"Batten Down The Hatch" as written by Gary Lightbody, Mark Mcclelland and Jonathan Quinn....
Batten down the hatch
'Cause we're all coming in
Like uninvited guests
Romancing everything
Keep your hands away
From what you can't afford
We don't think that we'll stay
Now that you look bored

God only knows
What Brian Wilson meant
Pick out your clothes
With some real intent
You don't seem to care
That I've been waiting here
Pulling out my hair
For you to come
My dear

I'll go all the way
As long as you go first
Running all this way
Has given me a thirst
Believe in what you want
As long as you can see
What's right in front of you
I guess that that's just me

God only knows
What Brian Wilson meant
Pick out your clothes
With some real intent
You don't seem to care
That I've been waiting here
Pulling out my hair
For you to come
My dear


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"Batten Down the Hatch" as written by Jonathan Quinn Gary Lightbody

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    General CommentWell....I guess I should start off by saying what a pity it is that Snow Patrol's songs are being viewed by so few people. Snow Patrol is one of my favourite bands because of Gary Lightbody's beautiful voice, and because their at once catchy and soft gentle tunes are truly captivating. This song sings of pain and yearning in such a casual offhand tone, it's hard for me to think how they can make it seem so...appealing. =D
    snow patrolleron May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you, snow_patroller. I think this is one of the prettiest songs on the album. I'm not 100% sure what it means... I kinda have an idea, but I'm finding it hard to explain. Gary's voice in this song is gorgeous.
    60_miles_an_houron April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReally good songs...very soft. Lyrics dont mean much to me really, but its a brilliant work of art this song.
    snowpatrolloveron April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is about looking for love - going out, trying to get attention from someone and finding the right person who is ready to accept you purely for who you are.
    websiteowneron August 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe the guests in this song are people trying to invade a relationship. They're trying to break two people up and cracks are beginning to show. I love how things make sense one year on.
    snowpatrolloveron March 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWHO is Brian Wilson?
    rowan_on August 05, 2014   Link

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