"Budapest" as written by Gary Lightbody, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Bobby Kildea, William Angus Campbell, Charles Clark, Ben Dumville, Colin Mcpherson, Sam Morris, Neil Payne, Jennifer Reeve, Gareth Martin Russell and Stacey Jenifer Sievwright....
I cannot dare to look
At exactly what you took
I give it time to breath
And wipe its tears on my sleeve

And it will break my heart
With every sound it makes on you
And it's all over dear
You squeeze my hand and I
I know it's true

His little hand round my thumb
Makes me warm and numb
I hold my breath and smile


Lyrics submitted by DuTcHoVeN, edited by phoenix86

"Budapest" as written by Gary Lightbody Bob Kildea

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    General CommentOne of my personal favs, even though ive only heard a few songs from them...
    DuTcHoVeNon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLast verse;

    His little hand round my thumb
    Makes me warm and numb
    I hold my breath and smile
    And hope it stays for a while

    Only just got this album, but I think this is one of the best on there.
    mouison September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song might be about the birth of a baby. The part where he sings "And it's all over dear" must be because she has just had the baby.
    This album is so beautiful.
    sofiaomeron September 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with sofia. i see the first couplet as him not being able to watch the pain of the birth, but then he gets the baby in his arms. i also assume that he calls the baby "it" because they did not find the sex of the baby out and when it was first born, they were in too much joy to notice. only at the end when they are admiring the baby does he call it a boy. one question: what does "sound it makes on you" refer to or mean?
    xnothingmanxon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with sofia. i see the first couplet as him not being able to watch the pain of the birth, but then he gets the baby in his arms. i also assume that he calls the baby "it" because they did not find the sex of the baby out and when it was first born, they were in too much joy to notice. only at the end when they are admiring the baby does he call it a boy. one question: what does "sound it makes on you" refer to or mean?
    xnothingmanxon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, "i give it time to breath" and "his little hand round my thumb"
    =
    dead giveaways it's about the birth of his baby.

    so cute.
    ellie117on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell it was devoted to the birth of Oscar Allen who was born during the making of the record according to Gary Lightbody in the album sleeve.
    barebackon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVerrrry pretty. Sad sounding, but actually a warm message of love protruding through it.
    Brighterrron December 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion , " i cannot dare to look , exactly what it took " means hat he cant dare to look at what this newly born child took e.g , the life of his wife maybe
    "every sound it makes on you ", when the child is given to its mother , and placed upon her chest
    "i hold my breath and smile , and hope it stays for a while " holds his breath to not cry of joy and try to smile , and hope it stays for a while , maybe the father had an experince of his children's death at birth,
    that's my opinion lol!
    violoncelleon December 22, 2009   Link

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