New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

A winter's day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I've built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don't talk of love,
But I've heard the words before;
It's sleeping in my memory.
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.

Lyrics taken from

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • s
    shalomApr 7, 2008 at 3:42 pm
    Someone got hurt badly. Isolation, walls, and distractions keep him from having any relationship that might hurt him again. He is safe in this, so long as he isolates.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 21, 2012 at 7:14 am
    I am studying 'there's a boy in the girls' bathroom' with my school children and the main character says he is 'an island'. Made me think of this song straight away. So we're going to take a look at the lyrics together. What a treat for me!
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 15, 2012 at 12:55 am
    I found this song to be very relaxing, perfect for when my wife beats me. Helps me alot through my tough times.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    Probably one of the best heartbreak songs ever written. In the aftermath of a bad relationship, one will build walls of defense to prevent experiencing that kind of pain again.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 1:39 am
    I accidently wrote "1 in 110 kids have and autism specrum disorder. Just ten years ago, it was like 1 in 100, and thirty years ago it was 1 in 2500 or something like that. " the rate ten years ago the rate was not 1 in 100, ten years ago the rate was 1 in 1000.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.