"Spitting Games" as written by Gary Lightbody, Mark Pete Mcclelland, Jonathan Graham Quinn and Nathan Connolly....
I broke into your house last night
And left a note at your bedside
I'm far too shy to speak to you at school
You leave me numb and I'm not sure why

I find it easier to sit and stare
Than push my lens up towards you right there
My heart is bursting in your perfect eyes
As blue as oceans and as pure as skies

I struggle for the words and then give up
My head's up with the birds and the seagulls
A little piece of mind that I know better
Than the plain disgrace of all my letters

But after that the floodgates opened up
And I fell in love with everyone I saw
Please take your time I'm not in any rush
And it's in everything I ever write

It's not as if I need the extra weight
Confused enough by life so thanks a lot
Only written words for company
Just raise the roof this once and follow me

I struggle for the words and then give up
My head's up with the birds and the seagulls
A little piece of mind that I know better
Than the plain disgrace of all my letters


Lyrics submitted by Twenty5HourDays, edited by phxandy

"Spitting Games" as written by Gary Lightbody Nathan Connolly

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    General Commenti could be wrong. but all the lyrics say "my head's up with the birds on the t-hut" whichhhhh sounds a little weird to me. i think it's "my head's up with the birds when i see her"
    Mopnuggeton June 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI broke into your house last night
    And left a note at your bed-side
    -this is just him saying what lengths he'd go to for this\girl
    Im far too shy to speak to you at school
    You leave me numb and im not sure why-me, being in this situation makes so much sense.,when she looks at you you just freeze and there's nothing special about the girl, just for you

    I find it easier to sit and stare
    Than push my limbs out to you right there
    -he's shy so he feels more comfortable admiring from a distance then actually doing anything. Oh, how true. JONATHAN, I HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS!
    My heart is bursting in your perfect eyes
    As blue as oceans and as pure as skies
    -and well, this is just sweet.

    I struggle for the words, and then give up
    My head's up with the birds in the t-hut
    -he thinks what he's going to say over and over until saying ah, hell! then the t-hut bit is like he's actually talking about the girls that he might be able to score with in the t-hut birds being girls (just a thought)
    A little piece of mind that I know better
    Than the plain disgrace of all my letters
    -this is soo good. everytime he sends a letter he just falls deeper and deeper into the imagination she likes him

    But after that the floodgates opened up
    And i fell in love with everyone i saw
    -and then, he probably sees that she's not so specal and the world opens to him and every girl that talks to him, he finds he is in love with
    Please take your time im not in any rush
    And its in everything i ever write
    -and now, he's taking things one at a time, just breezing through life
    Its not as if i need the extra weight
    confused enough by life, so thanks a lot
    -i love this bit. Thanks a lot, is like 'cheers' for increasing the weight of my shoulders. like his voice is breaking AND that girl wont go out with him.
    Lonely written words for company
    Just raise the roof this once and follow me
    -and now he likes the first girl again, saying that he misses her and pleads for her to consider him, step out of the comfort zone man.

    weird i know. but this song is so good.
    snowpatrolloveron September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is unbelievable... it makes me think of my shyness in high school.
    lamerooskion May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song... its about this guy who is in love with this girl that doesn't notice him and he's too shy to talk to hher
    fatkid1041on June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell here's a song for the shy guy - just about every guy in high school except for a-hole jocks. i love the song, it's oddly addictive.
    keundogon June 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a cute song! i have a vision of a 5-year-old Gary Lightbody going up to this girl..so sweet!
    Amytheston June 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLightbody said "birds" stand for "girls"
    lawfuldrugson October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty straightforward meaning. The shy guy in school who is too afraid to ask the girl he likes out...

    Practically my life word for word...

    Awesome song.
    phantompenguinon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlol, what the hell is a t-hut?
    ¿ShAwN?on November 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of a friend of mine who has the prettiest eyes and this sort of describes our relationships
    fireplaceon November 07, 2004   Link

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