Scroll down to see a video of Paige performing this song in front of a live audience.

We Missed The Boat

words and music by Paige Powell      ©2007 Paige E. Powell

1. Well, we thought we had plenty of time to get packed
At our island getaway

We were throwing our bathing suits into the bags
After playin’ around all day

Soakin’ up the sun, greedy for more fun

Well, it cost us big time at the last minute

We ran to the dock and were stunned:

 

Chorus:  We missed the boat! She’s already sailed

And now, “running late” doesn’t mean a thing

We’ve already failed

We’ve got a suitcase in each hand

But we’re standing here on sand

‘Cause we missed the boat! We missed the boat!

 

2. While I try to blame you, you try to blame me
As we try to see what went wrong

Was it while we were picking up shells on the beach?
Was it when we took too long...

Peeling off our suits, showering off the sand

Makin’ love and makin’ a memory

Instead of just doin’ what’s planned

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Bridge:  How we love the smell of the ocean!

No matter how hot it gets, there’s always a breeze

Perhaps it crept in our subconscious

We didn’t really want to leave the tall palm trees

 

2. Well, we might as well go back to the bar and order a cold mai-tai

See the ship shrinking on the horizon!
It’s best to wave goodbye

Let’s go down to the beach

Join the natives on this isle

And learn to love pineapples and coconuts

We’re gonna be here for awhile (‘Cause)

 

End Chorus: We missed the boat! She’s already sailed

And now, “running late” doesn’t mean a thing

We’re beached like a whale

We’ve got a suitcase in each hand

But we’re standing here on sand

‘Cause we missed the boat! We missed the boat!

I hope you will note that we missed the boat...

Feeling remote, we missed the boat!

Website designed by Paige Powell artbypaige.com