Saltwater Joys
Buddy Wasisname Lyrics


Just to wake up in the morning, to the quiet of the cove
And to hear Aunt Bessie talking to herself.
And to hear poor Uncle John, mumbling wishes to old Nell
It made me feel that everything was fine.

I was born down by the water, it's here I'm gonna stay
I've searched for all the reasons why I should go away
But I haven't got the thirst for all those modern day toys
So I'll just take my chances with those saltwater joys.
Following the little brook as it trickles to the shore
In the autumn when the trees are flaming red
Kicking leaves that fall around me
Watching sunsets paint the hills
That's all I'll ever need to feel at home.

This island that we cling to has been handed down with pride
By folks that fought to live here, taking hardships all in stride
So I'll compliment her beauty, hold on to my goodbyes
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

How can I leave those mornings with the sunrise on the cove
And the gulls like flies surrounding Clayton's wharf
Platter's Island wrapped in rainbow in the evening after fog
The ocean smells are perfume to my soul.

Some go to where the buildings reach to meet the clouds
Where warm and gentle people turn to swarmin', faceless crowds
So I'll do without their riches, glamour and the noise
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Some go to where the buildings reach to meet the clouds
Where warm and gentle people turn to swarmin', faceless crowds
So I'll do without their riches, glamour and the noise
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

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Alex Snow

The best song to ever come out of Newfoundland. Maybe even Canada.

HAUL Hip Hop

I mean what's better than the song is buddy's suit

john robia

My dad took me to his hometown when I was 14. I'm 29 now. And this music is the only way I can still connect to my heritage. This song makes me cry every single time. It always has even before I knew why. I actually had to beg my dad, he had a talk with me and I told him that I didn't know how I could continue to live missing a place I had never been. Tearing up just thinking about it now. The most beautiful damned place on Earth and I'll never be able to thank him enough for sharing it with me.

Alex Snow

I grew up in Newfoundland and moved away with my family in 1996, but this song STILL gives me goosebumps.

Steven Baker

I love this song! It makes my hair stand up and my eyes water!!! God it's beautiful!!!

Alex Snow

Look at Wayne's expression during the closeups, you can just see the feeling he puts into the song.

bryn boswarva

Song makes me so homesick everytime it plays. Proud to be a newfie

Pizza Rat

I ain't from the Island itself but it still makes me happy to be a Big Lander myself

Dwightsp26

Yeah man

End Times Watchman

I got to see them perform this live in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. A song that touched my soul, and that I will never forget.

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