"Give Me Strength" as written by Gary Lightbody and Lee Garret....
I choked back tears today because I canâ??t begin to say how much you've shaped this boy,
these last ten years or more.

My friends we've seen it all, triumphs to drunken falls and our bones are broken still,
but our hearts are joined until,
time slips its tired hand into our tired hands we've years 'til that day
and so much more to say.

You give the strength to me, a strength I never had, I was a mess you see,
I'd lost the plot so bad, you dragged me up and out,
out of the darkest place, there's not a single doubt when I can see your faces.

My friends we've seen it all, when it made no sense at all,
you dare to light my path and found the beauty in the aftermath.

Let me hold you up like you held me up, it's too long to never say this,
you must know I've always thought,

You give the strength to me, a strength I never had,
I was a mess you see, I'd lost the plot so bad,
you dragged me up and out, out of the darkest place,
there's not a single doubt when I can see your faces.

You give the strength to me, a strength I never had,
I was a mess you see, I'd lost the plot so bad,
you dragged me up and out, out of the darkest place,
there's not a single doubt when I can see your faces.


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"Give Me Strength" as written by Gary Lightbody Garret Lee

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    General Comment! feel like this is a man talking about the emotions he feels on his wedding day. he's up at the altar waiting for his bride and these are the thoughts going through his head. and once his bride meets him at the altar these are his vows to her.

    this is what we all want to find... someone who will always bring strength and light into our lives! i love this band and how they make such powerful and meaningful love songs <33

    oceanmeetsskyon September 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat new song on the 'best of' album, epitomises all the things we have admired about snow patrol over the last 15 years
    innovation on November 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI do see where you're coming from 'oceanmeetsky.'
    However when i attended their concert in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Gary Lightbody explained that this song summed up the "last 10 years or more" with his band members, as a sort of tribute to the good times they have had together.

    My friends weve seen it all
    When it made no sense at all
    You dare to light my path
    And found the beauty in the aftermath -- shows how much they mean to each other

    But as with all Snow Patrol songs, if you interpret this song different, make it your own and not what others say, as songs such as this are designed to be personal to each individual
    innovation on October 23, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjust a beautiful song about how anyone who's been through wonderful and horrendous times with their loved ones, and saying how much those people they've shared those times with means to them. one of my favourites
    FloSeyon November 18, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI see this song as relating to my own personal experience.

    " You give me the strength you see, a strength I never had, I was a mess you see"
    My family, friends and deputy head all tried to keep me strong through the difficult times. But the one person who helped me was my deputy head so I can interpret this line about her.

    ", you dragged me up and out,
    out of the darkest place,"
    When I was in a bad place or couldn't get out of the darkness she always used to get me out of this place I'm in and help and support me.

    Basically my interpretation of the song is that it is about those who have helped you through tough times and gave you the strength to carry on
    dionnemcfon December 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentBadass, this is a song about getting strength from friends that stay by your side.
    Foggypebble2on January 27, 2014   Link

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