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Hi! Help me, please, to understand one phrase of lyrics the song Island life (Janet Jackson)

Ride into the wave like echo

like echo - "echo" in the meaning reverberation or it's something another?
What means "echo" here?

Thanks!

Full lyrics:

Come into this sacred and erotic dream
It's a world I know you wanna share
Baby, let's indulge in things that set our bodies free
Promise me that you will meet me there

What better way then to wind down?
On streets paved in harmony
I like the sexy sounds
From the DJ

Island in the sun
Just you and I will go
Ride into the wave like echo
When I hear that song
I wanna be with you
Headed for the nightlife echo

Close my eyes and there you are in front of me
Takin' me to where I wanna go
Baby, from my little shop of curiosities
Boy I'll show you all you need to know
Come on baby

What a better way then to wind down
On the streets paved in harmony
I like the sexy sounds
From the DJ
Damn I think he's spinning this one for me

Island in the sun
Just you and I will go
Ride into the wave like echo
When I hear that song
I wanna be with you
Headed for the nightlife echo

What a better way then to wind down
On streets paved in harmony
I like the sexy sounds
From the DJ
Damn I think he's spinning this one for me
(This ones for me)

Island in the sun
Just you and I will go
Ride into the wave like echo
When I hear that song
I wanna be with you
Headed for the nightlife echo

Island life sunshine and paradise
All night I wanna give it to you
Island life sunshine and paradise
Every night I'm gonna give it to you
(Gimme the high life)
Island life sunshine and paradise
All night I wanna give it to you
(Gimme the good life)
Island life sunshine and paradise
Every night I'm gonna give it to you
(Gimme the high life)
(Gimme the good life)

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Hey, I'm a native English speaker and I'm not really sure what it means by that...
sorry!

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lucy__holloway wrote:
Hey, I'm a native English speaker and I'm not really sure what it means by that...
sorry!

Thanks for your answer!
Yes, I'm not sure, too
But I find one of the meaning this word: a small beer bottle
could that be?

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Maybe it should be "Just you and I will go right into the wave like echo"

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Echo is a "Mock" repetition or reverberation of frequencies such as light, sound, water wave, or whatever you dream of.

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Just you and I will go Ride into the wave like echo

For me,this means : Just you and I will make love into the wave reverberating (like echo)....
Because: Come into this sacred and erotic dream
It's a world I know you wanna share....
This is the theme of the song.... :/

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I think the clue to the puzzle is in the next line

Ride into the wave like echo
When I hear the song (Madonna's La Isla Bonita?)

So a song is sounds, a sound is a wave, isn't it? When it bumps into an obstacle it bounces back in form of an echo and goes back to its source.

So when she hears the song and its sounds bounce back from her she doesn't want to let this echo go from her. She wants her lover and herself (like surfers) ride this wave back right into the song and the Island the song is about.

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It's a pop song, after all. You can never know what it truly means.