"Islands" as written by Sameer Gadhia, Eric Matthew Cannata, Jacob John Tilley, Francois Paul Comtois and Payam Reza Doostzadeh....
Five days
Near your island
Off the coast
I know
Five ways
You were my lover
Off the tide
In rhyme

Oh, what if the whole world finds you waiting
Oh, as it can so long now have
Oh, I thought you knew that I'd be coming
The way you move, a foreign groove, at night

I could never
I could never hold you

Watch it rise and where you hide your pearl
Feel the tide low where you cast those stones you wear
When no one's home, do they feel cold on your bones
All the years I miss your warmth
Have you missed my warmth?
On your island

Lyrics submitted by switsea, edited by TrickyTea

"Islands" as written by Francois Paul Comtois Eric Matthew Cannata

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    My InterpretationI think it's about Odysseus and Calypso's first meeting as interpreted by Young The Giant. Most English teachers say that Odysseus had always wanted to go back to Penelope's arms when he was on the island, but maybe that isn't the only interpretation. What is Odysseus fell in love with Calypso's persona...? Or was it an intense lust that is mistaken for "love" as described by this song?

    The first stanza of the song was the back story when Odysseus was in the sea for days. Maybe it wasn't "five days", but close enough :p

    "foreign groove"
    "on your island"
    "Feel the tide low where you cast those stones you wear"
    this woman, whoever she really is, is unfamiliar to the persona. So I think the possibility of this woman being an old lover is lowered. On your island - that fits the Calypso alibi. "Cast" sounds magical doesn't it?
    avputrieson May 26, 2012   Link

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