"Wow" as written by Gary Lightbody, Mark Pete Mcclelland, Jonathan Graham Quinn and Nathan Connolly....
Don't be scared of anything at all
Everything we have is all we need
All the spotlights streaming into angry skies
Means there's no one watching as we leave

Say the first thing that comes into your head when you see me
If it looks like it works and it feels like works then it works
With the sun on your face all these worries will soon disappear yeah
Just follow me now, just follow me now

I find careful patterns in the snow
Since you didn't come around but changed your mind
If you just take ten more steps to me
I won't ever ask you again

Just because I couldn't say doesn't make me a liar
Noticed a changed in the tone of your voice it's so clear
My loneliness-ness is not something I can be proud of
But it's all gonna change, yes it's all going to change
(All gonna change yes it's all going to change
All gonna change yes it's all going to change)

Say the first thing that comes into your head when you see me
If it looks like it works and it feels like works then it works
With the sun on your face all these worries will soon disappear, yeah
Just follow me now, just follow me now


Lyrics submitted by huebert, edited by Jinklow

"Wow" as written by Jonathan Graham Quinn Gary Lightbody

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    General CommentI think it's called 'Wow' because that's the first thing that comes into his head when he sees her...

    It seems to be him trying to fix things with his girlfriend, but he knows they can make it work.
    lauradonaghyon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "say the first thing that comes into your ming when you see me"

    sometimes i want to say that to people. It's an interesting thought. that gut reaction you have to people.
    thisisfalseon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I find careful patterns in the snow
    It seems you did come round but changed your mind"

    Such awesome lyrics... I love pretty much every song I've heard by Snow Patrol.
    Jillian04on November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe specifics are very unclear, but this seems to be a guy trying to tell a girl that yes, he's screwed up before, but if she'll just trust him again, he'll get them both out the situation they're in now.

    "My role in this mess is not something that I can be proud of" but darling, I promise I'll fix it.
    parannoyedon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"say the first thing that comes into your head when you see me if it looks like it works and it feels like it works then it works"

    I love that... I took it to heart, and i (attempt) to do it at least once a day... actually, it's pretty funny! Try it!
    blackestwhiteroseon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is the best song on the whole of final straw. It makes me jump on my bed and scream "SAY THE FIRST THING THAT COMES INTO YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU SEE ME!!!" i want to shout it at everyone...
    superpants1on February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm increasingly drawn to this tune as well. I think its really interesting how they structure the beginning with the layered guitars stacking up with each four bars, and then when the bass and the distorted guitars kick in, well, it makes my foot just a little heavier on the gas pedal. Amazing tune.
    kagemushaon February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, but im not sure why its called wow?
    i know what you mean by the lines
    say the first thing that comes into your head....
    and
    if it looks like it works....
    alliwantisu2on February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust a general observation about Gary Lightbody. A high proportion of his songs seem to involve him apologizing to someone. Another large proportion of his songs involve his being socially deviant in someway (e.g breaking into a girl's house to leave her a note; wanting to do serious violence to the guy who stole his girl (when its all over we still have to clean up the mess)). Seems to be a pattern emerging, and I'm starting to have a bit of sympathy for his girl.
    kagemushaon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFuck i love this band
    Doomsquadon July 27, 2005   Link

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