Key’s In The Conch Shell

by Aaron Barker, Dean Dillon, Scotty Emerick, Tom Gross

from the album Lucky Old Sun


Lyrics

It’s the third thatched roof on the right
Right beside crystal blue water
First wave of the day
Almost got away
But my sail board caught her

Funny when you called
I was thinking how good it’d be to see you again
The key’s in the conch shell, come on in

Been here ’bout a month
Not doing much of nothing at all
Dogding man-o-wars
Man it’s hard to get bored when you’re having a ball

Make yourself at home
There’s a good chance I’ll be gone
Reeling one in
Girl, the key’s in the conch shell, come on in

Don’t bring nothing but that sunshine smile
Come on baby stay a while
Stay a while

My favorite bar’s in view
Work there a day or two just to cover my tab
Other than that
It ain’t cost me a dime for the time I’ve had
The only thing I need
Is some company from where have you been

Girl, the key’s in the conch shell, come on in
Make yourself at home
There’s a good chance I’ll be gone
Reeling one in
Girl, the key’s in the conch shell, come on in

Kenny’s Note

I’ve been the guy in this song many times… flying somebody down, because being in the islands may soothe your soul, but if you’re by yourself, you can get lonely after a while. So I can’t tell you how many cold beers I’ve left in a cooler ’cause I knew I wasn’t gonna be there when my friends got in. But it’s also the excitement of new love… in this perfect place. It’s not just fishing with your buddies… it’s just that welcoming sense that is the islands, which is what drew me there in the first place.