"Beginning To Get To Me" as written by Gary Lightbody, Paul Wilson, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn and Tom Simpson....
I wanted something
That's purer than the water
Like we were

It's not there now
Ineloquence and anger
Are all we have

Like Saturn's rings
An icy loop around me
Too hard to hold

Lash out first
At all the things we don't like
Or understand

[Chorus]
And it's beginning to get to me
That I know more of the stars and sea
Than I do of what's in your head
Barely touching in our cold bed
Are you beginning to get my point
That all this fighting with aching joints
It's doing nothing but tire us out?
No one knows what this fight's about

The answered phone
The lonely sound of your voice
Frozen in time

I only need
The compass that you gave me
To guide me on

[Chorus]

Are you beginning to get my point
That all this fighting with aching joints
It's doing nothing but tire us out?
And no one knows what this fight's about

It's so thrilling but also wrong
Don't have to prove that you are so strong
'Cause I can carry you on my back
After our enemies attack

I tried to tell you before I left
But I was screaming under my breath
You are the only thing that makes sense
Just ignore all this present tense

We need to feel breathless with love
And not collapse under its weight
I'm gasping for the air to fill
My lungs with everything I've lost

We need to feel breathless with love
And not collapse under its weight
I'm gasping for the air to fill
My lungs with everything I've lost


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"Beginning to Get to Me" as written by Jonathan Graham Quinn Gary Lightbody

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    General Comment"You are the only thing that makes sense. Just ignore all this present tense."

    Amazing lyrics.
    rachaelly7on August 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is not really about a broken relationship. But rather a couple got in a fight, and he irrationally left in a sudden burst of rage. He then starts to regret it, and he wants to apologize, but he can't bring himself to do it. He begins to think about their relationship, the pros and cons. He says that "it's beginning to get to me, that I know more of the stars and sea, than I do of what's in your head". He knows more about other things than he does about her, maybe because she is secretive. "Lash out first, at all the things we don't like, or understand". Maybe this means she has a short fuse.
    But at the same time he loves her unconditionally. He says "I would carry you on my back, after our enemies attack." He'd do anything for her. And the line "You are the only thing that makes sense, I just ignore all this present-tense". He can't stop thinking about her, and she is the only thing he thinks about. She's the only thing that seems right in the world.

    gizmo19961on February 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just great, can't believe nobody's commented.
    Its about a relationship that's on its way down, the girl is drifting apart, and the guy is telling the story of how the relationship is and how it should be... I'm in a long distance relationship, i hope I don't relate to this song Ever.
    boypluon January 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow.. so very few comments on this amazing song. I just can't decide which of the lyrics are the best. Gary Lightbody is such an amazing lyricist.
    andleiaon September 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationHe knows its over but just cant help but reflecting on what it could have been.
    "Lash out first
    At all the things we don't like
    Or understand"
    Everyone does this especially if their on edge or defence its a really open and true opinion of human nature. For me this song is saying not everyhting has to be so closed down and secretive. The person you love is ment to be the person you know the best,the one you share everything you have with and if you dont have that with that person there is no point this is what the guy wants with this girl but the girl has walls up that he can't get over. "no one knows what this fights about" its the girls way to escape from getting to close. Cool song because usually this situation is portrayed the other way with the girl trying to get in and the guy with all the walls up. Finally a writer who switches it up.

    Swattieson November 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI really enjoy this song. The line, And it's beginning to get to me // That I know more of the stars and sea // Than I do of what's in your head // Barely touching in our cold bed. Sortof reminds me of how easy it is to get sucked into the things of grandiosity, and forget what we ought to value. I think that the couple in the song don't drift too far apart. They are only in the middle of a desert.
    ericmacleodon July 27, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think this is a reflection of the way some people just settle into a relationship. after a time, people get comfortable and they stop putting in effort or lose sight of why they're in a relationship in the first place. they argue and sometimes forget why they love the other person. Here, he takes a step back and says that he "knows more of the stars and sea" than of whats in her head, "barely touching in our cold bed" but that she is "the only thing that makes sense" and that they need "to feel breathless with love". its a very touching song that serves as a reminder: don't forget about who you love and why you love them. all of the arguments and fights aren't worth it when you already have the person you love. this is such a great song.
    heymalindaon February 06, 2012   Link

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