I'll Sail This Ship Alone
The Beautiful South Lyrics


If, if you choose that we will always lose
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you decide to give him another try
Well then I'll sail this ship alone

Well they said if I wrote the perfect love song
You would take me back
Well I wrote it but I lost it
And now will you take me back anyway
Now if, if you insist that this is for the best
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you swear that you no longer care
Well then I'll sail this ship alone

I'll sail this ship alone
Between the pain and the pleasure
I'll sail this ship alone
Amongst the sharks and the treasure
If you would rather go your way then go your way
I'll sail this ship alone

If, if you're afraid that I won't make the grade
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you agree to him instead of me
Well then I'll sail this ship alone

Well they said if I wrote the perfect letter
That I would have a chance
Well I wrote it, and you burnt it
And now do I have a chance anyway

If, if you swear that you no longer care
Well then I'll sail this ship alone

I'll sail this ship alone
Between the pain and the pleasure
I'll sail this ship alone
Amongst the sharks and the treasure
If you would rather go your way then go your way
I'll sail this ship alone

Well they said if I burnt myself alive
That you'd come running back

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DAVE ROTHERAY, PAUL HEATON

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Patrycja Banaszak

If, if you choose that we will always lose
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you decide to give him another try
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
Well they said if I wrote the perfect love song
You would take me back
Well I wrote it but I lost it
And now will you take me back anyway
Now if, if you insist that this is for the best
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you swear that you no longer care
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
I'll sail this ship alone
Between the pain and the pleasure
I'll sail this ship alone
Amongst the sharks and the treasure
If you would rather go your way then go your way
I'll sail this ship alone
If, if you're afraid that I won't make the grade
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
And if, if you agree to him instead of me
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
Well they said if I wrote the perfect letter
That I would have a chance
Well I wrote it, and you burnt it
And now do I have a chance anyway
If, if you swear that you no longer care
Well then I'll sail this ship alone
I'll sail this ship alone
Between the pain and the pleasure
I'll sail this ship alone
Amongst the sharks and the treasure
If you would rather go your way then go your way
I'll sail this ship alone
Well they said if I burnt myself alive
That you'd come running back



Ralf Bodemann

"If, if you're afraid
that I won't pass the grade ..."

"If, if you agree
to HIM instead of me,
well, then I'll sail this ship alone."

Sardonic, double edged, dark and vicious. These lyrics are simply brilliant.
As is the songwriting, the arrangement, the musical and the vocal performance...



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AltonTowersMemories

Paul Heaton is a criminally undervalued singer/songwriter. So many beautifully written songs, this being one of them. Along with the other very talented members of the group over the years they have made some brilliant and very interesting music.

Billy Martin

Your the one that I want is a tune fact

Billy Martin

Correct

CarpySowter IG

Amen 🙏

Adam Explores Britain

@Phillip Manning Absolutely Phillip :)

Phillip Manning

He's a genuine genius. One of the very best songwriters the UK has ever produced.

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Iain Casson

How this didn't get to No 1 I'll never know. A classic

Emilio Doñate

@Miguel Ángel Lorente Hablo de TBS, evidentemente Housemartins eran bastante más conocidos. Cook creó un grupo llamado International Beats que no triunfó, cosa que sí hizo luego pero tendría que ser con otro nombre.

Emilio Doñate

@Miguel Ángel LorenteI had their vinyls in the lates 80's and first 90's. Never for the masses but it wasn't difficult to find them BITD in Spain. Desgraciadamente tras cambiar tres veces de casa y un divorcio aquellos vinilos desaparecieron. Tenía la suerte de tener MTV en casa y un par de emisoras britànicas y fue allí donde ponían sus vídeos, que aquí ni de coña, pero sorprendentemente podías encontrar los vinilos o cassettes en sitios como el C.I. Para los CDs hubo que esperar a bien entrada la década de los 90.

Marilyn Hoekstra

BBC Shakespeare and Hathaway plays this at the end of one of their best episodes! Season 1, Episode 10 “Met By Moonlight” superb song and lyrics. Captivating #ShakespeareAndHathaway 💃🏻🕺🏼

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