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The Island
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Written by: Greg Graffin
Released in: 2013
Lyrics - Album version
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There's a world outside but I can't really make it
There's a life to lead but I can't exactly fake it
Yet the mood feels right
But my island is sinking out of sight

I made jetties so they'd catch all the sediment
Removed the rocks and every impediment
But the tide's rising high to wash away my island in the night

The sheltering sky was to be my everlasting lullaby
They said that islands were solid as bedrock
Standing firm forevermore
But over time even basement wastes away to the unrelenting shore

There's a lonely seed waiting to be planted
I've instructions but desire is wholly absent
I'm just a petrel in the storm
My island can't protect me anymore

Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:23 30 Years Live Europe 12" 2016
2:23 True North EICP-1569 Japan CD 2013
2:23 True North 87228-1 United States 12" 2013
2:23 True North 7228-I Europe 12" 2013
2:23 True North 7228-I Europe 12" 2013
2:23 True North 87228-I United States 12" 2013
2:23 True North 87228-1 United States 12" 2013
2:23 True North 7228-2 Europe CD 2013
2:23 True North 87228-2P United States CD 2013
2:23 True North 059 United States CD 2013
2:23 True North 87228-2 United States CD 2013
2:23 True North EPIT 7228 United States CD 2013
2:23 True North 87228-2 United States CD 2013
2:23 True North 7228-2 Europe CD 2013
2:23 True North EDC1-80476 Japan CD 2013
2:23 True North EPIT 7228-2A Europe CD 2012
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