Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Hawaiian Island World”

by World Party

Composed by Kurt Wallinger

1 version


Private Revolution album


(Source: as heard)

I heard about the trouble they had
Down on the farm.
They say they lost all the white horses
And half of the corn.
The woman of the house, she came screaming into down,
We said, "Sister, why go crying when you can watch it all burn down,
And sit here dreaming of Hawaiian island world?"
Preacher said his church has been empty
Two Sundays in a row.
I said, now, "Father, please forgive them,
For they do not what they know,"
Being called on by the Devil,
Your man from down below.
And traded in their free will
For a part in Satan's show,
And they don't hear the screaming of a dying virgin girl.
They just sit their wanting their Hawaiian island world."
Shopkeeper from Illinois came 'round, a freshly fired gun in his hand,
He said he'd just shot a young poet for writing something he didn't understand.
Gone were the lines that he loved to forget,
Safe were the thought, the word of truth,
The word upset.
With God right behind him, his gun by his side,
There was nowhere for these weirdos to run or to hide.
The day of their judgment was due to arrive.
Get them on the record and make sure they don't survive.
And we can all sit watching a Hawaiian island world.
Don't wake me, 'cause I'm dreaming of my Hawaiian island world.
I just made love to my Hawaiian island girl.

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