That was as far as the tide came in
I remember the starfish and the wails of the sirens then
We replaced the tridents, embraced Poseidon
And discovered ourselves living on an island

We flow like water across the lost city
Chalk prophecies and washed off graffiti
In continents
Trade off for payoff
And high concepts then lost to K-Os
Many tales radiate from one nexus
Defending a dream of a new directive
A call from the deep sums up a notion
The day when the people bum rushed the ocean

From the beaches they ran to meet the day after
Underneath the waves won’t repeat the same chapter
Knew what they had to do

That which creates life has power to take it right back
Fucking with the icecaps
We’ve gotta push the tide back
We can survive collapse if we don’t get sidetracked
If we visualize living underwater hidden by prisms
Countries fall but people transition if one for all we live in that vision
Hundred dollar bill origami
Balloon inflation new world economy
We float on tsunami to global warming
We need structures to control what’s coming
Corporate monopolies obsolete
The philosophy leaves us lost at sea
But from Marwar to Cochabamba
We are the warriors that won’t get conquered
‘Cause rising tides drown all villages
Divided fighters succumb to pillage
Rescuers whatever your latitude
It’s time to pioneer a new world attitude
Put local cycles first we’re Global Islanders with nothing left to plunder

Alert the law alternate nations train in the streets
Act to limit all non-transparent industries so
We must defend Atlantis
Anchor the land and never transform into seas
Assets to liquify all netted toxic indices so
We must defend Atlantis

For centuries human beings have pursued the meaning of Atlantis
Central to their teaching is that it’s existence answers man’s essential questions
Much like the feeding of the 5,000
Even if the facts aren’t accurate the story’s magic is alive

Of utmost importance to convert the impertinent
Atlantis holds the answer to man‘s ills at their most pertinent
Aspersions easily dispersed when I certainly answer
The most diverse aversions when I firstly channel _

Is this all that you hold
For a warriors role
The ground shakes
You claim my country not my soul
I fought I toiled, for the lost in the waves I will not tire
I die no slave
If the seas my grave
I sleep with my city
My people my oath
My shame my city is that
I cannot save my city
From waves that claim you
And curse the gods who can’t explain
Who to blame
At the end of the reign
Heed me
The season passes Atlas
His keeps in the sediment
Failing monumentally
And leaving no monuments to see
Only sea to shining sea

(Assess the loss as new tidal inundations surface
Amidst the legions are now thousands in starfish
We must defend Atlantis
As the land acquiesces no tears in sympathy
Address the legacy and never treat it separately
Access telepathy last as neverending transcendency…)

And survival hinged on an attempt by the humble
And the sirens wailed as the empire crumbled…

With nothing left to plunder corporations drowned
Waves clapped like thunder and stormed the gates with sound
Forming a new nation now

As the icecaps melted water levels rose
We raised our hands together and made the levees hold
Heals in the sand we revealed the depths below

The population of starfish exploded from the ocean
Survival we unified to focus on
And the voices were many but we spoke as one

As the tale was retold we multiplied
And swelled across the faultlines to halt the tide
We let the altars die to keep our pulse alive

And from the barren wastelands of naked trash
We stitched together a shelter from fallen nation’s flags
And chose to build a future from an ancient past

The crowns of thorns was worn we put the tritons down
We found new forms of anchors deep inside the ground

The world is an island now

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    General CommentI think the song is predicting the eventual end of the world from flooding caused by global warming.

    Anyone else?
    Wicked223on April 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's describing how even the best things in the world can be destroyed by human nature. In the story of Atlantis, it was said that Zeus destroyed Atlantis because the greed Atlantians had with their perfect city. Scientists believe that the comet that caused the great biblical flood destroyed it, but acording to the bible, it was also a form of punishment, renewal and reform. I think that what they're pushing through is that it will happen again.
    'From the beaches they ran to meet the day after.
    Underneath the waves, WON'T REPEAT THE SAME CHAPTER." <<< I think that's a huge hint.
    EonEnvyon April 07, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song, in my opinion, is talking more cause awareness of global warming and how little things can make a big difference. It is talking about how careless people are and how things are just going to get worse if nothing is done. People are going to regret not doing anything about global warming.
    thejman5777on April 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI was trying to look for the meaning of this song and I kept listening to it over and over again while I drove from store to store. I agree, it deals with global warming. There is another meaning I feel goes with it. Overall, we need to come as one and defend our city which is Earth. "The World is an Island now" shows us how much the world is separated by different lands. Different continents on their own island by themselves instead of all of us coming together. "And survival hinged on an attempt by the humble" The humble are those trying to defend our Atlantis which is run by greedy people. The humble voices are many but we should speak as one. I love this song.
    vegetason6789on July 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAtlantis sopposedly suffered its end at the hands of the Greek God Zeus, who flooded it because of the greed and pride of it's people. This song, as I see it, is applying the myth of Atlantis to the reality of todays society. Human greed is fueling global warming through polution which in turn will cause a rise of the worlds water levels. They are conveying the fact that this will bring an end to our perverbial Atlantis if you consider the consequences of our actions. ex. "that which gives life has power to take it right back. ****ing with the ice caps, we gotta push the tide back". 'that which gives life' is water. '****ing with the icecaps' refers to the greenhouse effect, and how it will soon have an effect on our daily lives.
    GWBreckon October 11, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionwhere it says "lost to k-os" it shuld be lost to chaos" :3
    i think at least, anyone agree?
    emopopon November 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI feel like you all understand this song, but are failing to describes in words what it really is standing is my attempt:

    Recently I have watched episodes of; "The Pyramid Code" on netflix, which i highly recommend as it views the pyramids a lot like the lost civilization of atlantis and how they had a whole different interpretation of how to use our earth to the best of its ability. I could describe it all, but just watch the documentary.

    This song is speaking of everything you all referred too, but it seems to me as....

    an interpretation of what we are capable of and why/how/where we are failing in today's is encouraging us and showing us the revolution that people must take back from the powers that feel they have a right to control our world....its a joke that system at this point. we are wiser and we live in a more arminous world, we are learning to live in symbiosis with our world instead of treating it as an agent of fear, it is an agent of change.

    We are forming a new nation now....raised our hands together... the voices were many but we spoke asone.....

    The time of fear is over now. the atlanteans/egyptians arent here today and our race (the human race) started over because thye left. they communicated with the universe, they owned it. they were it, and when the time came for them to leave so the world could heal and create the next race (current humans) so they elft and traveled the world of the is our time. but we must stand up. we must not turn the other cheek any longer.

    I know it strays from the direct line by line meaning, but the message is the same.

    metalmancfhon July 15, 2011   Link

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