"Little Hide" as written by and Lightbody/mcclelland/quinn....
I wish I had a penny for
Every time she gave me those eyes
Those eyes would cry, take me on the floor
I've been with her once of twice
In my dreams it felt so nice
I'd do exactly what those eyes told me
There's never a smile on your face
Always a gesture of disgrace
Obviously you're unhappy with my stares that I hold far too long
Of course I know that it is wrong
But deep down inside I know you like it
In my little hide
Upon the rack I'm stretched and split
Demented as I do my bit
Whatever I could do to make you smile
I can't wait to get to bed
Not so I can rest my head
It means I can dream about you more

Lyrics submitted by Psychedeliasmith

"Little Hide" as written by Mcclelland Lightbody

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    General CommentWhy ‘Snow Patrol’?
    They were forced to change when an identically-christened American band (fronted by Eric Avery, the ex-bassist of Jane's Addiction, fact fans) threatened to sue. When the official caution reached Jeepster HQ, the label's MD, one Mark Jones, phoned the band to deliver the bad news, a moment caught forever on the intro to Little Hide.

    Hi Gary. Hi Jonny. Err Mark here. Just calling up because I’ve just been speaking to Rankin and he’s going to send me a fax tomorrow that he’s received from America regarding the use of the name Polarbear. They want to sue us or make sure that we basically don’t ever use the name again. But I’ll speak to you later about this. Sorry to drop the bombshell.

    Within 24 hours however, a new name had been found, thanks to a friend of Gary and Mark's shite memory. Never able to remember the name of his chums' band, it was one man's off-the-cuff remark that made way for the moniker we know and love today. Mark explains: "We've got this mate, who's just a bit mad, and he goes, "What's your band's name again? Snow Patrol"? And we were like, "No, don't be silly, it's Polar Bear!" Then the next day we got the phone call through and we went "hmmm…sounds okay to me". It only took us about two minutes to change."

    Story behind what is said in the backgorund...
    interpolarityon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe's in love with someone...to the point of almost obsession or torture. it kinda sounds like a stalker...anyone agree?
    SingMeSweeton February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeh its quite sinister rly. he knows that his behaviour makes the girl uncomfortable but carries on. still top tune!
    akasiaon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand when he says 'little hide' i can just imagine some creepy stalker setting up a little camp by your house watching you without you knowing. urgh. guess i jus hav a vivid imagination...
    akasiaon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlthough it sounds really creepy
    I like to think of Gary Lightbody as just being overly romantic
    NicholeDon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMay sound creppy but its actually just the desperation and anxiety you face when you need to be with someone.
    snowpatrolloveron April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, the title LITTLE HIDE i think says it all. From most of Gary's songs you can tell that he is trying so deeply to get through to a girl. It's the same with this. 'stares that i hold far too long, of course i know that it is wrong, but deep down inside i know you like it.' My personal opinion, i think Gary likes a girl that doesn't like him, or she is being in denial about her feelings for him as it says, 'but deep down inside i know u like it.' Love is a deep thing, so maybe Gary isn't overly romantic, perhaps he has just deeply fell in love. Because Gary loves the girl so much and she doesn't show the same feelings back, the only way for him to escape or numb the pain is to create a LITTLE HIDE for himself, which i think we could say we all have. 'I cant wait to get to bed, not so i can rest my head it means i can dream of you more in my little hide.'

    Gary is in a way saying that his bed is his little world of escape with his dreams etc... thinking logically, when someone doesn't like us back in a romantic way, even subconcsiously we start to create a world of escape, a little hide where we pretend they like us cause of the rejection and pain we feel.
    LOOKING INon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the greatest SP songs ever! Shame it didnt chart. Gary's phrasing is just incrediblle! When he sings "I've been with her once or twice..." there's a pause, and then "IN MY DREAMS..." really clever!
    young_jableson May 26, 2009   Link

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