Who Sang Island Life? Michael Franks

Michael Franks The Camera Never Lies cover art

Some other versions of "Island Life"
Credits
release date: 1987-7-7
genres: Jazz Rock
styles: Fusion/Pop Rock/Jazz-Rock
length: 4:17
remixer: Kevin Halpin
producer: Rob Mounsey
lead vocals: Michael Franks
electric guitar: Jeff Mironov
recording engineer: Jon Wolfson, Richard Alderson and Kevin Halpin
acoustic guitar: Jeff Mironov
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
congas: Ralph MacDonald
synthesizer: Rob Mounsey
Keep believing you soon will earn your turn to flash in the pan
It's deceiving 'cause nothing kills like this metropolis can
Everywhere there's blind ambition
Dog eat dog and screw you
You do unto others and they do unto you
Everyday you fight taxicabs and traffic, permanent frowns
Lay awake at night wondering if you hear burglary sounds
Think it's time to make my exit
Kiss all this goodbye and
Catch the next flight south connecting to my island life
Look at me I'm a refugee from the island life
I belong where the shade is palm and the mango's ripe
I'll do all my swinging in some hammock by a turquoise sea
For free
Guess it must be clear I do not belong in this cityscape
I am not from here and I do intend to make my escape
Take me back to waterfalls in volcanic canyons
Where coconuts and orchids are my sole companions
Look at me I'm a refugee from the island life
I belong where the shade is palm and the mango's ripe
How inviting it would make always killing time if you
Came too
Can't you see we're just refugees from the island life
We belong where the shade is palm and the mango's ripe
We'll do all our swinging in some hammock by a turquoise sea
For free

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Face to Face
  • 2 I Surrender
  • 3 The Camera Never Lies
  • 4 Lip Service
  • 5 When I Think of Us
  • 6 Island Life
  • 7 Now You’re in My Dreams
  • 8 Doctor Sax
  • 9 Innuendo

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992557023
    script: Latin