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Future Islands — King of Sweden
Album: As Long As You Are
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Released: 2022
Length: 4:10
Plays (last 30 days): 9
I was on the F train
Thinking 'bout a holiday
I was on the M1
Dreaming 'bout my getaway
Let's try reset
In-flight headset
Feeling like I'm fifteen
Wandering with the misfits
And all went silent
Purples, violets
The kind of cursive quiet
One with the starry eyelids
A sweet unsweetened
An eve uneven
The lights trailed like incense
To the figure in the distance

You are all I need
Nothing said could change a thing
Where you go, I go, just say, I'll bе
'Cause you are all I need

I met thе King of Sweden
When I was walking in the headlights
Drowning in a bender
Frozen in a red light
I'm always flying
So I'm always crying
Losing my emotion
On a desert island
Looked just like heaven
Seven alligator seven
Spoke to the reverend
Still filled me with aggression
Slept dry in tents
The moon was glowing incensed
Was it the sun on the horizon?
It lit the figure in the distance

You are all I need
Nothing said could change a thing
Where you go, I go, just say, I'll be
'Cause you are all I need
And you are all I need
Oh, you are all I need

So much more
That means so much more
Comments (19)add comment
Spotify doesn't list this song on the Album.  Any idea why?
 garydgould wrote:

This band is superb on record but my goodness they really kick 'live'. Went to the recent Alexandra Palace gig and they were so edgy and powerful!



A lot of a bands musics depth is lost in recording. Most people don't have master recordings with speakers so proper that it sounds as good as live. Not to mention the extra compression most radio stations put on their music to equalize volume levels so it sounds like you are trying to listen to a song from the bottom of your pool. Radio Paradise never disappoints me though. :)
I'd be willing to place a rather sizable bet that Samuel would be a very fun guy to go for beers with...
No doubt: it's growing on me. And very much so.
 Mattan wrote:

I also met the king of Sweden, not a very nice guy. Chased him with a boat once.
Very nice daughter though (Viktoria).



I had a dream about the King of Sweden. He gave me the things that I was needin'
I actually begin to appreciate these guys.
I like these guys, but man that 3 note synth arpeggio gets really irritating after a while.
 nicknt wrote:

"As long as you are" is a 2021 album, "King of Sweden" is a 2022 single, at least in Europe. 




https://www.allmusic.com/album...
Love this song. Can't wait to see them live!!! 
He sings,  **The King of Shweden** 

Bort, bort, bort! 
 Mattan wrote:

I also met the king of Sweden, not a very nice guy. Chased him with a boat once.
Very nice daughter though (Viktoria).



I'll bet there's quite a story behind that comment! ;o)
"As long as you are" is a 2021 album, "King of Sweden" is a 2022 single, at least in Europe. 
This band is superb on record but my goodness they really kick 'live'. Went to the recent Alexandra Palace gig and they were so edgy and powerful!
I also met the king of Sweden, not a very nice guy. Chased him with a boat once.
Very nice daughter though (Viktoria).
Such an underappreciated band... Remember watching them on Letterman. 8 years ago already? Letterman was such a good friend to music.  Keep rockin' Samuel!
I am a fan! 
 snowcone wrote:

Played on April 26th 2022, now i know why the call them "Future Islands"



I guess we are being part of  an anticipated premiere. Another nice experience in RP 
Played on April 26th 2022, now i know why they call them "Future Islands"