frank turner an the sleeping souls

I GOT MY FRANK TURNER TATTOO TODAY I can’t express what this man means to me, what this album means to me, or what these songs mean to me. Frank is the reason I can still get up in the morning and the reason I make it to my bed in the evening, this man met me where I was and saved my life. He’s making it easier for me to exist. I now have a constant reminder that I can always be better 💖💞


get to know me: favourite musicians [1/5] → frank turner

so this is my sixth album, which is, um, a weird place to be in because you know, I’m still kind of a new artist to quite a lot of people and that’s just an extremely odd place to be in. so, we’ve done all this stuff like, you know, england keep my bones did pretty well, tape deck heart did really well, we’ve done big shows, you know, wembley arena and the o2 and stuff like that. there’s part of me that’s sort of constantly waiting for the reality police to knock on my door and tell me there’s been a hideous mistake and I have to go and play at barfly again. I’m sort of waiting for the time, in a way, of when people suddenly decide that they hate my guts, or something.

Frank Turner is an amazing songwriter.

“Blacking in and out in a strange flat in East London, somebody I don’t really know just gave me something to help settle me down and to stop me from always thinking about you. And you know your life is heading in a questionable direction when you’re up for days with strangers and you can’t remember anything except the way you sounded when you told me you didn’t know what I should do.” (Recovery)

“Forgive me someone, for I have sinned, and I know not where I should begin. Some days it feels like you just can’t win no matter what you do or say. Things didn’t kill me but I don’t feel stronger. Life is short but it feels much longer when you’ve lost that drive, you’ve lost that hunger to pull yourself through the day.” (If Ever I Stray)

“Every guy with long hair round here is a star, according to his girlfriend and the way that he holds his guitar. If anyone gets out they stick in the knife, I don’t want to get stuck here for the rest of my life. I’m sick of these fuckers, I’m moving on. I still want to be buried here, just like I said, but I’d prefer it if you’d wait until I’m actually dead.” (This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The One Of Me)

“Forget about the bitching and remember that you’re blessed, because punk is for the kids who never fit in with the rest. Somebody told me that music with guitars was going out of fashion, and I had to laugh.
This shit wasn’t fashionable back when I fell in love, so if the hipsters move on why should I give a fuck?” (Four Simple Words)

This guy deserves so much more recognition than what he’s getting.

He’s not as clever as he likes to think
He’s just ambitious with his arguing
He’s crap at dancing, yeah and he can’t hold his drink
Deep down he’s just like everybody else
—  “Reasons not to be an idiot”- Frank Turner