Future Islands Give Us The Wind

We set out to find something to hold

When seeking truth the answer is the road

When seeking wisdom the journey is your home

Fight through the wind, fight through the rain

Fight through the cold

We left ourselves behind on dancing wire

The loved ones we left back home will be our choir

Let the doubters be,

The stick, the thorn, the briar

Fight through the wind, fight through the rain

Dance in the fire

Don’t bless me

No, don’t bless me

We don’t want your blessings

Don’t bless me

We don’t want your blessings

Give me the pen

Give me the sword

Let me cut away the darkness, and pin it to the wall

Let us sing a song of beauty as before

Give us the wind, give us the wind

Give us the storm

Pushing back the lake

We found something more

Like a song

In a word

Like the heartbreak of birds

And there, beneath the sand

Looking like the rain

We found some god

And the will to change

We set out to find something to hold

When seeking truth the answer is the road

When seeking wisdom the journey is your home

Fight through the wind, fight through the rain

Fight through the cold

Give me the pen

Give me the sword

Let me cut away the darkness, and pin it to the wall

Let us sing a song of beauty as before

Give us the wind, give us the wind

Give us the storm