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Future Islands — Balance
Album: On The Water
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6.8

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Total ratings: 1210









Released: 2011
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 4
You can clean around the wound
But if you want it to heal
It just takes time

And you can call up to the moon
But if you want something to change
You've gotta change your life
And take your time

It just takes time
It just takes time
It just takes time
Hard work and your time

The sun will leave the room
Will leave you to the night
And that's alright

Because before the morning comes
There's a certain calm
And then there's light
It just takes time

It just takes time
A little trust and your time
You can change your life
It just takes time
A little trust and your time

And I can sit and talk
Because I was just like you
So arrogant and brave
Impetuous and blue

But trust me as a friend
And I'll do all that I can do
And I'd do anything for you
Because I want to see you through

It just takes time
Hard work and your time
You can change your life

It just takes time
A little trust your time
A little trust and your time...
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bumping my 8 to  a 9 today, great lyrics, interesting vocals, nice music, and featuring an elephant...what more can one want?  Long Live RP!!
Nice album art.
I enjoy the photo on the Future Islands Wikepedia page.
Guy looks like he's singing his guts out, giving it everything he's got.

Got curious, and Samuel Herring not only sings his guts out for Future Islands but raps his butt off too!
When I watch this guy perform it is quite obvious he attended the Jack Black School of Rock.
I really like that Bill likes this lot. I'm getting accustomed to them. I like the emotional drive juxtaposed with the electronic.
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
I like them but their stuff sorta sounds all the same.

 
That's what I think. Or does Bill pick out just these kind of songs because he thinks they are better than their other work? Anyway, I like them a lot.
such a peculiar voice, but I like it!
 aelfheld wrote:
Why are they torturing an elephant?

 
LOL!    Hilarious.

How do you know the 'elephant' simply does not want the hired hand to scratch behind the other ear?  
Why are they torturing an elephant?
they are wonderful imho
 sure is,  Like the Cars   thewiseking wrote:
alot of '80s influences in this with original vocals
 

 

 rd wrote:
 thewiseking wrote:
these guys are actually brilliant. i find it really interesting that such cutting edge stuff is coming out of Appalachia. g-d bless the USA!

 
Appalachia? They're flatlanders! Band formed at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC

 
Nevermind, they're all gonna be coalburners now.
 thewiseking wrote:
these guys are actually brilliant. i find it really interesting that such cutting edge stuff is coming out of Appalachia. g-d bless the USA!

 
Appalachia? They're flatlanders! Band formed at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC


 DigitalJer wrote:
I really like the perceived randomness of it.  Plus the quirky vocals...I like quirky.

 
Yes, this is offbeat in a good way. Refreshing amidst all the drivel that plays it safe and tries to abide to well-established standards, and all sounds the same by doing so.
these guys are actually brilliant. i find it really interesting that such cutting edge stuff is coming out of Appalachia. g-d bless the USA!
I really like the perceived randomness of it.  Plus the quirky vocals...I like quirky.

In balance at some point exhibits how good  it feels with done things, Else busy body shall mess with me.
 skyguy wrote:
Sounds like Kermit going through puberty.

 
I can't even figure out what this means - but it is funny.
 akdavey wrote:
Better than their newest release (which is getting the shit played out of it, lately on RP).
His voice is less affected on this album.
 

 
Disagree.  The newest release Singles is stellar.  From front to back.
I like them but their stuff sorta sounds all the same.
Yes Yes Yes!!!!

 
alot of '80s influences in this with original vocals
 
 Carl wrote:
I've come to like FI ever since I heard "Spirit." But, after hearing this (which I also like), I'm wondering if they'll go down the same road for me as Mumford & Sons or The Avett Brothers, whose songs I liked at first, but tired fast of their seeming recycling the same song structure.

 
This album was released before their album with "Spirit", but it could be interesting to see what direction they take next.
thought i was hearing old rod stewart for a sec...
Sounds like Kermit going through puberty.
I've come to like FI ever since I heard "Spirit." But, after hearing this (which I also like), I'm wondering if they'll go down the same road for me as Mumford & Sons or The Avett Brothers, whose songs I liked at first, but tired fast of their seeming recycling the same song structure.
 CaffeineSam wrote:

Eyeballs are delicious.

 
in Caracus, years ago, I drank the squished interior gloop of a bull's eyeball in a fruit-smoothie, wasn't bad  (legend says its perks your virility  : )
The only time I've ever used sucko-barfo
I can't see a reason to have this band/song in my life 

Sorry but this ain't even ho hum

 
 TerryS wrote:

I watched a raven eating what appeared to be an eyeball this morning.....could have used this music then.

 
Eyeballs are delicious.
Oh you big city people.....  sheesh.  (See posts below.)
 TerryS wrote:

I watched a raven eating what appeared to be an eyeball this morning.....could have used this music then.

 
 {#Roflol}  I wanna party with you!      

You can always look away, Terry. No points given for self-torture...
 coloradojohn wrote:
Reminds me of the intolerable screeching of crows...

 
I watched a raven eating what appeared to be an eyeball this morning.....could have used this music then.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Reminds me of the intolerable screeching of crows...
 
Not sure I'd go that far, but I have to say, the appeal of this band is lost on me.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Reminds me of the intolerable screeching of crows...

 
I like crows!
Reminds me of the intolerable screeching of crows...
reminds me of sammy davis jr
Meh. Sounds like a long-forgotten (for good reason) 80's band... and I like most 80's music {#Cool}
 xtalman wrote:

It was interesting to watch.  I found the vocal a bit muddy compared to the studio stuff I have heard.

 

Gutteral grunts were too much for me....
 beinder wrote:
A nice set of theirs just aired on Austin City Limits. The dancing is a little strange to watch, but the music is great.

 
It was interesting to watch.  I found the vocal a bit muddy compared to the studio stuff I have heard.
A nice set of theirs just aired on Austin City Limits. The dancing is a little strange to watch, but the music is great.
Sounds like "Memory of a Free Festival" at the very beginning.
 rdo wrote:
This reminds me a lot of the new band being played here call War on Drugs, very intriguing stuff.  Something about the vocals seems so right.
 
Interesting.  Like both, both are recent discoveries thanks to RP.  Vocals range from strong to path-breaking.  
👍👍 future Islands the best and most authentic people of the present
Enjoying this one.  I just wish I had never seen the singer dance.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

that's funny. I was going to say an elephant.

 
{#Lol}
African or Asian?
Like this release, generally.  This song sounds formulaic, with lousy lyrics (uninspired) to boot.
Much to much Future Islands played on rp
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

that's funny. I was going to say an elephant.

 
and there goes my nice clean monitor!
 tournemire wrote:
you know this situation :
working,
listening RP
and suddenly thinking "hey not bad, what it it ?"
then thinking "thanks RP", and noting somewhere to listen it once again
there i am



 
Yeah feeling exactly the same !
you know this situation :
working,
listening RP
and suddenly thinking "hey not bad, what it it ?"
then thinking "thanks RP", and noting somewhere to listen it once again
there i am


Last play: Jun 18, 2014 - 06:24
Plays in last 30 days: 6

hmmm... {#Cheesygrin}
 Dancing_banana wrote:
reminds me of Elton John

 
that's funny. I was going to say an elephant.
reminds me of Elton John
Great stuff here.  but i am slightly biased, as one of the bandmembers' folks are my neighbors.
Better than their newest release (which is getting the shit played out of it, lately on RP).
His voice is less affected on this album.
 
 Emwolb wrote:
very 80's-ish....and that ain't a bad thing (IMHO)
 
Yes, it is.  There are a few bands doing this now --- in the right way (not like the ghastly and obscene rip-off/bullshit artists Black Keys)

I <3 capitalism
Seems new.  Surprised it is not a 2014 release.
 
very 80's-ish....and that ain't a bad thing (IMHO)
This reminds me a lot of the new band being played here call War on Drugs, very intriguing stuff.  Something about the vocals seems so right.
Have heard of the band, but not their music. This did not excite me in the least.
Reminds me of alt-j kind of ... In Austin ...