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Future Islands — The Tower
Album: People Who Aren’t There Anymore
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Length: 3:33
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Threw a bottle
Across the water
To someone who's thinking of me
There's a tower
In the ocean
Pouring through me
That's my will and testament

I, I, I am waiting on the other side, sigh
Looked out into everything and I lie
Tell myself, "it's nothing", when it's quite right
Everything grows stronger in the light

When a boy who played with razors
Met a girl who opened cages
All the birds flew through the graveyard
And their laughter was contagious

I, I, I am watching on the other side, sighs
Looked out into every, nil and nigh
Lie, tell myself it's darkest when it's quite bright
Everything grows stronger in the light

In the light, in the light
Standing at the sea and swallowing
Without you, beside you
But you knew
What I knew

I, I, I am waiting on the other side, sigh
Looked out into everything and I lie
Tell myself, "it's nothing", when it's quite right
Everything goes
Everything grows
I am watching, I am waiting
I am waiting, I'm not breaking
I lie, tell myself, "it's okay", when it's not quite
Everything grows stronger in the light
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He has a scowling singing style.  To me, he sort of sounds like John Bell of Widespread Panic.
 sjccroquet wrote:

On January 27, 2024, will the track listing show the artist as "Islands"?



LOL LOL LOL
 fgreene wrote:

I like Future Islands more with every new song I hear. Passionate. Inventive. They sound like them but they always  surprise me. 



My feelings exactly. Thanks for the words!
Bit weedy for my ears.  Rescued by "Big Time Sensuality" straight afterwards so all's good in the world.  Thanks RP.
I have seen the future - and it contains Islands. 
David Bowie?
On January 27, 2024, will the track listing show the artist as "Islands"?
A glimpse of the future... 
 Ihatethissong wrote:
obligatory comment about the song release date and the future
 
January 2024, eh.  I have to say that if I developed time travel technology, Bill would be the only person I'd trust with it.
 Ihatethissong wrote:

obligatory comment about the song release date and the future



Well, Future is in the band name. I assume this is a pre-release from the album.
I like Future Islands more with every new song I hear. Passionate. Inventive. They sound like them but they always  surprise me. 
obligatory comment about the song release date and the future
First?! ;) Decent tune and better than others they have  (and I've never really been a fan)