Rock Island Song Lyrics

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Savage night on a misty island.
Lights wink out in the canyon walls.
Two old boys in a stolen racer.
Black rubber contrails in the unwashed halls.
And all roads out of here,
Seem to lead right back to the Rock Island.
Rock Island.

I've gone back to Paris, London,
And even riding on a jumbo to Bombay.
The long haul back holds faint attraction,
But the people here know they're o.k.
See the girl following the red balloon:
Walking all alone on her Rock Island.
Rock Island.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Kissing Willie
  • 2 The Rattlesnake Trail
  • 3 Ears of Tin
  • 4 Undressed to Kill
  • 5 Rock Island
  • 6 Heavy Water
  • 7 Another Christmas Song
  • 8 The Whaler's Dues
  • 9 Big Riff and Mando
  • 10 Strange Avenues


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 5 in album Rock Island
    release date: 1989-8-21
    popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Classic Rock/Blues Rock
    length: 6:55

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin