"Sail The Wildest Stretch" as written by Jonathan Robert Coghill, John Andrew Collins, Bernard Joseph Fanning, Ian David Haug and Darren Stuart Middleton....
If you had your time over again
Would you do it all the same?
Down through all the twists and bends
All the moments you'd erase
Would you just leave me standing?
In the doorway frozen through
Waiting on the coldest comfort from view

And if your course could be reset
Would you steer your ship my way?
Or would you sail the wildest stretch?
Just to feel the force of the waves
Would you just leave me waiting
On the dock as you pull away?
Savouring a mirror a taste

And do you do your best
And you're losing your way
You can stop and take it back
Your the damaged has paid
And do you do your best
And you're losing your pain
You can stop and take it back
And feel the damage has paid
Pain in deciding
Pain in deciding
Pain in deciding
the damage has paid
Pain in deciding
the damage has paid

If you had your time over again
Would you sail the wildest stretch?
If you had your time over again


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    Song ComparisonIn an increasingly narcissist vain world, where looks count or set the paradigm for a westerners' operational mood & status (aka 'the illusions you made' lyric line in this Sail The Wildest Stretch titled track), this song hits a 'wider conciousness wavelength alpha benchmark'.

    The song is now a single, so steeped in 'I can hear & feel the emotion; that it feels like it is speaking to me' - traits that are typical of other ballad anthems Powderfinger have released & specialised in.

    It's such a shame Bernard Fanning & band haven't reached a spectre & element of the superstardom reached by their 'musical genre compatriots' in Coldplay. Maybe that's why they broke up, no mass scale wider recognition & record company reward for effort & awe inspiring music.
    Killpoweron May 09, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionSome of these lyrics are wrong, here is what they are according to the CD sleeve:

    If you had your time over again
    Would you do it all the same?
    Down through all the twists and bends
    Are there moments you'd erase?

    Would you just leave me standing
    in the doorway frozen through?
    Waiting on the coldest comfort from you

    And if your course could be reset
    Would you steer your ship my way?
    Or would you sail the widest stretch
    Just to feel the force of the waves?

    Would you just leave me waving
    On the dock as you pull away?
    Savouring the bitter taste

    And if the mirror don't reflect the illusion you made
    You could stop and take a breath
    To feel the damage's weight.

    Fade into silence

    If you had your time over again
    If you had your time over again
    Would you sail the widest stretch?
    If you had your time over again
    sauceeon June 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso, I can't believe no one else has commented on this song, it's amazing.

    It's very straightforward, if you had your time over again would you do it all the same? It's a song about regret, and it really shook me up this morning. For some reason it hit me hard, and for that, I love Powderfinger... such a shame they're breaking up.
    sauceeon June 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentalot of the powderfinger songs on this site havnt got alot of comments even though are a mint band, shame they are throwing it all in, wish i had tickets to their last show
    Shawryon July 26, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningDoes anybody have any more detailed thoughts about this song? I absolutely love it, and although I know that a song can be whatever you want it to be, I was wondering if I could possibly be remotely on a realistic track with this interpretation:
    Yes it's about wondering if you made the best choices throughout your life. But could it also be about being in a relationship where you are going through a difficult time. Your partner has to choose - do they stay and stick it out with you (feel the force of the wind), or do they walk away (leave me standing in the doorway frozen through; waiting on the coldest comfort from you).

    That's what I get from it. I've been dealing with depression and anxiety for about 2 years now and it's so hard on my husband. There was one point not too long ago where he was truly wondering if he could go through it all with me. So that's what I get.. anybody got any thoughts?
    lil1205on August 12, 2010   Link

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