For starts
What a waste to say the heart could feel apart
Or feel complete, baby
Why would you make out of words a cage for your own bird?
When it sings so sweet
The screaming, heaving, fuckery of the world?
Why would you offer her name to the same old tired pain?
When all things come from nothing and, honey, if nothings gained?

My heart is thrilled by the still of your hand
It's how I know now that you understand

There's no plan, there's no race to be run
The harder the rain, honey, the sweeter the sun
There's no plan, there's no kingdom to come
I'll be your man if you got love to get done
Sit here and watch the sunlight fade
Honey, enjoy, it's getting late
There's no plan, there's no hand on the reign
As Mac explained, there will be darkness again

Let it hurt, let the awful song be heard
Blue bird, I know your beat, baby
But your secret is safe with me 'cause if secrets were like saints
Keep my body from the fire, hire a gardener for my grave
Your secret is safe with me, and if secrets were like seeds
When I'm laying on the marble, marble of flowers you have made

My heart is thrilled by the still of your hand
It's how I know now that you understand

There's no plan, there's no race to be run
The harder the pain, honey, the sweeter the sun
There's no plan, there's no kingdom to come
I'll be your man if you got love to get done
Sit here and watch the sunlight fade
Honey, enjoy, it's getting late
There's no plan, there's no hand on the reign
As Mac explained, there will be darkness again

My heart is thrilled by the still of your hand
It's how I know now that you understand
How big the hourglass, how deep the sand
I shouldn't have hoped to know, but here I stand

And there's no plan, there's no race to be run
The harder the rain, honey, the sweeter the sun
There's no plan, there's no kingdom to come
I'll be your man if you got love to get done
Sit here and watch the sunlight fade
Honey, enjoy, it's getting late
There's no plan, there's no hand on the reign
As Mac explained, there will be darkness again


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No Plan Lyrics as written by Andrew Hozier-byrne

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    My InterpretationNot sure if I've forgiven Hozier for this song yet. It speaks to my old hippy heart who knows all you can do is to go with the flow, so why are you worried because "there's no race to be run"? You're in the river of time, the sand is passing through the hourglass, just hold my hand and enjoy. If you try to force anything into existence, it never works, like when you're waiting for a phone call by the phone, it never rings, right? The moment you leave for the bathroom, there it is, it rings! Had you just enjoyed the process of it, yearning for something and not sure if you're going to get it, "the same tired old pain", you could have enjoyed it without fretting.

    If you could just "sit here and let the sunlight fade", and accept that "the harder the rain, the sweeter the sun", and sing about "the screaming fuckery of the world", that would be great. Because we come from the darkness and to darkness will. This song gave me even courage to pass a cemetery, where I see those zombie looking old ghouls hovering above grave stones. No, I'm not scared of you anymore, it will all end in darkness for all of us, even for you you spooks. There's no plan, go with the flow, and that includes the dead. The heart is always complete, babe.

    But then, I hear the words: "there's no kingdom to come", and I can't take it. No, no, no, why would the bird try and escape its cage if it wasn't flying towards a kingdom? Is this song about the real spirit, the true angelic essence who knows everything and over-the-top nihilism of demons? "I'll be your man, if you've got love to be done". Right, no love to give, love to be or love to make even, he's reduced love into "doing". Shaking my head and hanging it low.

    Typical Hozier though, he sings about the heaviest tensions made up of contradictions in life. Heavenly choral lines mixed with the sexiest beats as he does in the Angel of Small Death, in which he's craving love from a lean-armed, dry-haired possible crack whore. Or who knows if Wasteland, baby is a love song or a break-up song? (Break-up, obviously).

    And what secret does his "blue bird" honey have here? A big secret that he's taking to his grave? He'll be her man, because she's his only connection to believing there's some meaning in this nihilistic world? He wants to be buried with her faith?
    pompandpompon July 07, 2021   Link

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