"Hold Me Tight" as written by Kevin Griffin and Missy Higgins....
Cross the room to me
Put a little bit of paper in my hand
then leave
As the door goes bang
Theres a little bit inside me
That hopes it is blank

As the words you wrote are burning
In my head they keep returning
They say...

Hold me tight
Cos i'm losing all the energy to fight
Yeah hold me tight
Cos i'm losing all the energy to fight...

Now i should run outside
I should be running after you
I should need to cry
But i dont i stay
Cos theres a little bit inside me that likes this pain

As the words you wrote are burning
In my head they keep returning
They say...

Hold me tight
Cos i'm losing all the energy to fight
Yeah hold me tight
Cos i'm losing all the energy to fight for you...

So i threw it away
Landing next to the others
That all had the same refrain

Hold me tight
Cos i'm losing all the energy to fight
Yeah hold me tight
I've been throwing pointless flares into your night

Hold me tight
cos i'm losing all the energy to fight
so hold me tight
cos i'm losing all the energy
ahh
yeah i'm losing all the energy to fight...




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    General Comment"but i dont, stay, cuz there's a little bit inside me that likes this pain"
    'I've been throwing pointless flares into your night"
    i love both of those lines soooo much!

    but i think this song is about being in love with someone who is too needy and needs you to be there for them when you need someone who can do some of the fighting themselves. it hurts cuz you wanna help them but you're not strong enough and you need to take care of youself.

    the paper in the hand thing paints a nice picture in my mind.. that reminds me of the movie Titanic.
    fattyjoanon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOn the contrary, I think this song is about someone who needs that special someone to understand that they need help and in fact are acting as the needy side...
    "Now i should run outside
    I should be running after you
    I should need to cry
    But i dont i stay
    Cos theres a little bit inside me that likes this pain"
    About someone who doesn't feel they are in the right spot at the right time and everything is just wrong but there's nothing they can really do about it except maybe be held in the warm comfort of someone else.
    rhythm1988on June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyep.
    this song is about a relationship where both people need eachother however missy or whoever it is is exerting herself helping the other person when also what she needs is that person to help her. i totally get htis song!
    ashabella04on November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI went to her concert and she played this song. She said it was about a friend that wrote her a letter saying that they were drifting apart and that he didnt want their friendship to end.
    tameeka_68on December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOMG! tameeka_68....she said the same thing at the concert i went to! thanks for reminding me...totaly makes sense now XD
    ziggy_who?on December 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOMG! tameeka_68....she said the same thing at the concert i went to! thanks for reminding me...totaly makes sense now XD
    ziggy_who?on December 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAww, i read what tameeka said.
    That's so cute.
    I thought she was the one in the song singing "hold me tight" so i thought she was really needy when she sayd "i should run outside... after you"
    AWW cute.
    Livelyon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite missy higgins song... i always interpreted as being about someone who is in a relationship that they know they need to get out of, but while the narrator needs to get the other person out of her life, it is so much easier to just let them "hold me tight"
    icesk8ngurlon December 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation:

    I always thought this song was about a quiet, shy guy that has been in love with her for a very long time. He has been dropping hints forever (the notes that say "hold me tight") and she just disregards them. On one hand, she hopes it's blank, meaning she's hoping he's given up.
    On the other hand:

    Now i should run outside
    I should be running after you
    I should need to cry
    But i dont i stay
    Cos theres a little bit inside me that likes this pain

    She likes that he wants her so bad, but she doesn't want to be with him.

    The "pointless flares" are the signals he's given her, the little ways he's told her that he loves her.

    He's losing the energy to fight because he's beginning to see it as a pointless effort.
    asullivan12on May 22, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about someone who having some problems in their life but won't let anyone in. Their friend desperately wants to help but they can't get close enough. So they're begging that the person just need them and hold them tightly because all this trying is killing them but they don't want to lose the relationship. So basically, a plea to be let in to a troubled person's life so they can help them.

    The line that really cements this is "I've been throwing pointless flares into your night"
    Meegzon March 14, 2011   Link

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