[Extended] Low Island & Friends 17​-​18

by Low Island

Too young Not to see this through Too young To know what to do I just wanna see you happy None of this will ever matter Pulled apart but you’re back again That pressure wasn’t what you needed Now I’ll take you anywhere, anywhere We’ll get back what once was there And just like that, like that we’ll skim On the surface You won’t even notice Sometimes, you’re misunderstood but then Sometimes, we’ve done all that we can I just wanna see you happy You’re always one step ahead Always checking to see what’s there But the truth is you don’t know yet, know yet And it doesn’t even matter
In this room I can feel The gravity holding it down Make some room If things get real Grab me and turn me around In this room I can feel The gravity holding it down Make some room And let me heal Grab me and turn me around You can’t shake yourself Your repeat false starts ‘Cos frosted glass ceilings are standing in the way And it makes no, makes no sense You become convinced That if the clouds parted The sky would still be grey
You don’t mean the things that you say when you’re... You don’t know what you’re talking about do ya?... If I were you, I wouldn’t do that If I were you, I wouldn’t say that Once again you’re repeating yourself, talkin’... Nod, yawn and a roll of the eyes, wrap it up... What on earth are you doing? If you ask me, you’re doing it wrong And you should calm down, come down, wise up, sharpen up There’s so much to win if you’re up to the task So ill-advised, ill thought out, rushed and reckless Everything to lose, you’re not up to the task Hot air Now you’re misrepresenting yourself, foolish... I would do anything just to make you shut up... If I were you, I would’a done it different So seethrough, so indignant
I can be there In a moment The smell of the air And the choking Turn this around I can’t speak I can’t make a sound You’ve shown your hand You can’t do anymore than that You may never find that kind of love... You may never find that kind of love again Is this what you really wanted? If you turn your back, you deserve it? All of that time Gone in a blink of an eye You’ve shown your hand You can’t do anymore than that
Who died? What happened? This state you’re in is a light light sleeper But it will be put to bed And you’ll be right where you want to be Walk on, don’t let it weigh you down It’ll come back, come back, so try and see this out ‘Cos if you fall underneath it all You’ll never come back, so come back and try and see this out This right here feels so new It was nothing like this in the recent past But does that mean we’ll make it through? Nothing like this yesterday...
We climb in our shells And wander the beach It’s ok, it’s ok to feel lonely And get swallowed up, and steal away And tell no one, no not a soul where we lie Unseen, unknown You know who I am but don’t know me at all You can’t think, feel touch You’re all I need but don’t give me enough On the phone, at night Sometimes you laugh And sometimes you cry All this other life Keeps you up in a pool of blue light The whole world tucked away Just like daylight, it keeps everyone awake Overcome, overcome Time to choose It’s a drug, it’s a drug that you can’t refuse Sold as fun, sold as yours Nothing to lose It’s a drug, it’s a drug that you can’t refuse
At the bottom of ocean That’s where I’ll be Looking out from a distance You’ll take care of me Just keep it together No one will stop the clocks The horizons fall On something loved and something lost I go right in I fit right in here I’m not going anywhere I’m not going anywhere The calm before the storm The ground beneath our feet That once was there Has turned into the sea Just keep it together No one will stop the clocks The rise and fall Of something loved And something lost
Never mind, never mind We’re stuck right here but we’ve got time Try again, try again Cos we’ll figure it out as and when Don’t let go of your plans But stay the same, it’s all I know
First come, first served I got here first Red in tooth and claw... Read the sign and keep your distance Keep away from me I’m not on your side... I can’t recognise a scrap of myself in you And I can’t get over it I can’t get my head around it “If there is something wrong I can look after you” These aren’t the lines on which we think “How are you getting on? I can look out for you” You were built to break It’s not my problem It’s a natural law... It’s so natural and all your weakness Puts me on edge I’ve got my eye on you... I refuse you the peace and quiet that you seek I’m not your ally I am an island
My time, here will be spent Holding on, to the love that I’ve been given That I’ve been given I’ve been given Something’s changing, round the corner of your eyes If we’re not careful, time will pass us by Time will pass us by Don’t lose your nerve You’ll get hurt In the midst of it all I can see you through The more time passes The easier it becomes To let go Of what you’ve lost
Let me fall into your shadow And paint me with your tomorrows Cos I’ve been told times a healer And that things will get better I have fought for this one I’m not giving up I’m just not here And now that it’s lights out No more speaking with a muted mouth Cos I’m not tired but I sleep And I’m not hungry but I eat I have stood by this one I’m not giving up Just full of fear Now the focus is clearer So sharp I can see you With every second I’m still I think about what might have been We say it best When we’re honest But the truth can hurt


Special extended edition of Low Island 17-18. Featuring 3 extra tracks made especially for one-off collaborative live performances at 3 different headline shows.

+ remix from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs


released January 9, 2018

All tracks written, performed and produced by Low Island.


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Low Island is a collaboration between DJ/Producers Jamie Jay and Carlos Posada, bassist Jacob Lively, and jazz drummer Felix Higginbottom. You’ll never find Low Island forced into wearing a creative straightjacket. seeing no contradiction in slipping between uplifting electronica and intimate ballads – or merging the two. It was a step that was both deliberate and natural. ... more

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