"Black And Blue" as written by Gary Lightbody, Mark Mcclelland and Jonathan Quinn....
Blood red lips like soft intentions
Kiss my eyes, they're black and blue
Even if I shouldn't be here
I cannot help myself with you
There's something that I should have told you
We won't get a second chance
Just one night is all we'll spend
Together and it's killing me
She rescues me

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"Black and Blue" as written by Jonathan Quinn Gary Lightbody

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    General Commenti agree. ooh and Gary Lightbody has got blood red lips like soft intentions. sexy man.
    t1nkerb3llon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite snow patrol song. I love how it starts slow and then builds up... i dont know why but i feel i can relate to the whole only one night thing. It sucks only having one night with the person you want.
    kinkerbelleon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Its so dark and spooky. But its got that real hint of romance in it.
    To me its about a guy whos had a chance with a girl. And then knows he can't have another chance with her, because of another guy. Or because the girl doesn't want to spend another night with him again.
    And yeah, Gary Lightbody is so hot! ;-)
    SnowPatrolForeveron January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like he is the one who is already taken... cause he's the one that knows this is the only time it can happen.
    iamsceneon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like an affair to me, that they have had to end due to another relationship.
    I agree with t1nkerb3ll and snowpatrolforever
    ... gary has the sexiest voice i have heard. EVER.
    PleasePleasePleaseon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with pretty pretty please up above ^
    Snow Patrolon July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song
    snowpatrolloveron August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBlack and blue...I'm guessing he's been bruised. Maybe punched because the girl he's been visiting is out of bounds. But as a sort of addiciton, he keeps comibg back for more. To me, the guitars throughout this song sound like the two are having quick, rough almost painful sex trying to get it done before anyone discovers them. As they kae love, both sink into a perpetually dark hole, which they both know they will never be able to crawl out of. Purely my interpratation but that's what Snow Patrol gives us. Freedom, to think and do with their perfect words what you will.
    snowpatrolloveron March 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love Snow Patrol but this song does not make sense to me....he loves her. He wants her. She supposedly "rescues" him (not sure what is meant by that), but he says they'll have just one night together. Makes no sense at all. Why would it be a one-night stand? That line about one night only does not flow with the rest of the lyrics. This band has SOOOOO many excellent tracks, though.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon September 25, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhen Snow Patrol was about the music and not the money.... Great song
    antigravity83on September 28, 2008   Link

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