It's about "sailing on," which basically means to keep going no matter what life brings, and how hard it gets. You have to weather the storm. The lyrics talk about the singer thinking about committing suicide, but he knows he can't because he has to be strong and just get through it.
It's a really good song, and one that I really take to heart when I'm feeling shi-tty in life ~Ninja Jackie-san
The song Sail by Awolnation is about a man called Aaron Bruno, running to a house and singing at a recorder whilst. The song has different scenes. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail_%28song%29 for more information.
it is about the guy and he runs in his house because he knows the alians are coming after him. he looks through his documents to find his recorder to record his last few minutes of life. the scanner comes to try to find him. he gets inside the bathtub to try to hide from the laser. he has been studying this alian and he had a space suit so he was going to go to the alians planet but the alians got to him first. he got sucked in and the lights were the alians ship.
I find it more psychedelic. and video just proves it [its not related to lyrics so you cannot claim that its all about 'guy running to the house etc'....] I think the meaning of this is in the feeling you get while listening. you can never know what others feel and if that's the same emotion, but at least I think its definitely about confrontation between social standards and a human inner world, between world in his mind and in reality... like showing such strong feeling as love only in his mind, as if he wouldnt be understood otherways. and the reference to water ['sail'] is a person getting deeper into his mind and further from his physical body. while being totally free in his mind sets him free. Of course that's my interpretation.
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I believe the song has to do with acceptance. To me, he is in conflict with someone he loves and he wants to be accepted by that person. He is saying blame can be thrown around, but he wants to be accepted and move-on. He is done finding fault and blame. He wants to "adjust the sails" rather than try and change the direction of the wind.
I believe its about love, Him not liking himself to much or what he does But he knows he isn't going to change. he`s trying to tell her this is who I am he wants her to accept him for who he is .....No bumps in the road just sail with it ....Nothing he can do about it. LIFE. love the music....powerful.