"Latch" as written by Guy William Lawrence, Howard John Lawrence, James John Napier and Sam Smith....
You lift my heart up
When the rest of me is down
You, you enchant me, even when you're not around
If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down
I’m latching on babe
Now I know what I have found

I feel we're close enough
I wanna lock in your love
I think we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love, baby?

Now I got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

Now I got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

I’m so encaptured, got me wrapped up in your touch
Feel so enamored, hold me tight within your clutch
How do you do it, you got me losing every breath
What did you give me to make my heart beat out my chest?

I feel we're close enough
I wanna lock in your love
I think we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love, baby?
I feel we're close enough
I wanna lock in your love
I think we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love, baby?

Now I got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

Now I got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you

I'm latching on to you (I'm latching on to you)
I won’t let go of you (I won’t let go)
I'm latching on to you (I don't wanna let go)
I won’t let go of you (I won’t let go, I won’t let go)

(I won’t let go, I won’t let go)


Lyrics submitted by JamzXIV, edited by trenchardc, rakelwiig, GraphicSiren, duhpraydough, cortniedee, NataliaBerdun, eddie64465

"Latch" as written by Howard John Lawrence Guy William Lawrence

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +4
    My OpinionThis song has got kind of an eerie feel to it - gotta give it to Disclosure and Sam Smith for creating such an excellent and well-crafted tune. I think that what's great about this song is they took the traditional love song idea of, "let's make this a serious, exclusive thing", but they've given it this kind of weird, paranoid, obsessive undercurrent. "Latch" as a word can mean the way it's used in this song, to be about latching up or tying the knot so to speak, but it usually has that much creepier, parasite connotation of "latching on to" someone or something.

    So, in short, it's a love song that's about an unstable person wanting to lock down their partner so that they won't have to be alone anymore, and really hyper-fixating on that aspect of the relationship.
    myeh_manon December 25, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentNot the lyrics I posted. Twice this shit fucked up, these are the real ones:

    You lift my heart up
    When the rest of me is down
    You, you enchant me, even when you're not around
    If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down
    I’m latching on babe
    Now I know what I have found

    I feel we're close enough
    I wanna lock in your love
    I think we’re close enough
    Could I lock in your love, baby?

    Now I got you in my space
    I won’t let go of you
    Got you shackled in my embrace
    I’m latching on to you

    I’m so encaptured, got me wrapped up in your touch
    Feel so enamored, hold me tight within your clutch
    How do you do it? You got me losing every breathe
    What did you give me, to make my heart beat out my chest?

    I feel we're close enough
    I wanna lock in your love
    I think we’re close enough
    Could I lock in your love, baby?

    Now I got you in my space
    I won’t let go of you
    Got you shackled in my embrace
    I’m latching on to you

    Latching on you (I'm latching onto you)
    I won’t let go of you (I won't let go)
    Latching on you (I don't want to let go)
    I won’t let go, I won't let go, I won't let go
    JamzXIVon December 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou left my heart out
    When the rest of me is down
    You, you enchanted me, even when you are not around
    If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down
    I’m latching on they
    Now I know what I have found

    I feel you close enough
    I wanna latch in your love
    I think we’re close enough
    Cuz I latch when you’re mine

    Now I got you in my space
    I won’t let go with you
    What you shackle in my embrace
    I’m latching on you

    Now I got you in my space
    I won’t let go with you
    What you shackle in my embrace
    I’m latching on you

    I’m so encaptured, got wrapped up in your touch
    Feel so enamored, hold me tighter then your clutch
    How do you do it, you got me losing every breath
    Why did you give me to make my heart bleed out my chest

    I feel you close enough
    I wanna latch in your love
    I think we’re close enough
    Could I latch in your love, baby
    I feel we’re close enough
    I wanna latch in your love
    I think we’re close enough
    Could I latch in your love, baby

    Now I got you in my space
    I won’t let go with you
    What you shackled in my embrace
    I’m latching on you

    Now I got you in my space
    I won’t let go with you
    What you shackled in my embrace
    I’m latching on you
    Latching on you
    I won’t let go with you
    (I won’t let go)
    Latching on you
    I won’t let go with you
    JamzXIVon December 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIf you ask me, the the lyrics to this song are coming from an obsessed boyfriend or girlfriend, who looks normal at first glance. From the beginning of the song to the last line of the pre-chorus, it sounds like just a normal love song about a guy (or girl) who's enamored with another. But when the chorus kicks in, the tune of the song flows towards Disclosure's usual style: glitchy, dubstep-y, and the singing raises its pitch. Then he starts using words like "got you shackled" and "latched."
    duhpraydoughon December 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe narrator might be a bit clingy, but he/she is totally enamored with their new love. I think of this more of a cute love song rather than a creepy clinger. Maybe that's what I want it to be though.
    midorkaon July 23, 2014   Link

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