"Secret Valentine" as written by David Katz, Travis Clarke and Sam Hollander....
Soft kiss and wine what a pretty friend of mine
We're finally intertwined
Nervous and shy for the moment we will come
Alive tonight

Secret valentine

We'll write a song
That turns out the lights
When both boy and girl start suddenly shaking inside
Don't waste your time
Speed up your breathing
Just close your eyes
We'll hope it's not for nothing at all

Lay down be still
Don't worry talk they will
I'll be loving you until
Morning's first light
Breaks tomorrow
I'll take care of you tonight

Secret valentine

We'll write a song
That turns out the lights
When both boy and girl start suddenly shaking inside
Don't waste your time
Speed up your breathing
Just close your eyes
We'll hope it's not for nothing at all

When guilt fills your head
Brush off rise up from the dead
This is the moment that we
Will come alive
Brace yourself for love
Sweet love, secret love

We'll write a song
That turns out the lights
When both boy and girl start suddenly shaking inside
Don't waste your time
Speed up your breathing
Just close your eyes
We'll hope it's not for nothing at all


Lyrics submitted by Jon1719

"Secret Valentine" as written by Sam Hollander Travis Clarke

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    General Commentthis girl's definitely infatuated too.. it's about sexual intercourse
    RIOTgirl17on September 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the idea that this song is about sexual intercourse. I think the lyrics are amazing though, and so sweet. Although he talks about it being secret, it's sweet, more like it's a forbidden love, but a really truly strong one.

    He talks about being nervous for the first time:
    "We're finally intertwined
    Nervous and shy"

    And making it special:
    "Soft kiss and wine"

    I love the bridge! It really shows how much he loves her. I think it's saying that you shouldn't feel guilty about being with the person you love, and for having sex with them if you love them this much. It's a big step, and it's like a whole rebirth for the relationship.

    Also this line:
    "Don't worry
    Talk, they will"
    Especially makes me think of a forbidden love and how the couple fights past it and stay strong and true despite what anyone else may think or say. LOVE THIS SONG!!!!
    XXinlovewithmusicXXon July 10, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationAt first I thought this song was about a first time, but then reading the above comment made sense, but I have more to add to it. I think that the song is about a guy who's in love with a girl who has a boyfriend. They're good friends and they're about to hook up and this is his dream.

    "Soft kiss and wine
    What a pretty friend of mine
    We're finally intertwined
    Nervous and shy
    For the moment
    We will come alive tonight
    Secret valentine"

    This verse is about his "friend" and they're finally getting together. He's really nervous because it's with somebody who is taken. He calls her his "secret valentine" because nobody can know that they like each other.

    "We'll write a song
    That turns out the lights
    When both boy and girl
    Start suddenly shaking inside
    Don't waste your time
    Speed up your breathing
    Just close your eyes
    We'll hope it's not for nothing at all"

    He's trying to memoralize the evening in his head because he knows this can only happen once. He wants them to hurry so they can finally be together the way he wants them to be together.

    "Lay down, be still
    Don't worry
    Talk, they will
    I'll be loving you until
    Morning's first light
    Breaks tomorrow
    I'll take care of you tonight
    Secret valentine"

    He says here that he'll only love her tonight because she's with somebody else. I think he really loves her but he's trying to convince himself that he can only have her for one.

    "When guilt fills your head
    Brush off, rise up from the dead
    This is the moment that we
    Will come alive
    Brace yourself for love
    Sweet love, secret love"

    He knows that she'll feel guilty but he wants her know that it's okay and maybe he'll tell her he loves her.
    oclover24on January 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guy is hanging around, infatuated with a girl, passing time until she finally notices him. Great song!
    cucci67on August 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove it! But, pretty obvious what this one's about. Travis has even said, both times that I've seen them, "This song is about sexual intercourse."
    taylerx0on September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i saw these guys last night and i specifically remember travis saying this song was about sexual intercourse. it deffinetly makes sense though... soft kisses and wine, and both boy and girl 'shaking,' meaning they're so nervous that they're 'shaking inside.'
    Forward Thinkerxx13on October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    thats all that matters.
    fueledbyramenaddicton December 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is to sexual intercourse, but it is in a loving way.
    Not like some rap song when all you hear is "Gettin in dat monkey"
    Travis has a way with his words and how he explains this "first time" is brilliant.
    amazing band.
    Born For This =]on December 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment= D
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, this song kind of reminds me of Sweet Child of Mine. Especially the guitar at the beginning. Does anyone else see it?
    XXinlovewithmusicXXon July 10, 2008   Link

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