I'll build a bigger boat, i'll build a bigger boat,
One that won't capsize each,
Every time you try to stand in it,
And i'll build a bigger boat, i'll build a bigger boat,
You won't believe your eyes,
I was so surprised that I can handle it.

And when your summers gone,
Or when someone does you wrong,
I'll zip up your anorak,
And when your summers gone,
Or when someone does you wrong,
I'll pack your lunch and whatch your back.

And every fairy tale found in this head,
I'll tell to you as I tuck you in bed,
And every lullaby sung to me,
I will sing to you as you go to sleep.

And i'll bring a brighter day, i'll bring a brighter day,
Out on your horizon,
You'll be riding high and smiling,
And i'll bring a brighter day, i'll bring a brighter day,
I'll be your silver lining,
If your pining, all the while believe me.

When your summers gone,
Or if someone does you wrong,
I'll do up your duffle coat,
And when your summers gone,
Or if someone does you wrong,
I'll keep your hopes and dreams afloat.

And every fairy tale found in this head,
I'll tell to you as I tuck you in bed,
And every lullaby sung to me,
I will sing to you as you go to sleep.

Nothing to fear and no cause for more tears,
Nothing to fear and no cause for more tears,
Nothing to fear and no cause for more tears,
No, you’ll have nothing to fear and no cause for more tears.

And every fairy tale found in this head,
I'll tell to you as I tuck you in bed,
And every lullaby sung to me,
I will sing to you as you go to sleep.


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Boat Song song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song, but what's it all about? Also, I cannot find the rest of the lyrics to this album but it's such an amazing album! HELP! x
    TobyBartholomewon August 25, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's about being a father.
    WayToBlueon May 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with WayToBlue, it's always struck me as being about being a good father, the imagery of being tucked into bed and sung to, and of him doing up someone's coat, really invokes this for me. The sense of it very strongly reminds me of My Girls by Animal Collective, he wants to make everything better for his child, a "bigger boat" and a "brighter day".
    redmansfireon October 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw them James said that it's about being a mother.
    Eleniadreamson May 15, 2011   Link

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