Recorded by: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Written by: Chris Lorne Elliot | Arrangement: Ray Johnson, Kevin Blackmore and Wayne Chaulk

Lyrics

(CHORUS)
It’s spring on the island
The ice is in the bay
And the weather getting warmer now
Soon be drifting away
The boys are out troutin
Or they’re going on a tear
It’s spring on the island
I wish I was there

All this boon towns got me down
I don’t know why I came
It must have been the money though
It works out just the same
No matter how much I make
I spend as fast as I can make it
And if I can afford a plane trip out
Tomorrow I’d take it

I wish I had the money back
I spent on all that beer
Though God knows it’s the only thing
Made it worth staying here
But more than the money
Wish I had the time I let
Slip by me now there’s more than one way
To get into to debt

All they say that time is money
I think it’s more than that
I’ll always have my pay cheque
Never get my time back
So it’s time I have or don’t I
Well I think it’s a crime
And sometimes I think there paying me
For wasting my time

(CHORUS)
It’s spring on the island
The ice is in the bay
And the weather gettin warmer now
Soon be drifting away
The boys are out troutin
Or they’re going on a tear
It’s spring on the island
I wish I was there