"The Masterplan" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
Take the time to make some sense
Of what you want to say
And cast your words away upon the waves

And sail them home with acquiesce
On a ship of hope today
And as they land upon the shore
Tell them not to fear no more
Say it loud, and sing it proud today

And then dance if you wanna dance
Please brother take a chance
You know they're gonna go
Which way they wanna go
All we know is that we don't
Know how it's gonna be
Please brother let it be
Life on the other hand
Won't make us understand
We're all part of the masterplan

Say it loud and sing it proud today

I'm not saying right is wrong
It's up to us to make
The best of all the things
That come our way

'cause everything that's been has passed
The answer's in the looking glass
There's four and twenty million doors
On life's endless corridor
Say it loud and sing it proud today

We'll dance if they wanna dance
Please brother take a chance
You know they're gonna go
Which way they wanna go
All we know is that we don't
Know how it's gonna be
Please brother let it be
Life on the other hand
Won't make you understand
We're all part of the masterplan


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"The Masterplan" as written by Noel Gallagher

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  • +6
    General Commentthis song for me is bout consequence, happening, fate, existance, life, living, why, how, all of that, and denouncing it saying that its all part of a masterplan of which we can never understand and that all we know is that we dont know what is round the corner so we must live for the day, in true poetic style, carpe diem. this song is beautiful, to be honest. noels finest work
    fergal_41on December 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentohhh, its so good, i can see why noel branded it as one of his finest peices of work, and the lyrics are sound -There's four and twenty million doors
    On life's endless corridor - is the best for me, i like it.

    if i could ever write a song by oasis it would be this one, its not just the lyrics, it's everything, and to see it live its unbelieveable.

    I reckon the song itself is about the way we dont know whats gonna happen in life of how it's gonna turn out, we just have to let things be, love the good times and deal with the bad. It's like life is just up to us to do what we want dance if wanna dance or whatever, its up to us to make the best of things that come our way, so lets do that, hehe. The first few lines im not sure about but i think they mean that we should make our choices carfully about what we wanna say, and wen were sure then do it loud and proud.

    anyway i went on a bit, i just wanted to say this songs great.



    Boon April 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits about not knowing God's masterplan
    'life on the other hand won't let u understand
    we're all part of the masterplan'
    so just live life like u want to.

    This is the best song noel's written . . . so far.

    Absolute Class!!
    Ciaránon September 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust my take but it's a song about religion. The line that gives it away is:

    "The answer's in the looking glass"

    This is a reference to Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass" and in it is a poem called the "The Walrus and the Carpenter" that is a metaphor for religion - Devil and Jesus. It's also the same poem that John Lennon based "I'm the Walrus" on, although he later said that he never realised the Walrus was the bad one and should have called it "I'm the Carpenter" - but I think he knew rightly.

    Basically it's saying you can be good or bad - however being bad isn't wrong or against God - it's your choice, don't feel like you are controlled into thinking anything.

    Other lines:

    "You know they're gonna go
    Which way they wanna go"

    "I'm not saying right is wrong
    It's up to us to make
    The best of all the things that come our way"
    d9930380on May 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlolwtfmike u are talking out of your arse. explain 'dance if you want to dance' with regards to the Holocaust.

    The last post that makes any sense is prob from Fergal 41
    floydslyricszeppelinsmusicon January 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can never forget Noel playing this song live
    glittershiton May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it
    soberandinacaveon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNoel played the drums for the song too
    Ciaránon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnoel kicks ass
    rawkshows118on August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea its about like tryin to just live life and do wat u wanna do---'dance if u wanna dance,please brother take a chance'...at least thats wat i think
    SuperSonicon August 23, 2002   Link

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