From the album Third Beach

Lyrics

Behind the sand dunes out beyond the pier
You’ll hear a quiet voice if you get near
The crackle of the static from an old C.B.
A hurricane lantern swaying in the ocean breeze

His hut was made of old abandoned longboards
Sand and shells spread all over the floor
A picture of a tanned young girl hanging on the door
A letter sealed with a kiss sometime before the war

Firelight starlight drifts on by
Moonlight tonight when you close your eyes

A light in the distance to set your bearings by
A star in the heavens on a warm and cloudless night
On a lone hilltop you can find the love he lost
Beneath the sand and a driftwood cross

Some nights it’s the rhythm of the sea
The wind blowing softly through the trees
Rain falling heavy on an old tin roof
The fading sound of laughter from a smoke filled room

To find his beach you walk out at the ebb of the tide
When the sea is quiet and the moon is high

A light in the distance to set your bearings by
A star in the heavens on a warm and cloudless night
On a lone hilltop you can find the love he lost
Beneath the sand and a driftwood cross

There’s a shadow that he talks to now and then
Voices in the trees he calls friends
A mist on the shoreline floats across the sand
The spirit of a girl walks by and slips right through his hands
The warm wind whispers in his ear and he’s back with her again

Sometimes you gain in blessings what you bargain for with loss
Take a moment bow your head for those you have lost

A light in the distance to set your bearings by
A star in the heavens on a warm and cloudless night
On a lone hilltop you can find the love he lost
Covered in flowers and Spanish moss
Beneath the sand and a driftwood cross

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