Everyone stares when you walk in the room
They stare when you go
You've got so much control
How could anyone say no
They rarely do
That's why you're you
And why you're winning

And I don't even miss you at all
No no

Caught in the light, you would idly spin
Your skeleton ring
See it shine when you sing
To the window with no meaning
From Tennessee your harmony
Would leave your spirit

And I don't even miss you at all
No no

Silver the shores of isles I've known
Boulevards of dancing boats

You keep the old ember burning
With meadows in mind
As the coaches go by
These thoughts of you will die
They rarely do
That's why you're you
And why you're winning

And I don't even miss you at all
No no

Silver the shores of isles I've known
Boulevards of dancing boats

Silver the shores of isles I've known


Lyrics submitted by winterisalloveryou

Isles song meanings
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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIt's actually,
    "Silver the shores of Isles of north."
    WierdFishon April 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think (and I could be wrong) that it's "They rarely do" instead of "They really do"... it makes more sense that way as well.

    I only heard the full version of this song recently and it's so beautiful... Shame it didn't make either Sun Giant or the LP.
    EnderTheXenocideon September 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^ Ok, fixed it! I'm not a native English speaker so it's hard for me to make out the words!
    winterisalloveryouon September 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so underrated!!!! I think its easily their best song, I don't think enough people have heard it. Anyways, the tones and the vocals of this track are incredible.
    rymert19on May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. A lovely song about a man pining for lost love.
    TrickyTeeon June 10, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI think you have it perfect, i am listening to the song right now as i read the lyrics, the only thing i want to add it that yes it could be "isles of north" but the rest seems perfect to me,
    qisson May 08, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think it's:
    "that's why you're you and why you'll win"

    and it's not "caught in the light, but :
    "caught him delight, he would idly spin"

    I think it's also "silver the shores of isles i've known"

    "you keep the old ember burning"
    icamethirdon September 04, 2008   Link

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