"You're All I Have" as written by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson and Paul Wilson....
Strain this chaos turn it into light
I've got to see you one last night
Before the lions take their share
Leave us in pieces, scattered everywhere

Just give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto

It's so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
It's so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have

You're cinematic razor sharp
A welcome arrow through the heart
Under your skin feels like home
Electric shocks on aching bones

Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto

It's so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
It's so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have

There is a darkness deep in you
A frightening magic I cling to

Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto

It's so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear now you are all that I have
It's so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear now you are all that I have


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"You're All I Have" as written by Gary Lightbody Nathan Connolly

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is me and my best friends song, and when I don't know who I am, its what I listen to, because it's just so beautiful and honest,
    to me, the whole song is about opening up and being dependent on/ vulnerable (but in a good way) with someone, but being a little worried about it, but finally realising that they're always going to be there for you.

    or something. :)
    youarefadingon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this is about an unexpected attraction that the singer has no rational basis for. To make a reference, think of the tension and thrill Romeo & Juliet had when they first met in spite of the anomosity between their feuding families.
    Frznfyeron October 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, i agree with youarefading, this song is about being in a relationship that is pretty serious. it is ending due to one of them breaking it off, and now he is having his regrets, he is realizing how much she meant to him

    he expresses this with, "i have no fear because you are all i have." i think that this is how people in serious relationships feel, if this feeling lasts forever is unclear, but he is at a stage where he feels invulnerable because of the confidence/security that she gives him.

    he wants something to hang onto, he wants another chance

    i am not exactly sure what the lions are, if they are society waiting to rip apart what they did have together, or other people who want to be with the girl.

    maybe it is something even more abstract than that,
    rmatt8748on December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe actual song goes:

    Train this chaos turn it into light
    I've got to see you one last night
    Before the lions take their share
    Leave us in pieces scattered everywhere

    Just Give me a chance to hold on
    Give me a chance to hold on
    Give me a chance to hold on
    Just give me something to hold on to

    It's so clear now that you are all that I have,
    I have no fear cuz you are all that I have

    It's so clear now that you are all that I have,
    I have no fear cuz you are all that I have

    You're cinematic razor sharp
    A welcome arrow through the heart
    Under your skin feels like home
    Electric shocks on aching bones

    Give me a chance to hold on
    Give me a chance to hold on
    Give me a chance to hold on
    Just give me something to hold on to

    It's so clear now that you are all that I have,
    I have no fear cuz you are all that I have

    It's so clear now that you are all that I have,
    I have no fear cuz you are all that I have

    There is a darkness deep in you
    A frightening magic I cling to.

    Give me a chance to hold on
    Give me a chance to hold on
    Give me a chance to hold on
    Just give me something to hold on to

    It's so clear now that you are all that I have,
    I have no fear now that you are all that I have

    It's so clear now that you are all that I have,
    I have no fear now that you are all that I have
    feelgoodinc7on December 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favourite songs of all time because I can relate to what it's telling us. He's in a relationship and things aren't going well... it's obvious really. He wants another chance before she dumps him.

    "It's so clear now" well I know that in a long term relationship, some things are taken for granted and he's saying that isn't going to happen anymore.

    "under your skin feels like home
    electric shocks and aching bone" that's all sexual, it's gotta be.
    ShutUpStupidon February 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dunno.....i disagree. i don't think it's about a relationship with a person, as that would be obvious. i think it's about an addiction to something else, this "frightening magic" that lightbody speaks of.
    driftsofaron March 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is short and cute!I love it. My opinion is it's about a couple who broke up a while backk and he wants one more night with her and to give him a good memory to hold onto. This matter is closed, I am right:P... jk.. thats only my interpretation.
    musiquenoteson March 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think He's in a relationship and it's not gon well and is ending when it all becoms clear that she is the 'one'. He wants another chance before he gets dumped.... My fave sp song eva!!!!!!!
    Alice.koon April 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUnder your skin feels like home
    Electric shocks on aching bones

    I don't think this line necessarily has to be a sexual reference. I think it's like, in this relationship, things aren't going so well, so getting under her skin is like the norm. It happens so often that it just seems like it's almost comfortable like that.

    And then the second line makes me think that even though things don't always go well, she's still comforting to him. "Shock on aching bones." Makes me think like, shock therapy. Even though it might be a bit painful, it's more help than it pain.
    ClarinetDreameron April 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcan someone explain what he means by "cinematic razor - sharp"? thanks
    farrah0fawcetton May 15, 2007   Link

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