The Island Lyrics

Bad Religion


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
album: Track 15 in album True North
release date: 2013-1-21
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
length: 1:29
assistant engineer: Jun Murakawa
bass guitar: Jay Bentley
drums: Brooks Wackerman
guitar: Brett Gurewitz, Greg Hetson, Brian Baker
mix: Brett Gurewitz, Joe Barresi
producer: Joe Barresi, Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
recording: Joe Barresi
lead vocals: Greg Graffin

Cover Art


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There's a world outside but I can't really make it
There's a life to lead but I can't exactly fake it
Yet the mood feels right
But my island is sinking out of sight

I made jetties so they'd catch all the sediment
Removed the rocks and every impediment
But the tide's rising high to wash away my island in the night

The sheltering sky was to be my everlasting lullaby
They said that islands were solid as bedrock
Standing firm forevermore
But over time even basement wastes away to the unrelenting shore

There's a lonely seed waiting to be planted
I've instructions but desire is wholly absent
I'm just a petrel in the storm
My island can't protect me anymore

Track Listing

  • 1 True North
  • 2 Past Is Dead
  • 3 Robin Hood in Reverse
  • 4 Land of Endless Greed
  • 5 Fuck You
  • 6 Dharma and the Bomb
  • 7 Hello Cruel World
  • 8 Vanity
  • 9 In Their Hearts Is Right
  • 10 Crisis Time
  • 11 Dept. of False Hope
  • 12 Nothing to Dismay
  • 13 Popular Consensus
  • 14 My Head Is Full of Ghosts
  • 15 The Island
  • 16 Changing Tide