"An Olive Grove Facing the Sea" as written by Gary Lightbody, Mark Mcclelland and Jonathan Quinn....
Sworn to secrecy, I might go after school
She was an angel, I saw her swimming there
I am in such a mess I can't cope with this
She just teases me, pretends she can't see me here

So let me go up there I can be fresh air
Stay with you all night, just let me love you
Just for a while or two
Be with you all night be with you all night

'Til I fall asleep, 'til I fall asleep
'Til I fall asleep, 'til I fall asleep
Just let me be here, I won't tell anyone
Don't wanna wake up, don't wanna wake up

The blind lead the blind, so I can't help find my way
This could be heaven I don't know where I am
I am too scared to come out from behind here
My body is aching it feels like it's wearing me

So let me go up there, I can be fresh air
Stay with you all night, just let me love you
Just for a while or two
Be with you all night, be with you all night

'Til I fall asleep, 'til I fall asleep
'Til I fall asleep, 'til I fall asleep
Just let me be here, I won't tell anyone
Don't wanna wake up, don't wanna wake up


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"An Olive Grove Facing the Sea [DVD]" as written by Jonathan Quinn Gary Lightbody

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  • +2
    General CommentI haven't had love yet...but when I get it, it better be something like this.
    snowpatrolloveron March 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsnow patrol are one of the most amazing, most talented bands around. gary lightbosy is an absolute genius. this song is so wonderfully amazing. it tears at my heart every time i hear it. it makes you want to cry, but not as in bawl your eyes out, but just shed a few quiet tears. i think that the lyrics are pure genius as are all off snow patrol's songs. they are truly incredible. i think this song means different tings to everyone and yet at the same time exactly the same thing as well. it's kind of hard to explain but hey i know what i mean
    dirt_dusted_angelon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGary's lyrics are hauntingly beautiful at times, with wild imagery, all too complex yet too simple and obvious anyone could notice, but it takes a special kind of person to look at it first. I love this song to bits.

    The title "An Olive Grove Facing the Sea", says so much without even using those words in the lyric.
    young_jableson April 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis song makes me want to wrap my arms around somebody and hold them forever. I can't get enough of it. The first time I actually listened to it, I was pulling into the parking lot on campus and I it was a cold, foggy, overcast day, and I wanted to just sit in my warm car and listen to it over and over again and cry from the beauty
    canadaORbust4534on October 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti totally agree with t1nkerb3ll! a indescribably emotional song that is so beautiful (although i have to disagree and say that leonard cohen's version of hallelujah can never be beaten!).
    i interpreted this song a little differently, i thought it was about how his relationship was a little shaky and how he just wanted them to take a break, and get away from everything and just remember why they love each other.
    but, snow patrol's songs are so emotional that they can be interpreted in many ways. its why they are so good. thats good ole northern irish talent for ya! ;)
    Lisa27on June 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's no copyright notation above, so here are the lyrics by a most talented band:

    Sworn to secrecy, I might go after school
    She was an angel, I saw her swimming there
    I am in such a mess I can't cope with this
    She just teases me, pretends she can't see me here

    So let me go up there I can be fresh air
    Stay with you all night, just let me love you
    Just for a while or two
    Be with you all night be with you all night

    'Til I fall asleep, 'til I fall asleep
    'Til I fall asleep, 'til I fall asleep
    Just let me be here, I won't tell anyone
    Don't wanna wake up, don't wanna wake up

    The blind lead the blind, so I can't help find my way
    This could be heaven I don't know where I am
    I am too scared to come out from behind here
    My body is aching it feels like it's wearing me

    So let me go up there, I can be fresh air
    Stay with you all night, just let me love you
    Just for a while or two
    Be with you all night, be with you all night

    'Til I fall asleep, 'til I fall asleep
    'Til I fall asleep, 'til I fall asleep
    Just let me be here, I won't tell anyone
    Don't wanna wake up, don't wanna wake up
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    It's a beautifully sad song about wanting love; experiencing fear; emotionally wanting another; etc.
    SweetCheeks2on January 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant song.
    doctorbeakon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed!
    soundgoroundon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my god this song is brilliant.. its so about love and not being able to get it from the girl or guy you want so badly the lines:
    "i am in such a mess i can't cope without this
    she just teases me pretends she can't see me here"
    sums up love to me.. how it can make you feel like crap and feel its the end of the world and something we all want so badly.. and being deprived of it from the girl you love is just annoying.. to say the least
    light_up_light_upon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentanyone know where i can download this? i love the lyrics, snow patrol is brilliant.
    fireplaceon June 15, 2004   Link

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