"Plain Sailing Weather" as written by and Matt Nasir Frank Turner....
Just give me one fine day of plain sailing weather
And I can fuck up anything, anything
It was a wonderful life when we were together
And now I've fucked up every little goddamn thing

Amelie lied to me, this was supposed to be easy
I found the one damn person to help me fall asleep in the night
But sleeping gets tiring, and dark reminds me of dying
And as long as this feeble heart is still beating
You will find me rushing through every room, switching on all the lights

The problem with falling in love in late-night bars
Is that there's always more nights, there's always more bars
The problem with showing your lover your scars
Is that everybody's lover is covered in scars

So, give me one fine day of plain sailing weather
And I can fuck up anything, anything
It was a wonderful life when we were together
And now I've fucked up

Everything's gone fractious, and I felt faithless
At that moment just before the dawn when everything falls apart
But baby I didn't mean it, for things to get desperate
I let slip my guard, I let go of the rudder
Now we're drifting in the current away from one another

So give me one fine day of plain sailing weather
And I can fuck up anything, anything
It was a wonderful life when we were together
And now I've fucked up everything

So give me one fine day of plain sailing weather
And I can fuck up anything, anything
It was a wonderful life when we were together
And now I've fucked up every little goddamn thing
Every little goddamn thing, every little goddamn thing
Every little goddamn thing

I've been skirting round the rim of doing something
Brave, and not just standing, but jumping in
Of making circles into squares, of laying down
The bare facts like a burden I can't bear
And I can almost find the words, but I can see the way you'd
Fold your hands, speak my name like a curse
Upon your pretty lips, the pressured white behind your fingertips

And when you see me for all that I am
I couldn't make mistakes to make a difference any more
I'd throw myself down on my knees, at your hands
And beg you for forgiveness for my fuck ups and my faults
And maybe you'd relent and return my hope for our forever
Lift up your precious hands, and then bring yours and mine together
So just give me one fine day of plain sailing weather
Just give me one fine day of plain sailing weather


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"Plain Sailing Weather" as written by Matt Nasir Frank Turner

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    General CommentOne of my favorite lyrics in a long time. Clearly about making mistakes in a relationship, but my main question is if the phrase "Things got fractious, and I felt faithless, at that moment just before the dawn when everything falls apart" refers to an affair.

    The last stanza is really powerful; I feel like it's insinuating a disconnect between the two of them that doesn't allow him to actually say he's sorry, making it impossible for them to coexist. So even though he wants "forever", she still doesn't truly accept him as he is.
    getupkid4ugaon May 03, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationOne of my favourite songs at the minute as it kind of relates to my current feelings.

    I see this as a song in the perspective of someone who has been searching for a relationship, someone to be comfortable with and to be able to fall asleep with and be happy with. They have found that person and things are going smoothly, he is plain sailing. However, comfortableness can get boring and that seems to have happened to him. He's saying he had a wonderful life with this person he found and that they were the 'one damn person' that he could fall asleep with, however 'sleeping gets tiring' in other words, he's bored. He thought this is what he wanted from life but now he has it he's realised this isn't it at all.
    As the comment above says, the song suggests an affair, making him realise that he does want to be with this person and that he made a mistake 'I'd throw myself down on my knees, at your hands,
    And beg you for forgiveness for my fuck ups and my faults.' He's obviously admitted his wrong doings or they came out some other way and it's hit him how good his life was & he is begging for forgiveness, but it isn't forthcoming.

    I simply can't stop listening to this song, it plays out exactly how I feel. Thinking I wanted a long term partner and now I have it and I need him to fall asleep, I am bored and want to venture elsewhere & be free. How will this play out? Time will tell I suppose.
    amealieon August 29, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti think he's blaming himself for the end of a relationship. he basically says he found the perfect person and screwed everything up and he is trying to explain/apologise
    yasminrose369on July 21, 2015   Link

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