Who Sang Lighthouse? James Taylor

James Taylor Gorilla cover art

Some other versions of "Lighthouse"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Eric Nathan Robertson, Stephanie Taylor
release date: 1975
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:17
producer: Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker
mixer: Lee Herschberg
engineer: Lee Herschberg
bass: Leland Sklar
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
drums (drum set): Russ Kunkel
background vocals: David Crosby and Graham Nash
organ: Randy Newman
Off the coast of Africa,
Bound for South America,
A world away from here
Is a ship that sails the sea,
Is a man who's just like me
And I wish that I was there.

I'm a lonely lighthouse,
Not a ship out in the night.
I'm watching the sea.
She's come halfway round the world
To see the light and to stay away from me.
There is a shipwreck lying at my feet,
Some weary refugee from the rolling deep.
Ah, could you lose it all and fall for me?

Couldn't we shine?
I'm rolling all my golden moments into one.
Like to shine like the sun
For one more summer day.
Like to shine like a lighthouse
For one last summer night,
Flashing on, flashing, fading away.

Well if you feel lost and lonely
And don't know where to go
And you hear this song on the radio,
Or even if you're feeling healthy
And strong, you might like to sing along.
But just because I might be standing here,
That don't mean I won't be wrong this time.
You could follow me and lose your mind.

Couldn't we shine?
Rolling all my golden moments into one.
Like to shine like the sun
For one more summer day.
Like to shine like a lighthouse
For one last summer night,
Flashing on, flashing, fading away.

Off the coast of Africa,
Bound for South America,
A world away from here
Is a ship that sails the sea,
Is a man who's just like me
And I wish that I was there.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mexico
  • 2 Music
  • 3 How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)
  • 4 Wandering
  • 5 Gorilla
  • 6 You Make It Easy
  • 7 I Was a Fool to Care
  • 8 Lighthouse
  • 9 Angry Blues
  • 10 Love Songs
  • 11 Sarah Maria

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin