Future Islands - Shadows Lyrics




My window opens on your heart
Yet shadows divide our worlds with loss
The light setting, in the corner of my room
Isn't enough, but is it for you?
A melody that trails and falls, yet never fully blooms
Plays like an old song
That's just out of tune

Why can't you just break free?
Is it the heat dreams, that fevers brought you?

These old shadows (they're just shadows)
They turn me like a screw
And dance the dance of Dante, entreating you

They're just shadows (these old shadows)
Won't let me get close to you
I'm walking a ghost, through the Garden of Eden's ruins
(I'm tryna get through to you)

The light setting, in the corner of my room
Plays like an old song that's just out of tune
A melody that trails and falls yet never fully blooms
Is it enough? well is it for you?

Why won't you just take me?
Is it the bee's sting that honey haunts you?
Is it the sweet things you fear--you'll lose
If I get near, to you?
Before we're through…

These old shadows (These old shadows)
Parade you like a fool, you're living in dust
While a ghost hangs coats on you

These old shadows (They're just shadows)
Crotcheted and trembling, nude
I'm walking a ghost but I wanna walk next to you
I wanna break through to you

The light setting in the corner of my room
Isn't enough, well is it for you?

The light setting, in the corner of your room
It's more than enough, for me and for you

For me and for you





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  1. bredbrain

    Running through Northeastern United States in the winter. Looks fantastic in the video.

  2. Elizabeth Fulton

    5 yrs on and still in the same place much love for the new year 2020 XXXX

  3. 882richie

    How have I only just discovered this band!

  4. Robert Bruce

    This is amazing.

  5. Ricky Bennett

    Williams bass makes me cry in this song.

  6. Tyler Wright

    Everyone that likes this, do yourself a favor and check out Goth Babe. You won’t regret it.

  7. Marilyn Nole

    Know no no

  8. Marilyn Nole

    Know no know

  9. Mai Mohamed

    Omg who else is here after Paris Jackson story, I'm in love with this music, thank you😍✨🎶🙏

  10. JEFF WILLIAMSON

    this band is delicious

  11. japanesecinema

    Im here in 2019. This is still a really good song.

  12. killerbatman831

    I hope they come to san Francisco I would like to see them live they are so amazing

  13. Kelly Empson

    Can't talk ..... sniff sniff , love this song

  14. kike nava

    Very good music since I heard the song cave I liked them

  15. Nathan Grindon

    This song should be prescribed on the NHS.

  16. Iggy

    Ненад Јездић снимио песму у свом шљивику.

  17. J- Mac

    Skinny britches are not meant for everyone buddy... I suggest a nice pair of comfy dungarees or maybe a nice sweatpant....

  18. V.P. Installations

    I could never run that far!!

  19. Boss Ricketts

    People like this shit? Sounds like a drunken murmur.

  20. Boss Ricketts

    People like this shit? Sounds like a drunken murmur.

  21. Kai Knebel

    listened to it the 100th time...still great

  22. Robert Harwood Jr

    I think all the calories you run, we could just suck dick and do sit-ups, It would probably be the same, I think, maybe...

  23. Mike Jones

    Are they islands yet?

  24. Kathleen SAINT ESTEBEN

    Beautiful 🇫🇷🇮🇪🇺🇸🙏

  25. Bruno Williams

    His voice ruins the sound

    Sam Lund

    You ruin the comment section!

  26. Eric Flat

    Looking at the comments -Merica is discovering post punk ...enjoy!

  27. Ron B

    Tenement Year. Pere Ubu.

  28. Firts Lats

    Never stop.

  29. Tisha St. Velasco

    Tyler Steele...
    Clever.
    Is THAT what is happening?? I just thought my eyes were broken...
    "what the ... wha ... is this salty discharge.. from.. my eyeballs??? "

  30. pendragon U

    Sam: "And for no particular reason, I felt like running while I sang, so I made a video clip with my buddies AND I ran!"

  31. RSxLime

    48.6k subs? That’s gotta be a joke. This society fucking blows.

  32. MilkOperator

    It seems like his voice is always too low in the mix.

  33. pendragon U

    He looks somehow like Marlon Brando
    His interpretation delivery during songs is almost as Epic as Brando in acting POWER TOO!

  34. Tisha St. Velasco

    If anyone wants to donate their time to stopping me from posting half asleep all weird three quarters clever and seven eighty thirds hilarious, please send a resume headshot and boxes of lucky charms, to :
    Exploited & Bored Do Gooders
    C/O the lady everyone thinks is a witch in the old house with the orange 3ft tall grass, but is actually really nice (and totally a witch)
    71143
    Oatmeal, Nebraska

    14

  35. Tisha St. Velasco

    I'm moved to the very pit of my soul
    ..I have one word.. strength for one word. only the one ...


    YAY-DIMPLES!!!!

    Addendum: it seems there has been much unrest and scandal about the "one word/ two word" battle that rages on to even today... Sides have been taken .. our people divided.. and I say to you now .. HEY! people! STOPIT! THERE ARE BIGGER ISSUES! and bigger joys! There are dimples aplenty! HE HAS TWO!! So if sides must be chosen , why not choose, a side, of one face!!

  36. Nathan Grindon

    I love this so much.. I close my eyes and just feel the emotions flowing out of it

  37. RoCkHeAd316

    I just felt like running!

  38. Alex Fisher

    Sam Kinison on bass😂

  39. Wade Farrell

    It's amazing how you guys just keep getting better.

  40. Tof Tif

    Love this so much

  41. nicolas gomez

    Amor desde Argentina

  42. Jônatas Lucizano

    Corra por você mesmo... Sempre!

  43. Gabo Margs Oficial

    My fav band ❤️

  44. Ben Daniels

    Getting a real Beach Fossils vibe, with a little more soul tho

  45. kyle watts

    Cool thxxxxxx

  46. Ragonk 6

    Ingest, where it goes
    Nobody sees but me
    So perfect and so sweet
    But the rest feels incomplete
    Oh, like the rabbit's foot I keep
    In the locket, with no key
    And I can't take it, I can't take
    This world without, this world without you
    I can't take it, I can't take it on my own
    On my own
    On these roads
    Out of love
    So it goes
    How it feels when we fall, when we fold
    How we lose control
    On these roads
    How it sings as it goes
    Flight of field, driving snow
    Knows the cold
    Ran round the wailing world
    And what's a song without you?
    When every song I write is about you
    When I can't hold myself without you
    And I can't change the day I found you
    On these roads
    Out of love
    So it goes
    How it feels when we fall, when we fold
    How we lose control
    On these roads
    How it sings as it goes
    Flight of field, driving snow knows the cold
    Out of love
    So it goes
    How it feels when we fall, when we fold
    How we lose control
    On these roads
    How it sings as it goes
    Flight of field, driving snow knows the cold
    Ran round the wailing world

  47. Chris Bird

    What a guy 🇬🇧

  48. Issac Gutierrez

    I saw him live years back and I was lucky enough to get his sweat on me

    pendragon U

    that's a NO HOMO comment, right? Like we played basketball and rubbed a little on the court, not playing ball on a mat

  49. Lukas Eli Hesper

    Doesn't it sounds pretty close to "Sleep The Clock Around by Mates of State" ????

  50. Crescendo

    It's sad their last material was uploaded 2 years ago. I think with the exposure they've had they probably expected not to have to try so hard. You're a good band with something fresh and different to offer. Keep running.

  51. Derek Scanlan

    One of the best songs iv ever heard

  52. Martin T

    I only want to say, Thanks for your music Guys..

  53. art matters

    a band for our time

  54. GeminiGuy1957

    892 people with cloth ears voted down this beauty. :( No accounting for taste.

  55. Mónica G

    'I can't change the day I found you'
    (so powerful)

  56. Kyle Marcum

    This is so great.

  57. Maximum Volume

    They finally have a drummer?

    Exxxcellent.

  58. Harendra Singh

    here after a shortfilm .

    Harendra Singh

    Vikrant Massey detour.

  59. wafae bouhraoua

    i like it <3 so so much thanks <3 <3

  60. Maria Davenport

    I love every sound these beautiful people make <3

  61. mavrickscar

    Incredible melodic passion. Love this song.

  62. brent yezek

    Great song...better running form.

  63. sedric willis

    Gr8 band wrong time, these dudues str8 from the 80's!!!

  64. tk ljo

    goddamn it's like sam ran all over md

  65. Pisos Porto Alegre

    Quando vocês vierem em Porto Alegre no Brasil, a minha presença já está garantida!!!

  66. Luis Benitez

    When your Math teacher is a fucking badass 🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🙏

  67. Luis Benitez

    Fuming bad ass 🤟🤟🤟

  68. Mohamad Syafiuddin Tukiman

    still i keep coming back to this song...

  69. Duncan Macphail

    From.scotland. heard them for the first time 2 years ago . Five days later I was in Paris to see them at the Elysee .Awesome.

  70. Clifton

    Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend that looked like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year.

  71. Maikl Naider

    Проглоти, куда всё зайдёт,
    никто кроме меня не понимает.
    Так превосходно и так приятно.
    А что касается остального,
    оно кажется несовершенным,
    Словно кроличья лапка, что я храню
    В медальоне без ключа.

    [Перед припевом]
    А я не могу принять это,
    не могу принять этот мир
    Этот мир без тебя.
    Я не могу выносить этого,
    выносить это на себе.
    В одиночку.

    [Припев]
    На этих дорогах,
    Нет любви, вот так.
    Что мы чувствуем, когда падаем, когда мы на дне,
    Как мы теряем контроль, на этих дорогах.
    Как звучит эта песня, как она льётся
    Летя над полем, катясь на снегу
    Зная, что такое стужа.

    Я обежал вокруг весь плачущий мир.

    [Куплет 2]
    Что за песня без тебя?
    Когда каждая песня, что я пишу, о тебе.
    Когда я не могу быть без тебя.
    И я не в силах изменить тот день,
    когда я обрёл тебя.

    [Припев]
    На этих дорогах,
    Нет любви, вот так.
    Что мы чувствуем, когда падаем, когда мы на дне,
    Как мы теряем контроль, на этих дорогах.
    Как звучит эта песня, как она льётся
    Летя над полем, катясь на снегу
    Зная, что такое стужа.

    [Припев]
    Нет любви, вот так.
    Что мы чувствуем, когда падаем, когда мы на дне,
    Как мы теряем контроль, на этих дорогах.
    Как звучит эта песня, как она льётся
    Летя над полем, катясь на снегу
    Зная, что такое стужа.
    Я обежал вокруг весь плачущий мир.

  72. Werle Mountain Art

    Thank you Future Islands for the beautiful music and songs! I learned of you by my daughter April who thought I'd like your songs and music and she was right. So I thank April too. :)

    Wons Phreely

    Im glad to hear you found them Werle! Btw what d'you think of this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOCvS-Iect8&list=PLWehun4PmMf-tCdbTVDVsHcDqiWWM_MRM

  73. ACobra289

    This song is no "Seasons", but it's pretty damn good.

  74. diesel 13 13

    Very powerful and haunting

  75. wild man

    What’s a song without you when every song I write is about you!! This is destroying me right now!! I have girl in my life and she said she needed time and space last night and I’m just crushed inside all I can do is looking forward to climbing trees everyday since I’m a climber it’s all I can do where she’s not on my mind....

  76. Krzysztof Dąbkowski

    Fantastyczne i takie nietuzinkowe!!! - Krzysztof z Polski

  77. anrudo

    One of my favorites white guys bands (with broken social scene and war on drugs).
    Perfect for drivin

    Wons Phreely

    Absolutely! see too! haha especially WoD Btw what d'you think of this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOCvS-Iect8&list=PLWehun4PmMf-tCdbTVDVsHcDqiWWM_MRM

  78. Didty Dobble

    Awesome!!

  79. N. Suthers

    This guy has a great voice.

  80. Ariel Farias

    Wow! Awesome!!!

  81. Carla Hinojosa

    Why are your songs so fucking good?

  82. Mark Wright

    jesus that bassist is making hard work of that bass line. it's a lovely line but there are way easier ways of playing it.

  83. BlueDude1998

    Someone make a edition to change it to 432hz

  84. wheelmanstan

    very 80's, like ah-ha meets simple minds

    Wons Phreely

    Absolutely! btw what do you think of this one?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYLBP3B0uM0&list=PLWehun4PmMf_mLRX5hgPa8E1qo30q5hw1&index=2&t=0s

  85. Bruna Kauany

    Amo o som de vocês <3

    Wons Phreely

    Sim GRITO para o mundo! E este
    também! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOCvS-Iect8&list=PLWehun4PmMf-tCdbTVDVsHcDqiWWM_MRM

    JB MOURA

    Tbm gosto muito

  86. Roman Romero

    pure BEAUTY

  87. Markus

    intense

  88. Jonah T

    It's like Beware but not Stefan speed.

  89. Mothy

    the RAT-WARD brought me here!

  90. Hi Oreo

    I like this music but that's too slow 😴😂

    Hi Oreo

    Ich kann nicht gut Englisch 😂

  91. Дарья Соколова

    Шикарно! ...я одна здесь из России?

  92. Richard Palomin

    I only know of future islands because of pandera. And, that's wrong. They deserve a lot more radio play!

    BooGooNFlowoo4Evoo

    I found them because of Pandora and also because of David Dean Burkhart on YouTube. Amazing video for She Is Like The Moon...

  93. afterstars

    I was expecting more but I feel like this is very generic sounding. idk maybe , its me.

  94. Orion Pax Roosevelt

    I don't know what I stumbled onto here, but I think I shit myself out of sheer enjoyment. This is great music!

  95. Mynewyearnewme

    I guess I was just running from myself

  96. Andrew Ramirez

    I Loved To Listen To These Guys, On 3000 Miles Journeys! THEY Saved My Shit!!!

  97. louise jamora

    Absolutely love this band, so much passion and depth in their music ❤️ please keep making more!