Who Sang Body Surfing? Santana

Santana Shangó cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Carlos Santana/Light Music/Micache Music/Stellabella Music/Champ Jacob Music/Urmila Music
writers: Alexander John Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
release date: 1982-8
genres: Rock Latin Folk, World, & Country
styles: Jazz-Rock/Latin Jazz/Blues Rock/Fusion
length: 4:25
producer: Carlos Santana
lead vocals: Alex Ligertwood
mixer: Bill Szymczyk
engineer: Jim Gaines
arranger: Santana
background vocals: Carlos Santana, Orestes Vilató, Armando Peraza and Raul Rekow
guitar: Carlos Santana and Alex Ligertwood
keyboard: Richard Baker
bongos: Armando Peraza
congas: Raul Rekow and Armando Peraza
drums (drum set): Graham Lear
bass guitar: David Margen
co engineer: Will Herold
timbales: Orestes Vilató
assistant mixer: Ben King
assistant engineer: Maureen Droney
writer: Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
Took a walk, down by the ocean
I was alone, nothing on my mind
As I stood there, I saw the devotion
That the surf had with the shore
Suddenly
I felt this emotion, of the sea
Pulling me

[Chorus]
Big Kahuna, tide was high
I began body surfing for my life

Ecstasy, sky and the sea
Embracing me
Golden sun on my face
Giving life to me

Unafraid I let go
Trusting in the deep blue sea
We became one with each other
Watching the tide as it drifts away

[Chorus]

I spoke to me daddy
Said to me, son
You got to go find a job
And bring some money into the family
For your mommy and me

I say, Daddy, me want to go to the seashore
And body surf all day long
Me no want to work
Me want to play
Me want to body surf all day
Me told him
Me want to go body surfing
Me tell him
Me tell him
No, me want to go



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Nile
  • 2 Hold On
  • 3 Night Hunting Time
  • 4 Nowhere to Run
  • 5 Nueva York
  • 6 Oxun (Oshun)
  • 7 Body Surfing
  • 8 What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)
  • 9 Let Me Inside
  • 10 Warrior
  • 11 Shangó