Floreana Island

3. Floreana Island (3:20)

(Lyrics & Music: S. Matzen)


It Was An Hour And A Half Flight In Our

Small Engine Plane

And As We Flew Through

The Equatorial Rain

That Minimized Visibility

The Strange, Strange History

Of Floreana Island

Reviewed Itself In My Mind.


When Doctor Lawrence And His Wife

Left Civilization To Start A New Life

It Was A Peaceful Life

Until The So-Called Baroness Arrived

With Her Was A Man Called Davidson

But Somehow Lawrence Drew Her Attention

Floreana Island

A Sparkle To Their Minds.


Lawrence, The Smaller Of The Two Men

Became Her Mighty Favorite

And Soon She Began To Play Fool Then

To Her Early Favorite.


Promptly Upon Her Arrival

She Set Herself As The Island’s Empress

Clad In What Looked Like A Wedding Dress

She Was Known For Her Wickedness

With Halter And Pistol At Her Side She’d Stride

Shooting Animals And Nursing Them Back With Pride

Floreana Island

A Sparkle To Her Mind.


Lawrence, The Smaller Of The Two Men

Became Her Mighty Favorite

And Soon She Began To Play Fool Then

To Her Early Favorite.


Davidson’s Lot Became That Of A Servant

He Had To Do All The Hard Work

So One Day He Took A Rifle In His Hand

He Shot Them With Blood Dripping Into The Sand

Floreana Island

A Sparkle To Their Minds

Floreana Island

A Sparkle To Their Minds.