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Your Own Private Island

A somewhat sarcastic look from the outside in at the lifestyles of the rich and famous, in the form of a mento ballad with uke, marimba solo that conveys the having a lot of money does not always lead to happiness.

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"Your Own Private Island"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

If you make enough money, you can buy your own private island

Your outlook will be sunny, through friendly skies to your island 

When the weekend comes, and you’re feelin’ bored

Get in your private plane for the ultimate reward

Just you and your money, flyin’ to your own private island


If you make enough money, you can buy your own private island

It might sound funny, plotting a course to your new island 

You can make your own rules, no one to tell you what to do

Just step on your yacht, and take a short cruise

Just you and your money, sailin’ to your own private island


Post a sign that says no trespassing

Fly a flag that says don’t tread on me

Get plastic surgery and change your name

Fake your own death and make an escape


If you make enough money, you can buy friends on other islands

Form your own exclusive club, only for owners of islands 

After you're isolated from the common folks' world

Hop around and act royal like a duke or an earl

Just you and your new friends, pretending on your private islands


Any time you get lonely, you can buy a wife for your island

Don't have to be the only one, livin' the good life on your island

When you have so much money, you don't need love

When your live-in French maid doesn't get the job done

Just you and your honey, married on your own private island


Get away from city traffic and make your own noise

Build your dream home and fill it up with your toys

You can be the professor, she can be your Mary Ann

Bang on your bongo drums and get a full-body tan


When one just won't be enough, you can buy another private island

You can grow your own stuff, and get high on your own second island

For the man who has everything, what's left to do

Stock it up with your favorite food, drugs and booze

Just your money and you, losin' on your two private islands


Copyright © ℗ 2018 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Your Own Private Island
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Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Missing The Boat
Position Track # 4
Duration 4:45
Released June 21st, 2018
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre island
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitar, ukulele, bass, percussion, marimba
Track Chronology
"Missing The Boat"

(#3)
"Your Own Private Island"

(#4)
"Warm All The Time"

(#5)
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Brief Description

A somewhat sarcastic look from the outside in at the lifestyles of the rich and famous, in the form of a mento ballad with uke, marimba solo that conveys the having a lot of money does not always lead to happiness.

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