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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.