"One Hand Holding" as written by Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White and Rupert Jarvis....
Oh love I was torn, I was torn
But I put those thoughts away love
Just a thought
Will the gods look kindly
Those thoughts are behind me

Oh why would you be led to suppose
Oh why would you be led by your nose

Why would you kill it, kill it, kill it before it dies
Why would you kill it, kill it, kill it before it dies
Those puffy eyes are no surprise

When there's a devil in the doorway
Heaven in the hallway
Say you'll still adore me

And I'm far out on an ocean
Trapped in a disaster
I'd say I still adore you

Oh why would you carry on a name
Oh why would you carry on the same

Why would you kill it, kill it, kill it before it dies
Why would you kill it, kill it, kill it before it dies
Those killer eyes don't look the same, the same, the same as they used to do
Not like the eyes, the eyes, the eyes that I make at you
I make at you, I make at you

It was torn up
But now it's alright, alright
It was torn up alright


Lyrics submitted by Tennie7

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    General Commentbest song on the new album bar miles in my opinion,basically about a girl ending a relationship with someoe and he still likes her, when he says it was torn up but not its alright i duno if that means they worked things out or his heart was torn up but now he's over it either way amazing tune!!!!! got to be a merury nominee
    diamond.in.the.darkon May 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my most favourite song by the Maccabees
    it's so beautiful.
    To me it's about a relationship that's ending, "why would you kill it kill it kill it before it dies" and how even though they both know it's ending the girl is making it worse
    it's a song about a really strong type of love - adoration
    and I love, love Orlando Weeks' voice
    fabulouslybritishon October 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me strength every time I hear it.
    ArcAlexon October 24, 2011   Link

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