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Future Islands — Cave
Album: The Far Field
Avg rating:
7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1817









Released: 2017
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 3
In parting ways
And parting hearts
A dress of leaves blows to the winds
Take these sacrificial remnants—untended
Bashed to dust
And trust distressed
Red cheeks, caved in

I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
Cause all we know, is gone and cold
I don't believe anymore
Don't grieve anymore
Cause all I hold, is all I own

Is this a desperate wish for dying?
Or a wish that dying cease?
The fear that keeps me going and going and going
Is the same fear that brings me to my knees

I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
Cause what was gold, is gone and cold
I don't believe anymore
I won't grieve anymore
Cause all we are, is bled and gone

I am the air, the after
Always in the clouds
Searching for some answer
Parted now, I am the shore—repeated
Becoming air
I'm finally free

I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
What I can't see, can't hold to me
I don't believe anymore
I won't grieve anymore
Cause what was gold, is gone and cold
I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
Cause what was gold, is gone and cold
I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
I won't grieve anymore
Won't grieve anymore
For you
Comments (81)add comment
The bass makes the song great!
too repetitive OK OK we get it!! but still a tune that subtly evokes the time and place you heard it. 
Love the sound of this band!  Why doesn’t Bill play Seasons (Waiting on You) anymore?
What the heck is that cover? Some sort of dying dandelion gingerbread man?
Thanks RP to ... m'avoir fait connaître ce groupe. Il a été important dans ma vie et je suis toujours très heureux de les écouter. J'adore la force d'interprétation et la personalité du chanteur et les compositions du clavieriste. 
Awful, aching my [Dutch] ears. And it seems that RP airs Future Island at least twice a day. Do you guys & girls have a contract with them?
You have to check these guys out live.
The singer is quite something.
Recordings don't do him justice.

Watch a full show on YouTube and you'll bump up your ratings...
Sounds like a tipical 80'ties song.
 1wolfy wrote:
 Yes...I had a look at your comments posted on RP over the last several years.  Very few opinions of your own..seems like all you are capable of is confrontation..dwhayslett wrote:

Seriously?

 

 
Such rampant antagonizing comments suggest a child who was bullied.
Schools today take that very seriously, for good reason.
What a cool, transparent connection you made with Crazy Diamond. Sounded like a continuation of the same recording.
Love Future Islands performance!  Originally caught them on Jools Holland on TV.  Fun to watch.
I've learned to like The Chain Smoking Greek.
Vocals like Images in Vogue from the 1980s... bizarre echo in time...
Some listeners here posted that they hear Peter Murphy and a British sound to this band. I get that comparison, but the sound reminds me of German synth-pop of the early 80s. Kraftwerk maybe? 
 Punkysoup wrote:
You should see him life. He jumps around and dances like a nut, but it's really engaging!
 
Used to be you had to pay a penny to the asylum warder to see that.
 Ihatethissong wrote:
dude, look at him.  the guy's singing his brains out.
 
Short set then?
¡¡Super song!! Thanks RP.
Nice one
Oddly, this song makes me feel like writhing just like the singer (based on a video I saw). It's propulsive and strangely compelling.
 eveliko wrote:
Strange vocals... but at least this guy doesn't sing just like everyone else.
 

dude, look at him.  the guy's singing his brains out.
Makes Tom Waits seem soothing. Awful.
I can't listen to this anymaha
 eveliko wrote:
Strange vocals... but at least this guy doesn't sing just like everyone else.
 
You should see him life. He jumps around and dances like a nut, but it's really engaging!
  I've been wrong about Future islands, I put them into a group of new artists that seem to be put together in a boardroom and whose sole mission seems to be not to offend.  This song has some grit. Cudos guys!
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Played far too much here... it's getting boring. This songs means PSD for me.
 
bye-bye...
Played far too much here... it's getting boring. This songs means PSD for me.
Back in 82 a friend introduced me to Tom Waits via various homemade tapes. I was more than a tad surprised when I finally saw his album covers to discover he wasn't an old black blues man. Future Islands frontman pulled the same trick on me... not sure who/what I expected from his voice but it wasn't a cross between Jack Black and Burt Reynolds.
 1wolfy wrote:
 Yes...I had a look at your comments posted on RP over the last several years.  Very few opinions of your own..seems like all you are capable of is confrontation..dwhayslett wrote:

Seriously?

 

 
I would venture that you didn't look very hard.  As of right now I've rated 7822 songs.  I do tend to confine my song opinions to numerical ratings.  I doubt anyone really cares how much I hate song X or Y.

"Disbelieving" would have been a better characterization of my post.  Nonetheless, it was a serious (if somewhat curt) question.  What part of this reminds you of Tonight She Comes?
 noe.architecte169 wrote:
J'adore ces mecs !
 
Salut Noe. Moi aussi j'aime bien ce group. Ils sont de Baltimore, pas loin de chez moi. 9
😊😊😊😊
 Internazionale wrote:
Nice Bass Lines
 

Thinking the same.  Driving beat.
Love this band/Song
J'adore ces mecs !
 Yes...I had a look at your comments posted on RP over the last several years.  Very few opinions of your own..seems like all you are capable of is confrontation..dwhayslett wrote:

Seriously?

 

Sounds like a cat horking up a hairball.
nononononononononononononononno
 blueheronobx wrote:
Someone listened to a lot of Peter Murphy.
 
 
Evidently they listened to quite a few British electronic/synth artists from the 1980s, which is somewhat interesting since these guys were either very young or not even born when that music was released.  The singer even affects a British accent - nice touch for a guy from coastal North Carolina.
Oh, I like this.
 1wolfy wrote:
I know tonight .. she comes 
 
Seriously?
Very nice segue from Pink Floyd! 
I know tonight .. she comes 

maybe cuz another seatown RPster posted this pic, but damn and wow this looks a lot like one of my college party houses -  just north of 50th on Brooklyn....course they're all gone now w/ apartments up instead.

And maybe I'm one of the few that REALLy like Sam's voice....true I haven't listened to a full album as yet so maybe it get's tiresome when you flip the record? 

Long Live RP!!

 

sfyi2001 wrote:



        FUTURE ISLANDS
           Gerrit Welmers - keyboards and programming
                                                               Samuel T. Herring - lyrics and vocals
                                                                                                                  and William Cashion - bass

         
         {#Crown}


 

The singer sounds like a cross between Bryan Ferry and Simon Bar Sinister.
 sfyi2001 wrote:


        FUTURE ISLANDS
           Gerrit Welmers - keyboards and programming
                                                               Samuel T. Herring - lyrics and vocals
                                                                                                                  and William Cashion - bass

         
 
                               what button do I push?                          yell ... yell ... shout             I can't really hear but I'm playing anyway
New Year's Day (U2) + A Forest (The Cure) + Shitty Voice = Future Islands
Another great RP-discovery. Thanks, Bill for spicing up my life.
 Segue wrote:
This voice is so ugly and disturbing I had to stop cutting vegetables for fear I might cut myself.

AAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Every song by them!! No vomit launch voices. Please.

 
The problem is that it just needed to be louder.  Careful.
 blueheronobx wrote:
Someone listened to a lot of Peter Murphy.
 

 
And the Fine Young Cannibals.  Good things, IMO.


Well I like it...


        FUTURE ISLANDS
           Gerrit Welmers - keyboards and programming
                                                               Samuel T. Herring - lyrics and vocals
                                                                                                                  and William Cashion - bass

         
         {#Crown}



I liked it!
This voice is so ugly and disturbing I had to stop cutting vegetables for fear I might cut myself.

AAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Every song by them!! No vomit launch voices. Please.
 blueheronobx wrote:
Someone listened to a lot of Peter Murphy.
 

 
Second that motion.  Every time it comes on I look up to see if it is something new from the x-bauhausien.
It seems record companies sign up groups/ singers that are "off from the norm", but they wear a bit thin quite quickly. If you see this guy performing that point may arrive even earlier.
Someone listened to a lot of Peter Murphy.
 
 loopbitz wrote:
Sounds like Marla Glen

 
Exactly my thoughts when I heard this first...
Strange vocals... but at least this guy doesn't sing just like everyone else.
Nice Bass Lines
 Carl wrote:
I like FI's song in all its manifestations, including this one. It will get old, I predict, but for now it's fun.
 
It's already old.

Zero to antediluvian in under 10 seconds.
Well, that looks like it's the end of the Easter bunny.
 CyrusPaul wrote:
exactly chord changes and tempo of U2's "New Years Day"

 
Yes, the same (3-chord) chord progression (different key) in the verses, different progression in the chorus.  When it comes to tempo, just about every Future Islands song has this tempo, and this one's tempo is faster than that of U2's song.
exactly chord changes and tempo of U2's "New Years Day"
Please Bill - make it STOP!!!!
It's that chain smoking Greek again.
I like FI's song in all its manifestations, including this one. It will get old, I predict, but for now it's fun.
Sounds like Marla Glen
Love this guys voice and the driving beat{#Boohoo}
 Proclivities wrote:
Pretty good tune, but it seems like a lot of their songs have this same tempo and bass pattern.  Maybe it's just a few of them.

 
My observation also. Of course, my perception is based on hearing this band on RP. They have a distinctive enough sound, but if each piece hews to the same framework, this will wear out. Maybe this beat is necessary to unleash the singers' gyrations.
too melodramatic and lyrically repetitious....
 RichardArthur wrote:
Shades of Peter Murphy solo work?

 
No
Guys - enough of Future Islands and this song. Hearing it a lot when I tune in. Give it a rest. 
 aDoble1967 wrote:
Am I the only one who thought this was U2?

 
Yes.
THIS
 aDoble1967 wrote:
Am I the only one who thought this was U2?

 
Never crossed my mind.
"Plays in last 30 days: 8"

from 10/04 to 28/04 
hmmm... ")

New Fine Young Cannibals :)
Am I the only one who thought this was U2?
 Proclivities wrote:
Pretty good tune, but it seems like a lot of their songs have this same tempo and bass pattern.  Maybe it's just a few of them.

 
Good call Proclivities.  I think of this as 'synth-pop'.  More traditional (irony intended) so-called progressive rock seeks to switch up the tempo, adopt unusual time signatures and use the bass on occasion to drive the melody.

I quite enjoyed the last Future Islands CD so I will listen attentively to this and other songs off The Far Field CD.  
true dat, his voice does remind me of Peter Murphy (cross-bred with Ian Dury : )   cool tune 
Pretty good tune, but it seems like a lot of their songs have this same tempo and bass pattern.  Maybe it's just a few of them.
Shades of Peter Murphy solo work?
New Future Islands...cool!