"Crack The Shutters" as written by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson and Paul Wilson....
You cool your bed-warm hands down
On the broken radiator
And when you lay them freezing on me
I mumble, "Can you wake me later?"

But I don't really want you to stop
And you know it so it doesn't stop you
And run your hands from my neck to my chest

Crack the shutters open wide
I wanna bathe you in the light of day
And just watch you as the rays
Tangle up around your face and body

I could sit for hours
Finding new ways to be awed each minute
'Cause the daylight seems to want you
Just as much as I want you

It's been minutes, it's been days
It's been all I will remember
Happy lost in your hair
And the cold side of the pillow

Your hills and valleys
Are mapped by my intrepid fingers
And in a naked slumber
I dream all this again

Crack the shutters open wide
I wanna bathe you in the light of day
And just watch you as the rays
Tangle up around your face and body

I could sit for hours
Finding new ways to be awed each minute
'Cause the daylight seems to want you
Just as much as I want you

Crack the shutters open wide
I wanna bathe you in the light of day
And just watch you as the rays
Tangle up around your face and body

I could sit for hours
Finding new ways to be awed each minute
'Cause the daylight seems to want you
Just as much as I want you


Lyrics submitted by mlew10

"Crack the Shutters" as written by Jonathan Graham Quinn Gary Lightbody

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is so beautiful..
    you can just imagine it..her waking him up in the early morning and him being awed at her beauty..its perfect
    "Your hills and valleys are mapped by my intrepid fingers"
    hes searching her body and even though he probably knows it better than anyone it still amazes him
    Nina_1990on December 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is epic
    Skullzon October 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song ultimately poons the boon!!
    Best song on the album in my opinion, I love the short pause before the chorus kicks in =P
    inderhouseon October 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDespite adoring "If there's a rocket, tie me to it", I think "crack the shutters" has overtaken it to second place(Part3 of the lightning strike."Daylight"- is my favourite)

    This is about worshipping the person you're with-My boyfriend has a tendency to call me his "goddess" and while this is a SLIGHT exaggeration, this seemsth perfect expression to describe how this man sees his partner.
    the whole putting-cold-hands- on-someone is such a symbol of affection, Im not quite sure why. I think its about being so close to someone that such things won't annoy them.Its such cute imagery. And the fact that he tells her to stop, but doesnt really want her to is even sweeter-he just loves being touched by her.
    And all the time, he wants to "bathe" her in the light- show her in all her glory, just watch her in awe.(thats where I see the goddess imagery) And she awes him in SO many ways.
    This is just beautiful.
    another*teen*clicheon October 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's like Song of Solomon!

    I like how easy this is to play on piano.
    unggoyon July 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWWOOOOWW!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of the most beautiful songs i have EVER heard. And i'm not much of a romantic/pop/sweet/love songs fan(just check my username), but this song just hits me, is is way too romantic maybe even cheesy and that piano sounds like we're watching a Fairy tale movie (which i hate), and the lines sound like the most sickly-sweet words of a soap opera (which i hate even more), but for some reason i find it amazing and inspiring, I can't stop listening to it, i can put it on repeat for hours and hours everyday and i won't get a bit tired of it.

    I have to quote Gary and say "I could sit for hours finding new ways to be awed each minute" just by listening to this song. I love everything about it: the almost inexisting guitar, the hypnotizing piano, i love the sound of bells around, and i just ADORE the way he sings it, so perfectly, deep and with feeling.

    That's the purest love song ever, and it has an special i don't know what, that makes you love it and make it a part of you soul, somethings that apparts it from most love songs and makes it deep and moving instead of annoying. There are no words t express what that song does to me, like if i was doing in a roller coaster or something, if you've heard it with your eyes closed, you know what i mean, you feel like you're watching the most beautiful movie ever, and is just the story of the song.

    And yes, it must be beautiful that someone actually feels that way about you
    MCRockerwayAfion December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude, I've been waiting for the lyrics for this for so long. Thanks so much!

    I'm thinking that he's talking about how the girl he likes/loves is like an angel.
    OnThe11thon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod i love this song so much!!!
    thank u for the lyrics!!!
    albertinaon October 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo problem. This might be my favorite Snow Patrol song. I can't stop listening to it.
    mlew10on October 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so sweet and romantic.

    It's everything we love about Snow Patrol. Amazing!
    mattisyourheroon October 26, 2008   Link

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