"Island" as written by Michael Golla, Thomas Gryskiewicz, Kenneth Vasoli, Matthew Watts and Brian Schmutz....
Let's sail away
Find our own country
We'll build a house and beds out of palm trees
Let's get away
Let's push our lives aside

I'll sport a smile
Take in some color
Under the stars
I'll be your lover
With no distractions I'm gonna treat you right

Well it seems like things are only getting better
Well it seems like we can never catch a break

[Chorus]
Just a keep a hold on me don't let go
If you float away, if you float away
Waiting too long for a ship to come
Don't you float away, don't you float away

Let's go to bed
Let's stop debating
Look at the time
We're always waiting
But we're in love
And that should be just fine

Well it seems like things are only getting better
Well it seems like we can never catch a break

[Chorus x2]

And if you like (and if you like)
and if you like some other time
I would like to introduce you to the finer things
If we survive (if we survive)
If we survive, get out alive
I'd like to say how beautiful I think you...

[Chorus]


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"Island" as written by Kenneth Vasoli Brian Schmutz

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    General Commentso I just want to say that kenny vasoli is a pioneer of the "drive thru sound." if that makes sense to anybody. the starting line, a new found glory and fenix tx we're just a few of their best and I found it humorous that when the starting line left, drive thru went down hill. eh, oh well.


    so for anyone who is interested in my explanation, I feel this song isn't just about a "perfect relationship," respectively, it is about the need and want of said relationship. So in retrospect, this isn't really a perfect relationship at all. I think the two characters (kenny and girl..?) are pretty torn from lack of contact and physical connection. So for anyone who has experienced something of the sort, it makes a lot more sense, I think. There are obviously really strong feelings and a lot of need that aren't being fully fulfilled, but they want to stick by each other.

    This is a couple, (falling) in love and wanting to have each other forever. They don't care about circumstances or tribulations.
    They just need love. :]
    jeffreyconwayon June 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the song, not sure if I like it quite as much as "Direction" but still, great stuff, can't wait for the new album.

    Seems to follow the style of TSL's older stuff, not that that's a bad thing, though "Direction" sort of strayed away a bit. Nice choice for a single

    Seems like it could be about Kenny envisioning a perfect situation with a person that has potential of falling apart, though I'm obviously only scratching the surface.

    Lyrics look completely right, other than, "if we survive and I'm alive" sounds like "if we survive, get out alive"
    J12on May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is the BEST tsl song to me!!! i like it just as much as direction but something about it reallly makes me sway...anywho this get to business
    "lets sail away
    find our own country
    we'll build a house
    and beds out of palm trees
    lets get away, lets push our lives aside"
    this pretty much means lets go and get away from everything and live just you and me
    "i'll sport a smile
    take in some color
    under the stars
    i'll be your lover"
    he's saying that i'll even be happy and love you more if we just leave...and get a great tan
    "with no distractions
    i'm gonna treat you right"
    with nothing around, and nothing bothering him he can pay attention to her more
    "just keep a hold of me, don't let go
    if you float away, if you float away
    waited so long for a ship to come
    don't you float away, don't you float away"
    if you feel like letting go remember that im always here and you don't have to worry about anything
    "lets go to bed
    lets stop debating
    look at the time
    we're always waiting
    but we're in love
    and that should be just fine"
    evryone should know what this means ;] but it's saying that now that were alone...[fill in blank]
    "it seems like things are only getting better
    it seems like we can never catch a break"
    they're always caught up in things that they don't have time to enjoy things
    "and if you'd like
    and if you'd like, some other time
    i would like to introduce you to the finer things
    if we survive
    if we survive and i'm alive
    i'd like to say how beautiful i think you..."
    this is pretty much saying that if you ever get the time i can so you thing like never before and that he had a chance too..then he can tell his true feelings to her... and the chours and yeah...
    so that's what i think it means but i could be wrong (which is a lie cuz im never wrong :]) but im soooo excited fpr the cd and can't wait to see them at warped!!!
    xxparamore4uxxon May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think kenny is just talking about being on an island with someone he loves and he basically makes their situation sound perfect.

    this song is a lot like their old stuff, personally i really liked the sound of direction. this is a good song too though.
    phwar26xon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLets sail away
    Find our own country
    Well build a house and
    Beds out of palm trees
    Lets get away
    Lets push our lives aside

    Ill sport a smile
    Take in some color
    Under the stars
    Ill be your lover
    With no distractions
    Im gonna treat you right

    When it seems like things
    Are only getting better
    When it seems like
    We could never catch a break

    Just keep a hold of me
    Dont let go
    If you float away
    Waiting too long
    For a ship to come
    Dont you float away

    Lets go to bed
    Lets stop debating
    Look at the time
    Were always waiting
    But were in love
    And that should be just fine

    And If you like
    Some other time
    I would like to
    Introduce you to finer things
    If we survive
    Get out alive
    Id like to say how beautiful
    I think you are
    ramon June 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song of theirs! I think this song is so sweet! To me it means everything is going well in the relationship except they have the typical distractions and problems, he is telling her not to worry about those things, because they will have a "happily ever after" My favorite line is "just keep a hold of me, don't let go". I want this song to someday be my boyfriend's and mine's. lol.

    They rocked at warp!
    By the way, I think it's Kenny's (the lead singer) best look in the music video for this song! His hair and facial hair looks like Ozzy to me from the t.v. show Survivor. Kenny reminds me of Johnny Depp because he is always changing his look and sometimes looks like a completely different person.
    Flutterbylasson July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"lets go to bed
    lets stop debating
    look at the time
    we're always waiting
    but we're in love
    and that should be just fine"

    to respond to what paramore4u said, i dont think this is kenny saying 'oh lets have sex', i think this is him saying 'we are always going back and forth on whether to have sex, so lets just forget about it. we have our love of eachother and thats all we need'.

    this is probably my second favorite TSL song, just behind The Best of Me. I'm a sucker for this band ahaha :)
    aceindaholeon July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this soo much, they always have some good catchy songs and this is definitely one of them.
    owowowon July 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlets sail away
    find our own country
    we'll build a house
    and beds out of palm trees
    lets get away, lets push our lives aside

    {(i think this means him and this girl can just stop their lives and live in a total different direction if they just choose to and they can prevent as much as they want from happening)}

    i'll sport a smile
    take in some color
    under the stars
    i'll be your lover

    [{once his wish comes true he could finally reveal to her how much she means to him)]

    with no distractions
    i'm gonna treat you right
    {she'll finally see what true love is...}

    it seems like things are only getting better
    it seems like we can never catch a break
    [{now there is no turning back, everything is perfect and the way they'd dream of)]

    just keep a hold of me, don't let go
    if you float away, if you float away
    waited so long for a ship to come
    don't you float away, don't you float away
    {[Now that his dream has come true, he doesn't want anything to go wrong, because he went through so much for this girl, he couldnt take her leaving when he just had the most excitement hes felt in the longest time, he wants her to stay with him forever, save him from anymore heartache...}]

    lets go to bed
    lets stop debating
    look at the time
    we're always waiting
    but we're in love
    and that should be just fine
    {now that theres issues in the air he doesnt want to ever deal with them because it shouldnt matter since theyre in love anyway they should be making love and debating about their problems would just waste their time}]

    it seems like things are only getting better
    it seems like we can never catch a break

    just keep a hold of me, don't let go
    if you float away, if you float away
    waited so long for a ship to come
    don't you float away, don't you float away

    just keep a hold of me, don't let go
    if you float away, if you float away
    waited so long for a ship to come
    don't you float away, don't you float away

    and if you'd like
    and if you'd like, some other time
    i would like to introduce you to the finer things
    if we survive
    if we survive and i'm alive
    i'd like to say how beautiful i think you...
    {[if she decides to choose him over anything else, and their relationship is a success, he will be able to tell her things like how beautiful she is...}]

    just keep a hold of me, don't let go
    if you float away, if you float away
    waited so long for a ship to come
    don't you float away, don't you float away
    destroybeautyon July 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust keep a hold of me, don't let go
    if you float away, if you float away
    waited so long for a ship to come
    don't you float away, don't you float away


    best part of the song
    bizzoleson August 02, 2007   Link

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