"Up All Night" as written by Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Jason Orange, Jamie Norton and Ben Mark....
Sometimes I see your face looking at me
All your love and grace smiling at me
All the things we had and never understood
At times it cuts me up thinking of you
All the hope I've got wasted on you
All the talks we had never did no good

Oh maybe I don't need you to save me
I just want you to help me
'Cause you're keeping me up all night
I'm so tired of waiting
Waiting here for nothing
I should be up all night with you

Pour another glass
While I watch the bottle disappear
While I watch the morning light appear
Thinking about you

Oh maybe I don't need you to save me
I just want you to help me
'Cause you're keeping me up all night
I'm so tired of waiting
Waiting here for nothing
I should be up all night

Oh maybe I don't need you to save me
I just want you to help me
'Cause you're keeping me up all night
I'm so tired of waiting
Waiting here for nothing
I should be up all night with you

I met this girl last night and she said
"Why won't you marry me?"
He met this girl last night and she said
"Why won't you marry me?"

But I'm too young for that
Too dumb for that
Too broke for that
Too tired for that
Too proud for that
And I'm too gone for that
Would you like to come back to my flat?

Oh maybe I don't need you to save me
I just want you to help me
'Cause you're keeping me up all night
I'm so tired of waiting
Waiting here for nothing
I should be up all night

Oh maybe (oh maybe) I don't need you to save me (I don't need you to save me)
I just want you to help me (I just want you to help me)
'Cause you're keeping me up all night (Why don't you do that for me?)
I'm so tired of waiting
Waiting here for nothing
I should be up all night with you

Come on just say you'll stay


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"Up All Night" as written by Benjamin Weaver Gary Barlow

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    Song MeaningI think it's about a guy having a crush on a girl in a bar and the girl is flirting bu he doesnt quiet has the courage to go up and ask her out or something.
    Jiyuncaton May 03, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationOmg no one's posted anything so glad I'm first!! Well, I think that this is about a couple in which the girlfriend is taking the boyfriend for granted. Although he loves her, he doesn't know if it's enough and he doesn't think it's ever going to change.
    Might be completely wrong but stuff it.
    Love this song; love Take That and Robbie Williams don't you dare come back they're better off without you!!
    :)
    LongLiveJellyBabieson March 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDid anyone else listen to this and think it sounds like Simon & Garfunkel?? Two members of my family came to that conclusion independently of each other and I totally agree!

    I don't know what to make of the meaning, though. I just want to mention the second verse. The lyrics are - "Pour another glass, while I watch the bottle disappear, while I watch the morning light appear, thinking about you". Drinking through the night, brooding, and seeing the sun come up; that's the sort of thing people do when they're feeling depressed and/or alone. There's an upbeat, pretty acoustic guitar playing alongside it but that's not a happy lyric. That's a lyric about someone who doesn't know what to do.

    Anyway, absolutely gorgeous song.
    Grace18on August 15, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationSo I've just been through a really tough breakup with my, now ex, girlfriend. I started listening to loads of different music and interpreting so many to be about breakups and people wanting their ex back.

    To me, this is that exact situation. In his dreams he is seeing all the memories of his previous relationship and how much he loved his ex smiling at him etc and it does "cut him up" when he realises it's no longer the same anymore. "All the things we had, but never understood" - maybe he was too stupid to realise that she was the girl for him and the "talks we had never did no good" was him trying to get back with her but she's moved on - I can certainly relate to this.

    "I just want you to help me, cause you're keeping me up all night" - I often lie in bed for hours just wishing my ex would text me and "I'm so tired of waiting...for nothing",

    As someone already pointed out, the 2nd verse regarding drinking into the very early mornings is typical of someone going through a hard and depressive time.

    I'm unsure about the bridge but potentially could be him trying to pick up other people in a bar and realising that it's just a failed attempt of a rebound and realises that he's making a mistake and not over his ex fully.

    I don't know, that's my interpretation and it speaks to me very clearly in that way. I'd be interested to hear if anyone agrees or disagrees with me! (Feel like a bloody English teacher!)
    Olliemahoganyon December 16, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Commenton a second thought i think jellybabies might be right
    Jiyuncaton May 03, 2009   Link

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