"A Heart to Hold You" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
When you're lonely and sad
If you think of the times we had
Just the thought
Will bring you back to me
Seen you staring into space
Shadows falling across your face
But it won't take long to get to you
Whatever you do

And if your heart should melt away
No matter, I'll find you anyway
Until you look and find a love who doubles
As someone who'll understand your troubles

When you're tumbling down
Cast an eye back to our old town
And a heart to hold you won't be far
Wherever you are

And if your heart should melt away
No matter, I'll find you anyway
Until you look and find a love who doubles
As someone who'll understand your troubles

When you're lonely and sad
When you're lonely and sad



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    MemoryThe situation in this song seems to be portrayed as a separation. The girl sees her lover in a very sad state. He is staring into space, and shadows are across his face. But the girl knows that it won't take her long enough to reassure him that everything will be ok. They will perhaps endure a distance in their relationship, but she reminds him that whenever he feels lonely and sad, he can think of the times they've once had, the place they've once shared; and he will be able to reach to her heart. And if one day, his heart fades for her throughout time, it'll be ok, because she'll be able to find her way back to him anyway. Yet, if he moves on, she hopes that he will be able to find someone who will truly love and understand him- even more than she does.

    This interpretation could be interchanged as a guy's point of view too.
    saudadeon April 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    They actually recorded this on Jo Wiley.
    This is a song written for the holidays.
    It's amazing if you haven't heard it you should go listen!!!
    keanelover16on July 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA straight-forward song that basically says "where ever you are, i'll always be there for you." I wish i could download this song without the radio commentary.
    GunghoFilipinoon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i also have the radio commentary version ughhh!!
    its a good song... i dont get how its related to holidays but its very heartfelt...
    tefon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me feel warm and snuggly, I LOVE IT. I searched for ages to get the un-Jo Wiley version, if you look it up on YouTube, one of the videos has a link to an mp3 download of it with no commentary that I've just got.

    It is just BEAUTIFUL, if you've not heard it you must give it a listen.
    venderfanon December 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"And if your heart should melt away
    No matter, I'll find you anyway
    Until you look and find a love who doubles
    As someone who'll understand your troubles"

    I love that verse. My absolute favourite verse. (:
    TwoBirdsOnAWireon April 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAnother great "B" track from Keane.

    In this one there's the classic transposition/irony of the artist offering up to the past lover what he actually wishes she would offer him.

    Sadly it shows him as the suffering one - and to speculate, its likely the lover has left and forgotten him just as "A Bad Dream" offers so plaintively:

    "Wouldn't mind it
    If you were by my side
    But you're long gone
    Yeah you're long gone now"
    talkaboutsongson December 13, 2016   Link

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