and if she'd only say what's wrong
she can't go on

you've got to be strong now
and if i come and hold you now
you'll be safe and sound

make a lonely face
that no-one ever sees
you see the things she believes
since life is bittersweet and
she'd open up to me
and it's the only thing she dreams
you've gotta believe

you've got to be strong now
and if i come and hold you now
you've got to be strong now
if i hold you now
if i hold you now
if i hold you now

oh God, if i could change a thing tonight
we won't be lonely
oh God, if i could change a thing
what does it have to be this
you have to be strong now
and if i come and hold you now
you've got to be strong now
if i hold you now
if i hold you now


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    General Commentit reminds me of the boy i love, who is too far away for us to do anything about it. and it makes me not cry when i fight him with because i know he doesn't mean it. and i love him.
    corruptiaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdo you really expect anyone to care?
    christjesuson April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a girl who is troubled and james is telling her to be strong and just to tough it out and he'll be there with her.
    The-Don February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts about encouragement and support, be it between friends, in relationships or just someone on the street whom you don't recognise. Sometimes you just want to show someone that you care in their times of need.

    I love this song. Its so plain and soothing. And also great for a break from a hard rock diet =) We need more songs like this, well-received or not. I preferred the acoustic version much more, because it felt more personal and emotional, like somebody doing a song specially dedicated to you.
    iexertinertiaon September 25, 2005   Link

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