And it's prejudice
As if he chose to be this way
They'll make him keep more than he would take

One summer morning
He left us ashamed
In some small town of small ways
The one they feared
They might turn to stone
They feared to hold his hand
And he died alone
He died alone

They might turn to stone... alone

Don't leave them on an island of shame

Your solution
You homophobic
You coward
You send them away to an island of misery
You're not immune to any disease
I can not argue when the truth is plain to see
In your beliefs, your fear of death
I see reflections of society
We'll take our last breath alone

Don't leave them on an island of shame

Open your eyes
It's all in sight
Adding insult to injury
'Cause deep inside
The truth in lies
It's not that blind
He was alone

And it's prejudice
As if he chose to be this way
They'll make him keep more than he would take
It's prejudice
Yes it's prejudice
As if he chose to be this way
They'll make him keep more than he would take
They like to stabb him in the back


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by jmatias

Island Of Shame song meanings
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    General Comment~Don't leave them on - an island of shame Your solution You - homophobic You - coward You send them away to an island of misery ~

    just read the lyrics. its' a very powerful song
    aniotaon February 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis "adding insult to injury" some kind of proverb? there is a Craig's Brother song called the same...
    desensitizedon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey is it me or some of the lyrics are missing here???
    CellophaneCoffinon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy guess at the lyrics....

    and its prejudice as if he chose to be this way you make him give more than he would take
    one summer morn(ing) he left us to shame in some small town of small ways the one they feared they might turn to stone they feared to hold his hand and he died alone he died alone they might turn to stone alone
    dont leave them on an island of shame
    your solution you homophobic you coward you sent them away to an island of misery your not immune to any disease i can not argue while the truth is plain to see in your beliefs the fear of death i see reflections of society we'll take our last breath alone
    dont leave them on an island of shame
    open your eyes its all inside adding insult to injury cause deep inside the truth that hides is not that blind he was alone
    and its prejudice as if he chose to be this way you'll make him give more than he would take and its prejudice yes its prejudice as if he chose to be this way you'll make him give more than he would take they like to stab him in the back
    Kid_on_Coffeeon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLagwagon are my favorite band of all time! Trashed was actually my second album from these Goleta Fat Wreck boys! My first was Double Plaidinum...I got that back in the 7th grade...1998...but I love this song and all their others! There is not a single Lagwagon song I dislike. I'm glad to see that SongMeanings is back in action, and I'm just getting the hang of things here...highly anticipating the moment when entries can be submitted again...for now, I'm just gonna post one measly comment...I don't want to spend my life on here...but I'm hoping to be a rather active participant in the massive scopes of this community. May we all unite! Seriously. Yah, the lyrics are pretty straightforward here...just because someone leads a different lifestyle than you doesn't mean they should be singled out! Heck, they make you sick? Why? A lot of people can't help the way they are, and you might say, "Why do all homosexual males act so flamboyant?" Well, that doesn't account for the entire population...you can't use that as a basis for judgments...well, sure you can...but it shouldn't. That doesn't justify your prejudice. Nothing would. This is what set us apart from the start, and if we keep having these negative feelings, we'll never be any different. We're all humans; let's stop judging so harshly. But this is a really great tune. Yah, a lot of these lyrics are pretty erroneous...most of them were taken from the official page...you can get them there...I think people should put more effort into their submissions, if they're already willing to do that much...hey, it can serve as a placeholder...I can't tell you what to do...it's only a suggestion...but I think we all want this community to thrive...so we must dive in, strive up, and thrive coming out. Nothing will stop us, if we can push down what's standing in our way. You can call me gay, but that's not a bad thing. Stop being such a bigot, those of you who think it's wrong to be a certain lifestyle...when some can't even help the way they are, or how they end up being! They just want to be treated human. If you want them to act more respectfully, you should be more respectful of them. And I don't mean to single out homosexuals; everyone should be given a fair chance. We'll never get anywhere with negative feelings toward each other. You complain about the state of affairs, but truly, you make it. I swear I'm sincere.
    analyzethoughton March 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHey, once again. Two consecutive posts within two consecutive days. All starting with joining the SongMeanings community yesterday. I really haven't done much up here, but I'm actually working on transcribing every last Lagwagon lyric. If anyone would like to help me, please drop me a line at fastequalsgood@yahoo.com (my primary e-mail account). Thanks.
    analyzethoughton March 18, 2003   Link

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