The Island Lyrics

Bad Religion


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Brett W. Gurewitz, Greg Graffin
album: Track 15 in album True North
release date: 2013-1-21
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Punk
length: 1:29
producer: Brett Gurewitz, Greg Graffin and Joe Barresi
drums: Brooks Wackerman
lead vocals: Greg Graffin
mixer: Joe Barresi and Brett Gurewitz
recorded by: Joe Barresi
guitar: Brett Gurewitz, Brian Baker and Greg Hetson
bass guitar: Jay Bentley
assistant engineer: Jun Murakawa
composer: Brett Gurewitz, Greg Graffin
lyricist: Brett Gurewitz, Greg Graffin

Cover Art

Bad Religion True North 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


CD 1
  • 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