Future Islands - Long Flight Lyrics




I got back from a long flight,
You said you'd meet me there,
I've been tripping off constellations and stars.
I found you at home, what was our home,
With another man, oh man.
Been keeping you in my heart.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"What are you thinking about?"
You just looked up at the stars

And so I whispered into your ear,
"Who are you thinking about?"
It couldn't be me

You can't look me in my eyes anymore,
Without the rivers to tend.
Because you remember our love was true,
But you just needed a hand,

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore,
Without yourself to defend.
You know you hurt me so bad,
Just 'cause you needed a hand.

And I went off and saw things I've never seen,
I really wanted you there.
But you ruined what was love
Just 'cause you needed a hand

This is the way that it all falls.
This is how I feel,
This is what I need:
You, by me--right here--by me,
Right now.

And so I whispered into your ear,
"What are you thinking about?"
You just looked up at the stars

And so I whispered into your ear,
"Who are you thinking about?"
It couldn't be me

You can't look me in my eyes anymore,
Without the rivers to tend,
'Cause you remember our love was true,
But you just needed a hand.

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore,
Without yourself to defend.
You know you hurt me so bad,
Just 'cause you needed a hand.

And I went off and saw things I've never seen,
I really wanted you there.
But you ruined what was love,
Just 'cause you needed a hand

Just 'cause you needed a hand.





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Future Islands Long Flight Comments
  1. Jimbo Jonez

    Hope they will be on stage in Germany next year.

  2. mikrowelle

    so cool

  3. Alberto Gutierrez Hernandez

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itZJ6Wy-3cA found it

  4. 0002pA

    I went to Yoyogi park this year (it was a national holiday and past 4PM), but there were only two dancers there... :(

  5. Sahara

    Idc what anyone says if I see a man dancing to his heart’s desire instead of following moves he’s pre-learned imma be attracted to him.

  6. Craig O neill

    Is this even the video? It’s brilliant any time I hear this song I find myself dancing like the guys in the park

  7. Shaxxie

    Saw them when they were not famous. Amazing! https://youtu.be/PK64n5npgEc

  8. Jotenko

    How I miss YouTube from the late-2000s, early 2010s...

  9. Nicholas Rogers

    I have always loved this song since I heard it many years ago. However, I really never connected to it until my ex spent the weekend with her lover and when she came home she couldn't look me in the eyes.

  10. Sebastian Benitez

    Temasoo ctm

  11. Steeve Daw

    Who's listening at ten past six?

  12. Delia Rivera

    Me and the boys after we successfully raid area 51 😂😂

  13. Janine Meier

    This video is pure Art. Future Islands has the best groove too.

  14. Bear

    So much fun

  15. Jeffrey Epstien Dead Not Dead Alive

    Smiling and crying

  16. Ryan Bradford

    hA HAS !WHAT IT WAS supposed to REA D WAS FUCK YES.💖🚀rnb

  17. Ryan Bradford

    Afuco Yeps!rnb💖🚀

  18. Ryan Bradford

    frnb💖🚀uco Yepo!

  19. Efraín Vera

    Does anybody know the name of that dancing?

  20. Steeve Daw

    BRILLIANT !

  21. Steeve Daw

    "One day, I will wear a red shirt...."

  22. Steeve Daw

    All Ways. Lifts my mood.

  23. jose arbos perez

    Es el cortejo , se están promocionando, buscan hembras.

  24. Steeve Daw

    Every Sunday.... We met in the park. We smoked,drank,we danced.

  25. Arcann Z

    Lyrics

    I got back from a long flight,
    You said you'd meet me there,
    I've been tripping off constellations and stars.
    I found you at home, what was our home,
    With another man, oh man.
    Been keeping you in my heart.

    And so I whispered into your ear,
    "What are you thinking about?"
    You just looked up at the stars

    And so I whispered into your ear,
    "Who are you thinking about?"
    It couldn't be me

    You can't look me in my eyes anymore,
    Without the rivers to tend.
    Because you remember our love was true,
    But you just needed a hand,

    And you can't look me in my eyes anymore,
    Without yourself to defend.
    You know you hurt me so bad,
    Just 'cause you needed a hand.

    And I went off and saw things I've never seen,
    I really wanted you there.
    But you ruined what was love
    Just 'cause you needed a hand

    This is the way that it all falls.
    This is how I feel,
    This is what I need:
    You, by me--right here--by me,
    Right now.

    And so I whispered into your ear,
    "What are you thinking about?"
    You just looked up at the stars

    And so I whispered into your ear,
    "Who are you thinking about?"
    It couldn't be me

    You can't look me in my eyes anymore,
    Without the rivers to tend,
    'Cause you remember our love was true,
    But you just needed a hand.

    And you can't look me in my eyes anymore,
    Without yourself to defend.
    You know you hurt me so bad,
    Just 'cause you needed a hand.

    And I went off and saw things I've never seen,
    I really wanted you there.
    But you ruined what was love,
    Just 'cause you needed a hand

    Just 'cause you needed a hand

  26. Jon Dutra

    I got back from a long flight,
    You said you'd meet me there,
    I've been tripping off constellations and stars.
    I found you at home, what was our home,
    With another man, oh man.
    Been keeping you in my heart.
    And so I whispered into your ear,
    "What are you thinking about?"
    You just looked up at the stars
    And so I whispered into your ear,
    "Who are you thinking about?"
    It couldn't be me
    You can't look me in my eyes anymore,
    Without the rivers to tend.
    Because you remember our love was true,
    But you just needed a hand,
    And you can't look me in my eyes anymore,
    Without yourself to defend.
    You know you hurt me so bad,
    Just 'cause you needed a hand.
    And I went off and saw things I've never seen,
    I really wanted you there.
    But you ruined what was love
    Just 'cause you needed a hand
    This is the way that it all falls.
    This is how I feel,
    This is what I need:
    You, by me--right here--by me,
    Right now.
    And so I whispered into your ear,
    "What are you thinking about?"
    You just looked up at the stars
    And so I whispered into your ear,
    "Who are you thinking about?"
    It couldn't be me
    You can't look me in my eyes anymore,
    Without the rivers to tend,
    'Cause you remember our love was true,
    But you just needed a hand.
    And you can't look me in my eyes anymore,
    Without yourself to defend.
    You know you hurt me so bad,
    Just 'cause you needed a hand.
    And I went off and saw things I've never seen,
    I really wanted you there.
    But you ruined what was love,
    Just 'cause you needed a hand
    Just 'cause you needed a hand.

  27. Steeve Daw

    I don't really know why;but,this is one of my favourite video's ever?

  28. Steeve Daw

    Fucking photographer's,get out the way please.

  29. Steeve Daw

    Underrated.

  30. Steeve Daw

    The radiation had no lasting effects.

  31. Steeve Daw

    Who needs hip hop?

  32. Steeve Daw

    We meet... We dance.

  33. Steeve Daw

    Really underrated tune me thinks??

  34. ДРАКОН ШАХТЁР

    одни брюнеты...

  35. 我慢砲

    竹の子族で草

  36. Luis Benitez

    Doing my best to not dance

  37. UnitetheClans

    Love it 💗💕💖💓💞

  38. shboobi

    Go RED JACKET MAN!

  39. Chance The Wrapper

    There have been 2 girls in life that I've loved: one I met during high school and as soon as we got really close, I had a depressive/suicidal episode that messed my life up for 4 years. We still talk, but we never got the timing to match up again.
    The other was a woman who I lived with across the country who was twice my age. We were unconventional, unorthodox, and so in love. Ive never met a more accepting soul. I had to end it because I thought about if I wanted kids, marriage, etc.

    I've been much better now and found inner peace through travel. But everytime I hear this song, I think about both of them. Not in a 'I wish I could date both' sort of way. But at different times in my life, I fully loved both of them in different ways. And there have been so many times that I've traveled to gorgeous unseen places and wished I could look over and see them next to me..that's all..just see them


    'I went off and saw things I'd never seen, I really wanted you there'

    Maria Highton

    wtf you ditched a woman you 'love' because of breeding? lol there is adoption. i wouldnt ever give someone a baby if they'd leave me if i didn't

    Chance The Wrapper

    @Maria Highton you're seeing a 4 sentence glimpse into a 2 year relationship that I could write novels about. We had many conversations that you will never know

    Cipi SixZeroFour

    Mine was the opposite... They didn't want kids

  40. Chris wilson

    I adore this tune and this band

  41. Thomas Aston

    Saw them live last summer,best concert I've been too,he had so much energy on stage it was amazing

  42. Werle Mountain Art

    I love this corny video! haha

  43. Werle Mountain Art

    Yep! This is how I dance to this song....at home, alone....in my paint studio.

  44. skeemag

    1st song I heard of these and still my favourite

  45. N. Suthers

    Human mating dances are just as ridiculous as birds'. Here we see "Rockabillii Tokyanus", in all their natural ankle-shattering splendor.

  46. Fleet O'Foot

    Did these guys know the others existed before?

  47. Leslie Mayoral

    I’m moving to Mexico this year on October. My dad already has everything planned. He has people over there building a house for us but idk if it’s gonna be done by the time October comes. It doesn’t really matter though. My dad is forcing me my mom and sisters to go live with him. None of us want to because our life is here. Me and my sisters have lived in South Gate our whole lives and my dad doesn’t understand what he’ll put us through if he makes us move. I’ve been getting back into my old bad habits and I don’t want to say it’s because of him cause that sounds stupid it’s my choice but whatever. If he takes us with him I’ll lose my friends my boyfriend my school and everything I have here. I remember Samuel saying this song is about a guy who went on tour and when he came back home he realized he’d lost everything and I feel like that’s going to happen to me. By the time I’m able to come back here everything’s going to have changed. I know it will. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ve been so out of it lately and I can’t take my mind off of it. Future islands music makes me feel better cause it gives me hope. Idk how to to describe it but they’re music makes me think of being free. I love future islands and I hope I don’t move from this place I know how to navigate around with my eyes closed.

    Hector Salamanca

    I hope everything works out for you Leslie.

  48. Kurt Dahlke

    i miss you

  49. Steeve Daw

    If Carlsberg special brew did adverts for Japanese Elvi..

  50. Chris wilson

    Beyond awesome these man fuckin love it passion passion passion shines bright I see it and feel it from the lead singer. Ian Curtis Morrisey and billycorgen like

  51. Chris wilson

    My fav front man of alltime

  52. Andrew Ramirez

    I Needed That!!!

  53. Andrew Ramirez

    Yes, Thank You For CRAZY TIME!!!

  54. pierce sandy

    "the perfect music video doesn't exist"

  55. Randy Kourvelas

    Dedicated to the both of us.

  56. stevehd111

    “Just cause you needed a ham.” 🧖‍♂️

    obl

    stevehd111 can’t unhear now

  57. Nickola336

    This reminds me of the goths under the underpass

  58. Craig O neill

    I’d love to know what they’re really dancing to

  59. Craig O neill

    The lad in the red jacket giving it socks love it

  60. demian mosquito

    Buena rola, soy de México y si les llevo a un chavo banda los destroza en el baile. Saludos

  61. Collin Cook

    This song would be so amazing to dance to live!

  62. DALI MALI

    I heard this track when I was skateboarding back in the days.. I was in love with the summer and this was my anthem

  63. Jon Summers

    Its the long shoe rockabilly convention texas 1981. I was there i came 8th.

  64. Xoxocube

    I fucking hate her

  65. takeover

    love this, completely.

  66. Ryan Bradford

    Going on a long flight! I'm never coming back!!! Rnb

  67. jmpmo03

    I love this!

  68. Andrew Baca

    This makes me smiles

  69. Baruch

    same lead singer on this song?

  70. ja b'aaron kowalski

    i have brandon cocard to thank for showing me this back in 2012, future islands changed my entire outlook on music and feeling. i wouldnt be where i am today without them

  71. M Callihoo

    I love this song. And I never want to hear it without watching this video. Great job.

  72. dear itsnow

    cause u just need me in a half

  73. Eric Keane

    Is this the best music video of all time?

  74. AKIRA ZX

    eight years... and i still here...

  75. Emma Matón

    alguien sabe , que tipo de baile es el del video ?

  76. Matthew Holland

    anyone see that guy do that badass powerslide one handed?

  77. James Russell

    Great song, just seen them live at Blue Dot, epic performance!

  78. TheLasal

    I wanna live in a country where the only worry of men would be dancing like there

  79. ThisSheetB4RealYo

    its cuz youre being a ho, its cuz youre being a ho, its cuz youre being a ho, just cause youre being a ho….

  80. NJV

    who are you thinkin’ ‘bout?

  81. thorin4510

    hypnotic...what passes for cool. 20 years from now we will probably be taking the PxSS out of youtube itself ;-)

  82. Emily Stow

    this song is so sad, but real. love it.

  83. Frank L.D. Watson

    Inverses my old reality.

  84. ElleViCiOuS

    really really love this song!!

  85. Sierva María

    Punk bailable...

  86. Abraham Aguilar

    Ill see you guys here in Guadalajara Mexico next May 1st 2018¡¡

  87. Cornholio Surfer

    Damn freeaboos

  88. Rob 0815

    love those guys

  89. 59nazareth

    Oh how I wish!!!!!

  90. silvia selvi

    this video is WONDERFULL!!!!! and the song too!

  91. douglas jardine

    pixies and nirvana sitting in a tree

  92. Candice Ben

    I can't help myself. I watch this at least once a week.

  93. Mishook 14

    What is this dance called?

  94. Gabriel Afonso Lima

    Algum brazuca???

  95. Chris H

    This video though haHAA

  96. cmfrizzz

    What happened to the T-Birds?

  97. The Daddy

    Burns night and I’m drinking Japanese whisky watching Japanese rockabilly dancers. Love this band

  98. Gabriel FM

    Reminds me Fallout. Amazing, incrível!!

  99. schleeb lol

    i just love this video