"In My Arms" as written by Gary Lightbody, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Tom Simpson and Paul Wilson....
Tell me something that I know
Just something that I understand
I need to taste the warming glow
Of your medicating hands

I know I'm ready for your love
I just don't understand it
There is a silent pact of trust
That I never could admit
That I never could

So now I'm telling you the reason I'm all messed up
Just have to look me in the eyes and I fall apart
Please let me hold you 'til I know we are both through this
I couldn't lead another day without you here in my arms

You look so fragile I could break
But I try to hold myself together
For the both of us
But in truth I'm just as scared

I just wanna watch you sleep
As you lie here beside me
So close your eyes, I'll guard the door
And when you wake, you'll wake with me
And when you wake you'll

So now I'm telling you the reason I'm all messed up
Just have to look me in the eyes and I fall apart
Please let me hold you 'til I know we are both through this
I couldn't lead another day without you here in my arms

In my arms




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"In My Arms [*]" as written by Jonathan Graham Quinn Gary Lightbody

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    General Commenthow has no one written about this song, it's amazing. the best line: "just have to look me in the eyes and i fall apart" that's totally how you feel when first falling in love with someone :]
    jmoveon December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree! Why so little comments on this song? I thought it was absolutely beautiful. Everything, from the beat and the lyrics just go together. I loved it from the first time I heard it. And too agree with jmove that its about our first time falling in love with someone. I think its when you just want to spend all your time with the person but you're afraid what it might lead to and afraid that you might do something wrong and 'break' the person. Beautiful song!
    xxasswipeon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgree with both of you, needs more comments! It's such a great song < 3 I think the meaning is pretty obvious anyway :]
    Tamuon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfabulous song.
    i fuckin loved it from the first time i listened 2 it..

    ''I know I'm ready for your love,
    I just don't understand it''

    just like heaven
    Cure.on March 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNice, upbeat song. I'm glad they decided not to make this another slow, mellow song. This gives the end part of the cd a bit of flair.
    TheycallmeLurchon May 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh goodness this song is so good...
    wereTHRIVINGon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can really relate to this now - I really like this guy in a way that I just can't get enough of his attention - but I don't really know him and he doesn't make it easy. I've probably scared him off if I'm honest, but I hope.

    Anyway, we've both had some problems these last few weeks but I've been so worried about his without even knowing exactly what it was he was worried about.

    "I need to taste the warming glow,
    of your medicating hands
    I know I'm ready for your love,
    I just don't understand it"

    Just like the person who perspective this is written from, I needed the comfort, love and support of him being there to help me though my problems. I don't understand him, or what it is about him that makes me love him, but I feel I need him - and a hug and the chance to cry on his shoulder is what most appeals right now.

    "So now I'm telling you the reason I'm all messed up
    Just have to look me in the eyes and I fall apart
    Please let me hold you 'til I know we are both through this
    I couldn't lead another day without you here in my arms"

    Not knowing what the exact problem was driving me crazy, and I was at the point where I forgot to care about my own problems because I was worrying about his. I wanted to be there for him, and for him to be there for me but when you are 200 or so miles away it isn't easy. I would get frustrated by the lack of communication, yet when I did get the next message - for a while - all that frustration is forgotten while I "fall apart" after getting the attention that I craved.

    "You look so fragile, I could break,
    But I try to hold myself
    together for the both of us,
    but in truth I'm just as scared
    I just wanna watch you sleep,
    as you lie here beside me
    So close your eyes, I'll guard the door"

    I just want to look after him, or at least to know that he is happy whatever he chooses to do in his life (even if that means I just stay a friend). It really hurts me to think he won't open up to me when all I want to do is to help him... but there isn't much I can do to help unless I know how he feels. But I try to hold myself together and put my own feelings aside - trying to convince myself that I will be happy when I can help make him happy...

    Truth is, I really do want him to be happy - but I'm scared that he will choose not to be with me... I just want to watch him sleep again and to take care of him.

    Time will tell...
    websiteowneron August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou look so fragile, I could break
    wereTHRIVINGon November 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsongs like this make me feel that im not a clingy freak for thinking what i think...
    i just wish i had her in my arms
    GoodGrief88on November 28, 2010   Link

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