Barbra Streisand - The Island Lyrics



Make believe we've landed
On a desert Island.
Bathe me in the waters,
Warm me in the moonlight,
Taste me with your kisses,
Find my secret places,
Touch me 'till I tremble,
Free my wings for flying
And catch me while I'm falling.
Keep your arms around me
Like there's no tomorrow.
Let me know you love me.
On our little Island
Not a soul can see us.
Show me how to love you.
Teach me how to please you.
Lay your dreams beside me.
Only stars will listen
To our cries and whispers.
You were made to love me
And I was made to love you.
Keep your arms around me
Lose yourself inside me.
Make it last forever.

I can see the Island
Shining in the distance.
Now we're getting closer.
Keep your arms around me.
Oh now we're almost there.

Ooooh.
On our little Island
Not a soul can hear us.
Silently exchanging
Fantasies and feelings.
Endlessly exploring
Learning one another
'Till the morning finds us.
You were made to love me
And I was made to love you.
Keep your arms around me,
Lose yourself completely,
Make it last forever.

I can see the Island
Shining there before us.
Now we're getting closer
Just keep your arms around me.
Come my love...
We're there.




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Barbra Streisand The Island Comments
  1. Luc

    Besides her singing qualities, Ms. Streisand displays a perfect elocution. That's a blessing for someone who speaks English as a second language like me.

  2. Cerje Bals

    Superbe interprétation comme toujours !

  3. Sheila Domingos

    This Song was made by Ivan Lins , one of great brazillians musicians .

  4. Jacqueline Burwell

    Enjoy Patti Austin's version more..

  5. S Robin Dittrich

    Very sexy and romantic song. Someone once commented to me after listening to this album that "this is baby making music." Indeed. Barbra is the mistress of romance.

  6. Rosa Iverson

    The best song she’s ever sang in my opinion

  7. Fernando Lopes

    Ivan lins fez essa.

  8. Mario Percow

    ¡Qué linda versión! Recomiendo también la de Marta Król: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lIlngHseKA

  9. Corrado Lentinello

    Super Barbra
    Brazilian song by Ivan Lins
    She walks between the notes of the melody like an angel search the face of GOD.

  10. Silvio Torres

    Excellent interpretation of Barbra Streisand for the moving song of the wonderful Brazilian singer and composer Ivan Lins. Ivan Lins must have liked it a lot. I'm delighted!

  11. David Valentine

    Stunning.

  12. Miles David

    Lady Barbra Streisand; you are a gift to the world. My lady and I witnessed you at Barclay Center during 2017. A truly fabulous concert. We traveled from Ossining NY to hear you. You are a master at projecting vocal magnificence!!!

  13. José Luís Simões

    Tema maravilhoso este,... " Começar de novo" nesta versão de.. BARBRA STREISAND.

    Fernando Lopes

    Da versão do Ivan lins.

  14. Snarky Enigma

    No one can sing sexy like Babs. This entire album was very underrated.

  15. albertdiner

    This song is like custom made for Streisand, everything blends perfectly the music the lyrics the voice, the whole personality !!!!

  16. richard fouts

    Barbra does Bossa Nova so well

  17. Mario Penna

    Chanson magnifique j adore Barbara

  18. LInda Richko

    jeff song god bless him imiss so much

  19. LInda Richko

    were is my old love

  20. Mario Braga

    Very, very beautiful song from Ivan Lins (brazilian singer). Simple the best as two.

  21. Susette Urmeneta

    Love this song. So intimate.

  22. Sylvia Temple

    They play this here on the radio in San Antonio~~ so romantic.......

  23. Alla Axelrod

    My favorite song !!! Patty Austin recorded it first, a little slower and much more sensual ...

  24. AcervoVinil

    The original song in portuguese has lyrics by Vitor Martins and talks about couple's separation. This version talks about the island.

    syarif bustaman

    I think island in this song is not island island. But the orgasm when a man and woman is making love into the right moment. Listen to the lyrics.

  25. Christian le Bordelais

    Fantastique interprétation

  26. M Morgan

    This whole album is a romantic masterpiece. Barbra's wonderful voice is timeless.

  27. Renee Satchel

    Barbara's rendition is my favorite, and I've researched/heard them all...

    Jacqueline Burwell

    Wow you didn't enjoy Patti Austin's version?

  28. Mary Tongue

    Love this song

  29. Elaine Lotcpeich

    Magnificent! Love this!

  30. John Smith

    This version of Barbra is very good. You need to hear Patti Austin's version though; it blew me away.

  31. Dolly Levi

    This is an awesome video. The graphics are incredibly great. And of course, Barbra.

  32. john jazz

    i find this very pleasant but i think i prefer another version by the writer of the song ivan lins and simone or the shirley horn version this is a bit urgent for me

    Fifty Isthenewthirty

    john jazz urgent?

  33. Robin Iveson

    This album solidifies her new found happiness and contentment. They have been married almost 20 years and stuck it
    through the rough periods. Her voice sounds vibrant with a new found sense of security.

  34. Mailton Malconss

    a voz maravilhosa ,ela e linda.

  35. Carlos Alberto Molino

    Barbara Straçalha!!!! um anjo tomou conta da sua voz...

  36. Suzanne M Cable

    Have none of you people heard of SARAH VAUGHN?  Or listened to HER version?

    Chris N

    Yes, I have, and it's wonderful. But I guess you missed the fact that this is a Streisand page. People came here to hear BARBRA sing it. Duh.

    Geraldine Carter

    Suzanne M Cable yes..awesome

  37. Fabiano blessed

    composer name of the music, the brasilian IVAN LINS

  38. Fabiano blessed

    Make believe we've landed
    On a desert Island.
    Bathe me in the waters,
    Warm me in the moonlight,
    Taste me with your kisses,
    Find my secret places,
    Touch me 'till I tremble,
    Free my wings for flying
    And catch me while I'm falling.
    Keep your arms around me
    Like there's no tomorrow.
    Let me know you love me.
    On our little Island
    Not a soul can see us.
    Show me how to love you.
    Teach me how to please you.
    Lay your dreams beside me.
    Only stars will listen
    To our cries and whispers.
    You were made to love me
    And I was made to love you.
    Keep your arms around me
    Lose yourself inside me.
    Make it last forever.

    I can see the Island
    Shining in the distance.
    Now we're getting closer.
    Keep your arms around me.
    Oh now we're almost there.

    Ooooh.
    On our little Island
    Not a soul can hear us.
    Silently exchanging
    Fantasies and feelings.
    Endlessly exploring
    Learning one another
    'Till the morning finds us.
    You were made to love me
    And I was made to love you.
    Keep your arms around me,
    Lose yourself completely,
    Make it last forever.

    I can see the Island
    Shining there before us.
    Now we're getting closer
    Just keep your arms around me.
    Come my love...
    We're there.

    Becky Davis

    listen to my recording. the Island Becky Davis.

  39. Laura Hatton

    YOU FORGOT TO SAY THAT THE MUSIC IS IVÁN LINS'ES AND AT LEAST I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO WROTE THE ENGLISH LYRICS!!!

    Laura Hatton

    +arnborj6 thanks, yes I now them! They wrote the lyrics of many beautiful songs, and some jazz standards.

    arnborj6

    +Laura Hatton Sorry, I forgot to mention Ivan Lins. I was just carried away and my fault. I adore great composers and singers as Ivan too.
    I used to have one album of him with Patti Austin.
    Just Sharing.
    Peace!
    :-)

    Laura Hatton

    Spray if I sounded angry

    arnborj6

    +Laura Hatton No harm and I understand.
    :-)

    Alla Axelrod

    Why am I not surprised :-). I love the lyrics that perfectly blends with this orgasmic song.

  40. Elsa Leon

    Sooooooooooooo  romantic! ♥ ♥

  41. toni morgan

    PATTI AUSTIN VERSION IS A MILLION TIMES  BETTER

    Sterling Pound

    Jane Monheit.

    Snarky Enigma

    Oh please ... how dare you even mutter that name in the same sentence as the incomparable Barbra Streisand.

    ruel nicholas

    Patti Austin's version evokes all the imagery of an island and two lovers alone in the world..makes me cry everytime.. I love Barbra to death..she can sing the phone book..but this is the first song I think her interpretation is all wrong..it doesn't give that melancholy feel, the song says.."make believe we landed on a desert island"...she's a bit too shrill on this song..there's no sense of we are alone together on an island and in love..I don't see it when I hear her version..and to be fair to Bab's fans listen to her on ...."The love inside"...she gives more feeling in that song. .. the yearning and longing is there..but not on "The Island"

    Snarky Enigma

    I couldn't disagree more. I know the PA version and sexy is not an adjective I would use to describe it. Babs voice soars on this; as usual she slowly "builds" and gradually becomes more powerful (I particularly love the 2 add'l key changes). As far a The Love Inside, never a fave of mine. Speaking of "islandy" songs I do love "Hideaway" from Guilty Pleasures, and a few of her sexier songs for me include Love in the Afternoon and Honey Can I Put on your Clothes? I'd be curious to know what you think of those?

    ruel nicholas

    arnborj6 ..oh I love Sarah's version too..it would be my second favorite interpretation. ..I was just talking about that with a friend of mine who's a jazz singer...I just wish Sarah had this song in her younger days she would really use her softer flourishes and caress the notes more like on her "Lullaby of Birdland"..at this stage she is utilizing her lower register..of course as an older lady..for darker and more warmth..it all works well on this "Brazilian Romance" album..one of my favorites from her later years

  42. rosta meisner

    😘😘😍😍

  43. John Galt Dough

    patti version babs version....i'm dizzy the whole thing is too elegant, too gorgeous! this is from "what matters most" a great cd of barbra doing all of alan and marilyn's bergman's best songs.
     patti with quincy did it just as well.

    Becky Davis

    listen to my recording. Becky Davis The Island on youtube

  44. Phil Watson

    ♩ ♪ ❤ ❤ ♫ ♬ ❤ ❤

    ¡LA SONRISA COMUNICA VIDA!

    This I know Philly xexexex

    wolverine3566

    StreisandUniverce!

    Anne E. Dewandeleer

    Love this whole DVD @Phil Watson 

    Anne E. Dewandeleer

    Thank you @Phil Watson  & good night too!!

  45. Robyn Rishe

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!  And yes, I do understand Portuguese.  Don't know how I feel about the fact that, as already pointed out, these lyrics are the OPPOSITE of the original!  But what a fabulous rendition!

  46. Bento de Espinosa

    Good interpretation of a very nice and important Brazilian song! For people who don't understand Portuguese, though, the English lyrics are NOT a translation and have NOTHING to do with the original, which actually tells the opposed! It's about a woman breaking with all ties and liberating herself. "Começar de Novo" = Start Over Again, Start from New.

    arnborj6

    +Benedito de Espinosa  I don't speak Portuguese but a Portuguese version of Comecar De Novo by Jane Monheit really sounds appropriate.What do you think?
    :-)

    playinhard

    +arnborj6 That one follows the original lyrics and a nice one indeed. But nothing beats Ivan Lins doing it with Simone...Look it up, a great version!

    Ed Macomber

    Which album is that one on.

    Sterling Pound

    As I understand it, Comecar de Novo is or was a Brazilian TV soap and this is the theme tune. 'The Island' is steamily erotic, so I'd guess there is some connection!

    Ed Macomber

    Gee, Ivan Lins writing a "steamily erotic" song. I love it!

  47. Cecilia Brigaglia

    Divampo amore mio nel cuore,nel corpo, su questa mia isola di calda natura, negli incontri della vita nel non essere mai sola, mi s' illumina il petto nel sentirsi unito al mondo, al tuo cuore, a tutto ciò che qui e ovunque  è vivo,  oltre lo spazio che vedono gli occhi e nonostante il tempo di cui i pensieri tengono conto--- ci sono ci siamo, vivi , insieme , ti amo--8 ti dedico questo video grazie a chi lo ha fatto Auguri a tutti noi buona serata , un grande abbraccio <3

  48. Carlos Alberto Valiante Valiante

    Gostei muito!

  49. Deborah Steele

    "SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LOVE SONG" ... "MY HEART MUSIC" ... DJS - 8/31/13

  50. Bonita Otey

    love this! love her!

  51. TheMS5495

    I AGREE WITH YOU DALE. I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO PATTI AUSTIN'S VERSION BUT I THINK THIS VERSION IS THE BETTER OF THE TWO. VERY SEXY.....

  52. spectre56j

    Both versions are great! I love the arrangements on this!

  53. dale stuart

    i used to say patti austins version of this song was the best but i got to hand it to barbara she wins hands down. what a babe what a voice i do envy james brolin. but the real sad thing is barbara is coming to london in the summer but i cant afford £200 ticket. damn damn.

  54. Carmem Castello Branco

    "Começar de novo" de Ivan Lins e Vitor Martins

    (english version "The Island" by Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins and Marilyn Bergman)

    Fernando Lopes

    Ivan lins é de muita sensibilidade.

  55. Stevie Gordon

    Wow. James didn't stand a chance with this one. Way to hum, Barbra.