Jamaica Will Break Your Heart

Lyrics: Fred Tackett
Music: Fred Tackett

One of the new songs on Little Feat's album Rooster Rag.

As I try to tell this story
Of crystal sands and love and glory
I am reminded by my new friends
Of how it was for me
The sun and herbs did rule the day
At night we danced till the moon went away
I always thought that all was right
íCause never ever did we fight

Everybody smiles and sings
Jamaica will break your heart, boy
Jamaica will break your heart, boy, boy

Those loving precious hours
Sacred as the flowers
That seemed to bloom as if by chance
An honor to our passing dance
I always told her Iím not worthy
She would laugh and say donít worry
There ainít nothing here to prove
Ainít no mountain to be moved

Everybody smiles and sings
Jamaica will break your heart, boy
Jamaica will break your heart, boy, boy

How this sorry state came to be
You know it ainít no mystery
A blue eyed boy from ícross the sea
Erased our love and history
He bought the land he bought the sand
One day she took my hand
You know Iíve got to live she said
And moved into his flowery bed

Everybody smiles and sings
Jamaica will break your heart, boy
Jamaica will break your heart, boy, boy

Iím standing now by foreign streams
Contemplating foreign dreams
What was now is now the past
Who was first is now outcast
I donít know when but soon, someday
Sheís gonna let me come back to stay
And there beside the turquoise sea
My love will be returned to me

Everybody smiles and sings
Jamaica will break your heart, boy
Jamaica will break your heart, boy, boy
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2012 Rooster Rag Little Feat

 


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