"Tiny Little Fractures" as written by Gary Lightbody, Mark Pete Mcclelland, Jonathan Graham Quinn and Nathan Connolly....
Is there a place I can go?
Is there a way to get me there?
If I've forgotten what to say
It's because all words are dust.
If this is really what you think,
How come you won't look me in the eye?
All this crying in your sleep
As I lie awake beside

Whoa, whoa, whoa yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa yeah.

Is there a t-shirt I can wear?
Cause I'm soaking,
Look at me.
What do you mean I don't love you?
I am standing here aren't I?
Maybe you thought of it first.
Maybe I get all the praise.

Is there a place I can go?
Is there a way to get me there?
Whoa, whoa, whoa yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa yeah.
Whoa, whoa, whoa yeah.


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"Tiny Little Fractures" as written by Gary Lightbody Nathan Connolly

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    General CommentMaybe a bit of desperation? [Is there a place I can go Is there a light to get me there]
    & maybe like a relationship what's had an argument?; "If this is really what you think How come you won't look me in the eye" "All this crying in your sleep As I lie awake beside" & "What do you mean I don't love you I am standing here, aren't I"

    Don't really understand the t-shirt bit though... =/
    x___emmaon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit reminds me of a scene in a movie (no particular movie), where he's just turned up and he's soaking wet from the rain and she's angry at him even though he's trying to apologise
    simsfreqon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentseems like another simple tense relationship song, about a couple seeming about to break up.
    shoezon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song, definitely one of my favourites on the album. It's alot like Spitting Games because it's so upbeat.
    the_libertineon February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wouldn't call Spitting Games upbeat, but I agree with simsfreg: it could be straight out of a movie.

    I picture this guy running through the rain - they're from NI after all and it rains here pretty much all the time - in some city somewhere, through little laneways, leaping over garden fences and all that kind of romantic crap.
    He turns up on her doorstep to apologise, he doesn't have an explanation and neither does she.
    But like a few of their other songs, he doesn't want the relationship to end and chances are, it won't.

    Optimistic and sort of desperate at the same time. I don't know anyone who doesn't like this song. Except the goths in my class but they don't like anything.
    lauradonaghyon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics of this song just seem so honest and true, the guy doing all he can and not knowing what else to do to prove something to his partner - "what do you mean I don't love you, I'm standing here arn't I?". The bit about the soaking T-shirt gets to me, too, Gary in a soaking T-shirt......very nice!
    Strainy#9on June 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is really a dazed and confused song. the lyrics, the melody. all of it fits so well together yet something about it makes you feel like you're in a move montage, spinning around way too fast to recognize anything that's going on outside. so many questions, maybe? it sounds like he's at a loss of words. too confused to actually think.

    and the whole soakign shirt thing, i actually picture him up on stage, sweating so bad that his shirt is soaking. like a panic attack kind of sweat.

    that's what this song reminds me of. a panic attack. so happy, so sad, so up and down and all over and just confused.

    panic attack. that's it.
    sheslikeohsoemoon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had a dream that I just realized was inspired by this. Oh wow.
    werechickon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of feeling vulnerable and insecure, crying inconsolably about stupid things for stupid reasons into the shoulder of a man who tries to console but feels confused and inadequate, wanting to make it better but not knowing how.
    universalison February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti know... the t-shirt bit is so REAL, i love it when they write about feelings then suddenly mention something soild and material, like a wall or a t-shirt, its so sharp
    Indieluveron February 18, 2007   Link

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