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The Downeaster "Alexa"


by Billy Joel. Buy album CD: Greatest Hits Volume III


Well I'm on the Downeaster Alexa
And I'm cruising through Block Island Sound
I have chartered a course to the Vineyard
But tonight I am Nantucket bound

We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday
And left this morning from the bell in Gardiner's Bay
Like all the locals here I've had to sell my home
Too proud to leave I worked my fingers to the bone

So I could own my Downeaster Alexa
And I could go where the ocean is deep
There are giants out there in the canyons
And a good captain can't fall asleep

I've got bills to pay and children who need clothes
I know there's fish out there but where God only knows
They say these waters aren't what they used to be
But Ive got people back on land who count on me

So if you see my Downeaster Alexa
And if you work with the rod and the reel
Tell my wife i am trolling Atlantis
And i still have my hands on the wheel

Now I drive my Downeaster Alexa
More and more miles from shore every year
Since they told me I can't sell no stripers
And there's no luck in swordfishing here

I was a bayman like my father was before
Can't make a living as a bayman anymore
There ain't much future for a man who works the sea
But there ain't no island left for islanders like me



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Album: Greatest Hits Volume III (1997) Lyrics
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  1. Keeping the faith
  2. An innocent man
  3. A matter of trust
  4. Baby grand
  5. This is the time
  6. Leningrad
  7. We didn't start the fire
  8. I go to extremes
  9. And so it goes
  10. The Downeaster "Alexa"
  11. Shameless
  12. All about soul
  13. Lullabye (goodnight , my angel)
  14. The river of dreams
  15. To make you feel my love
  16. Hey girl
  17. Light as the breeze

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