"Just Say Yes" as written by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson and Lee Garret....
I'm running out of ways to make you see
I want you to stay here beside me
I won't be ok and I won't pretend I am
So just tell me today and take my hand
Please take my hand
Please take my hand
Please take my hand
Please take my hand

Just say yes, just say there's nothing holding you back
It's not a test, nor a trick of the mind
Only love

It's so simple and you know it is
You know it is
We can't be to and fro like this
All our lives
You're the only way to me
The path is clear
What do I have to say to you
For Gods sake, dear
For Gods sake, dear
For Gods sake, dear
For Gods sake, dear
For Gods sake, dear

Just say yes, just say there's nothing holding you back
It's not a test, nor a trick of the mind
Only love

Just say yes, 'cause I'm aching and I know you are too
For the touch of your warm skin
As I breathe you in

I can feel your heart beat through my shirt
This was all I wanted, all I want
It's all I want
It's all I want
It's all I want
It's all I want

Just say yes, just say there's nothing holding you back
It's not a test, nor a trick of the mind
Only love

Just say yes, 'cause I'm aching and I know you are too
For the touch of your warm skin
As I breathe you in


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"Just Say Yes" as written by Garret Lee Nathan Connolly

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  • +10
    General CommentStraightforward and relatable song. It might be taken very literally as a marriage proposal, but looking from a different angle, it could be about deciding whether or not to even fall in love.

    For somebody who has been hurt, it's very hard to yield to love at all. There's so much to hold you back from falling again, from opening yourself to somebody, from just saying yes because then you become very vulnerable and intimate.

    But this guy, he's so in love with the girl. He is assuring her that it will be worth it, whatever pain will inevitably come. It's a promise that his love is real, that she should just throw away her precautions and inhibitions, all the things she guards herself with, protects her heart with. It's frustrating to him, because he just wants her so much.

    Snow Patrol is so good at sensual imagery. "Im aching and I know you are too/ For the touch of your warm skin/ As I breathe you in." Often it is in moments of physical closeness that we surrender our hearts.

    It's very hard to find somebody who will work so hard to beat down those walls. That's what makes the song so sweet.
    xsn13on May 03, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis is my favorite so far of Snow Patrol's. It's everything that I feel for someone-but the roles aree kinda reversed...
    Thia007on November 20, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentBecause sometimes the answer is better if it is "no".
    redshiftdazzleron December 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just adore this song, it's so lovely. The video was amazing as well.
    HelpYourselfon May 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude... £50?? where are you getting this from? the 2 Cd version is only £8.95 on play.com
    thats if you are talking about their new compilation cd "Up to now", which i assume you are.
    I can't wait for it :)
    zoeg93on October 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude... £50?? where are you getting this from? the 2 Cd version is only £8.95 on play.com
    thats if you are talking about their new compilation cd "Up to now", which i assume you are.
    I can't wait for it :)
    zoeg93on October 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentonly £5.00 in sainsburys now :)just thought id let folk know.

    .....and this is one of my favorites, i think its either about marriage or a commitment to a relationship.....Just say yes, just say there's nothing holding you back
    It's not a test, nor a trick of the mind
    Only love

    maybe im wrong? wouldn't be the first time :)
    wiegoon June 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment£1 if you rent it from your local library...x ;)
    Flowerbellon February 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think its a marriage proposal. "just for the touch of your warm skin"- he just wants to be close to her, be in a relationship with her, have her hand to hold.
    I could be wrong, but that's what I get. Lovely song.
    larokon February 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey'll release this on the compilation I think. Gary wrote this, and Nicole Scherzinger is using it for her debut solo album, buts its currently shelved. Glad they recorded themselves!

    As for the lyrics, its probably about two lovers who keep fighting and drifting apart, and Gary is trying to woo her back using all the Gary-isms.

    Quite a bit like "Chasing Cars" I'd say, it must've recorded in that era, cuz her album was initially due in 2007.
    young_jableson August 25, 2009   Link

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