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Lahaina

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Aug 11, 2023 5:53 am

I first heard of "Lahaina" in the Eagles song "Last Resort":

https://www.songlyrics.com/eagles/last-resort-lyrics/

She came from Providence,
the one in Rhode Island

Where the old world shadows hang
heavy in the air

She packed her hopes and dreams
like a refugee

Just as her father came
across the sea

She heard about a place
people were smilin'

They spoke about the red man's way,
and how they loved the land

And they came from everywhere
to the Great Divide

Seeking a place to stand
or a place to hide

Down in the crowded bars,
out for a good time,

Can't wait to tell you all,
what it's like up there

And they called it paradise
I don't know why

Somebody laid the mountains low
while the town got high

Then the chilly winds blew down
Across the desert

through the canyons of the coast,
to the Malibu

Where the pretty people play,
hungry for power

to light their neon way
and give them things to do

Some rich men came and raped the land,
Nobody caught 'em

Put up a bunch of ugly boxes,
and Jesus people bought 'em

And they called it paradise
The place to be

They watched the hazy sun,
sinking in the sea

You can leave it all behind
and sail to Lahaina

just like the missionaries did,
so many years ago

They even brought a neon sign:
"Jesus is coming"

Brought the white man's burden down
Brought the white man's reign

Who will provide the grand design?
What is yours and what is mine?

'Cause there is no more new frontier
We have got to make it here

We satisfy our endless needs and
justify our bloody deeds,

in the name of destiny
and the name of God

And you can see them there,
On Sunday morning

They stand up and sing about
what it's like up there

They call it paradise
I don't know why

You call someplace paradise,
kiss it goodbye


Best wishes to all the people in Lahaina.
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