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Future Islands - A Dream Of You And Me

Album: "Singles" (2014)

I wrestled by the sea
A loneliness in me
I asked myself for peace
And found it at my feet
Staring at the sea...

All that glitters is gold
Don't believe what you've been told
People lie, people love, people go
But beauty lies in every soul

I wrestled by the sea
A dream of you and me
I let it go from me
It washed up at my feet
Staring at the sea...

All that glitters is gold
Don't believe what you've been told
People lie, people love, people go
But beauty lies in every soul

If you wait, if you wait for the morning
If you wait, if you wait for the morning
If you wait, if you wait for the morning
If you wait, if you wait for the morning

How long, how long
How long, how long

I asked myself for peace
I asked myself for peace
I asked myself for peace
I asked myself for peace

I asked myself for peace
And found a piece of me
Staring at the sea...

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)

Album: "Singles" (2014)

Seasons change,
And I tried hard just to soften you
Seasons change,
But I've grown tired of trying to change for you

Cause I've been waiting on you
I've been waiting on you
Cause I've been waiting on you
I've been waiting on you

As it breaks, the summer will wake
But the winter will wash what is left of the taste
As it breaks, the summer will warm
But the winter will crave what is gone
Will crave what has all... gone away

People change,
You know but some people never do
You know when people change
They gain a peace but they lose one too

Cause I've been hanging on you
I've been waiting on you
Cause I've been waiting on you
I've been hanging on you

As it breaks, the summer will wake
But the winter will wash what is left of the taste
As it breaks, the summer will warm
But the winter will crave what is gone
Will crave what is gone
Will crave what has all... gone away

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Grease

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

We've been here before
In a gravel lot, by the back door
We move the same
We say the same things
And the same song plays on the radio

Time for the show
And the road was long and slow
And I'm growing old
I was a boy not long ago

What happens to youth?
What happened to truth?
What happened to me?
This song won't change a thing

No, but the people want it all
The dancing bear, the bouncing ball

Oh, I hope they want it all...
Or the same song plays on the radio

Time for the show
And the road was long and slow
And I'm growing old
And the highways take a toll

Time for the show
And the road was long and slow
And I'm growing old
I was a boy not long ago

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Tybee Island

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

No illusions
No replays
Heads are watching, currents wave
Bodies huddle
Birthing flame
I'm a watchman
I'm a slave

Now I'm safe
Now I'm grave
Now I'm safe
And I walk away

If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Balance

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

You can clean around the wound
But if you want it to heal
It just takes time

And you can call up to the moon
But if you want something to change
You've gotta change your life
And take your time

It just takes time
It just takes time
It just takes time
Hard work and your time

The sun will leave the room
Will leave you to the night
And that's alright

Because before the morning comes
There's a certain calm
And then there's light
It just takes time

It just takes time
A little trust and your time
You can change your life
It just takes time
A little trust and your time

And I can sit and talk
Because I was just like you
So arrogant and brave
Impetuous and blue

But trust me as a friend
And I'll do all that I can do
And I'd do anything for you
Because I want to see you through

It just takes time
Hard work and your time
You can change your life

It just takes time
A little trust your time
A little trust and your time...

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Close To None

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

You look like you wanted home
Far from god, and close to none

I've been waiting for the sun
To wash away those powdered eyes
And I've been wanting to hear a voice
But not a word from, Madeleine

I've been trying
To get back to you
For some time

Darling, I was simply blind
How the mountains play tricks on our eyes

The sea has saved
The life you made
The white of waves
The truth of waves

I've been waiting for the sun
To wash away those marble eyes
And I've been wanting to hear a voice
But not a word from...

You look like you wanted home
And now that I've found you
You're not alone

Because you know me
And I know you
You know me
And I know you

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Give Us The Wind

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

We set out to find something to hold
When seeking truth the answer is the road
When seeking wisdom the journey is your home
Fight through the wind, fight through the rain
Fight through the cold

We left ourselves behind on dancing wire
The loved ones we left back home will be our choir
Let the doubters be,
The stick, the thorn, the briar
Fight through the wind, fight through the rain
Dance in the fire

Don't bless me
No, don't bless me
We don't want your blessings
Don't bless me
We don't want your blessings

Give me the pen
Give me the sword
Let me cut away the darkness, and pin it to the wall
Let us sing a song of beauty as before
Give us the wind, give us the wind
Give us the storm

Pushing back the lake
We found something more
Like a song
In a word
Like the heartbreak of birds

And there, beneath the sand
Looking like the rain
We found some god
And the will to change

We set out to find something to hold
When seeking truth the answer is the road
When seeking wisdom the journey is your home
Fight through the wind, fight through the rain
Fight through the cold

Give me the pen
Give me the sword
Let me cut away the darkness, and pin it to the wall
Let us sing a song of beauty as before
Give us the wind, give us the wind
Give us the storm

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Where I Found You

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

I remember your smile,
the smell of your skin,
the way that you walked,
and laughed.

I remember our room,
and coming home to you,
I remember our home,
and you.

Look back, hold on to the last.
Don't let today push out the past.
You gotta
look back, look back,
hold on to the last.

I remember the drive,
with and without you.
One road I took to catch you,
the other road I took to leave you where I found you.

And I remember our day,
we sat in some strange bar.
Had nothing much to say,
nothing at all.

I loved you,
and I still do.
You know I loved you,
and I still do.

Look back, hold on to the last.
Don't let today push out the past.
You gotta
look back, look back,
hold on to the last.

I loved you,
and I still do.
You know I loved you,
and I still do.

Look back, look back,
look back, look back,
hold on to the last.

And I loved you,
(look back, look back)
and I still do.
(look back, look back)

You know I loved you,
(look back, look back)
and I still do.
(look back, look back)

Look back, look back,
look back, look back,
look back, look back,
hold on to the last.

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - The Great Fire

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

I can't ask you now
But if I could, I'd say the same

And I can't be the wound you wear to sleep, always

And I can't watch you dream
Beside a fire
You made to leave

But if you let me be there, again
If you let me be there, again
If you let me be there, again
I'll be still, won't say a word

And I will wait tonight
Along a pier, alone in light

And I will wait in sight, for you to call
In purple night

But I can't watch you dream
Beside a fire
You made to leave

But, if you let me be there, again
If you let me be there, again
If you let me be there, again
I'll be still, won't say a word

If you let me be there, again
I'll be still, won't say a word

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Before The Bridge

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

I will walk you home and I will leave you there
I'll take the books you stole
And leave the heart that bared - this soul

I hope you have what you need
(I hope the moon is listening)
I hope you have what you need
(I gave my soul, my body)

I hope you have what you need
(I hope the moon is listening)
I hope you have what you need
(I gave you soul and body)

And if things hadn't changed
I would have buried you deep in my arms
And if things had stayed the same
I would have carried you as far as the stars

Whatever has us know
I can't forget, somehow
For, to forget a love, is to regret
And, what is love, is regret
And, what isn't love is a test

And if things hadn't changed
I would have buried you deep in my arms
And if things had stayed the same
I would have carried you as far as the stars

Do you believe in love?
Do you believe in love?
Hold your tongue...
Hold your tongue...

Whatever has us now
I can't forget somehow
For, to forget a love, is to regret

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - On The Water

Album: "On The Water" (2011)

There are the moments that we save
And the dreams that fade away
And sometimes they come together
And we can walk through the room we made, in the winter
On a bed, made of feather
When our hands held the answers
To life and love and nothing
To life and love, and some things
You just can't pull away

I waited for an answer
You turned towards me, leaving

Body of Mine
Body of Christ
The tongue is left to dine
And takes it's precious time

Your body alive
My body on fire
Give me the chance to burn
One last time

Watching from the shore
A house caught in storm--breathes for the morning
And calls us, without warning
And pleads
To the light in your eyes
"Never stop your lanterns burning..."
I shield you like a candle

Body of Mine
Body of Christ
Can I be the one who saves your life?

Your body alive
My body on fire
Can I be the one you hold tonight?

Can I be the one?
Can I be the one you hold tonight?

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - As I Fall

Album: "In Evening Air" (2010)

I can't touch you anymore,
I can't tell you how I feel,
as I fall, You would walk.
Heavy hearts do bury words
Under promises and "anything you wants," you'll have.
Like a body without warmth
Feels the blood arrest
and blackens from the cold, I'd cave
For kings and queens misunderstand
Heaven isn't held
but takes you by the hand, so I've found
I can't touch you anymore
I can't tell you how I feel
as I fall, You would walk.

Tame your thoughts and let me in
Break your callous ways and press me to your skin
Save a rose

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Vireo's Eye

Album: "In Evening Air" (2010)

A loose, and hazy time
When you were not my Clementine
And I was not your diamond's eye

Bereft, as daisies lie
For our love was not lost in style
You were strong, I was a child

We, we're not kings here,
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

And Love, has died in song
Carried down by ancient tongues
Ferried around the water's thrum
And winds, along a line
Along a whirl, a lonely girl

To be, to see, to sweat, and bleed
To fall on your sword-on your sword
On your word

We, we're not kings here,
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

Be still, by my side
For you are not my Clementine
And I am not your diamond's eye
To Sleep!

By right of you, I can't endure
In the light of things, I can't ignore
In spite of all the rose's thorns, and hopeless works

We, we're not kings here,
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

We, we're not kings here,
We're not the kings here
We're just strangers

We, we're not kings here,
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

We, we're not kings here,
We're not the kings here
We're just strangers
And angels

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Inch Of Dust

Album: "In Evening Air" (2010)

A part of me you have
A part of me you hold
Apart from me you stand
And there's parts that you had stole

Littering in the cupboards
Like some pieces of the puzzle
A nest just like a mother
The dampness of your sweater

It's never put together
As I watched you from the window
Behind the curtains you turned
Slowly as a teather
Wrap around you tightly
This love is built in metal
Fall around in shadows

It's never put together
It's never put together
Behind the curtains you turned
Fall slowly as a feather

The part of you I have
The part of you I hide
The parts of you I hold
The parts you left behind

Call me
I'll be there always

And call me
I'll be there always

And call me
I'll be there always

Call me
I'll be there always

Call me
I'll be there always

Part of me you have
A part of me you hold
Apart from me you stand
And there's parts that you had stole

The part of you I have
The part of you I hide
The parts of you I stole
The parts you left behind

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Swept Inside

Album: "In Evening Air" (2010)

By the shattered coils of another's arms
And swept inside like the rains that weep
That fell away when your girlish charms
Cried out to take on motherhood
She waits by the windowsill
All wrapped in white and puzzling
What happened to the child inside
Who ran the streets in the days at night

She says nothing seems the same
And I can't change a thing
Her body's like a wave
Breaking to the sea
She says everything seems strange
Locked behind the years
But life is ours to find
In the days at night

There passes a stranger every eve
Who walks himself on a silver leash
And in his head the world's asleep
Awakens in his hands believed
When he was young
He had a dream
To be a star on the movie screen
But now it all seems a silly lie
As he walks alone in the days on fire

He says nothing seems the same
And I can't feel a thing
My body's like a wave
Caving in on me
He says everything seems strange
Holding back the tears
And he smiles just like a child
In the days at night

Mother, of song
You'll find the right way to cherish, in dreams,
All of the snow frozen
Father, in time
You'll find a world that's so perfect and cold
All of the snow frozen

Mother, of song
You'll find the right way to cherish, in dreams,
All of the snow frozen
Father, in time
You'll find a world that's so perfect and cold
All of the snow frozen

Mother, of song
You'll find the right way to cherish, in dreams,
All of the snow frozen
Father, in time
You'll find a world that's so perfect and cold
All of the snow frozen

Mother, of song
You'll find the right way to cherish, in dreams,
All of the snow frozen
Father, in time
You'll find a world that's so perfect and cold
All of the snow frozen

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - An Apology

Album: "In Evening Air" (2010)

This is what I know,
The canopy loss of our home
Is a far cry, while I'm away.

Tethered to finding a rope,
We walk in precarious ways.
And go alone at night
To Misery's bed.
In Misery's bed, we stay.

So far away

Here in the tremble and pulse,
With the rush and the weight of the world.
I am a cannibal, known,
Begging the lashes to break.

You find me awake in a dream,
A scream in the dark, so it seems.
Or is that just how it leaves?
The shadow I cast now the breeze.

So far away

So this is how it goes,
With the loss of our canopy home.
That falls with the leaves from the trees,
As we pass.

And I wasn't there in the last,
But I was surely there from the first.
Here, in my chest where you burst,
I keep the crush
And the weight of the world.

So far away

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Tin Man

Album: "In Evening Air" (2010)

You couldn't possibly know how much you meant to me
You couldn't honestly look inside my tarot
You couldn't possibly find it in your heart to forgive me
You are the savage sun and scarecrow

And time – goes by
And you've got a lot to learn, in your life
And the heart's not inside
And I've got to find the one that's just right

You offer all amends in hopes of saving me
You never imagined I could be strong without you
You offer me a branch of peace that bleeds through
The thorns that welcomed me – now speak truth

I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Long Flight

Album: "In Evening Air" (2010)

I got back from a long flight,
You said you'd meet me there,
I've been tripping off constellations and stars.
I found you at home, what was our home,
With another man, oh man.
Been keeping you in my heart.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"What are you thinking about?"
You just looked up at the stars

And so I whispered into your ear,
"Who are you thinking about?"
It couldn't be me

You can't look me in my eyes anymore,
Without the rivers to tend.
Because you remember our love was true,
But you just needed a hand,

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore,
Without yourself to defend.
You know you hurt me so bad,
Just 'cause you needed a hand.

And I went off and saw things I've never seen,
I really wanted you there.
But you ruined what was love
Just 'cause you needed a hand

This is the way that it all falls.
This is how I feel,
This is what I need:
You, by me--right here--by me,
Right now.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"What are you thinking about?"
You just looked up at the stars

And so I whispered into your ear,
"Who are you thinking about?"
It couldn't be me

You can't look me in my eyes anymore,
Without the rivers to tend,
'Cause you remember our love was true,
But you just needed a hand.

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore,
Without yourself to defend.
You know you hurt me so bad,
Just 'cause you needed a hand.

And I went off and saw things I've never seen,
I really wanted you there.
But you ruined what was love,
Just 'cause you needed a hand

Just 'cause you needed a hand.

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Walking Through That Door

Album: "In Evening Air" (2010)

As processions fade,
New hearts doubt.
But you are Golden and no one questions it.

But who you fake and how you sound,
Asks the best of men
To share your sentiment

I want to be the one to help you find those years
That you've been talking about.
Dreaming of the South
And all those lost goodbyes,
And all those lonely tears,
You never got to cry,

It never works out right,
Unless you're one to follow.
Where the silence takes too long,
When the night falls--when the night falls oh so slow,
And caution isn't ours.
When the night falls--when the night falls oh so low,
We may lose control.

I want to be the one to help you find those years
That you've been talking about.
Dreaming of the South
And all those lonely nights,
And all those lost goodbyes,
You never got to sigh.

I want to be the one to help you find those dreams
Because you've been hanging around,
Talking about the South,
And all those balmy nights,
And all those lonely songs,
You never got to write.

And I'll hold your hand as I walk you through that door,
I'll hold your hand as you held my hand as I walk you through the door

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Little Dreamer

Album: "Wave Like Home" (2008)

I caught you sleeping here, all wrapped in wool
I caught you sleeping here, almost broke my heart
I found you dreaming
I'm dreaming of you always

When I was just a child, a lonely boy
I held onto my dreams, like they could run from me
The hopes I harbored fled, as they often do
But I still dreamed of you
And now my dreams come true

And as we say goodnight, I hold you close and tight
No more raging suns, only waning ones
Like the waxing scar where my lonely heart
Once bloomed before I met you

My little dreamer, I'll always
Always dream of you

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Wave Like Home

Album: "Wave Like Home" (2008)

Gray eyes link these sharp dawns
Bird-chested
These cornered arms
Half-lit, mirthless, marksman
O bending[?] chute, & charm

I took your portrait from the wall
And your picture at the window
Sucked your lemon dry and wept
Deep in the hall

Who would swallow my life?
And leave me as a child
In the whale I can see the bone
And the muscle in dim-light

Who would swallow my life?
And leave me here to die
In these arms I can feel my home
Breaking from inside

In these arms I can feel my home
Breaking from inside

Who would swallow my life?
And leave me here to die
In these arms I can feel my home
Breaking from inside

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Beach Foam

Album: "Wave Like Home" (2008)

Standing on a beach somewhere
Looking for something to see
As the beach rolls in, I swear
It's bringing something to me

Baby, one day I'll have what I want:
Someone to stand next to me
But until then, I'll just wait and watch
As the pull rolls into me

Beach foam baby
Midnight baby
Beach foam, beach foam baby
Midnight baby, midnight baby
Midnight

Standing on a shore somewhere
Looking for something to be
As the beach rolls in, I swear
It's bringing something to me

Baby, one day I'll have what I want
Baby, one day I'll follow the stream
But until then I'll just wait and watch
As the pull rolls into me

Beach foam baby
Midnight baby
Beach foam, beach foam baby
Midnight baby, midnight baby
Midnight

Beach foam baby, beach foam
Beach foam baby
Midnight baby, midnight baby
Midnight

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Heart Grows Old

Album: "Wave Like Home" (2008)

Looking for something the lord would make,
Meters of sleep--buried under the neck
Bereave animal dreams, instinct to keep you
Instance to bleed you
Instinct
Saturday folds, by the time I put my wishing words away
The sound of an old door laughing
Creaks to signal
Your wishing words were saved

The heart grows old
The heart grows old with you
No one in this world could hope to take your place
The heart grows old
The heart grows old and rues
The end of our days
The heart grows old with you

And it breaks my mind in two
Because I know--and you know
That it was never meant to be
Baby I was just too young
To appreciate all of your seams
Now I'm cutting myself
Watching you cutting yourself
Bleeding myself

The heart grows old
The heard grows old and rues
The end of our days, the heart grows old with you
The heart grows old
The heart grows old and croons
Into the blue--the heart grows old with you

Save me, save me from loving you always
Save me, save me from loving you always
Save me, save me from loving you always
Save me, save me from loving you always

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Seize A Shark

Album: "Wave Like Home" (2008)

I go to bite your hair
Who would outweigh
You turned your head so fast you broke my neck
T-t-t-turned, turned me to the nightlife
Look away and the day is cold
Sea my eyes fall out of my head
So fast they roll away
T-t-t-turned me, turned me fucking inside

Another saturday with you
Another saturday - I'm missing you all night
I'm missing in my life
Another saturday with you
Mistaking pain for the feeling I'm missing
You all night, another autumn day
Fishing in your life

Ooh you fucking turned me
Ooh you fucking turned me

I go to bite your hair
Who would outweigh
You turned your head so fast you broke my neck
T-t-t-turned me, turned me fucking inside
Another saturday with you
Another saturday - I'm missing you all night
I'm missing in my life
Another saturday with you
Mistaking pain for the feeling I'm missing
You all night, another autumn day
Fishing in your life

You fucking turned me, ooh you fucking turned me in my life
You fucking turned me, another autumn day
Fishing in your life

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Escape Artist

Album: "Wave Like Home" (2008)

You look hurt, but it's not my fault
We're wasting time, that's for the birds
I feel cheated somehow
I feel stifled down here
No one here understands me
I feel cheated somehow
It's not my fault

You look sad, waiting for the train
The sun comes down in the rain
You look cracked, with your mirror-broken face
I feel down, seeing you so low
(but it's getting late)
Baby I've got to go

I feel cheated somehow
I feel stifled down here
No one here understands me
I feel cheated somehow
It's not my fault

You get home, you're bleeding for a light
But now it's closed, the only door in sight

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Flicker & Flutter

Album: "Wave Like Home" (2008)

You'll never know me, cuz you gave that up
And i was taken out with the trash
Taken out with the good
You're holding onto nothing, file my away
With all your broken dreams
Cuz that's what you are to me

Take me out, take your ring
You gave to me and I lost
Between the seats
Take me out, take your ring
And everything you ever gave to me

You'll never know me, or crawl so slow
This place is my home, now moving too late
You in the lantern, flicker and flutter
Sign in my chest hair, where are you going
And when are you leaving?
I'm leaving tomorrow. you can't stop me
Is that honesty? is that enough for you?
It's enough for me. file me away
With your broken dreams
Cuz that's what you're to me

Take me out, take this spider ring
You gave to me, and I lost
Between the seats
Take me out, take your ring
And everything you ever gave to me

How's that for honesty?
How's that for honesty?
Take your ring...

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Islands - Old Friend

Album: "Wave Like Home" (2008)

I whisper the tongue like an old friend
I cherish my time here alone
I wait in the eyes of the passing nights,
To help me laugh brushfires again
By the swallows sleeve, I'm a new hand
Cutting out the shapes that burn me
I can touch the mouths of these child gods
And these true minds that hurt man

And the will will go up
To the crashing sails
And the crushing wails
Of my old pan
This wind screams while I'm asleep
And dreams that these white eyes
Will smile again

And the will will go up
To the crashing sails
And the crushing wails
Of my old pan
This wind screams while I'm asleep
And dreams that these white eyes
Will smile again

I take to the road like an old man
I cherish my time here alone
I process the lines of the passing lights
Losing myself, I change my plans

By the western walls, I'm a cursed hand
By the eastern seas, I'm hardly wrong
I can swing myself down from these trees
When I crave a glimpse of weary sands

I whisper the tongue like an old friend
I cherish my time here alone
I swing myself down from these trees
To help me laugh brushfires again

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Future Leaders of the World - Your Gov't Loves You

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

For every grain of sugars here's a pound a salt
To melt away all the shit this country shoved down my throat
No I won't ever cave or curl nothing I do's my fault
Cause I'm a victim of sobriety in 50 states on drugs
For every act of love I attack assault
Yah I destruct because I'm fucked I just won't give up
And some may say I'm stubborn and I won't grow up
But I think your all just used to having that ass tore up
Your part of the disease in a government corrupt
Toxic waste corporate sleaze destroying everything you touch
Mother bleeds we deceived seek in gods creed we trust
We looking up hogs we feed smog fogs and clouds our thoughts
Though I saw a flag with stars and stripes
That stood for equal rights
Civil liberties pursuit of happiness in life
Now I know were all just hoes spokes on a wheel of fortune
Lost tones in a song eternal souls scorching cause your

Government loves you so sleep now rest assured
Your taxes make prisoners of war around the world
They'll mind warp and drug you rape your little girl
Your government loves you so sleep now rest assured

Lets take a little trip back in time to remember why your government loves you
They'd do anything fight and die for you
Operation mongoose couldn't shoot Castro
But got martin Luther king blasted back in 68
Cause they was afraid he was of communist regime
A black man with a dream of peace and equality
Was surely a threat to USA's economy of glutton war
Greed ace of spades Vietnamese oil brigades
And now the same shit today
Different presidential candidates
Same goal global control of the Middle East
Hey there's only a few more nations left to enslave
We need some more fancy clothes and golden roads paved now

Government loves you so sleep now rest assured
Your taxes make prisoners of war around the world
They'll mind warp and drug you rape your little girl
Your government loves you so sleep now rest assured

The earth's surface has been destroyed
The global elites master plan has been deployed

2052 is the year
"now that the nuclear snow has cleared, it's time to announce
the new world order is here. I am George Bush Senior the third,
your genetically engineered fascist leader. You are now ruled by a living computer.
You are one race, one fuck, one sex, one money, on a space ship to Mars, Noah's arch no holds barred, this planet will
explode in t-minus 4, cause your

Government loves you so sleep now rest assured
Your taxes make prisoners of war around the world
They'll mind warp and drug you rape your little girl
Your government loves you so sleep now rest assured

Don't they love you
Don't they love you
Don't they love you

You

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - 4 Sale

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

Oh beautiful America, land of the free, raped, and wasted youth
if i had just one wish that i could give to you
i'd ask for you to serve me as your finest dish -
a fish to to fillet, take my bones and exploit my brain....

whats not for sale you or me
in this so called society?
why do we bend on knees to these corporate religions like zombies in a TV screen?
Feels like life's jail with no key - when your alone
got no money
But i'll never sell my soul for your golden cage of rape (yeah) you call free.

what do you got
what do you need
whats for sale?
we'll have the whole world singing....

wheres the beauty in our lives,
wheres the love gone that we hide?
we sold ourselves on shelves now there's nothing left to sell
so buy a car and sell your wife
feed kids Ritalin make 'em right
keep mouths shut tight they gotta learn how to fight right

I'm not sorry mother and while world over
i'll never be a part of your beautiful dream
at least I'm not lost in a sea of designer disease
glad your pleased to be
i ain't dead yet you wont get me
dad you thought you have it figured out so right
till mom crashed into a police car that one night
got her face smashed
back cracked she needed you bad -
you left her bleeding in the gutter

what do you got
what do you need
whats for sale?
we'll have the whole word singing....

where's the beauty in our lives,
where's the love gone that we hide?
we sold ourselves on shelves now there's nothing left to sell
so buy a car and sell your wife
feed kids Ritalin make 'em right
keep mouths shut tight they gotta learn how to fight right

lets burn some dead presidents on the white house door steps
ill take that rag you call a flag
soak up the blood of the innocent
bush's skull and bones frat paid for Hitlers conquests
brood for oil Iraq Texas corporate sponsors
can't you see through the midst of the brotherhoods iron fist?
if we don't clear the smoke now we going to no exist

Oh beautiful America, land of the free, raped, and wasted youth
if i had just one wish that i could give to you
i'd ask for me to serve me as your finest dish -
a fish to to fillet, take my bones and exploit my brain.
express my images though all TV, radio and sound waves.
give it a nice shiny finish to coat my rays
make millions of of civilians to feed the Russian ??
so you can fuck me, rape, me, duct tape my face
to a dollar bill and pay to hate me
America won't you please... Love ME?

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - House Of Chains

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

I'm so stripped down and naked
Feed me with change
Love me numb
So I can heal your pain
Make me wake up early
I'll drive home so far away
Skip school and sleep in my car
Turn on the head and melt the snow away

Is there still time for love
Love.
I'll forgive and forget
I wont regret a thing
But my pride and anger
It's a danger to myself

Now I'm looking out the front door window
To my teen hood house of chains
Seems like everyone's pretending to know the key
To something for somewhere
They've never been
In this road never ending
I'm ending this with you
Let's go there
Still time for me and you...

Is there still time for love
Love.
I'll forgive and forget
I wont regret a thing
But my pride and anger
It's a danger to myself

Mom's in the hospital
She's sick and under nourished
But anything is possible
She says violets always flourish
Fathers so afraid
Of the child inside he's lost
So how much will he pay
For all the pain he caused
I saw him smiling, laughing
Betrayed and so lost but I found, let's celebrate it
No matter what it costs

Is there still time for love
Love.
I'll forgive and forget
I wont regret a thing
But my pride and anger
It's a danger to myself

We don't have to wait
Now's never too late
Now is forever
And we are always free

We don't have to wait
Now's never too late
Now is forever
And we are always free

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - Sued

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

What I felt
Wasn't wrong
Use to be afraid to be this close to you
Cause in my shadow I'm soothed
And what it took to make it through
You wouldn't believe me if I said it was true
Cause in my shadow I'm proved

Faces move, shadows crawl
Ain't we the same underneath it all
Cause in my shadow I'm sued

In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real
In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real

How I spell
Free as strong
Use to be a muse for hating everything
Cause in my shadow I'm true
And what I took
To give to you
You couldn't fake it
So you let me choose
Cause a broken arrow takes two

Met a psychic
In the bathroom stall
She said paint your night until it falls
Cause in my shadow in sued

In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real
In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real

In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real
In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real

Green is naked
Teen obscene
Gloss is empty when gleams
Roll the marbles
Fake the team
Needles ripped
And broke the seams

In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real
In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real

In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real
In my shadow I'm sued
Don't you try and make me feel real

Try and make me...
Try and make me...

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - Make You Believe

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

We aint got nothing to fear
We aint got nothing to hide
I wanna live in the truth
I wanna live in the light
All this material excess
Is just our fear covered up
There's no such thing as success
Unless your living in love

Love's the solution all they got is problems
Global prostitution modern city gotham
Drugs and pollution god's kin forgotten
Nows the revolution stand act stop watching

Come out of your mind go leave it behind
There never gonna catch us running home
Their love is a lie world's dead I'm not blind
We gotta stand up and make our own

They taught us why we were wrong
I always knew we were right
Don't ever need to belong
Long as I'm free in my mind
Keep it straight up and strong
No fear come close your eyes

Love's the solution all they got is problems
Global prostitution modern city gotham
Drugs and pollution god's kin forgotten
Now's the revolution stand act stop watching

Come out of your mind go leave it behind
There never gonna catch us running home
Their love is a lie world's dead I'm not blind
We gotta stand up and make our own
Gonna make you believe
One blood that we bleed
Believe

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - Unite

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

12 shades of grey
Every life this day
a single fraction of a-maze-ing
Dreams I'd like to tell you
In songs of paradise
Well the earth you knows right here
But the oil's running dry

So we'll laugh cry
At the same time
Come heal the wounds

When there's no more water left
And no more air in our breath
What will this earth be worth?
Do you want war or peace?
Blood for oil greed
Won't feed, won't the hunger our need

So I light my candles pray
This world can still be saved
That It's not to late for peace be

So we'll laugh cry
At the same time
Come heal the wounds
When there's no more water left
And no more air in our breath
What will this earth be worth?
Do you want war or peace?
Blood for oil greed
Won't feed, won't the hunger our need

Come heal the wounds
In mom's sacred womb
These candles light the night like the sun of June
Come heal the wounds we all be here soon

When there's no more water left
And no more air in our breath
What will this earth be worth?
Do you want war or peace?
Blood for oil greed
Won't feed, won't the hunger our need

We unite come heal the wounds we unite in our own light

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - Kill Pop

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

Welcome to the show everyone
Let go kill your mind have some drugs
I don't give a fuck where you from
As long as you get high
Wake up what are you waiting for
Times now life is yours life is short
Truth's something you can't buy in stores
Unless it's leveled 4

We're the new sensation taking over the nation
On all TV soundwave radio stations
Infiltrating incubating shaking revelations at the speed of light
In an alien ship fuk the big wig pigs
Eatin fat off of kids making doe outta shit
Selling dope ritalins pop culture's dead
Vultures eat what their fed
FBI FCC seceded, see I'm a code red

So f*** what your parents think
Forget what you teachers preach
Their words are just useless speech
To make you think what they think is how you outta outta live
I've heard it a million times politicians and all their lies
Shut your mouths tell the truth you swines America's dead
I'm alive live sue me see me

Kill pop dead on the radio, circus home made from buffalo
Sold out tickets to every show
Drugs are illegal so we kill microphones
Kill pop, kill pop well it's already dead
At least to me in my head

I see your glam and glitz fake tits and gold rings
Collagen lipsh** diamond earrings
Liposucked ass your nose is plastic
And when you sniff coke it melts like hot wax bitch
So f*** all you losers hiding in clothes cars and diamonds
You couldn't buy a real you so the real world reeled you
I walk run scream sing and rap talk you get bent on your
Knees by TV's and ass fucked tools

So f*** what your parents think
Forget what you teachers preach
Their words are just useless speech
To make you think what they think is how you outta outta live
I've heard it a million times politicians and all their lies
Shut your mouths tell the truth you swines America's dead
I'm alive live sue me see me

Kill pop dead on the radio, circus home made from buffalo
Sold out tickets to every show
Drugs are illegal so we kill microphones

We got a brand new cd for you baby
With a bunch of snazzy tunes
They'll make a profit of this prophets hanging
So sell and tell me what to do
We got a brand new cd for you baby
With a bunch of snazzy tunes
They'll make a profit of this prophets hanging
So sell and tell me what to do
Make some hits and get those kids head banging
It's the critics choice to choose
Corporations are the artists painting
It's the people voice to lose...

Kill pop dead on the radio, circus home made from buffalo
Sold out tickets to every
Drugs are illegal so we kill microphones

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - Let Me Out

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

I found some peace today
I grit my teeth
And swallow all my pain and selfish pride
I use to hide behind

[Chorus x2:]
Let me out, let me out I’m singing
Let me out, let me out I’m singing
I’m a liar and a cheat in prison
Accused of telling the truth

Flames of pain stained paint my eyes
Child I've lost this face won't lie
Time burns my souls decay grey
Sifting through the smoke and lies
Swimming exhale our love that's died
First and last ain't ever the same, so I’ll keep on singing this
I don’t care if you’re right or if I'm always wrong
Just want to sing my song before this whole world

[Chorus X2]

[Bridge:]
Now and forever
I stand to sever all ties and connections with recollections of pain or fear
Family, society, authority and every peer
Swallowing tears, lien' in my stomach
I'm getting free-er every second eroding and exploding
All these corporate deceptions right here I'm...

Metal prison bars block our minds
youth's truth sold and televised
I never bought it and I won’t play your games, for fame
Are we just rats in a pipers tune soothed,
Scraping for cheese in a maze made to lose
No, I’m not and I won’t eat your food... Subdued
I don’t care if your right or if I’m always wrong,
Just want to sing my song before this whole world ...GONE

[Chorus (repeat 1 and a half)]

I'm out... out [x4]

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - Everyday

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

Trust in me its not a fantasy
Knowing we're right and they're all wrong
We used to push and pull weed get high till we bleed
Tune out the world and just sing our song
If you're all so right why you gotta fight
Kill to unite for so long
Why should I ever compromise what you could never realize
So afraid to be your own in...
Inside of each death a days new breath a test to defy itself again
While whispering sounds educate towns propagating new ways
To feel

In the lost and found I've found pounds treasures through these
Desperate measures social leathers
Just let me feel..

If I could eat the eyes of the heavens
I'd see you through the darkest nights
Wake and try
Not to deny
Who am I stoned
Everyday

So kids come watch the news
And you'll learn to lose like a winner
Get you prescriptions filled
I'll be the sinner for
Your addiction
To consume
For a beggars wealth

Inside of each death a days new breath a test to defy itself again
While whispering sounds educate towns propagating new ways
To feel

In the lost and found I've found pounds treasures through these
Desperate measures social leathers
Just let me feel..
If I could eat the eyes of the heavens
I'd see you through the darkest nights
Wake and try
Not to deny
Who am I stoned
Everyday

Days go by
They sell us lies
But I will try
Everyday

Days go by
They sell us lies
But I will try
Everyday

If I could eat the eyes of the heavens
I'd see you through the darkest nights
Wake and try
Not to deny
Who am I stoned
Everyday

Everyday
Everyday

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Future Leaders of the World - Spotlight

Album: "LVL IV" (2004)

Tell you mother to have her vision examined
Tell your practitioner to practice famine
Children wearing suits hold briefcase family feuds
In juke box radio tunes
Coming to a store near you

We're gonna pull you in
Never gonna let you out
Make sure you know your way in a crowd
When freedom only costs as much as you can buy
They'll sell you whole life in pieces, rest till you die

So buy a life and sell a teen prophecy
Glam horror mock silver-screen guillotine
Put the whole family on trial tonight
Turn the television off and turn on the lights
With me...

We're gonna pull you in
Never gonna let you out
Make sure you know your way in a crowd
When freedom only costs as much as you can buy
They'll sell you whole life in pieces, rest till you die

We're gonna pull you in
Never gonna let you out
Make sure you know your way in a crowd
When freedom only costs as much as you can buy
They'll sell you whole life in pieces, rest till you die

Billboards advertise magazines
Record our memories rape our dreams
In Hollywood faces burnt like dollars bills
Why should I trade my drugs for your pills, Mr. Capital Hill?
Sell me war, you're a king now
Get up in the spotlight...

Get up in the spotlight

We're gonna pull you in
Never gonna let you out
Make sure you know your way in a crowd
When freedom only costs as much as you can buy
They'll sell you whole life in pieces, rest till you die

We're gonna pull you in
Never gonna let you out
Make sure you know your way in a crowd
When freedom only costs as much as you can buy
They'll sell you whole life in pieces, rest till you die

Get up get up were in the spotlight
Get up get up were in the spotlight
Spotlight spotlight crowd
Spotlight spotlight crowd
We're in the spotlight now......

Future Leaders of the World was formed by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor, who formed the group in Buffalo, New York with drummer Carl Messina and bassist Toby Cole. Taylor recorded a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles. At a later this time Jake Stutevoss was also added on guitar. The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - She's Always A Woman

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child,
But she's always a woman to me

She can lead you to love
She can take you or leave you
She can ask for the truth
But she'll never believe
And she'll take what you give her
As long as it's free
Yeah, she steals like a thief
But she's always a woman to me

Ooooh she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She's ahead of her time
Ooooh and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

And she'll promise you more
Than the Garden of Eden
Then she'll carelessly cut you
And laugh while you're bleeding
But she'll bring out the best
And the worst you can be
Blame it all on yourself
Cause she's always a woman to me

Hmmmm hmmmmm

Ooooh she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She's ahead of her time
Ooooh and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

She is frequently kind
And she's suddenly cruel
She can do as she pleases
She's nobody's fool
And she can't be convicted
She's earned her degree
And the most she will do
Is throw shadows at you
But she's always a woman to me

Hmmmm hmmmmm

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - Any Direction

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

The boy in the iron mask with wire for brains
is firing bows and arrows wherever he thinks it should rain
Yeah he's drunk too much coffee once again

This could go in any direction
Any direction at all
This could go in any direction
Any direction at all

Our memories in the cupboard are getting up and walking
And there's life going on but we're too busy talking
What I am trying to say
Is that we're losing our way

But this could go in any direction
Any direction at all
This could go in any direction
Any direction at all

And some heart is always going to get broken
And somebody's always going to crack
Something is always going to be incomplete
But you have to stop this looking back

This could go in any direction
Any direction at all
This could go in any direction
Any direction at all

You could go in any direction
Any direction at all
Yeah this could go in any direction
Any direction at all

Hold your nerve and keep on walking
All we have to do is keep on walking

This could go in any direction
Any direction at all
This could go in any direction
Any direction at all

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - Don't Be Shy

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

Don't be shy
It'll get you nowhere
I was shy
And it got me nowhere
And I feel like turning into a boy again

When you're young
Buckets don't have holes in
Days are long
And summer always rolls in
bowls in
And you feel like turning to the sky and crying
"stay, stay, stay"

And if the truth is what you want
Then things aren't looking good
There've been dreams in my life
But they rot away like wood

In a good year
One or two may come true
But dreams aren't really dreams are they
Once they've come true
They just vanish within you

So don't be cold when a lover calls you
Go to her, ask her to sing for you
Adore you
And she'll make you feel like you're a boy again
For a moment that will pass
For a moment that will pass

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - She Needs Me

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

When my days are rolling stones
When my memories ring like telephones
And I'll have somewhere I can go
I'll have comfort, this one thing I know

You pull another blanket round me
Yeah you, pull another blanket round me

This is where I want to be
This is where I want to be
She needs me
She needs me
She needs me
And it's okay

Silver thunder, turquoise stream
Leaves of amber, fields of emerald green
You sketch all those shades on me
I am yours, you can do what you like with me

Yeah you, pull another blanket round me
Yeah you, you pull another blanket round me

'Cause this is where I want to be
This is where I want to be
She needs me
She needs me
She needs me
And it's okay

This is where I want to be
This is where I want to be

I am yours, you can do what you like with me
I am yours, you can do what you like with me
I am yours, you can do what you like with me, with me

Faster than the setting sun
We'll run away

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - Firebird

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

Firebird come into me tonight
Stay awake with me through this dark night
We can ride til the morning light
On a bicycle made for two
On a bicycle made for two

Hush for the baby he's asleep in the hay
And if we should wake him we'll be turned stony grey
Silence is golden and it's ours today
On a bicycle made for two
On a bicycle made for two

Some come higher, some come low
Some come demon-faced, some come slow
Some come beautiful, helpless and warm
like the first drop of water after the storm

Firebird stay with me tonight
All the world is asleep
The world is alright
And as long as you're mine we can conquer light
On a bicycle made for two
On a bicycle made for two

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - Livewire

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

There was a crack in your smile the day you were born
You're out on the pull and it's making you yawn
Good samaritans never play their part
Come round, let me put my hands around your heart

Livewire, your life is in the fire
You got everything to play for
1-1, half time
Livewire, the world is yours to hire
We got everything to live for
Don't kick it all the time

Standing in the borough markets selling straws
People just stare at you and gawp
You'd like to say you're wasted,
but it's not the alcohol that's making you feel like a flat spare wheel

Livewire, your life is in the fire
We got everything to play for
1-1, half time
Livewire, the world is yours to hire
You got everything to live for
Don't kick it all the time

Helicopters hover over the street
There's always somebody else you're dying to meet
And you're always getting older
That's the deepest thought you can commit to paper
As the nights get later

Livewire, your life is in the fire
We've got everything to play for
1-1, half time
Livewire, the world is yours to hire
You've got everything to live for
Don't kick it all the time
Don't kick it all the time

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - Faster Than The Setting Sun

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

When there's storm clouds higher than heaven
And there's angels defeating themselves
And you can't get past half past eleven
Without feeding the sharks on the shelf

Then...

Faster than the setting sun we'll run away
Faster than the setting sun
Faster than the setting sun we'll run away

When you can't sleep for all of these visions
of the iridescent lands
and you can't reach a single decision
without your wet face kissing your hands

Then throw it in the sand
(Breathe it in, breathe it out)
Try to understand
Love lands

Faster than the setting sun
Faster than the setting sun we'll run away
Faster than the setting sun
Faster than the setting sun...

No they don't slow dance 'round here no more
No they don't slow dance 'round here no more
No they don't slow dance 'round here no more
No they don't slow dance 'round here no more

Faster than the setting sun we'll run away
Faster than the setting sun

No they don't slow dance 'round here no more
No they don't slow dance 'round here no more
No they don't slow dance 'round here no more
No they don't slow dance 'round here no more
No more
No more

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - High On The Tide

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

There's salt in the air, it's a taste that I know
and the memory of you has started to go
Sometimes we live just to get thrown
And so a cheap train ticket is carrying me back to my home

High on the tide
Chasing my demons away completely
High on the tide
Can in my hand going down so sweetly
High on the tide
Don't wake me up and tell me that I'm dreaming
it's just how I am

Stumbling barefoot over the sands
With no-one and nothing at my command
But with the waves on the shore and the sea in my hair
I can honestly say this - I really and truly don't care

High on the tide
Killing my boredom by doing nothing
High on the tide
Finally this world resembles something
High on the tide
Oh who needs forever when all they have's opinions
Hey I'm doing fine.

For once in my life
I'm glad to be here not there

High on the tide
Sun falling down but it feels like morning
High on the tide
Tomorrow is just an idea
On the high tide
Don't wake me up and tell me what you're leaving

I already know

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - Barricades

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

When love is a crippled dream
When love is a crippled dream
That's where you'll find me
Saying I'm not afraid

And when love is a barricade
When love is a barricade
That's where I'll find you
Saying we're already made

I want to be near you all day
I want to be near you all day
I want to be near you all day
Don't go away

When love is a howling face
Trapped in a hollow place
I won't surrender
or give you up

So don't put up these barricades
We don't need barricades
We have each other
And that won't fade

I want to be near you all day
I want to be near you all day
I want to be near you all day
Don't go away

To the dark, to the smoke
To those downstairs
No fares

I want to be near you all day
I want to be near you all day

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - So Brand New

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

Fly yellow moon
You put the smile back on my face
Fly yellow moon
Fare you well

Fly yellow moon
You give this charmless world some grace
and I don't know how you
do all of these things you do
They're so brand new
So brand new

Once I was livid
Once I was in hate
Once I was Lear on the rocks

The coast collapses
Autumn leaves without a trace
We're rolling down a hill
Yet our bodies lie here still
They're so brand new
So brand new

The coast collapses
Autumn leaves without a trace
and all I want to do
Is run circles around you
You're so brand new
So brand new

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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Fyfe Dangerfield - When You Walk In The Room

Album: "Fly Yellow Moon" (2010)

In this moment
No-one is pulling me down into the ground
In this moment
No-one is pulling me down into the ground

I can't help it if I'm happy
I can't help it if I'm happy not to be sad
'Cause when you walk in the room
I see things that I can't understand

I want you endlessly
I want you endlessly
I want you endlessly

I was tired
Working myself into an early grave
I was lonely
Trying to teach myself how to behave
But these things have their own patterns
These things are fathomlessly out of our hands
And when you walk in the room
I know my life's never going to be planned

All of these old addresses
All of these empty guesses
You carry all of their weight on your back

I want you endlessly
I want you endlessly
I want you endlessly
I want you endlessly

In this moment
No-one is pulling me down into the ground

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins (born 7 July 1980) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the founding member of the indie rock band Guillemots.
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