"Islands" as written by and Marshall....
I want to rule the islands
And I want to rule the sea
But if you're not coming back
I will sleep eternally

And I want no heavy diamonds
And pearls crush my teeth
I just want my sailor
To sail back to me

Captain has a treasure
He says I hold the key
But old man grows and sweets winds blow songs
To you and me

I want to rule the islands
And I want to rule the sea
But if you're not coming back
I will sleep eternally


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"Islands" as written by Chan Marshall

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    General Commentas far as meaning goes im not sure.
    I hated the music to this song but i love the lyrics.
    Nova_Crashon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe captain is a new person who's got interest in her, and there are many oppurtunities awaiting her, but none of this matters when compared with the past lover.
    moldbyhandon November 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentexactly, she's remembering her love, who's gone. She wants him to come back to her because this new "captain' isn't even close to him, "But if you're not coming back, I will sleep eternally".Nobody else can replace him.
    palinon December 03, 2007   Link

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