Reggae music float your boat? Do you know about Mishka yet? If you haven’t had the chance to listen to his entrancing sound, put it on your to-do list. Better yet, fly to Nassau in the Bahamas towards the end of January and you might run into him on the beach as he performs for the No shoes Radio Winter Beach Bash Concert.

I first heard Mishka on No Shoes Radio and had to hear more.  I bought a couple of his CDs and let the music carry me away to a stress free zone. His music really puts you in a “no worries” frame of mind and is the perfect sound for your “Relax” or “Island” iPod playlist. I know it’s on mine.

I know I wanted to feature Mishka on today’s Salt Life Sound post but didn’t know exactly want song to choose. I Choose “Lonely” from his first album (released in 1999) because it has a great video that will give you a feeling for who the artist is and what his smooth reggae vibes are trying to portray.

Buy Lonely By Mishka

Lonely - Mishka

Mishka – Lonely Music Video

Mishka’s biography has an almost cinematic sweep. He spent most of his early life on a boat in the Caribbean, sailing from island to island with his seafaring parents and older sisters. A child of the islands, it was almost inevitable that he’d be drawn to reggae, Rastafari, and the natural mystic that inhabits his music and his soul. Above the Bones is his third album and the debut release for Matthew McConaughey’s j. k. livin label.

Lonely Lyrics

Tired and confused
are you running from the west
heart and and soul abused
does your mind need a rest

I wouldn’t cry,it might make a flood
and I don’t know if I can swim that good (2x)
I’ve been lonely, only,
when I stop to think about you
So I don’t stop
I just keep on,
trying to keep my head above these blues

Down there in Rome,
we’re longing to go home
the last train has gone
the last bird has flown away

I wouldn’t cry,it might make a flood
and I don’t know if I can swim that good (2x)
I’ve been lonely, only,
when I stop to think about you
So I don’t stop
I just keep on,
trying to keep my head above these blues

I’ve been a fool and I’ve been a loser,
I play it cool and I won’t blow a fuse,
I’ve been a fool and I’ve been a loser
Oh not this time

I wouldn’t cry,it might make a flood
and I don’t know if I can swim that good (2x)
I’ve been lonely, only,
when I stop to think about you
So I don’t stop
I just keep on,
trying to keep my head above these blues

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Let me know what you think of Mishka. If you are going to the NO SHOES RADIO Beach Bash let me know. I’ll see you there!

Cheers,
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