"I'll Sail This Ship Alone" as written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray....
If, if you choose that we will always lose
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you decide to give him another try
Well then I'll sail this ship alone

Well they said if I wrote the perfect love song
You would take me back
Well I wrote it but I lost it
And now will you take me back anyway

Now if, if you insist that this is for the best
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you swear that you no longer care
Well then I'll sail this ship alone

I'll sail this ship alone
Between the pain and the pleasure
I'll sail this ship alone
Amongst the sharks and the treasure
If you would rather go your way then go your way
I'll sail this ship alone

If, if you're afraid that I won't make the grade
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you agree to him instead of me
Well then I'll sail this ship alone

Well they said if I wrote the perfect letter
That I would have a chance
Well I wrote it, and you burnt it
And now do I have a chance anyway

If, if you swear that you no longer care
Well then I'll sail this ship alone

I'll sail this ship alone
Between the pain and the pleasure
I'll sail this ship alone
Amongst the sharks and the treasure
If you would rather go your way then go your way
I'll sail this ship alone

Well they said if I burnt myself alive
That you'd come running back


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"I'll Sail This Ship Alone" as written by Paul Heaton Dave Rotheray

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    General CommentA phenomenal blend of defiance and hurt.
    ShineYouDiamondon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with shine, I think they're singing to the person who won't put the relationship first, saying they'd rather be alone than to be with someone who won't make the choice to see them exclusively. Also, If they can't be with you they'll be alone and that they'd rather be with Mr or Ms. X than find someone better or worse (Sharks and the treasure).
    bodymekon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there are only 2 comments! I love this song, so nice :)
    aw77on December 01, 2008   Link

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