"Half the Fun" as written by Nathan Connolly, Gary Lightbody, Mark Pete Mcclelland and Jonathan Graham Quinn....

Half the fun of it is that I can't keep up
And I lose my breath and what's worse
Is I don't think I'm the first

Anywhere you like, you can do no wrong
Please just give me five minutes dear
Let's just pray it's not near

Stay forever. I won't last it as I'll die trying
Will you suffer a little with me?
But you would never

With a second chance I'd mess it up again
But I'd do it worse than before
Cos I've learned so much more

About the way we fertilise the roses
That were bought to show us how much you care
Now it's easier to care

Getting past this. You have to take it.
I will wait here
Please believe me, just stop running
Say you'll get help

I caught the last flight, I had to see you
It can't wait longer
He's not your father, just a doctor
So lick your own wounds


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    General CommentI can think of two meanings for the song.

    Meaning #1: This guy is having sex with a girl, and he just can't 'last'. They keep trying, and they're both getting quite frusterated.

    Meaning #2: The second part to these lyrics make me think that his lover is mentally ill, and this is him telling her to get help.

    I <3 this song, whatever it means. :)
    SweetInsanity_3on January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can think of two meanings for the song.

    Meaning #1: This guy is having sex with a girl, and he just can't 'last'. They keep trying, and they're both getting quite frusterated.

    Meaning #2: The second part to these lyrics make me think that his lover is mentally ill, and this is him telling her to get help.

    I <3 this song, whatever it means. :)
    SweetInsanity_3on January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI got no idea what this song means, im suprised it hasnt had more posts. I am diggin this song, its reall retro-ish. Go Snow Patrol !!!
    Lithium3016on February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI got no idea what this song means, im suprised it hasnt had more posts. I am diggin this song, its reall retro-ish. Go Snow Patrol !!!
    Lithium3016on February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYEAH!!! Lithium is damn right! im surprised...disgraced... OUTRAGED :P that this song hasnt got more posts, i cant get enough of it! its great. sweet insanity's got a good idea on it i reckon, the only thing i wanting to add being that it may also be about this guy trying to get this absolutely amazin girl who everyone else is tryin to get but when he finally gets there shes not what he thought, and shes the one who needs help having him???
    CheeseJester20on February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI took it as a guy chasing this girl - he 'won't last it' if he's not with her, but she's not ready for a relationship with him or something. I though the whole 'lick your own wounds thing' was that she got pregnant. Or something.
    To be honest I can't really concentrate on the lyrics with this song.

    Not really sure, I just think it's a cool song.
    lauradonaghyon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a man who's with this woman who's just a bit too perfect (can do no wrong) He can't keep up with her and how wonderful she is. she'd never sink to his level and suffer a bit with him like normal people. She's a pain cos shes so perfect but he can't help loving her. A brilliant end to a brilliatn album!
    superpants1on March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCheesejester's got the right idea.
    superpants1on March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA bit about making the same mistake twice as well:

    "With a second chance I'd mess it up again
    But I'd do it worse than before
    Cos I've learned so much more"

    Makes me think how you are ment to learn from your mistakes, and how the second time it's even worse as he's learnt so much more, yet still does it....if you follow me!
    Strainy#9on June 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah i just wanted to add to my bit before (thanks to Strainy's comment) that that verse:

    "With a second chance I'd mess it up again
    But I'd do it worse than before
    Cos I've learned so much more"

    could be that, afterwards even though this girl isnt everything he though, he reckons that if given another chance, he'd still do what he did in the first place coz the girl seemed so damn perfect
    CheeseJester20on July 16, 2005   Link

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