Hozier’s “No Plan” Lyrics Meaning

Hozier is a deep songwriter, and the story behind this track perhaps exemplifies that just as much as any other he has penned. His 2019 song “No Plan” is grounded in the philosophies of a number of renowned scientists. In this track’s lyrics, Hozier used the teachings of physicist Lawrence M. Krauss and astrophysicist Katie Mack to weave together a philosophy of living in the moment with no regard of what the future may bring, as the ultimate story of tomorrow cannot be manipulated by our actions anyway.

This belief system is based on Mack’s ideas of how the universe will end, with Hozier interpreting such destructively-inevitable events as being cause for the lovers in this song not to get caught up in their worries. Along a similar vein, Krauss’ espousing of living in the present in appreciation for the relatively-brief time we’ve been granted on Mother Earth has also contributed to the lyrics of this track.

In combining these two philosophies with the love he feels for his significant other, Hozier advises her to likewise rejoice in this very moment and to adopt a similar belief system based on having no specific plan or goal. He also expresses an undying commitment to safeguarding her secrets. However, the ultimate sentiment put forth, as alluded to earlier, is his assertion of a coming, undeniable darkness.  As such, they should enjoy now for all it has to offer.

Lyrics of "No Plan"

Facts about “No Plan”

  • The lyrics and music of “No Plan” were written (in their entirety) by Hozier.
  • The production of the song, on the other hand, was taken care of by Hozier along with Markus Dravs.
  • On March 1, 2019, Hozier and his team officially released “No Plan”.
  • This song is the 4th track on Hozier’s second studio album (Wasteland, Baby).
  • Having a length of 5:31, “No Plan” is Wasteland, Baby‘s longest track.

Was “No Plan” released as a single from Wasteland, Baby?

No. Wasteland, Baby produced only the following three singles:

Despite this track not being released as a single, it went on to become one of the album’s most notable tracks.

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very insightful….and helpful.

  2. E says:

    All very helpful, but you missed the religious themes which I think also play a really big part in the song’s meaning. There are some very direct references to Christianity (“there’s no kingdom to come”, and something along the lines of how there’s no hand steering everything)

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