Song Lyric Sunday – Island

Our prompts today for Song Lyric Sunday are Atoll, Island, Key, Lagoon, Peninsula, Reef, Tropical suggested by Tales from the mind of Kristian. One song popped into my head and I am going with that first thought. Island by Kensington.

Kensington is a Dutch rock band from Utrecht, Netherlands. Its members consist of lead vocalist/guitarist, Eloi Youssef, vocals and guitarist, Casper Starreveld, drummer, Niles Vandenberg, and bass guitar and backup vocals, Jan Haker.

Eloi (Kensington): “Especially because we live in apathetical times, I hope ‘Time’ speaks to people”
Kensington

Island is from their 2019 release “Time”. Both Eloi and Niles, during an interview, state that Island is about relationship problems. Eloi states: Island is about being stuck in a relationship that you really don’t want to be in any longer. It’s about creating an island for yourself or building a wall with the idea that you can’t be touched anymore. Though, that’s of no use at all, it actually only makes everything worse. You feel lonely and you doubt yourself. You wonder: What role do I play in this situation?

From a personal standpoint, I may have mentioned that lyrics mean a lot to me. I don’t particularly care about melody or beat, and my tastes can run over many genres IF the lyrics speak to me. Well, these speak to me. I may have mentioned it before and will probably mention it again, 99% of the lyrics that move me are songs that I am singing/feeling/needing to say to that hateful, sad person staring back at me in a mirror. This song is no different. That moment when you are there “again” overwhelmed with life, and you just want to go away…far away…untouchable…but you can’t. You can’t because the person you want to flee from – to seclude yourself from on an Island — is you.

I hope you enjoy this video. I originally wanted to post the “official video” but something about seeing Kensington perform live was so moving.

I don’t want to blame
I just want to leave this horrid place the way I came
But here we are again
I don’t want to wait
For another wave to come and rule another day

I don’t want to stay
I just want to wash away this vile and awful taste
But here we are again
Got nothing more to say
Only want to leave it and not seek for it again

And I’ll be an island
And the shore were I stand
Can’t be reached by more than waves
I told my sharks
That I need an island
For I know the violence
And I’ll make the same mistakes
Again

I don’t want a flame
I don’t want to risk a fire that leaves a toxic waste
But here we are again
And I don’t want to play
Only want to breathe again, be free and let it end

And I’ll be an island
And the shore were I stand
Can’t be reached by more than waves
I told my sharks
That I need an island
If it turns to violence
Then I swear I’ll drift away
I cross my heart

All will in time mend
When the moment is right, will the feeling die?
Who am I inside then?
When I know when I fight, all I want is to hide and

All will in time mend
When the moment is right, will the feeling die?
Who am I inside then?
When I know when I fight, all I want is to hide and

And I’ll be an island
And the shore were I stand
Can’t be reached by more than waves
I told my sharks
That I need an island
If it turns to violence
Then I swear I’ll drift away
I crossed my heart

I know my heart
I know my heart
I know my heart
I sold my heart

I don’t want to blame
I just want to leave this horrid place the way I came
But here we are again

Published by SadiRose

Blogging gets the noise in my head out...at least for a little while. I use blogging to weed through all that noise and find the humor in each situation, even if it takes some time to find it. I am not selling anything, just sharing experiences as a mother, Amma, wife, paralegal, volunteer, Muslimah, sister, daughter, mother-in-law, woman.

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