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Snow Patrol – Run Lyrics 15 years ago
sorry to burst your bubble suezzle but this song has absolutely nothing to do with drug addiction.

in regards to your first argument the line "light up light up" could be taken as a drug reference but is actually along the lines of "be happy" just like the phrase used by many "lighten up"

as for the "i nearly did" part, could you honestly not figure out what he nearly did?.... he nearly cried, i thought that was just a given though.

im not going to bother with the last few lines you mentioned because i have the true meaning of the song right from the songs composer/writer Mr. Lightbody, here are a few paragraphs from an interview/article on snow patrol including direct quotes:

But back to new single Run with lyrics like ''Light up, light up, as if you have a choice, even if you cannot hear my voice, I'll be right beside you dear.'' A love/break-up song maybe? Gary explained: ''It's really about family. It's wanting to protect them from all the people in the world that want to destroy. It's about running away and keeping them safe not about fighting which perpetuates the violent cycle. It's a hopeful song.''

The flares are a rather literal but effective interpretation of the chorus: “Light up, light up/ as if you had the choice/ Even if you cannot hear my voice/ I’ll be right beside you, dear.” It is, says, Lightbody, “a song about family, and wanting to protect them from all the bad things in the world. It’s an apocalyptic song. Can we go somewhere safe when everything goes mad? The opening line, ‘I’ll sing it one more time for you’, is about singing my kid to sleep. I don’t have a kid, but I hope I do one day”.

i hope this clears everything up

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