Back to the islands

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Going back to the islands... that's the dream.

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released May 1, 2012

All songs written by Dave Jacquet.
Keith Kitchin: percussion
Dave Jacquet: vocals, guitars, ukulele

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Uke'n'Smile is more than music - it's a way of life. We love the beach, good times with good friends, lovely food, volunteering in our community and yes, playing music too! We hope that you'll join the Uke'n'Smile family and help us sing some of the soundtrack of your life. ... more

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Track Name: Back to the islands
They say no man's an island
No man can stand alone
I don't wanna be an island
I just wanna live on one

They say the grass is always greener
In someone else's yard
I don't care 'bout your pasture
I just wanna follow my heart

Back to the islands
Where the right winds are blowin'
Back to the islands
Where the rum is always flowin'

They say you gotta take a little bad
To go with all that good
Well if your life makes you sad
Get out of that neighborhood

They say what's worth doing
is worth doing right
Well if you ain't smiling
Pack your things and leave tonight

Back to the islands
Where the right winds are blowin'
Back to the islands
Where the rum is always flowin'

Who cares what they say anyway?
It's your life, might as well live it your way
Track Name: Flip flop weather in my soul
It's always summer in my heart
It's always time to dream of you
I should be looking at this here flow chart
I'd rather be sailing on the ocean blue

It's always sunny in my dreams
It's always time to sail across the world
I don't wanna be on tiger teams
I just wanna sail, me and my girl

There's a lighthouse shining bright
There's the bob of the waves for you and me tonight
There's a love I see in your eyes
There's the feel of my fingers coming up your thighs

It's always flip flop weather in my soul
It's always time to love and smile
There's always happiness left in a fruit punch bowl
Honey let's close our eyes and hug for a while

There's a lighthouse shining bright
There's the bob of the waves for you and me tonight
There's a love I see in your eyes
There's the feel of my fingers coming up your thighs

It's always summer in my heart
It's always time to dream of you
I should be looking at this here flow chart
I'd rather be sailing on the ocean blue
Track Name: Nothing wrong with the view
Dreaming of you with a flower in your hair
Thinking of you on an island somewhere
You're wearing a thong
And nothing's wrong
it's true
You're wearing a thong
And nothing's wrong
With the view

Thinking of you with a smile of your face
Dreaming of you and your warm embrace
We'll be up all night
Til the first morning light
it's true
We'll be up all night
Til the first morning light
Me and you

You say you love me, you can't wait to show me
You wanna hold me till we're both lost at sea

Dreaming of you fast asleep in my bed
Thinking of what doesn't need to be said
The look in your eyes
Says there'll never be lies
It's true
The look in your eyes
Says there'll never be lies
tween me and you
Track Name: Let's go be alone
I don't wanna live my life in your no wake zone
I don't wanna live it tethered to a damn cell phone
And if I gotta go through Hell
I'll go ring the Devil's bell
And ask him to please leave me alone

I don't wanna live my life worried to the bone
I don't want the kind of life where all fun is postponed
I know you got somethin' to sell
Please be kind, bid me farewell
I ask you, please leave me alone

I want to sail away to parts unknown
I don't need riches, I don't need a throne
I need her by my side
As we look down at the tide
Come on baby let's go be alone

And I don't wanna live a life that is not my own
And I don't want a heart so hard it might turn to stone
I know you think the mall is swell
But I need less noise can't you tell
So please, leave me alone

Your hand in my hand
Our feet on the sand
Look in my heart
We'll draw our own chart

I want to sail away to parts unknown
I don't need riches, I don't need a throne
I need you by my side
As we look down at the tide
Come on baby let's go be alone
Track Name: The rum & the good times
I grew up in the city waiting for the sky to fall
My life, what a pity, had nothing tropical
I lived for the day when I would sail away
And leave behind this tired world of gray

I grew up in a world where boring is the norm
Where wishing for an island is a local art form
But yesterday I dropped anchor in the bay
And tonight I'm dancing, watching your hips sway

Looks like I made it my friends
Don't feel bad for me ever again
The rum and the good times erased the pain
Looks like I made it my friends

I live on a beach that takes my breath away
The sun invites me to nap and to play
At sun down we get together and pray
So much to be thankful for, I must say

Looks like I made it my friends
Don't feel bad for me ever again
The rum and the good times erased the pain
Looks like I made it my friends
Track Name: Love me a beer
Love me a beer when the weather gets hot
Love me a beer when the weather gets cold
Love me a beer... man it never gets old

Love me a beer right after a shot
Love me a beer after my Cuervo gold
Love me a beer... man it never gets old

Love my beer from near and far
Love my beer straight from a mason jar
Love me a beer... man it never gets old

Love me a beer in the pubs of old
Love me a beer wherever it's sold
Love me a beer... man it never gets old

I love me a beer where the hops are bold
I love me a beer that helps the evening unfold
Love me a beer... man it never gets old
Track Name: Don't crowd my tiki bar
G Bm
They say life's a beach w a bottle of rum
Am D
I hope they ain't listening - I don't want them all to come
G Bm
They say life in the islands is paradise
Am D
I hope I don't see the day when paradise dies

C G
So all you on the mainland stay where you are
Am D
Don't come overcrowd my tiki bar

They say be your own island right where you stand
Close your eyes and feel your toes in the sand
Can you picture it in your mind's eye
No need to come here no plane fare to buy

So all you on the mainland stay where you are
Don't come overcrowd my tiki bar

Em C
First come the good intentions
G D
Then they pour new foundations
Em C
Then they want to turn a profit
G D
They don't care bout the islands one little bit
Track Name: If I play my cards just right
I put some smell good on my pecker
Cause I hope to see her later
And I hope she'll ask me in

That girl is my kind of forever
I just wanna be together
That's why I'm wearing this goofy grin

And if I play my cards just right
You know I just might...
... spend the night

I put some shiny on my clever
I really want to impress her
I need tonight to be full of win

If she says music is the answer
I'll pretend to be a dancer
And offer to take her for a spin

And if I play my cards just right
You know I just might...
... spend the night

Can't think of anybody other
My heart is beating all aflutter
I'm dying to taste her skin

I just want now to be much later
When I know what makes her purr
And our life together can begin

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