Song Lyric Sunday: Maritime – ‘Lady of the Island’

There’s a tropical/maritime theme to Song Lyric Sunday this week, so a good opportunity to wheel out this delicate little confection from 1969 and the debut album of Crosby, Stills & Nash. Although even if it wasn’t sung by Graham Nash himself, it wouldn’t be too hard to guess who was behind it.

It’ probably less familiar than some of the other tracks on that release, such as ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes’, but a perfectly pleasant accompaniment to a Sunday morning.

Holding you close undisturbed before a fire
The pressure in my chest when you breathe in my ear
We both knew this would happen when you first appeared
My lady of the island

The brownness of your body in the fireglow
Except the places where the sun refused to go
Our bodies were a perfect fit in afterglow we lay
My lady of the island

Letting myself wander through the world inside your eyes
You know I’d like to stay here until every tear runs dry
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do …
My lady of the island

Wrapped around each other in the peeping sun
Beams of sunshine light the stage the red light’s on
I never want to finish what I’ve just begun with you
My lady of the island

Written by Graham Nash

Song Lyric Sunday 24 October 2021

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