"This Island" as written by and Kathleen M Hanna Johanna Fateman....
you must not love to hate
you must not take the bait
and learn to hit delete
you'd say the same thing to me
rent's high
and the war's on
and it's last call
even your friends lok worried
my friends think you're smart
we think you're super-fine

but it's high time
i mean it's high tide
aka a fine line, inside

stop smoking those cigarettes, baby
next time it's your turn to save me
splash some water on your little face 'cause
you're a mess, you're a mess, you're a mess!

you must not roll your eyes
you should not often lie
how could you ever say
that your friends won't be there
it's a long walk on a cold night
when you want to fight
over some day-old drama
you used to make us laugh
we want the old you back

'cause it's high time
i mean it's high tide
aka a fine line, inside

stop smoking those cigarettes, baby
next time it's your turn to save me
splash some water on your little face 'cause
you're a mess, you're a mess, you're a mess!

this island where we live without a/c
is the city where we learn about painting
it was the title of the mix-tape you gave me
not where we're from but the topic of daydreams
let's take a tour of the bathrooms you cried in
for break-ups, bad lucks, shock of the lost twins

the horizon's like a ship in flames tonight
you say you just don't know
if you can take this city
'cause the rent's high
and the war's on
and it's last call
even your friends look worried
my friends all think you're smart
we think you're super-fine

but it's high time
i mean it's high tide
aka a fine line, inside

stop smoking those cigarettes, baby
next time it's your turn to save me
splash some water on your little face 'cause
you're a mess, you're a mess, you're a mess!


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"This Island" as written by Johanna Fateman Jocelyn Samson

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  • +2
    General Commentit's about the current situation of living in new york during the 'war on terror'
    Princesssnootypantson November 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"And learn to hit delete"

    kills me
    jumping___fenceson June 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdamn this song is AWESOME
    rapidrolleron August 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think "Not where we lived but the topic of daydreams" should really be "Not where I'M FROM but the topic of daydreams". I think it says that pretty clearly.

    Gah I just LOVE this bit:
    You say you just don't know
    "If you can take this city, cuz the
    Rent's high, and the war's on
    And it's last call
    Even your friends look worried"

    Awwwwesome! :D
    STACEY!on September 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti fucking love this song. the drumming is insane. it makes me want to oil myself up and dance in front of 100 strobe lights, and get my inner feminist on.
    auto_suggestionon October 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think the "liberty" reference is way off.
    heartinaslingon May 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentindeed
    fairyriotgrrrlon April 01, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "Stop smoking those cigarettes, liberty" not whatever is written here. That would make the NYC metaphor more obvious, since she'd be referring to the statue of liberty.
    SMUSER16991986on January 20, 2008   Link

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