Billy Joel - The Downeaster Alexa Lyrics

Billy Joel The Downeaster Alexa lyrics is the 35th song on the album "The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997 Limited Edition" by Billy Joel. Don't miss the latest news and gossip about the artist: "Billy Joel Admits to Using Heroin in the 70s".
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The Downeaster Alexa by Billy Joel

Well I'm on the Downeaster "Alexa"

And I'm cruising through Block Island Sound

I have charted 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 go where the ocean is deep

There are giants out there in the canyons

And a good captain can fall asleep

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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 I've 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


Yaaaah Yo Yaaaah yo Yaaaaah yo Yaaaah Yaaaah yo


Now I drive my Downeaster "Alexa"

More and more miles from shore every year

Since they tell 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


Ya Ya Ya Yo Ya Ya Ya Yo Ya Ya Ya Yaaaaah Yo Ya Ya Ya ohhhhhhhhhhh.


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