Crosby, Stills and Nash - Southern Cross Lyrics - Album Daylight Again

[ lyrics] Lyrics to "Southern Cross" song by Crosby, Stills and Nash". This song is on the album Daylight Again which is distributed by the label Atlantic.

Crosby, Stills and Nash - Southern Cross Lyrics - Album Daylight Again
  • Southern Cross Lyrics
  • Artist: Crosby, Stills and Nash
  • Song Title: Southern Cross
  • Album: Daylight Again
  • Released: September 1982
  • Label: Atlantic

The following is the quote of the lyrics of the song by Crosby, Stills and Nash "Southern Cross lyrics: I just wanna stay in the sun where I find I know it's hard sometimes Pieces of peace in the sun's peace of mind I know it's hard sometimes Yeah, I thi... ". You can subscribe or buy this song through official digital media such as Google Play Music, Apple Music and iTunes, Amazon, Qobuz, Joox, Spotify, Deezer, KKBOX and other official online music media purchases or you can listen to it via the Youtube channel. You should as read Fine lyrics, song by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Hopefully the song can entertain you.

Crosby, Stills and Nash Lyrics

"Southern Cross"

[Verse 1]
Got out of town on a boat, going to Southern islands
Sailing a reach before a following sea
She was making for the trades on the outside
And the downhill run to Papeete
Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas
We got eighty feet of the waterline, nicely making way
In a noisy bar in Avalon, I tried to call you
But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away

Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me, larger voices calling
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten

I have been around the world
Looking for that woman-girl
Who knows love can endure
And you know it will

[Verse 2]
When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way
Cause the truth you might be running from is so small
But it's as big as the promise, the promise of a coming day
So I'm sailing for tomorrow, my dreams are a dying
And my love is an anchor tied to you, tied with a silver chain
I have my ship and all her flags are a flying
She is all that I have left and music is her name



[Verse 3]
So we cheated and we lied and we tested
And we never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do
You will survive being bested
Somebody fine will come along, make me forget about loving you
In the Southern Cross

Southern Cross (Crosby, Stills and Nash song)

"Southern Cross" is a song written by Stephen Stills, Rick Curtis, and Michael Curtis and performed by the rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was featured on the band's Daylight Again album and was released as a single in September 1982. Stephen Stills sings lead vocals throughout, with Graham Nash joining the second verse. Because David Crosby did not rejoin the band until the album was already underway, his vocals are not featured on the album version of the song, although he did appear in the video and subsequently sang the song with the group in live performances. The single was a success on the charts, reaching #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in late November and early December 1982.

Composition and music

"Southern Cross" is based on the song "Seven League Boots" by Rick and Michael Curtis. Stills explained, "The Curtis Brothers brought a wonderful song called 'Seven League Boots,' but it drifted around too much. I rewrote a new set of words and added a different chorus, a story about a long boat trip I took after my divorce. It's about using the power of the universe to heal your wounds. Once again, I was given somebody's gem and cut and polished it."


The video for the song, which got heavy play during the early years of the MTV and VH1 cable networks, featured Stephen Stills sailing a large boat (called Southern Cross), intercut with images of the band singing.


  • Stephen Stills — vocals, guitars
  • Graham Nash — vocals

Additional musicians

  • Timothy B. Schmit — vocals
  • Art Garfunkel — vocals
  • Michael Stergis — guitars
  • Mike Finnigan — keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard T. Bear — keyboards
  • George "Chocolate" Perry — bass
  • Joe Vitale — drums
  • Joe Lala — percussion

Cover versions

"Southern Cross" has also been covered by:
  • Jimmy Buffett, whose version first appeared on the Live album, Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; the song became a staple at many of Buffett's concerts and corresponding "Live" releases
  • British artist Dave Mason
  • Pat McGee, on his debut album From the Wood
  • Sludge metal band Weedeater, on their debut album ...And Justice for Y'all

The song mentions a number of locations that one may visit on a sailing voyage from Southern California to the South Pacific, following the "Coconut Milk Run". In order of appearance in the song (and in reverse order of the narrating sailor's southwestward journey), they are:
  • Southern islands - referring to Polynesia
  • Papeete - the capital of French Polynesia on the island of Tahiti
  • Marquesas - a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia, northeast of Tahiti
  • Avalon - Avalon, California, an island city on Santa Catalina Island, California.

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