"Say It To Me Now" as written by and Glen James/downey Hansard....
Scratching at the surface now
Trying hard to work it out
So much is going misunderstood
Some mysteries only lead to doubt

Now I'm looking for a sign
This a dark and easy time
And if you have something to say
Say it to me now

And I'm not trying to pass the book
Just trying to get a better look
Now I'm wondering how it feels for you
And I got the shoe is on the other foot

Now I didn't understand it
You reached down to take my hand
If you have something yo say
Then say it now

'Cause this is what you've waited for
A chance to even up the score
And as these shadows fall
On me now
I will somehow
Yeah

'Cause I'm clearing up this wrekage, love,
And there's more than you've ever seen before
So if you have something to say
Say it to me now

And I didn't understand
And you reached down to take my hands
And if you have something to say
You better say it now

'Cause this is what you've waited for
A chance to even up the score
And as these shadows fall
On me now
I will somehow
Yeah

'Cause I'm picking up a message, love,
And I'm closer than I've ever been before
So if you have something to say
Say it to me now

Say it to me now


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"Say It to Me Now" as written by David Odlum Colm Macconiomaire

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    General CommentThis song is about the final throes of a relationship, where one word can either end the whole thing, or solve all of the problems in an instant. It's about realising that so much has gone unsaid before, and neither side known what the other thinks or feels anymore.
    niteflite01on December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Say it to me now"... you can tell exactly what this song means just by hearing him sing this part of the song. You can tell the frustration of things that went unsaid in the past.

    I love the version that comes out in the movie Once. That is how this song was meant to be sung.
    darlingframeson February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentspeak now or forever hold your peace.
    kaatrienon March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI nearly cried at this song in ONCE. his passion to, as kaatrien said, "speak now or forever hold your peace" and let me move on with my life is heartbreaking and breathtaking at the same time...
    rickyd1on September 30, 2008   Link
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    MemoryI just performed this song for my music assessment. It was my favourite song on the Once soundtrack, and the passion Glen put into the vocals were just chilling. I had been practicing for months, and I'd got it down to a science. All except...the emotion. I didn't really believe in the lyrics I was singing, I couldn't produce even a fraction of the emotion Glen performed with.
    All until, just fifteen minutes before my performance, I got a message from my boyfriend telling me we were over. I was stunned, couldn't talk, felt like i couldn't breathe. But as i went ahead and practiced my song in a shaky voice, it suddenly hit me that now the lyrics were perfect. I could feel every ounce of pain, frustration and hopelessness that was meant to be in the song, every word that i wanted to say was in those lyrics. I went on and played it to my teacher. And for my broken heart I performed much better.
    Thank you Glen. This song mends and rips my heart at the same time.
    musicgypsyon May 24, 2011   Link

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