It's been nine long years
On an island as we scavenge for food
We're never weak and hungry

Little hearts and little hands
We were nine years old and nine was really plenty

And that's what she said
That's what she said

I like eating fruit off of trees when I'm with you
Fruit always tastes much sweeter and the air always tastes much cleaner
When I'm with you
I like eating fruit off of trees when I'm with you

Island's going bad, island's going bad
Call your mom, call your dad
Island's going bad, island's going bad

Fruit always tastes much sweeter and the air always tastes much cleaner
When I'm with you

Kids have gone bad, kids have gone bad
Run your mom, run your dad
Kids have gone bad, kids have gone bad

I like eating fruit off of trees when I'm with you

Children going mad, children going bad
It's so sad
Eating moms, eating dads
Children going bad

Fruit always tastes much sweeter and the air always tastes much cleaner
When I'm with-

Island's going bad, island's going bad
Call your mom, call your dad
Island's going bad, island's going bad

I like eating fruit off of trees when I'm with you

Kids have gone bad, kids have gone bad
Run your mom, run your dad
Kids have gone bad, kids have gone bad

Fruit always tastes much sweeter and the air always tastes much cleaner
When I'm with you

(Overlapping)
Children going mad, children going bad
It's so sad
Eating moms, eating dads
Children going bad


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    General CommentI could only listen to two songs by Shapes and Sizes but they are amazing, I love their sound, it suits my tastes very much. they are kind of crazy and extravagant, pretty synphonic as well. i like them. The lyrics are dreamy, they make up a fantastic world, it's where all of us live when we can't take our feet on the ground. I hope I'll be able to find their album in Italy. bye to all of you who listen to Shapes and Sizes. Livia
    livsforlovon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds a lot like the book "Lord of the Flies". Kids getting stranded on an island and at first they have a blast and eat fruit all day and take baths, but then they start going insane and eating each other and hunting one another.
    PepperJamon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds a lot like the book "Lord of the Flies". Kids getting stranded on an island and at first they have a blast and eat fruit all day and take baths, but then they start going insane and eating each other and hunting one another.
    PepperJamon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment.. i think of lords of the files during this song too.
    i love ittt..
    JACKIE THE HOBOon October 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first several times I heard this song, it was in my car, and it was playing on an Asthmatic Kitty sampler. So I normally sort of just missed the first part of the song and then got really into the "fruit always tastes much sweeter" part of the song, which I thought was a song on its own. I actually sort of wish they were two separate songs, because I think the second part is a lot more successful than the first.
    midnitevultureson August 27, 2008   Link

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