"I Am an Island" as written by and Max D. Barnes....
Mostly I sleep it off
It's easier in the morning
To shrug off the evening's
Drunken pathetic pleas
Cause the night's tragic rambling
Is the next day's apologies
So if you can sit tight
'Til the sun hits the blinds
We can settle everything,
Oh no.

Turning on a dime
I just can't trust my instincts
One day my heart beats with passion
The next it waxes back
If I seem a little callused
I assure you it's just a scratch
So if you can hold on
'Til the mood swings are gone
Then we might just have a chance,
Oh no.

Baby, I quit
I just can't fake it anymore
I'm an indulgent selfish, abusive
Disfunctional fuck-up
I needed to be rescued
I'm stranded on myself
And I can't escape from this island I made
I'm afraid I never will,
Oh no


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"I Am an Island" as written by Max D. Barnes

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    General Commentreminds me of a fucker i know
    babyMEon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much. i love this band. yes i do.
    pavementon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like a theme for me... I love these guys, man...I love em *sniff*
    hourafterdarkon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHaha..."One day my heart beats with passion,
    The next it waxes black." Hi, Andrew.
    JennyMayKayon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing to me.
    Means so much.
    im moving on and this helps me for some reason.

    i cant help, i have mood swings im a girl.
    EmoMcGeeon April 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis bothers me cuz i recognize too closely with this track. esp. 'the cold jaded selfish abusive dysfunctional fuck up' bit. too true.
    Stevoon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti played this song for my ex because it described him perfectly, I think. go tim<3
    armageddonshoeson September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI learned a couple weeks ago that the lead singer of the band is Tim for cursive, which is really cool, and now I'm listening to them alot. Their lyrics are honest, brutal, but honest. I really like them.
    brokenspoonson January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great- I just bought Album of The Year and now I really want Black Out as well.
    Great song to sing along to.
    promisexkepton January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentblack out is an awesome cd, i would venture to say better than album of the year, despite what the latter's title might try and say.
    ThingsIHaventToldUon April 16, 2005   Link

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