Song Lyric Sunday | “Southern Cross” – Crosby, Stills & Nash

SLS Banner

~~~

Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  North/South/East/West.

~~~

Seven League Boots was a song written by Rick and Michael Curtis and suggested to Crosby, Stills & Nash. Stephen Stills explained, “The Curtis Brothers brought a wonderful song called Seven League Boots, but it drifted around too much. I rewrote a new set of words and added a different chorus, a story about a long boat trip I took after my divorce. It’s about using the power of the universe to heal your wounds. Once again, I was given somebody’s gem and cut and polished it.”

Southern Cross was the result of Stills’ re-write. The song title and lyrics reference the Crux constellation, known as the Southern Cross.

 

FUN FACTS

  • The single was a success on the charts, reaching #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in late November and early December 1982.
  • The song mentions a number of locations that one may visit on a sailing voyage from Southern California to the South Pacific, following the “Coconut Milk Run.”
  • Southern Cross was featured on the band’s Daylight Again album and was released as a single in September 1982.
  • Stephen Stills sings lead vocals throughout Southern Cross, with Graham Nash joining the second verse. Because David Crosby did not reunite with Stills and Nash until the album was well underway, his vocals are not featured on the album version of the song, although he did appear in the video and subsequently sang the song with the group in live performances.

The video for the song, which got heavy play during the early years of the MTV and VH1 cable networks, featured Stephen Stills sailing a large boat (called Southern Cross), intercut with images of the band singing

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

~~~

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

~~~

Southern Cross

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, Lyric Find, and YouTube.

18 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Southern Cross” – Crosby, Stills & Nash

  1. Such a great song. I think my dad likes Crosby, Stills, & Nash (I have to ask him but he did have vinyls for them in his collection),. But, I knew of the band but I never really followed them. I like “Southern Cross” because it is mellow.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love this line, “She is all I have left and music is her name”, as it is all you need when you are sailing. Thanks for explaining this song Felicia, as I will appreciate it even more when I listen to it now.

    Liked by 1 person

What say you?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Cátia Isabel Silva

This blog serves the purpose of helping all of those who likes to write to get technical information as well as, having a safe harbor to discuss ideas.

The - So Is Fibromyalgia Real? What I Know Is Real - Blog

What I know IS...it's real...and it's manageable...

5thGenerationgirl

Reaching back to our history in order to move forward with our futures

anonymous gods

Trying To Understand Human Behavior

Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Don't forget to like or follow BRVL --http://ow.ly/J17T50xSFZc

Navigating the Change

A Guide for the Menopausal Journey

Suzette B's Blog

Inspiration and Spirituality **Award Free**

Stewartry

Book reviews and general nonsense

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

A blog about Horror fiction, Horror writing, and Horror criticism...a continuation of The Horror at Open Salon

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

Dusty Reviews

Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Dusty prematurely stepped into the blogosphere and vanished.

Rain'n'books

Feel the rain☔, take a book 🕮and have a cuppa☕

R&R Book Tours

Author Services, Publicity, Book Tours & Other Promotional Events

The Abject Muse

Kickin' it behind the Eight ball

pensitivity101

An onion has many layers. So have I!

Thoughts & Theories

My Personal Rants, Ravings, & Ruminations

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing

%d bloggers like this: