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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.