day
As the Captains greet new faces
The deck hands smile and yawn
Passengers are unaware
They were up way before the dawn

Chorus
Captains steer their boats
Towards the morning sun
Working hard each day
So the passengers have fun
It's not an easy life they're living
But they're living a life of ease
Doing what most will never do
Captains live their dream

Verse 2
When they were young
They took up fishing
To mentally escape
A constant world of hustle
Was soon left in their wake
They dreamed of growing older
And a big boat of their own
Going fishing everyday
And to call the ocean home

Chorus
Captains steer their boats
Towards the morning sun
Working hard each day
So the passengers have fun
It's not an easy life they're living
But they're living a life of ease
Doing what most will never do
Captains live their dream

Instrumental

Verse 3
In the stillness of the evening
There's a flickering of lights
From boats all cleaned and ready
To welcome the night
Captains toast each other
With feet propped on the rails
Each day's another chapter
In an endless fishing tale

Chorus
Captains steer their boats
Towards the morning sun
Working hard each day
So the passengers have fun
It's not an easy life they're living
But they're living a life of ease
Doing what most will never do
Captains live their dream
Tag
It's not an easy life they're living
But they're living a life of ease
Doing what most will never do
Captains live their dream


TRACK 9
COCONUT IN THE TIKI HUT
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2004 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Intro Chorus
There's a coconut in the tiki hut
Filled with coconut cream
Let's mix some with Hawaiian rum
And have cocktails down by the sea

Verse 1
Diamond Head in the distance
Waves gently lapping the shore
Holding you close to me brings such peace
I want to love you more and more

Chorus
There's a coconut in the tiki hut
Filled with coconut cream
Let's mix some with Hawaiian rum
And have cocktails down by the sea

Verse 2
Kisses sweeter than pineapple punch
Please don't ever stop
Like a big volcano, I lava you lots
You make me blow my top

Chorus
There's a coconut in the tiki hut
Filled with coconut cream
Let's mix some with Hawaiian rum
And have cocktails down by the sea

Bridge
The moon above and the one I love
And the one that truly loves me
Hold on tight, we'll share the night
Two coconuts under the tree

Instrumental

Verse 3
My heart is pounding like island drums
You're shaking like a hula girl
Life is sweet, just you and me
In our own little coconut world

Chorus
There's a coconut in the tiki hut
Filled with coconut cream
Let's mix some with Hawaiian rum
And have cocktails down by the sea
Chorus
There's a coconut in the tiki hut
Filled with coconut cream
Let's mix some with Hawaiian rum
And have cocktails down by the sea
Tag
We'll mix some with Hawaiian rum
And have cocktails down by the sea
There's a coconut in the tiki hut
Coconut in the tiki hut


TRACK 10
LOOKING FORWARD TO NOTHING TO DO
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2002 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I've replied to all of my e-mails
I've returned my incoming calls
I'm taking off my thinking cap
And hanging it on the wall
I'm not looking to the left or right
To search for work left undone
I'm not looking back on the week
The weekends are made for fun

Chorus
I'm looking forward to nothing to do
Just lay back, kick off my shoes
No schedule to keep, I've got nothing to prove
I'm looking forward to nothing to do

Verse 2
I'm hanging my feet off a sailboat
Closing my eyes in a dream
It's amazing how my head can clear
When bathed in a tropical breeze
The day is full of things to do
But no one is making demands
It feels so good to finally say
I really don't have any plans

Chorus
I'm looking forward to nothing to do
Just lay back, kick off my shoes
No schedule to keep, I've got nothing to prove
I'm looking forward to nothing to do

Instrumental

Bridge
Going to slow down, take it easy
No need to be in a rush
If I take a little time just for myself
It's not asking that much

Verse 3
Maybe I'll sit in a deck chair
Or lay in a hammock all day
Maybe I'll stay right here on the boat
And anchor out in the bay
Nothing can be so relaxing
As having no where to be
There's something about doing something
But "nothing," sounds good to me

Chorus
I'm looking forward to nothing to do
Just lay back, kick off my shoes
No schedule to keep, I've got nothing to prove
I'm looking forward to nothing to do
Tag
No schedule to keep, I've got nothing to prove
I'm looking forward to nothing to do


TRACK 11
DANCE AMONG THE STARS        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

Verse 1
Where did she come from, what was it she said
When I was not looking, why did I turn my head
How could the sound of her voice
Make time suspend
Was it the depth of her eyes
That made me fall right in

Chorus
Maybe it was summer
Or the Earth too close to Mars
That made two souls unite and begin
To dance among the stars

Verse 2
What does it matter, where love begins
When you feel yourself falling
There's no need to pretend
That you can hold on, and take it slow
When your heart keeps telling you
Give in and just let go

Chorus
Maybe it was summer
Or the Earth too close to Mars
That made two souls unite and begin
To dance among the stars

Instrumental

Bridge
So many questions, I get confused
It's been said in love and war there are no rules

Verse 3
Who has the answer, what makes love start
Where can you go and hide
When it's filling up your heart
How can you just ignore
What consumes your mind
Why one certain person
At one certain moment in time

Chorus
Maybe it was summer
Or the Earth too close to Mars
That made two souls unite and begin
To dance among the stars
Maybe it was summer
Or the Earth too close to Mars
That made two souls unite and begin
To dance among the stars
Tag
Dance among the stars


TRACK 12
TEXAS MOON
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Let's cuddle like we use to do
Put two chairs out in the yard
Under the Texas Moon

Verse 2
Let's count all the stars and then
We'll talk for awhile, and remember when
When we first, said "I love you"
Now here we are, still under the Texas Moon

Bridge
Hey, look at that, the Man in the Moon
Is he winking at Venus, or me and you
Wait 'til those clouds, are covering his eyes
Now, give me a kiss, and hear him sigh

Instrumental

Verse 3
Let's watch, as the moon passes by
And he says "hello" to the morning sky
Now let's cuddle, inside our room
Put the chairs away
Goodnight Texas Moon


TRACK 13
LIFE ON A BOAT
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Some people say, it doesn't make sense
Moving so slowly at such great expense
Sailing's not cheap, on that I agree
The boat costs money but the wind is free

Chorus
That's life on a boat
Not a place for just ordinary folk
It's a special breed that feel the need
To live their lives afloat
That's life on a boat, when I'm bored
It's the perfect antidote
I'm living it up and never giving up
Life on a boat

Verse 2
Something's wrong, I can tell by her face
She needs some time in her quiet place
I'll stay right here and just man the wheel
'Cause I can understand the way she feels

Chorus
That's life on a boat
Not a place for just ordinary folk
It's a special breed that feel the need
To live their lives afloat
That's life on a boat, when I'm bored
It's the perfect antidote
I'm living it up and never giving up
Life on a boat

Instrumental

Bridge
Maybe it's just a sail for the day
Or you live aboard that tub
Once you discover the beauty of sail
You never can get enough

Verse 3
Onboard boat, it's a tiny world
But the world gets bigger with the sails unfurled
Whether on a river, a lake or the sea
You've always got water front property

Chorus
That's life on a boat
Not a place for just ordinary folk
It's a special breed that feel the need
To live their lives afloat
That's life on a boat, when I'm bored
It's the perfect antidote
I'm living it up and never giving up
Life on a boat
Tag
Living it up and never giving up
Life on a boat


TRACK 14
CUBA GROOVE                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2002 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Ricky Ricardo, playing his conga
Brought Cuba to the U.S.A.
Down to Havana, to the Tropicana
Americans headed to play
The men wore tropical shirts
Women wore big ruffled skirts
All looking for a little romance
That Caribbean beat in the tropical heat
Made every body get up and dance

Chorus
The Cuba groove, was on the move
The beat of a bongo playing a mambo
With a trumpet and a Spanish guitar
The Cuba groove, still on the move
A conga drum and a bottle of rum
Still makes you rumba under the stars

Verse 2
Fidel Castro, he caused a fiasco
October, Nineteen Sixty-two
With his Russian missiles threatening to whistle
Over head the Red, White and Blue
Then came the embargo of all Cuban cargo
No more cigars from Havana town
But that Cuban music, we didn't lose it
Americans still love that sound

Chorus
The Cuba groove, was on the move
The beat of a bongo playing a mambo
With a trumpet and a Spanish guitar
The Cuba groove, still on the move
A conga drum and a bottle of rum
Still makes you rumba under the stars

Bridge
Fedoras, stiletto shoes, mojitos, a table for two
Take a trip, back in time
When the band played Babaloo, Babaloo

Instrumental

Verse 3
Ricky Ricardo, playing his conga
Is now on a Heavenly mission
I don't mean to be picky, but his son Little Ricky
Didn't carry on that Cuban tradition
But we have Gloria Estefan and that Margarita Man
One day he's gonna win a Grammy
But we don't have to go all the way down to Cuba
We only have to go to Miami

Chorus
The Cuba groove, was on the move
The beat of a bongo playing a mambo
With a trumpet and a Spanish guitar
The Cuba groove, still on the move
A conga drum and a bottle of rum
Still makes you rumba under the stars
Tag
When you need to move, there's nothing you can do
Give in to the Cuba groove


TRACK 15
PARROT BAY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Intro Chorus(a capella)
Parrot Bay, that's where I want to play
Night and day, dream my life away
Forever I'll stay, on Parrot Bay, Parrot Bay

Verse 1
I want to live where the sun always shines
And all the waterfalls are flowing with wine
My full time job is to be a beach bum
And every coconut is filled with rum

Chorus
Parrot Bay, that's where I want to play
Night and day, dream my life away
Forever I'll stay, on Parrot Bay

Verse 2
I want to go where there's plenty of room
Macaws and Cockatoos sing island tunes
All around there's a view of the sea
From every hammock under every tree

Chorus
Parrot Bay, that's where I want to play
Night and day, dream my life away
Forever I'll stay, on Parrot Bay

Bridge
There's nothing wrong with living your dreams
No matter where your destination
As for me, it's plain to see
I want to live an eternal vacation
Pack your bags and get away

Chorus
Parrot Bay, that's where I want to play
Night and day, dream my life away
Forever I'll stay, on Parrot Bay, Parrot Bay

Instrumental
Tag
Parrot Bay, Parrot Bay, Parrot Bay

Verse 3
I want to dance under the stars
With my Baby wrapped in my arms
Sit in the beach chairs when we are done
And take a little sip of that coconut rum
Tag
Rum, rum, rum, rum, rum, rum, rum

Chorus
Parrot Bay, that's where I want to play
Night and day, dream my life away
Forever I'll stay, on Parrot Bay
Parrot Bay, that's where I want to play
Night and day, dream my life away
Forever I'll stay, on Parrot Bay
Parrot Bay, Oooo
(Spoken) I'll send you a postcard


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CD Title: GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA © 2002
(Lyrics from 10 songs on the CD)

Track 1
GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2000 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Greetings from Florida; I wish you were here
Florida is beautiful, every day of the year
Each morning you?ll find me, down at the beach
Sunglasses, a beach chair
And a cooler not far from reach
A cold drink to quench my thirst
The sun to warm my bones
Every day I?m in Florida
It feels more and more like home

Verse 2
Greetings from Florida; hey, I'm having fun
Florida is wonderful, laid back life in the sun
At noon you will find me, having lunch in the shade
Meeting all of the tourists
Who tell me, I've got it made
No reason to head back north
When vacation ends
Tomorrow morning, I'll just get up
And start vacation again
Greetings from Florida

Instrumental

Bridge
Spend the days swimming and fishing
Sailing the bay, relaxing and wishing
You were here to share it all with me

Verse 3
Greetings from Florida; best place that I've found
Florida is calling you; it's time to slow down
The moonlit evenings, sunshine all day
Perhaps when you get here, you might want to stay
It might sound like I'm trying to brag
Don't mean to rub it in
I know you will be here soon
With love, until then
Greetings from Florida
Tag
Greetings form Florida
Greetings from Florida


Track 2
EMERALD COAST
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Take a drive on the Emerald Coast with me
Start out in Pensacola, head to Panama City
We're not in a hurry to get there
So put the top down and feel the sun
And the wind in our hair

Chorus
I'm so lucky to be with you
I don't want to boast
I feel like a rich man
On the Emerald Coast

Verse 2
See the emerald colors of the sea
The snow white sand is like sugar
Feel the Gulf coastal breeze
The sun is high in a sky of blue
I don't know which one is brighter
The sunshine or you

Chorus
I'm so lucky to be with you
I don't want to boast
I feel like a rich man
On the Emerald Coast

Instrumental

Verse 3
Let's stop for awhile, sit under a palm
No need to talk about the weather
All is sunny and calm
Let's talk about you and I tonight
A beach walk and a stolen kiss
In the soft moonlight

Chorus
I'm so lucky to be with you
I don't want to boast
I feel like a rich man
On the Emerald Coast
Chorus
I'm so lucky to be with you
I don't want to boast
I feel like a rich man
On the Emerald Coast
Tag
I feel like a rich man
On the Emerald Coast
Mm, I'm the richest man
On the Emerald Coast


Track 3
CAN'T WAIT TO BE IN MIAMI
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Intro Chorus
I want sunshine all the time
I want the music to play night and day
I can't wait to see
I can't wait to be in Miami

Chorus
I want sunshine all the time
I want the music to play night and day
I can't wait to see
I can't wait to be in Miami

Verse 1
Lately, I've been working way too hard
Sometimes I think I'm going to drop
Saved my money, I've got to get away
Go where the music never stops

Chorus
I want sunshine all the time
I want the music to play night and day
I can't wait to see
I can't wait to be in Miami

Verse 2
Every day, I'll work on my tan
Then later get me a back rub, Ooo
Afternoons, I'll listen to the band
Relaxing with a drink in the hot tub

Chorus
I want sunshine all the time
I want the music to play night and day
I can't wait to see
I can't wait to be in Miami

Instrumental

Verse 3
Tonight, I'll put on my dancing shoes
The music makes me feel alive
South Beach Miami's where the music plays
Twenty-four, seven, three-sixty-five

Chorus
I want sunshine all the time
I want the music to play night and day
I can't wait to see
I can't wait to be in Miami

Chorus
I want sunshine all the time
I want the music to play night and day
I can't wait to see
I can't wait to be in Miami
Tag
I can't wait to see
I can't wait to be in Miami
I can't wait to be in Miami


Track 4
CAPTIVE OF CAPTIVA
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
A Florida afternoon
The sun's setting low
It silhouettes her body
Against the Gulf of Mexico
She's been picking up shells all day
I really don't mind
When you have a moment like this
You don't worry about time

Verse 2
Something is happening
I can feel it inside
Makes me wish that it's only us
On a desert isle
No one can be sure
Of when love will start
But that night on Captiva Island
Ahe stole my heart

Chorus
Now I'm a captive of Captiva
No matter how long it's been
That one special moment in time
Draws me back there
Again and again and again

Verse 3
Just a little vacation,
Goes a long long way
Mm, the things that can happen
Well, who can say
The night was getting cooler
So I gave her a squeeze
That's when she blew through my heart
Like a warm summer breeze

Chorus
Now I'm a captive of Captiva
No matter how long it's been
That one special moment in time
Draws me back there
Again and again and again

Instrumental

Bridge
For some it's Niagara Falls
For others, San Francisco Bay
That keeps them going back
To remember their special day
So many smiling faces
Holding hands in so many places
Where lovers go
When they need their own replay

Chorus
Now I'm a captive of Captiva
No matter how long it's been
That one special moment in time
Draws me back there
Again and again and again

Chorus
Now I'm a captive of Captiva
No matter how long it's been
That one special moment in time
Draws me back there
Again and again and again
Tag
Again and again and again
I'm a captive of Captiva


Track 5
GOOD FRIEND OF MINE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2000 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Sometimes, I needed someone
Just as many times, I never asked
I wore a smile even through the hard times
But you could always see through the mask

Chorus
How you do it, I cannot tell
Like a book you read me so well
You?re always there on the front line
Good friend of mine

Verse 2
Sometimes, life seems so empty
I?m surrounded, still I'm alone
Across the miles, you hear my heart cry
Next thing I know there's a ring on the phone

Chorus
How you do it, I cannot tell
Like a book you read me so well
You're always there on the front line
Good friend of mine

Instrumental

Bridge
The years go by; like they say, time does fly
But friends like you last a whole life through

Verse 3
Sometimes, life's full of laughter
A little fun surviving the years
Like a warm bright ray of sunshine
You are there through the joy and tears

Chorus
How you do it, I cannot tell
Like a book you read me so well
You're always there on the front line
Good friend of mine
Tag
You're always there on the frontline
Good friend of mine
You're a good friend of mine


Track 6
SURRENDER TO THE MOON                        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing-Records (BMI)

Verse 1
What a lovely summer; another beautiful day
Looks like everything in life
Is finally going my way
What magical moments, spending time with you
I get this funny feeling inside
And I don't know what I should do

Chorus
You are so wonderful
I can hardly keep my head
I want to tell you how I feel
But not too soon
But when the night falls
And the stars are in your eyes
I can't help myself
I surrender to the moon

Verse 2
What a lovely evening
Music, dinner and wine
I smile and think to myself
My life is mighty fine
You tell me you're happy
And you like me too
But you don't want to rush
And I don't know what I should do

Chorus
You are so wonderful
I can hardly keep my head
I want to tell you how I feel
But not too soon
But when the night falls
And the stars are in your eyes
I can't help myself
I surrender to the moon

Bridge
Every moment of every day, you're on my mind
Every night you fill my dreams
In the past, I've let so much slip away
In the future, patience is the key

Instrumental

Chorus
You are so wonderful
I can hardly keep my head
I want to tell you how I feel
But not too soon
But when the night falls
And the stars are in your eyes
I can't help myself
I surrender to the moon
Tag
I can't help myself
I surrender to the moon


Track 7
SUNSHINE CHILDREN
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
(c) 2000 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Their hands are full of energy
And their heads are full of dreams
Their feet are on a sandy beach
Playing Pirates of the Caribbean
Hey, look out for those crashing waves
Better stay here near the shore
A sun shinny day and my children at play
Who could ask for anything more

Verse 2
Their minds are full of make believe
And their days are full of fun
Their mouths are full of laughter
As they play in the Florida sun
Hey, look out for that coconut
Don't let it fall on your head
Let's cut it up, and make a cup
And drink from it instead

Chorus
Sunshine Children
They love the sand and the sea
I love the days with my Sunshine Children
It brings out the little kid in me

Verse 3
Their faces are full of smiles
And their eyes are full of joy
Their play is full of innocence
In the hearts of little girls and boys
Hey, what's that cooking on the barbeque
It sure smells good to me
It's time to take a little break
And get something to eat

Chorus
Sunshine Children
They love the sand and the sea
I love the days with my Sunshine Children
It brings out the little kid in me

Instrumental

Verse 4
Their future's full of mystery
And their choices like grains of sand
Their lives are full of hope
They just need a guiding hand
Hey, come on, it looks like rain
But we can still have fun
Rain or shine, life is fine
With our own little piece of the sun

Chorus
Sunshine Children
They love the sand and the sea
I love the days with my Sunshine Children
It brings out the little kid in me
Tag
I love the days with my Sunshine Children
It brings out the little kid in me


Track 8
FLORIDA MOON
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Let's cuddle, like we use to do
Put two chairs out in the yard
Under the Florida Moon

Verse 2
Let's count all the stars and then
We'll talk for awhile
And remember when

Verse 3
When we first said, I love you
Now here we are
Still under the Florida Moon

Bridge
Hey look at that, the Man in the Moon
Is he winking at Venus, or me and you
Wait 'til those clouds are covering his eyes
Now give me a kiss, and hear him sigh

Instrumental

Verse 4
Let's watch as the moon passes by
And he says hello to the morning sky

Verse 5
Now let's cuddle inside our room
Put the chairs away
Good night, Florida Moon


Track 9
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Looking out my window; I can see the sun arising
And the waves from the morning tide
I could brew some java; but I say why bother
I don't want to spend the day inside

Chorus
Every new day invites me to get up and go
Find adventure and all the wonders waiting for me
Outside my window

Verse 2
Looking at the new day; I see opportunities
And I want to take each and every one
I could rest on laurels; but they're no good tomorrow
Every day my life has just begun

Chorus
Every new day invites me to get up and go
Find adventure and all the wonders waiting for me
Outside my window

Instrumental

Verse 3
Looking at the future; I see days unnumbered
To spend time with family and friends I love
No need in hibernating; life's too exhilarating
A million days for me are not enough

Chorus
Every new day invites me to get up and go
Find adventure and all the wonders waiting for me
Outside my window
Tag
Outside my window, I can be who I want to be
Outside my window, Life is waiting for me
Outside my window, outside my window


Track 10
SOUTHERN MOST SAIL
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Down in Key West, right there on the shore
There's a buoy that marks
The southern most point
Ninety miles from Cuba
You can't get farther down
As I stand here I just have to laugh
Watching tourists dodging traffic
Seems they all want a picture
So they're just hanging around

Verse 2
As for me, it really doesn't matter
I can stand here but you know I'd rather
View it all from out on the sea
So untie that line, man the rails
All aboard for the southern most sail
That's the best way that I know
To enjoy the Keys

Chorus
What lies beyond the horizon
No one can tell
So everyone all aboard
For the southern most sail

Verse 3
That big hotel, that's the Casa Marina
One of the finest I've ever seen
I'd like to take you there latter on
Maybe drink cocktails
But first let's sail to the Dry Tortugas
Put on the snorkel gear, I want to show you
What lies beneath the southern most sail

Chorus
What lies beyond the horizon
No one can tell
So everyone all aboard
For the southern most sail

Instrumental

Verse 4
Southern sailing, it's so sweet,
Walking the deck with tanned bare feet
Watching the lights come on in Key West town
Time for sunset, look over there
Thousands are waiting in Mallory Sqaure
But we've got the best seats
For watching the sun go down

Chorus
What lies beyond the horizon
No one can tell
So everyone all aboard
For the southern most sail
Chorus
What lies beyond the horizon
No one can tell
So everyone all aboard
For the southern most sail
Tag
Southern most sail
Southern most sail
Southern most sail


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CD Title: DOWN ISLAND WAY © 2001
(Lyrics from 11 songs on the CD)

Track 1
DOWN ISLAND WAY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Hello my friend
I think it's been
Such a long, long time
Let's meet in the Keys
For a glass of ice tea
And some key lime pie
We can wear out our feet
Walking Duval Street
Looking for souvenirs
We'll get something to munch
A cheeseburger for lunch
At Margaritaville

Chorus
Meet me down island way
Key West breezes
Make the palm trees sway
We can shop 'til we drop
And there's no need to stop
At the end of the day
Every night we'll be living it up
Tropical drinks in a bottomless cup
Hey, what do you say
Meet me down island way

Verse 2
There'll be no need for a clock
'Cause the bands on each block
Keep all the time we need
The ring of steel drums
And the guitars strum
To an island beat
I should not mention this but
We'll put the lime in the coconut
And drink it all up
We will let our hair down
We will paint the town
Until the sun comes up

Chorus
Meet me down island way
Key West breezes
Make the palm trees sway
We can shop 'til we drop
And there's no need to stop
At the end of the day
Every night we'll be living it up
Tropical drinks in a bottomless cup
Hey, what do you say
Meet me down island way

Instrumental

VERSE 3
Mallory Square
We'll watch the sunset there
And shop the sidewalk mall
Watch the acrobats
The trained dogs and cats
Don't stop the carnival
It may seem quite mad
But it's not that bad
If you keep in mind
At the end of the Keys
You check your sanity
And live on island time

Chorus
Meet me down island way
Key West breezes
Make the palm trees sway
We can shop 'til we drop
And there's no need to stop
At the end of the day
Every night we'll be living it up
Tropical drinks in a bottomless cup
Hey, what do you say
Meet me down island way
Tag
Hey, what do you say
Meet me down island way


Track 2
CLASSIC SONGS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2000 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1                                                                                        
Take me back to, my old high school
It's never too late
Sing along with, classic songs
They open the gate
To those memories of long, long ago
There was no MTV, just the radio

Chorus
And we sang, (we sang)
Songs like we've only just begun
And we danced, (we danced)
And we lived like a band on the run
We all sang along
With all those classic songs

Verse 2
Listen to the music, you can use it
To stay young at heart
Can't buy me love, and can't get enough
Both are good songs to start
Reminiscing about friends that we know
And where we were
When we heard those songs on the radio

Chorus
And we sang, (we sang)
Songs like we've only just begun
And we danced, (we danced)
And we lived like a band on the run
We all sang along
With all those classic songs

Instrumental

Bridge
We don't have to say goodbye
Yellow brick road, American pie
Girls and boys become women and men
Like Jack and Diane, we remember when

Chorus
We sang, (we sang)
Songs like we've only just begun
And we danced, (we danced
And we lived like a band on the run
Yes, we sang, (we sang)
All through those summer nights
And we danced; (we danced)
Yes, everybody was dancing in the moonlight
We all sang along
With all those classic songs
Tag
We still sing along
With all those classic songs


Track 3
WITH YOU HERE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2003 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)                

Verse 1
Woke up pouting this morning
'Cause I had nothing to do
Well, I guess I had lots of chores
I was just missing you
So I rambled around the house
Doing this and doing that
Soon I found myself wishing
I was where you?re at

Chorus
'Cause a walk on the beach
No, it's just not the same
And all that steel drum music
Sounds like the blues to my ears
And when I look up at that moon
I find myself whispering your name
Yes, life is so much better
With you here

Verse 2
So I strolled under the boardwalk
Trying to clear my head
But I found head full of
Thoughts of you instead
That time we sailed upon the water
Mmm, and you were so kind
Wow, what a day for a daydream
When it's you on my mind

Chorus
'Cause a walk on the beach
No, it's just not the same
And all that steel drum music
Sounds like the blues to my ears
And when I look up at that moon
I find myself whispering your name
Yes, life is so much better
With you here

Instrumental

Verse 3
So I ran back to the house
I got on the telephone
I said; give me a ticket for an airplane
To bring my Baby back home
One more day I will walk alone
One more night I'll have to dream
Of what it's like to have you
Right here next to me

Chorus
Chorus
'Cause a walk on the beach
No, it's just not the same
And all that steel drum music
Sounds like the blues to my ears
And when I look up at that moon
I find myself whispering your name
Yes, life is so much better
With you here
Tag
Yes, life is so much better
With you here
Yes, life is so good
With you here


Track 4
SO FAR AWAY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1998 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
The mist if falling
But I can still see the moon on the range
It looks a bit lonely
I could sure use a change

Chorus
I imagine me with you
And that brightens up my day
How I miss you
When you're so far away

Verse 2
How's the weather in Denver
It was sunny last time I was there
I know you like the mountains
Hiking and clean fresh air
2nd Chorus
I imagine you smiling
And that brightens up my day
How I miss you
When you're so far away

Bridge
It so easy to think of you
I'm surrounded every day
By all our places and the friends we know
It's so hard for me
When you're so far from me

Instrumental

Verse 3
The week's gone by so slow
Sometimes it so hard to wait
Your plane comes in tomorrow
Yes; I'll be waiting there at the gate
3rd Chorus
I imagine that moment
And that brightens up my day
How I miss you
When you're so far away
Tag
I sure miss you
When you're so far away


Track 5
MAGICAL BEAT                                 
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2000 Sailor Boy Publishing-Records (BMI)

Verse 1
There's the magic of music
There's the magic of the sea
There's the magic of both of them
Dwelling inside of me
But friend, I must confess to you
I've written many a song
There's a secret I've been hiding
Now I must pass it along

Chorus
I can write melodies, oh, so sweet
And I can write music that will move your feet
But none of that compares
To the way that my Baby makes my heart beat
Oh, my Baby gives my heart the magical beat

Verse 2
There's the magic of a sailboat
Drifting out on the tide
And there's the magic of a song
To bring back years gone by
And there's the magic of lovers
Walking hand in hand
And there's a magic inside of me
That I just don't understand

Chorus
I can write melodies, oh, so sweet
And I can write music that will move your feet
But none of that compares
To the way that my Baby makes my heart beat
Oh, my Baby gives my heart the magical beat
Tag: Oh, my Baby makes my heart go beat, beat, beat

Instrumental

Verse 3
Add the magic of a tropical beach
To a moonlight dance
Soft music in the distance
Equals the magic of romance
The world is full of magical things
We just play our parts
But all of the magic in all of the world
Can't compare to the magic between two hearts

Chorus
I can write melodies, oh, so sweet
And I can write music that will move your feet
But none of that compares
To the way that my Baby makes my heart beat
Oh, my Baby gives my heart the magical beat
Tag
Oh, my Baby makes my heart, go beat, beat, beat
And the beat goes on, and on and on and on and on
UmHmm, the magical beat


Track 6
NO MORE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell        
© 1995 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
A sturdy craft, a gentle breeze
An aging sailor, mellow seas
The years have come and gone
Now he's left all alone
Only gulls for company

Verse 2
He rides the wind a few miles
Then looks at her picture for awhile
His heart is aching, there's no mistakin'
The tears behind his smile

Chorus
No more walking, hours just talking
About the things they both adored
No more holding hands, won't be making plans
She's not coming back anymore

Bridge
As tears begin to flow
He tries to resist
Remembering how the preacher said
How much she'd be missed

Verse 3
A deep breath, then a sigh
'Cause he promised her he wouldn't cry
The sun is sinking low
He's got no where to go
He's just drifting with the tide

Chorus
No more walking, hours just talking
About the things they both adored
No more holding hands, won't be making plans
She's not coming back anymore
Tag
His heart is aching, there?s no mistakin'
She's not coming back anymore


Track 7
SUNRISE                        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1999 Sailor Boy Publishing-Records (BMI)

Verse 1
Sunrise, a new day
Everyone has their own place to be
If you are headed my way
I'd like you to walk along with me

Verse 2
We can, (we can)
Stop along the way, (stop along the way)
And pretend the day will never end
Later, (later)
In the evening, (in the evening)
We'll laugh and talk, just like old friends

Chorus
Sunrise, (sunrise), a new day
A chance to start anew
Sunrise, (sunrise), I love every new day
It's another day to spend with you

Instrumental

Verse 3
We'll take, an ocean getaway
Stand on the rail, in the cool night air
I'll hold you close and keep you warm
When the sun comes up, we'll still be there

Chorus
Sunrise, (sunrise), a new day
A chance to start anew
Sunrise, (sunrise), I love every new day
It's another day to spend with you

Instrumental Outro


Track 8
I'M A GIRLWATCHER TOO
(c) 1999 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)
Words and Music by Gene Mitchell

Verse 1
Ooo, she;s groovy, you know what I mean
Said my friend, I said, I've already seen
I wasn't born yesterday
Here she comes again, she's having a ball
As she rollerblades along the sea wall
On a beautiful day, Leaves me with nothing to say
Hey but...

Chorus
Years ago, they called us girlwatchers
I never realized
No matter how many years go by
The pretty girl still catches our eye

Verse 2
Ooo, did you see that movie last night
Said my friend, that actress, what a sight
If I only could
Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe
Whether cute and giddy, or sultry and slow
They all are good, Leaves me saying
Hooray for Hollywood

Chorus
Years ago, they called us girlwatchers
I never realized
No matter how many years go by
The pretty girl still catches our eye

Instrumental

Bridge
Year after year, nothing ever changes
Girls still do what they do
Don't be ashamed if you're a girlwatcher
'Cause I'm a girlwatcher too

Verse 3
Ooo, those west coast girls are fine
Said my friend, I said, I will not deny
But you ought to know
Girls back east, they're the most
And don't forget the girls on the third coast
The Gulf of Mexico; leaves me saying
Oh Man, let's pack up and go

Chorus
Years ago, they called us girlwatchers
I never realized
No matter how many years go by
The pretty girl still catches our eye
Chorus
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa
Years ago, they called us girlwatchers
I never realized
No matter how many years go by
The pretty girl still catches our eye
Tag (Spoken)
Here comes one now, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm)


Track 9
IT'S REALLY LOVE THIS TIME
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2005 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Intro Chorus
Just take the time to know me
Look into my eyes
Search into my heart
That's where you will find
What you've been waiting for
What you've been denied
There's no mistake
It's really love this time

Verse 1
You keep saying life's been unfair
You fall in love, but it always goes nowhere
Time moves on, people change their mind
So you keep searching, hoping you will find
Someone who's love is not just words they say
So if you've found it, don't let it slip away

Chorus
Just take the time to know me
Look into my eyes
Search into my heart
That's where you will find
What you've been waiting for
What you've been denied
There's no mistake
It's really love this time

Verse 2
I know there are times I love you was spoken
As idle words that left your heart broken
But don't let it blind you to all we can be
There's got to be a way I can make you see
That my love is not just words I say
I'll feel tomorrow, the way I feel today

Chorus
Just take the time to know me
Look into my eyes
Search into my heart
That's where you will find
What you've been waiting for
What you've been denied
There's no mistake
It's really love this time

Instrumental

Bridge
My love is not just words I say
I'll feel tomorrow, the way I feel today

Chorus
Just take the time to know me
Look into my eyes
Search into my heart
That's where you will find
What you've been waiting for
What you've been denied
There's no mistake
It's really love this time

Chorus
Just take the time to know me
Look into my eyes
Search into my heart
That's where you will find
What you've been waiting for
What you've been denied
There's no mistake
It's really love this time
Tag: It's really love this time


Track 10
MY CORONA                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2000 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Going down to Mexico
Rrade my dollars for some pesos
I have a need to adjust my attitude
It's a long way from Costa Mesa
For a beach and a cold cerveza
But I have a need to change my whole latitude
And you can come along with me if you want
But there's one thing that I won't condone-a
Leave that beeper behind
And keep your hands off my Corona

Chorus
My Corona, it adjusts my attitude
My Corona, changes my whole latitude

Verse 2
On the beach with my toes in the sand
A cold Corona in my hand
The sun on my brow, melting my worries away
That guy right next to me talks up a storm
His story started from the day he was born
I never knew someone could have so much so say
I tell him stand right there if you want
But please, turn off that cell-a-phone-a
Hey, and I see you look
Keep your hands off my Corona

Chorus
My Corona, it adjusts my attitude
My Corona, changes my whole latitude

Instrumental

Verse 3
Later that night underneath the stars
At the hotel, by the pool side bar
I say, Bartender;
"Una cerveza por favor, over here"
A pretty girl comes up and says may I please
Sit next to you, I said; "Si Si
I will not bite you, you have nothing to fear"
I tell her; "Sit right here if you want
I promise I'll talk no bologna
And Bartender, Una mas cerveza por favor
She can have my Corona"

Chorus
My Corona, it adjusts my attitude
My Corona, changes my whole latitude
Tag
My Corona, change your whole latitude


Track 11
SAIL AWAY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
She said, I'm tired of living alone
Need a change of scenery
I need a brand new home

Chorus
And I said, I hear what you're saying
Love is not a game that we've been playing
It's time for us to sail away

Verse 2
I said, I need a brand new start
Willing to change everything
Except the feeling in my heart

Chorus
And she said, I hear what you're saying
Love is not a game that we've been playing
It's time for us to sail away

Bridge
Pack your bags and sail away with me
There's a great big world out there
Waiting for us to see

Verse 3
We said, it's time we made up our minds
If we want to be together, forever
Now is the time

Chorus
And I said, I hear what you're saying
Love is not a game that we've been playing
It's time for us to sail away
Chorus
And she said, I hear what you're saying
Love is not a game that we've been playing
It's time for us to sail away
Tag
You and I
Will sail away


Track 12
DOWN ISLAND WAY (Reprise)
Music and Lyric by Gene Michell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Track 12
DOWN ISLAND WAY (Reprise)
Music and Lyric by Gene Michell
© 2001 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Chorus (a capella)
Meet me down island way
Key West breezes
Make the palm trees sway
We can shop ?til we drop
And there?s no need to stop
At the end of the day
                   (Down island way)
Every night we?ll be living it up
                   (Down island way)
Tropical drinks in a bottomless cup
         (Down ???............island way)
Hey, what do you say, meet me down island way)
(Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up)
Tag
         (Down ???..island way)
Hey, what do you say, meet me down island way



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CD Title: TROPICAL JAZZ © 2000
(Lyrics from 12 songs on the CD)

Track 1
BY THE BEACH
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1998 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
My Mama took a picture
When I was just a boy
About age two or three
Building sand castles down at the beach
Some little friend and me
Ever since I can remember
The ocean was my home
I just can't seem to get it out of my blood
No matter where I roam

Chorus
I guess an old dog you just can't teach
I've got to live down by the beach

Verse 2
I went off and joined the Navy
'Cause that big world I wanted to see
That recruiter said, "Join up son
And we'll send you to Waikiki"
He told the truth, a few months later
I was living in aloha land
I climbed Diamond Head, surfed the big waves
Danced with a Hula Girl, got a suntan

Chorus
I guess an old dog you just can't teach
I've got to live down by the beach

Verse 3
Two years later, I decided
It was time for me to head southeast
Headed down to Florida, hundreds of miles of beach
Oooo, what a feast
There's Jacksonville, Daytona
Cocoa Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami
Pensacola, Tampa, St. Petersburg
Fort Myers and the Florida Keys

Chorus
I guess an old dog you just can't teach
I've got to live down by the beach
Tag: (Spoken) Let's go to the beach!

Instrumental
(Spoken) Surf's up!

Chorus
I guess an old dog you just can't teach
I've got to live down by the beach

Verse 3
Now, I've snorkeled the Virgin Islands
Saw an iguana in Cuba, sailed in Puerto Rico
Kicked off Mardi Gras, partied in Galveston
Drove the Ventura Highway, saw Shamu in San Diego
No matter how many years go by
And no matter where I roam
It all goes back to that picture on the beach
Building castles; the ocean is my home

Chorus
I guess an old dog you just can't teach
I've got to live down by the beach
Chorus
I guess an old dog you'll never teach
I've got to live down by the beach
Tag
Got to live down by the beach
Got to live down by the beach
Life is sweet, down by the beach
Ooh, ooh, by the beach


Track 2
DA WAY SHE MOVE (Tropical Version)
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1998 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
She's got a certain way about her
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh
When I wrap my arms around her
Like da the way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh

Chorus
When we dance it's like slow motion time
Only one thing stays on my mind
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh

Verse 2
Like to watch her mingle in the crowd
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh
Never quiet, but then not too loud
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh

2nd Chorus
When she's talking with her friends, they smile
I sit back, thinking all the while
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh
Tag
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh

Bridge
She moves across the floor
Dancing like the wind
She's like you've never seen before
And will never see again
Ooh, ooh, ooh, Like da way she move

Instrumental

3rd Chorus
When it's late at night; and the fire is low
Music's soft and we're dancing slow
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh
Tag
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh
Like da way she move, ooh, ooh, ooh
Like da way she move

Track 3
SUMMER'S BACK
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1998 Sailor Boy Publishing

Verse 1
Sittin' on the seashore, strumming on my guitar
Look down the beach, just out of reach
Oh how I wish, she would walk my way
Soaking up the hot sun, sippin' on a cold one
I've got more on ice, it would sure be nice
If she would, wait, here she comes
It's a beautiful day
I'm glad that

Chorus
Summer's back, (summer's back)
The beach is alive, (the beach is alive)
I love swimming pool, a river bank
And the lake on the fourth of July
Thank goodness summer's back

Verse 2
Ooh, she could teach that, folding out a beach mat
Oiling her skin, my word, that's a sin
Life sure is good, down by the sea
(down by the deep blue sea)
My eyes are making passes
Over the top of my sunglasses
It must be a good book; she won't even look
Her Mama must have warned her (look out girl)
About boys like me
(the boys of summer are back)
I'm glad that

Chorus
Summer's back, (summer's back)
The beach is alive, (the beach is alive)
I love swimming pool, a river bank
And the lake on the fourth of July
Thank goodness summer's back
(Spoken: Ah, take it John)

Instrumental

Bridge
Well now, summer small and summer large
Summer on bicycles and summer in cars
Summer short and summer tall
And summer are barely wearing a bathing suit at all

Chorus
Summer's back, (summer's back)
The beach is alive, (the beach is alive)
I love swimming pool, a river bank
And the lake on the fourth of July
Thank goodness summer's back
(Spoken) Speaking of back, let's get back to my story

Verse 3
Ooh, she just looked up, I think I'm gonna hook up
I'm a patient guy, but I'm not too shy
I said, Honey can I come over there and sit with you
She stops her reading, so I stop my pleading
She thinks for awhile; then she gives me a smile
Says, I think there's room on my beach mat for two
(Spoken) Honey, me and you!

2nd Chorus
Summer's back, (summer's back)
The beach is alive, (the beach is alive)
I love swimming pool, a river bank
And the lake on the fourth of July
There's no use pretending, it's a matter of fact
Every body gets happy when summer's back
Tag (Spoken)
Summer's back (Spoken) Pass that suntan oil
Summer's back, (Spoken) Let me rub some on your back
Summer's back, (Spoken) Are you glad summer's back
Summer's back, (Spoken) Now, rub some on my back
It's a fact, Jack, (Spoken) I'm glad summer's back
Summer's back, (Spoken) Mmm, that's warm
Summer's back, (Spoken) Woah, don't you love it!


Track 4
TROPICAL EXPRESS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1999 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Intro Chorus
If you're tired my friend and need a rest
Highway A-1-A will relieve your stress
Come and ride with me, on the Tropical Express

Verse 1
Come along with me, we're going to have some fun
Driving down to Key West to enjoy the sun
Leave our work and all the cold behind
Going to make summer come a little bit ahead of time
(Spoken) Let's go!

Verse 2
You can get there faster if you take an air-o-plane
But it's more fun when you drive the A-1-A
And the preferred method I have found
Is driving in my car with the top down

Chorus
So, If you're tired my friend and need a rest
Highway A-1-A will relieve your stress
Come and ride with me, on the Tropical Express

Verse 3
We'll all be laughing as the wind blows through our hair
Look to the left, the right, blue water everywhere
Singing as we tune in to Key West radio
Counting mile-markers down
(Spoken) Three - two - one - ZERO!

Chorus
So, If you're tired my friend and need a rest
Highway A-1-A will relieve your stress
Come and ride with me, on the Tropical Express

Instrumental

Verse 4
Has the daily grind, brought you to your knees
I can understand, the same is true for me
Now and then, every one needs a retreat (Spoken) Let's go!
There's a party waiting down on Duval Street

Chorus
So, If you're tired my friend and need a rest
Highway A-1-A will relieve your stress
Come and ride with me, on the Tropical Express
Tag
Take it easy, on the Tropical Express
(On the Tropical Express)
Come along with me, we're going to have some fun
(On the Tropical Express)
Driving down to Key West, to enjoy the sun
(On the Tropical Express)


Track 5
LOVE IN THE EARLY STAGES
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell,
© 1994 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
There's a girl at the table in the corner
Having Sunday brunch alone
As the waiter takes her order
They page her for the telephone
And as she places the phone to her ear
No one knows the words she hears
She acts casual, but here's the irony
By that look on her face, it's easy to see

Chorus
She's got love in the early stages
She just can't hide it though she tries
She's got love in the early stages
You can see it in her eyes

Verse 2
When she returns to the table
The waiter's pouring her champagne
Now the girl that was so casual
Is not acting quite the same
She sits there calmly, and thinks no one can tell
That within her heart anticipation swells
She asks the waiter to please set another place
He gives her a wink, 'cause he can see it on her face

Chorus
She's got love in the early stages
She just can't hide it though she tries
She's got love in the early stages
You can see it in her eyes

Bridge
They sparkle like lakes in the moonlight
Her heart floats with clouds, leaving no doubt
She's in love
And when he arrives; his presence works magic
Her face starts shining like the sun

Instrumental

2nd Bridge
When you fall in love, it's really no surprise
You recognize it by that feeling inside
Just what she's feeling, only I know for sure
Because I am the man, that she was waiting for

Chorus
She's got love in the early stages
She just can't hide it though she tries
She's got love in the early stages
You can see it in her eyes
Chorus
She's got love in the early stages
She just can't hide it though she tries
She's got love in the early stages
You can see it in her eyes


Track 6
COLD SEATTLE NIGHT
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2000 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I get this feeling, low down and blue
Same old story, nothing is new
I've heard it told, so many times
Never thought the story would one day be mine

Verse 2
I can't stop the pain in my head
Trying to remember, just what I said
That left you crying, hurting inside
Rain is pouring down, on a cold Seattle night

Chorus
Oh, you've got such a hold on my heart
I know that I was wrong
If I could just get you back in my arms
I'd tell you I'm sorry, and I'd bring you back home

Verse 3
Turn off the TV, nothing is on
The radio is playing another sad song
I'm just missing you, nothing seems right
Wonder where you are, on this cold Seattle night

Chorus
Oh, you've got such a hold on my heart
I know that I was wrong
If I could just get you back in my arms
I'd tell you I'm sorry, and I'd bring you back home

Instrumental

Verse 4
I keep watching the clock on the wall
I keep listening for your telephone call
I just can't sit here, I know you were right
Got to go out and find you
Oh, on this cold Seattle night

Chorus
Oh, you've got such a hold on my heart
I know that I was wrong
If I could just get you back in my arms
I'd tell you I'm sorry, and I'd bring you back home
Tag
On this cold Seattle night
Oh, it's a cold Seattle night
Oh, it's a cold Seattle night


Track 7
I'M RIGHT HERE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1999 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I can tell by the look on your face
Your mind is some other place
If you only knew, Oh, my dear

Chorus
There's someone who loves you
I'm right here

Verse 2
I can tell by the words you say
Someone broke your heart when they walked away
My Darling, say no more, have no fear

Chorus
There's someone who loves you
I'm right here

Verse 3
I can tell by the look in your eyes
There's despair I can only surmise
If you could only see, it?s perfectly clear

Chorus
There's someone who loves you
I'm right here
Tag: I'm right here

Instrumental

Bridge
You are so beautiful, inside and out
I am here to relieve your doubt
Whether it's raining or it's a sunny day
I'm right here and I won't go away

Verse 4
Don't let love make you blind
Now there's no need wasting more time
Forget about him, dry your tears

Chorus
There's someone who loves you
I'm right here
Tag
I'm right here, I'm right here
Oh my Darling, can't you see
I,m right here, for you
I'm right here


Track 8
SWEETEST SMILE                                 
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1999 Sailor Boy Publishing-Records (BMI)

Verse 1
She's got the sweetest smile
Makes it easy enough
To put aside the morning news
And watch the girl I love

Chorus
She's getting ready for work
Having trouble with her hair
That's my cue to give her a hug
And tell her how much I care
And bring back the sweetest smile

Verse 2
She's got the sweetest smile
Makes it easy enough
To forget my busy day
Have lunch with the girl I love

2nd Chorus
She talks about her morning
Excitement in her eyes
Though I listen to every word
I can't help but be mesmerized
By the sweetest smile

Instrumental

Bridge
What more can I ask for
When I have everything I need
All I've ever hoped for
Is wrapped up for me
In the sweetest smile

Verse 3
She's got the sweetest smile
Makes it easy enough
To take off early and hurry home
Spend time with the girl I love

3rd Chorus
As the evening wears on
Her eyes begin to close
She falls asleep as I hold her
What she's dreaming of, I don't know
But she's got the sweetest smile
Tag
I think I'll just watch for awhile


Track 9
SAILING BACK HOME TO YOU
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1982 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I'll remember many nights like this
Nights in future times I'll miss
The quietness of the ocean breeze
Moon and stars reflecting on the sea
The days will come, the days will go
At least I'll have something to show
I didn't sit around, didn't waste my time
I saw the world while the chance was mine

Chorus
So don't you run out of patience
Don't you give up on me
I'm finally getting to see all those places
I've always wanted to see
It won't be long and I'll be through
On my way, sailing back home to you

Verse 2
There's no way to travel except by the sea
Sailing brings out that certain part of me
The emptiness, fulfillment too
Of leaving behind, then reuniting with you
It won't last forever; soon I'll be coming home
Being together was always better
Than being all alone

Chorus
So don't you run out of patience
Don't you give up on me
I'm finally getting to see all those places
I've always wanted to see
It won't be long and I'll be through
On my way, sailing back home to you

Bridge
When I get back home to you
I'm going to take your hand in mine
And say, thank you
I really appreciate you being so kind
To let me go on living
My life as I have planned
A long and struggling journey
From a boy into a man
It won't be long and I'll be through
On my way, sailing back home to you


Track 10
GOING BACK TO GEORGIA
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2000 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Going back to Georgia to my family and friends
Way down in Dixie, back where my life began
Oh, I'm going to reminisce my childhood days
And dream about the times, when I lived each day
With Georgia on my mind

Verse 2
From the city of Atlanta
Down to Brunswick's Golden Isles
From Columbus to Savannah
They greet you with a smile
Oh yes, they'll take the time to shake your hand
And ask you how've you been
Look us up when you pass this way again

Chorus
Yes, I'm going, I'm going back to Georgia
Where my memory strays to the southern ways
Of my youthful yesterdays
From New York, to the coast of California
There's no place I'd rather be than Georgia

Verse 3
From the textile mills to the cotton fields
Where the sweat runs in your eyes
From all night jukin' to Grandma's cookin'
And homemade pecan pie
Where the pine trees line the winding roads
Seems they'll never end
Oh, I thank the Lord
I'm going back to Georgia once again

Chorus
Yes, I'm going, I'm going back to Georgia
Where my memory strays to the southern ways
Of my youthful yesterdays
From New York, to the coast of California
There?s no place I'd rather be than Georgia

Instrumental

Verse 4
Going back to Georgia to my friends and family
Way down in Dixie; If you're ever looking for me
Oh, I'll be right there with my folks at home
Standing proud and tall
They'll say, Son, it's good to have you back
It's like you never left at all
Welcome back to Georgia

Chorus
Yes, I'm going, I'm going back to Georgia
Where my memory strays to the southern ways
Of my youthful yesterdays
From New York, to the coast of California
There's no place I'd rather be than Georgia
Tag
I've been from New York to the coast of California
Thank God, I'm going back to Georgia


Track 11
THE WAY SHE MOVES (Jazz Version)
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1998 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)                

Verse 1
She's got a certain way about her
I like the way she moves
When I wrap my arms around her
I like the way she moves
When we dance it's like slow motion time
Only one thing stays on my mind
I like the way she moves

Verse 2
I like to watch her mingle in the crowd
I like the way she moves
Never quiet, but then not too loud
I like the way she moves
When she's talking with her friends, they smile
I sit back, thinking all the while
I like the way she moves

Chorus
She moves across the floor
Dancing like the wind
She's like you've never seen before
And will never see again
Oh, it's true
I like the way she moves

Instrumental

Bridge
When it's late and the fire is low
Music's soft and we're dancing slow
I like the way she moves

Chorus
She moves across the floor
Dancing like the wind
She's like you've never seen before
And will never see again
Oh, it's true
I like the way she moves
Tag
Oh, It's so true
I like the way she moves
I like the way she moves
I like the way she moves
Oh....


Track 12
TRIBAL REVIVAL
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
(c) 1999 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI

Verse 1
In the seventeenth century
A missionary sailed the Caribbean Sea
Came upon an island with big palm trees
Stopped to preach the gospel to the aborigines

Verse 2
The natives met him at the quiet lagoon
They threw a big feast under the tropical moon
When the missionary put on his priestly attire
The natives started dancing around the big bon fire

Chorus
And while the missionary continued to preach
The natives had a real good time
He wrote back home it was a tribal revival
It was only a conga line
Oh, it was a conga line, a conga line
Everyone was doing the conga line
He wrote back home it was a tribal revival
It was only a conga line

Verse 3
All night long, they beat on the drum
They danced and sang in the island tongue
Hands on hips, they went 'round and 'round
Weaving through the camp like a snake on the ground

Chorus
And while the missionary continued to preach
The natives had a real good time
He wrote back home it was a tribal revival
It was only a conga line
Oh, it was a conga line, a conga line
Everyone was doing the conga line
He wrote back home it was a tribal revival
It was only a conga line

Instrumental

Verse 4
Now you?ve learned a bit of history
Let's jump to the twenty-first century
Tribal Revival, it's alive!
Every time we do the conga line

2nd Chorus
Oh, the conga line, the conga line
Everyone was doing the conga line
He wrote back home it was a tribal revival
It was only a conga line
Oh, it was a conga line, a conga line
Everyone was doing the conga line
He wrote back home it was a tribal revival
It was only a conga line
Tag
It's the survival of Tribal Revival
When we do the conga line

Track 13
CONGA LINE (Instrumental) (2:14 in length)
Music by Gene Mitchell
© 1999 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)


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CD Title: BIG COCONUT © 1998
(Lyrics from 12 songs on the CD)

Track 1
BIG COCONUT
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1998 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I was born in the sunshine
In the middle of July
In a harbor town where the summers
Are so hot and dry
The music of the islands
I always loved the most
As it crept up from the tropics
To the southeast Georgia coast

Chorus
They said I was crazy
They called me insane
They told me I was loco, but..
I'm just a big coconut

Verse 2
My friends said to get with it
No one listens to music like that
If you want to play guitar
You've got to wear a big cowboy hat
(not that, a big cowboy hat)
So I mixed that country music
With the blues and rock and roll
Added calypso rhythms
Some jazz and Motown soul

Chorus
They said I was crazy
They called me insane
They told me I was loco, but..
I'm just a big coconut

Short Instrumental

Verse 3
In my years I have traveled
From the land where the hurricane blows
To where the trees are always green
And the mountain tops are covered with snow
People there like those high latitudes
The cold is too much for me
Just give me the tropics
I don't mind the humidity

Chorus
They said I was crazy
They called me insane
They told me I was loco, but..
I'm just a big coconut

Instrumental
Tag: Big Coconut

Verse 4
I'm not alone in my story
There are many across the land
Would rather sit back on an island
With a tropical drink in their hand
(coconuts; they're big coconuts)
Listening to the steel drum music
The conga drums keeping the time
With smiles on our faces
Slowly going out of our minds

2nd Chorus
They say that we're crazy
The call us insane
They tell us we're loco, but
We're all just big coconuts
Chorus
You can say that I'm crazy
Call me insane
Tell me I'm loco, but
I'm just a big coconut
Tag:                              
We're all just big coconuts
(I'm a coconut, we're all coconuts)
I'm just a big coconut
(I'm a coconut, are you a coconut)
We're all just big coconuts
(I'm a coconut, we're all coconuts)
I'm just a big coconut
(Wouldn't you like to be a)
BIG COCONUT!


Track 2
THE SUN AND THE WIND
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
It's a sunny day, no time to delay
Boating season's open; raise the sail up the mast
Take it nice and easy, as the power boats go past
No fumes to loom; no motor too loud
Just the flapping of the canvas
As we're coming about

Chorus
Oh, what a day to spend
In the sun and the wind

Verse 2
It's a lazy day, as we sail around the bay
Imagination takes hold; Hey; who's that on the shore
Is it pirates digging treasure
Ah, they've got grub for sure
So let's drop the top, put the dinghy in the waves
All aboard now, Maties; it's time to be brave

2nd Chorus
Oh what a day to pretend
In the sun and the wind

Bridge
There's a picnic on the beach
People digging clams and trying to teach
The children how to swim
And a sailor always will
Go ashore when there's food on the grill
And there are plenty of friends
It happens time and again
In the sun and the wind

Instrumental

Verse 3
It's the end of the day, no more time for play
The sun is finally setting, the wind is dying down
Sailors are telling stories, at the tavern in the town
So let's tack on back, rest our weary heads
We could stay up all night talking
Best to dream instead

3rd Chorus
Of our two best friends
The sun and the wind
Tag
Oh, a sailor's two best friends
The sun and the wind
The sun and the wind


Track 3
HOW ABOUT SUNDAY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)
        
Verse 1
How about Sunday
We get up early and get away
Drive down by the ocean
And have brunch at that beach café

Chorus
How to show you I love you
Was easy to decide
Memories last forever
I'll give you all my time

Verse 2
So, how about Sunday
When it's late in the afternoon
We walk down by the ocean
Look for shells and driftwood too

2nd Chorus
How to show you I love you
That will last throughout the years
A day full of memories
And shells for souvenirs
Tag
So, how about Sunday

Instrumental

Bridge
Every time I see your face
I realize my place
Is always beside you

Verse 3
So how about Sunday
When the sun tells us goodnight
We stay down by the ocean
And have dinner by candlelight

3rd Chorus
How to show you I love you
That will be yours and yours alone
Memories and souvenirs
And a song to call your own
Tag
So how about Sunday
How about Sunday


Track 4
JAMAICAN ME CRAZY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I took a trip to Jamaica
To get out of the rain
Now the sun's shining on my body
But my head's in a hurricane, I say

Chorus
Rum, Jamaican me crazy
Sun, Jamaican me lazy
And with your beaches so white
And your water so blue
Jamaica, me fall in love with you

Verse 2
I spot a pretty girl on the beach
I've got to go and say hello
She said, "Hey, Mister your mind moves so fast
But your body moves much too slow"

Chorus
Rum, Jamaican me crazy
Sun, Jamaican me lazy
And with your beaches so white
And your water so blue
Jamaica, me fall in love with you

Instrumental

Bridge
Jamaica me laugh, Jamaica me sing
Oh, Jamaica, Jamaica me feel
Like a tropical king

Verse 3
The sun goes down in that Kingston town
I get voodoo in my feet
It's caused by a little bit of rum
And a little bit of sun
But it's mostly that reggae beat

2nd Chorus
Rum, Jamaican me crazy
Sun, Jamaican me lazy
Hey, Mr. Rasta Man, play that reggae song
Jamaica me dance all night long

Chorus
Rum, Jamaican me crazy
Sun, Jamaican me lazy
And with your beaches so white
And your water so blue
Jamaica, me fall in love with you
Tag
Jamaica me, Jamaica me
Jamaica me fall in love with you


Track 5
HOLDING YOU CLOSE TO ME                                 
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1994 Sailor Boy Publishing-Records (BMI)

Verse 1
Days, were longer than years
While I waited to see you again
But now, that you're here
My only wish is the day would never end

Verse 2
Strolling along
Heart to heart, hand in hand
Sit for awhile, and talk about things
Only lovers can understand

Chorus
Like a walk in the rain when the sky is blue
And the sun tries to shine
Love is growing patiently
Good times bring such happy smiles
And living is so worthwhile
Just holding you close to me

Verse 3
Talk, talk about days and times
That went before
Silence, when the candles get low
And there's no need to talk anymore

Chorus
Like a walk in the rain when the sky is blue
And the sun tries to shine
Love is growing patiently
Good times bring such happy smiles
And living is so worthwhile
Just holding you close to me

Instrumental

Chorus
Like a walk in the rain when the sky is blue
And the sun tries to shine
Love is growing patiently
Good times bring such happy smiles
And living is so worthwhile
Just holding you close to me
Tag
Just holding you close to me


Track 6
TWO HEARTS ON ONE BREEZE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Your heart was broken
In need of some repair
My heart was open
Willing to take me anywhere
And when your eyes of sadness
Chanced upon my eyes so free
I prayed you'd find the courage
To take a chance on me

Verse 2
So I walked on over
Inquired as to your name
With your hand on my shoulder
You tried hard to explain
That love had been unkind
And you had barely survived
But love is always worth the risk
Won't you give it one more try

Chorus
For hearts full of remorse
With no love to chart their course
Will forever be, castaways as sea
But love will never fail
When dreams caress our sails
We will find the passage home
And never be alone
Sail with me, and we'll be
Two hearts on one breeze

Instrumental

Verse 3
I may be trying
Too hard to change your mind
Take your years of crying
And cast them all behind
Hold my hand and we will fly
On the wings of time
And when you look back you'll be glad
You gave love one more try

Chorus
For hearts full of remorse
With no love to chart their course
Will forever be, castaways as sea
But love will never fail
When dreams caress our sails
We will find the passage home
And never be alone
Sail with me, and we'll be
Two hearts on one breeze

Instrumental Outro


Track 7
OUT PAST THE REEF
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1994 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Let's go sailing out past the reef
And leave all our cares behind
The world is getting too crazy for me
Honey, I think it's time, we go

Chorus
Out past the reef, where the sea is calm
The drifting tide acts just like a balm
Soothing our hearts and freeing our minds
To dream of treasures yet to find
Out past the reef, the sky is blue
There's an endless horizon for me and you
If we believe, we'll find our dreams
Out past the reef

Verse 2
Let's walk the beach of a tropical isle
And feel the sand between our toes
And when the sun begins to set
There's a place we can go

Chorus
Out past the reef, where the sea is calm
The drifting tide acts just like a balm
Soothing our hearts and freeing our minds
To dream of treasures yet to find
Out past the reef, the sky is blue
There's an endless horizon for me and you
If we believe, we'll find our dreams
Out past the reef

Instrumental

Bridge
Let's sit on deck with a glass of wine
Count all the stars in the sky
Tonight, it's only you and I

Chorus
Out past the reef, where the sea is calm
The drifting tide acts just like a balm
Soothing our hearts and freeing our minds
To dream of treasures yet to find
Out past the reef, the sky is blue
There's an endless horizon for me and you
If we believe, we'll find our dreams
Out past the reef
Tag
Honey, if we believe, we'll find our dreams
Out past the reef
Honey, if we believe, we'll find our dreams
Out past the reef


Track 8
TIDE I RIDE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
I'm weary from traveling, my ship's run aground
No need in letting the anchor down
Safe in the harbor, stuck fast on the shore
The tide will have to rise
Before I'm out to sea once more

Chorus
You are the tide I ride
You are the wind
Letting me dream my dreams
Then bringing me home again

Verse 2
The morning horizon, is calling to me
How can I hold back, what's meant to be
No need to worry, you're love keeps me strong
Will safely take me there
Then bring me back where I belong

Chorus
You are the tide I ride
You are the wind
Letting me dream my dreams
Then bringing me home again

Instrumental

Chorus
You are the tide I ride
You are the wind
Letting me dream my dreams
Then bringing me home again
Tag
You let me dream my dreams
Then you bring me home again


Track 9
SWIMMING POOL
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell

Verse 1
Woke up Saturday morning
I'd rather have stayed in bed
But I've got one little girl, one little boy
Got other plans for me instead
They've got their masks and their snorkels
And flippers already on their feet
Towels hanging around their neck
They're smiling and waiting for me

Chorus
Well I guess I've got no choice
Everybody knows the rules
Got to get out of bed, shake out the cobwebs
And watch them playing in the swimming pool

Verse 2
"Watch me turn a flip this time
And watch me do a cannon ball
Can't we stay just five more minutes
We've hardly been swimming at all
Throw a dime to the bottom
And watch how long I hold my breath"
It's times like these when I realize
Life is so much more than myself

2nd Chorus
Well I guess I've got no choice
Everybody knows the rules
This is the way I'll spend my Saturday
I'll watch them playing in the swimming pool

Instrumental

Verse 3
"Hey Daddy, come play with us
The water is not too cold"
I dip my foot and it sure feels that way
Or maybe I'm just getting old
I've got a task on my shoulders
And moments like these are too sweet
The sun feels good on these old aching bones
But they're smiling and waiting for me

3rd Chorus
Well I guess I've got no choice
Everybody knows the rules
Time for this man to be a boy again
And join them playing in the swimming pool
Tag
Oh, how this man is just a boy again
When we're playing in the swimming pool


Track 10
CALEDONIA
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1979 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
South Pacific sunset, reminds me of my home
I'm having fun yet, I am all alone
But with the sun and the sand
And the surf, I'll be fine
Take a break from work, relax and unwind
Caledonia, you came right one time

Verse 2
Caledonia moonlight, brings on the night time world
I hope that soon I will meet that pretty girl
The music's playing, there's dancing in the street
Her dress is swaying up above her knees

Chorus
Caledonia, you've been good to me
Whoa; Caledonia, you've been good to me

Bridge
Say there, French lady
Don't you tell me maybe
Now is the time to make up your mind
Come on and dance with me
Or I'll go crazy

Instrumental

Verse 3
South Pacific sunrise; makes me feel right at home
I'm having fun, right; 'Cause I am not alone
You know that pretty French girl
Is sitting right here with me
We're going to waste away the day
Under the coconut tree

Chorus
Caledonia, you've been good to me
Whoa; Caledonia, you've been good to me
Chorus
Oh, Caledonia, you've been good to me
Whoa; Caledonia, you've been good to me
Tag
Whoa; Caledonia, you've been
So good to me


Track 11
YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW IS TODAY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1

Hey there, what's your name
I have seen you here before
Don't you remember yesterday
That was me that you ignored
I asked you if you'd like to talk
Maybe walk along the shore
You said ask you tomorrow
And don't bother you anymore
Everyday you're giving me the same old line
You keep talking about tomorrow
It's time to make up your mind

Chorus
Why wait until tomorrow
You said that yesterday
If you're waiting for tomorrow
Yesterday's tomorrow is today

Verse 2
Hey, it's been a year
I've got to give it my best shot
We're not getting younger
I think it's time we tied the knot
You said ask you tomorrow
Where have I heard those words before
Put me off no longer, I can't take it anymore
Everyday you're giving me the same old line
You keep talking about tomorrow
It's time to make up your mind

Chorus
Why wait until tomorrow
You said that yesterday
If you're waiting for tomorrow
Yesterday's tomorrow is today

Instrumental

Bridge
Oh, but as time goes by
The tables often turn
Man is smart, but the woman is smarter
And he won't ever learn

Verse 3
Get out and mow that lawn
She said I've asked you twice
Well, what's a man to do
When the woman's not so nice
The baseball game is on
And it's too hot out in the yard
Tomorrow will be another day
And the work won?t seem so hard
When a man loves a woman
There are things he must allow
Like when the woman says
"You sit too long
Get up and go right now"

Chorus
Why wait until tomorrow
You said that yesterday
If you're waiting for tomorrow
Yesterday's tomorrow is today
Tag
Yesterday's tomorrow is today


Track 12
MIND ON THE ISLANDS                        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1998 Sailor Boy Publishing-Records (BMI)

Verse 1
I've got my mind on the islands
I close my eyes and I see
You and I in our bathing suits
Swimming in the Florida Keys

Verse 2
I've got my mind on the islands
Key Largo and Sugarloaf Key
You and I walking 'round the towns
Doing whatever we please

Chorus
I've got my mind on the islands
Islands not so far away
I've got my mind on the islands
I say, it's time for a holiday

Verse 3
I've got my mind on the islands
Where relax is the word of the day
You and I sipping tropical drinks
In the shade at a sidewalk café

Chorus
I've got my mind on the islands
Islands not so far away
I've got my mind on the islands
I say, it's time for a holiday

Instrumenal

Bridge
I see the two of us sailing
A tropical breeze in your hair
Holding you close, I'll be steering
Taking us to, who cares

Chorus
I've got my mind on the islands
Islands not so far away
I've got my mind on the islands
I say, it's time for a holiday

Verse 4
I've got my mind on the islands
Living the life of ease
You and I underneath the moon
Underneath a coconut tree

Chorus
I've got my mind on the islands
Islands not so far away
I've got my mind on the islands
I say, it's time for a holiday

2nd Bridge
Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada
We're on a quest
Long Key, Marathon, Big Pine
We're going all the way to Key West

Chorus
I've got my mind on the islands
Islands not so far away
I've got my mind on the islands
I say, it's time for a holiday
Tag
I've got my mind on the islands
I say, it's time for a holiday
A holiday, is what we need
Let's head for the Florida Keys


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CD Title: CARRIBEAN COWBOY © 1997
(Lyrics from 10 songs on the CD)

Track 1
RUM AND COCA-COLA        
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1996 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Chorus
Rum and Coca-Cola, Java and granola
One is for the night time, one is for the day
One gets me going, one carries me away

Verse 1
Every morning I can be found
At the little cafe at the edge of town
I am so sleepy but I've got to get up
Get granola in me bowl and Java in me cup
And sing...

Chorus
Rum and Coca-Cola, Java and granola
One is for the night time, one is for the day
One gets me going, one carries me away

Verse 2
Every evening I like to go
To the beach and watch the sun sinking low
Have a glass of Coca-Cola and a little bit of rum
Helps me to unwind when the day is done
I sing...

Chorus
Rum and Coca-Cola, Java and granola
One is for the night time, one is for the day
One gets me going, one carries me away

Instrumental

Verse 3
When my life is getting routine
I jump on my boat and I sail out to sea
Get onboard you are invited to come
Just bring Java, granola, Coca-Cola and rum
We'll sing...

Chorus
Rum and Coca-Cola, Java and granola
One is for the night time, one is for the day
One gets me going, one carries me away, let?s sing..

Chorus
Rum and Coca-Cola, Java and granola
One is for the night time, one is for the day
One gets me going, one carries me away


Track 2
CARIBBEAN COWBOY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1996 Sailor Boy Publishing-Records (BMI)

Verse 1
I've got no horse, I've got a boat
I don't sit in the saddle, I merely float
Searching for my fortune and my fame
I've got no rope, I've got riggin'
I've got no shovel, but Man, I'm diggin'
The feel of the power
Of the jib and the main

Verse 2
I've got no cows, I've got the seals
They've got no horns, but no big deal
They sit on the rocks
And they bask in the sun all day
I've got no cactus, in the desert sand
But I've got buoys out from the land
They ring and they ding
As they guide me through the bay

Chorus
I'm a Caribbean Cowboy; No, I'll never change
I'm riding the wind, instead of the range
I'm going to sail, where the water is warm
Folks on land say;
"Ship ahoy! It's that Caribbean Cowboy"

Instrumental
Tag
Folks on land say;
"Ship ahoy! It's that Caribbean Cowboy"

Verse 3
I've got no mountains, I've got the waves
I've got no damsel, I've got to save
I'm out to save the porpoise
And the humpback whale
I've got no cowgirl, but that's alright
'Cause I'll find me a mermaid, one of these nights
She'll look so pretty
With the moonlight on her scales

Chorus
I'm a Caribbean Cowboy; No, I'll never change
I'm riding the wind, instead of the range
I'm going to sail, where the water is warm
Folks on land say;
"Ship ahoy! It's that Caribbean Cowboy"

Chorus
I'm a Caribbean Cowboy; No, I'll never change
I'm riding the wind, instead of the range
I'm going to sail, where the water is warm
Folks on land say;
"Ship ahoy! It's that Caribbean Cowboy"
Tag
Folks on land say;
"Ship ahoy! It's that Caribbean Cowboy"
(Spoken and fade)
Hoist 'em up, fluff 'em out
Get the wind in them sails
I'm out of here
Off into that Caribbean sunset
Mmmm, I'm going to find that mermaid
She's out there somewhere
I think I last saw her over by Vieques
Over Puerto Rico way


Track 3
JELLYFISH
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1995 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
First time she met him, his look was so cool
I'd been so long since she'd been played the fool
She was ready for love, willing to sink or swim
She held her breath, and she plunged right in

Verse 2
He moves so slow so smooth, with grace and style
Had her believing, like a naïve child
Her friends said; "Watch out now, he's not sincere
We've seen him with another girl, it's all too clear"

Chorus
He's like a jellyfish, you can see right through him
He's like a jellyfish, his sting is so cruel
He's like a jellyfish, you can see right through him
Behind his smile there lies, a heart as cold as ice

Verse 3
He dropped by last night, to apologize
He almost had her with that look in his eyes
But the room was cold, she'd felt it before
He can fool her once, but he won't fool her no more

Chorus
He's like a jellyfish, you can see right through him
He's like a jellyfish, his sting is so cruel
He's like a jellyfish, you can see right through him
Behind his smile there lies, a heart as cold as ice

Instrumental

Bridge
Now she can see
Right through his disguise
She said, "Why don?t you just swim
Right out of my life'

Chorus
He's like a jellyfish, you can see right through him
He's like a jellyfish, his sting is so cruel
He's like a jellyfish, you can see right through him
Behind his smile there lies, a heart as cold as ice
Tag
(Jellyfish, Ooo) (Jellyfish, Ooo)


Track 4
MOONLIT BAY                                 
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1995 Sailor Boy Publishing-Records (BMI)

Verse 1
The tide goes out, the sun goes down
The moon comes up, let's go into town
Have dinner for two, a sweet rendezvous
After the wine, before the night ends
We'll walk on the beach, sit and pretend
We're two castaways, on a moonlit bay

Chorus
Rest your head on my shoulder
And dream the night away
Life is so peaceful here with you tonight
Why don't we just stay, on this moonlit bay

Verse 2
A falling star, we'll make a wish
Mine will come true when you give me a kiss
I think I just saw, another one fall
Let's take off our shoes, splash our feet in the sea
I'll hold your hand, our hearts will be free
Like dolphins at play, on a moonlit bay

Chorus
Rest your head on my shoulder
And dream the night away
Life is so peaceful here with you tonight
Why don't we just stay, on this moonlit bay

Instrumental

Chorus
Rest your head on my shoulder
And dream the night away
Life is so peaceful here with you tonight
Why don't we just stay, on this moonlit bay
Tag
I think we'll just stay, on this moonlit bay


Track 5
A MILE HIGH ON YOU                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Big jet engines are roaring, leave Seattle behind
My job keeps me running, it's Colorado this time
Looking down on the city, there's no beauty today
I know you're down there somewhere
As I'm flying away, but..

Chorus
When I am west bound
I don?t mind the view
When I'm coming back from Denver
A mile high on you

Verse 2
The sun has been shining, the weather's been clear
They say that's good for Denver, this time of year
When I took off this morning, snow was starting to fall
I hear it?s raining in Seattle
It's no bother at all, 'Cause..

Chorus
When I am west bound
I don't mind the view
When I'm coming back from Denver
A mile high on you

Instrumental

Bridge
I've been away and I've been down
Now I'm getting higher the closer
This plane gets too the ground

Verse 3
Outside my window, clouds full of rain
Coming down on Seattle, I won't complain
I can see the horizon, blue skies coming in
By the time I'm back in your arms
They'll be sunshine again

Chorus
When I am west bound
I don't mind the view
When I'm coming back from Denver
A mile high on you
Tag
Coming back from Denver, a mile high on you
Coming back from Denver, a mile high on you


Track 6
HEART IN TOW
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1996 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
My charts were on the table
My course was plotted well
I knew my destination
The wind was in my sails
Somewhere along the wa
I felt the current change
You beckoned me to follow
My life was rearranged

Chorus
God only knows, my heart is in tow
And she leads me, where I don't know
God only knows, my heart is in tow
And I'll follow, I'll follow
Where ever she goes

Verse 2
You voice was like the wind
That blows across the tide
My mind lost in a mist
With you my only guide
Tried dropping down the anchor
To reassess my course
The water's much too deep now
I can't fight against this force

Chorus
God only knows, my heart is in tow
And she leads me, where I don't know
God only knows, my heart is in tow
And I'll follow, I'll follow
Where ever she goes

Chorus
God only knows, my heart is in tow
And she leads me, where I don't know
God only knows, my heart is in tow
And I'll follow, I'll follow
Where ever she goes
Tag
(God only knows)
I'll follow where ever she goes
(God only knows)
I'll follow her where ever she goes


Track 7
DIFFERENT STORIES                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell                
© 1995 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
He took his dreams out on the ocean
It's there he ponders all his plans
He knows the wind will take him places
Though he lost his leg in Vietnam
And in his vision, there's a lady
One who will not make demands
She'll just love him in the good times
And in his bad times, understand

Verse 2
She left the city life behind her
And all it's simulated smiles
Gave it all up for the sunshine
And the easy life in the Virgin Isles
And then one day while she was working
He limps into the small café
Shares his life with dreams and stories
As he sits and casually conveys

Chorus
Different stories, different times
Treasured memories, that keep our dreams alive
Some are true and some pretend
Some live on and some will end
A story is all that you believe
Come share your stories with me

Instrumental

Verse 3
Then she sat down at his table
And shared some stories of her own
She said I've always longed for freedom
It's on the ocean I belong
Now they're sailing distant waters
In search of dreams that still remain
And though they both have different stories
The endings are the same

Chorus
Different stories, different times
Treasured memories, that keep our dreams alive
Some are true and some pretend
Some live on and some will end
A story is all that you believe
Come share your stories with me
Tag
Come share your stories with me


Track 8
TIME STANDS STILL
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1997 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Go on and put that dress on
Take the time to brush your hair
I'm not in a hurry to go anywhere
I watch your reflection in the mirror
As you put some rouge upon your cheeks
And for a man that claims to be so strong
Suddenly, I'm weak

Chorus
I know we've got places to go
First I must say what I feel
We can take all night and never be late
'Cause watching you, time stands still

Verse 2
Don't look so frantic
Your purse is by the door
I've turned on the radio
The living room is our dance floor
So dance with me a little while
Lose ourselves in a sweet embrace
Even when I close my eye
I can still see your face

Chorus
I know we've got places to go
First I must say what I feel
We can take all night and never be late
'Cause watching you, time stands still...

Bridge
...Still in my heart, after all these years
Still in my dreams, always so near
You flow through my veins, consuming my mind
When I hold you in my arms, I?ve no sense of time

Chorus
I know we've got places to go
First I must say what I feel
We can take all night and never be late
'Cause watching you, time stands still
Tag
Time stands still


Track 9
HOMETOWN GIRLS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1995 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Some folks sing about those California girls
How the sunshine turns their skin so brown
But riding on this Greyhound, California fades
As I think about a girl from my hometown
She may not be a movie star, or wear a golden tan
But that hometown girl
Knows how to love her man

Chorus
Hometown girls, can tame the restless soul
Or drive a sane man wild
I'd trade all the girls in all the world
For the love of just one hometown girl

Verse 2
City girls I've found are always on the go
Working hard trying to make ends meet
The city moves too fast for this country boy
A hometown girl is all I'll ever need
My restless soul is getting tired
I've been away too long
In the arms of a hometown girl is where I belong

Chorus
Hometown girls, can tame the restless soul
Or drive a sane man wild
I'd trade all the girls in all the world
For the love of just one hometown girl

Instrumental

Verse 3
Now this greyhound bus has brought me home
I smell diesel as I step down through the door
Looking 'round the square; I see not much has changed
There's Carol Jean's boutique and flower store
I walk inside, paralyzed
She don't ask me where I've been
Then she smiles and I know
I will never leave again

Chorus
Hometown girls, can tame the restless soul
Or drive a sane man wild
I'd trade all the girls in all the world
For the love of just one hometown girl
Tag
Sakes alive, there's nothing like
Hometown girls


Track 10
CINNAMON BAY
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 1995 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
In the tropics I've seen
Hillsides of green
And the ocean water blue and clear
The mood is sublime
And the sun always shines
Each and every day of the year
But when the night time comes
It be time for some fun
Jamming with the reggae band
Where the moonlight's enough
To make you fall in love
As you walk on the beach hand in hand

Chorus
On a tropical night in paradise
Life is a holiday
On a tropical night in paradise
Down at Cinnamon Bay

Verse 2
One evening I could not sleep
So I rented a jeep
Took my girlfriend for a drive down south
With carrots and bread
The wild donkeys we feed
'Til one kissed my girlfriend
Right on the mouth
First I laughed then I cursed
'Cause what's even worse
That donkey took my girl for a ride
She was having such fun
I could not be outdone
I went and asked that girl to be my wife

Chorus
On a tropical night in paradise
Life is a holiday
On a tropical night in paradise
Down at Cinnamon Bay

Instrumental

Verse 3
So if you're moody and blue
And don't know what to do
When vacation times come around
You just jump on a plane
You'll never be the same
When the wheels of that plane touch the ground
On the isle of St. John
It's the smallest one
Of the U.S. Virgin Isles
And though small like a twig
The fun there is big
And your frown will be replaced by a smile

Chorus
On a tropical night in paradise
Life is a holiday
On a tropical night in paradise
Down at Cinnamon Bay
Tag
Hey, I wanna play; I wanna stay
Down at Cinnamon Bay


CHRISTMAS IN THE ISLANDS. A 3 song CD Sampler of original Gene Mitchell Christmas songs is now available, order by clicking ORDER CDS on the homepage. Christmas In The Islands, (All I Want For Christmas Is A) Big Palm Tree and a third bonus track, Christmas In Paradise (the Christmas version of "Romance In Paradise"). Read the lyrics below and order your copy in time for the holidays.

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Track 1
CHRISTMAS IN THE ISLANDS
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
(c) 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)

Verse 1
Going to buy myself a Christmas present
I've been working all year long
And I need some time
Just to call all mine
In a warm sunny place
I bought everyone a present
I'll leave them underneat the Christmas tree
Addressed to you, from me
To put a glow on your face

Chorus
As for me, on Christmas Day
I'll be somewhere far away
So when you think of me
Know that I'm smiling
Spending Christmas in the islands

Verse 2
Going to buy myself a Christmas present
Get an airline ticket to
The land of the sun
For some holiday fun
The way the islanders do
Trade the eggnog for pina coladas
Pack away my coat and gloves
I'll just need a beach mat
A funny big straw hat
And throw away my shoes

Chorus
As for me, on Christmas Day
I'll be somewhere far away
So when you think of me
Know that I'm smiling
Spending Christmas in the islands

Instrumental

Bridge
Christmas Eve, I'll be counting the stars
On a moonlit bay
I'll be living on island time
So I'll just sleep in on Christmas Day

Verse 3
Going to buy myself a Christmas present
To a tropical paradise
To spend a little time
Just to relax and unwind
To the sound of the sea
I hope you like your Christmas present
You need to open it now
You'll know just what to do
When you see there's tickets for two
Because you're coming with me

Chorus
As for us, on Christmas Day
We'll be somewhere far away
So when they think of us
They'll know that we're smiling
Spending Christmas in the islands
Tag
So when they think of us
They'll know that we're smiling
Spending Christmas in the islands


Track 2
(All I Want For Christmas Is A)
BIG PALM TREE                                                
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

Verse 1        
Santa doesn't need a chimney
He can walk through a bamboo door
No need for stockings on the mantle
Just put the presents down on a teak wood floor
He doesn't want milk and cookies
He'll get a rum drink and key lime pie
When he asks me what I want for Christmas
I'll look old Santa right in the eye

Chorus
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree
A beach and a tropical sun
Those few things will remind me
That wintertime can still be so much fun
All bundled up just to go outside
Is not where I want to be
You can have your snow and your mistletoe
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree

Verse 2
Santa doesn't need a sleigh ride
All the tides and the winds are right
He can cruise to port on a sailboat
And give all his reindeer a break tonight
Have oysters and beer at the tiki bar
It won't be long and he'll have no doubt
Why I asked him for the things I did
He'll know just what I'm talking about

Chorus
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree
A beach and a tropical sun
Those few things will remind me
That wintertime can still be so much fun
All bundled up just to go outside
Is not where I want to be
You can have your snow and your mistletoe
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree

Instrumental

Verse 3
I don't really need a snowman
A sand castle will do just fine
No need to send me a fruitcake
The've got the holiday spirit
And I love all those Christmas songs
About chestnuts and winter wonderlands
But where coconuts grow, that?s where I belong

Chorus
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree
A beach and a tropical sun
Those few things will remind me
That wintertime can still be so much fun
All bundled up just to go outside
Is not where I want to be
You can have your snow and your mistletoe
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree
Tag
You can have your snow and your mistletoe
All I want for Christmas is a big palm tree


Bonus Track 3
CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE
Music and Lyric by Gene Mitchell
© 2007/2008 Sailor Boy Publishing (BMI)        

Verse 1        
I've got a proposition, Baby, don't say no
I bought two tickets so that we can go
I promise you it?s gonna make you smile
Hanging out together on a tropical isle
I know I don?t have to ask you twice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

Verse 2
I've already checked with the weather man
You can wear your new bikini and show off your tan
We'll drink rum jumbies 'til we close our eyes
Fall asleep together under clear blue skies
At night we'll have dinner and champagne on ice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

Chorus
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

Verse 3
You said, yes, just like I knew you would
A long vacation will do us good
The magazine read, we should treat ourselves right Relaxation and some bright sunlight
I think it's best that we take that advice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

Chorus
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise
Tag
Spend this Christmas in paradise

Instrumental

Verse 4
So pack your suitcase and go with me
Two chairs are waiting under a palm tree
The sand is white and the water is clear
The weather is perfect every day of the year
No matter what it cost, I'll pay the price
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise

Chorus
Romance is good by a fireside
Or snuggled up together on a sleigh ride
But sunshine and beaches are far more nice
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise
Tag
Spend this Christmas in paradise
Let's spend this Christmas in paradise










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