Island of Souls Lyrics

Sting

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 1 in album The Soul Cages
release date: 1991-1-17
popularity : 30 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Jazz-Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 6:42

Album Information

label: A&M Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 075021640528
script: Latin

Cover Art

Sting The Soul Cages cover art

Lyrics

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Billy was born within sight of the shipyard
First son of a riveter's son
And Billy was raised as the ship grew a shadow
Her great hull would blot out the light of the sun

And six days a week he would watch his poor father
A working man live like a slave
He'd drink every night and he'd dream of a future
Of money he never would save
And Billy would cry when he thought of the future

Soon came a day when the bottle was broken
They launched a great ship out to sea
He felt he'd been left on a desolate shore
To a future he desperately wanted to flee

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Island of Souls
  • 2 All This Time
  • 3 Mad About You
  • 4 Jeremiah Blues, Part 1
  • 5 Why Should I Cry for You?
  • 6 Saint Agnes and the Burning Train
  • 7 The Wild Wild Sea
  • 8 The Soul Cages
  • 9 When the Angels Fall