Tales Of The Islander (Herring Caroline)

Tales of the islander Tales of you and me Floating on our raft Down the Mother Mississippi Caught myself a fever Took a hospital stay Tied some sheets together Crawled down and was on my way I was on my way Let's take to the water Let our bodies roam free No more taste or smell No hear nor see Then greet the morning star As we dance along the beach Embrace this mighty sunrise As the cranes fly to meet it Cranes rise to meet it Birds call to me They call They call to me They call so deep Got to feel it all No time for sleep No time at all When they call They call to me They call so deep Got to feel it all No time for sleep No time at all We found a paradise And it's own garden gate Adam in a hat on a rowboat Phosphorescence in the wake The squall has passed And we're tied to the decay One day may the hurricanes come And carry us away Carry us away Waves call to me They call They call to me They call so deep Got to feel it all No time for sleep No time at all When they call They call to me They call so deep Got to feel it all No time for sleep No time at all Give me a sunset Of lilac, gold and green gray skies I'll give you spirals and zig zag lines It's the magic hour of a halcyon day And all of mankind stands there Barely awake A full moon rising On all of nature's powers Stars just observers Of zinnias and moonflowers We could bathe in the nullah of a gulf stream Prowl like cats in the night Then transform like moths In a chrysalis of light Chrysalis of light Moths call to me They call They call to me They call so deep Got to feel it all No time for sleep No time at all When they call They call to me They call so deep Got to feel it all No time for sleep No time at all When they call When they call