Islands

Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Bareilles performing an internal examination of herself after giving up on romance:

    "You must become an island
    And see for yourself that that's what I am."

    She told VH1: "It's not about shutting people out, it's about figuring out who you are at your core."

Comments: 1

  • Rickduluoz from Berkeley, CaFrom the commentary on Spotify: "I wrote it about the concept of needing to separate from someone, and the idea that even though you're so intertwined and linked, ultimately what has to happen is that you have to be able to be your own island to exist, as the floods come, as the water comes. It's imperative that you end up being okay being alone. It's pretty depressing, I'm not gonna lie."

    https://play.spotify.com/track/1jWhfPl2cFAwLfpN2yJtUz
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