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I'll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You've been the only thing that's right
In all I've done

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we'll make it anywhere
Away from here

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbye
I nearly do

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

Ay A Aaaaa
Ay A Aaaa Aa Aaa
Ay A Aaaaaa
Ay A Aaaa Aa Aaa

Oooo Ooo Oooo
Aaa Aaa Aaaaaaaa
Aaaaa Ohh...

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

Ooooh Oooooh
Mmmmm Mmmmm
Ooooh Ooohhh Aaahh



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    waterfall4u321Jan 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    This song and the way Leona sings it is astonishingly and breathtakingly incredible. It touched me so deeply beyond words. We need more such music and talent continuously. I sing too and I tried harmonizing with my baritone voice and my soul was stirred with such passion. It takes much talent to not only feel the music but to also feel the words you are singing. And Leona does that! Fastique! God gives us talents for a reason. God bless you Leona and Snow Patrol for sharing your talents. When Leona comes on tour I'm soo there!
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    UnregisteredAug 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    My meaning to run? I was thinking about my friend. And run described our goodbye moment. When we can't barely look at each other. Say nothing, I was just turn my head away. I wish I have looked in his eyes and say goodbye and told him that he was my best friend. Run, for me, is about the feeling when you lost someone who really important in your life. The pain that everything end up so wrong.
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    BriansloveAug 10, 2010 at 10:14 am
    In listening to this song, I took it to mean that she is singing about the lover she has lost to some untimely death. "though you can't hear my voice", "to think I might not see those eyes", etc. I watched the video, and it seemed as if she was entering a dark graveyard, but it was hard to tell because if it was, it was an old one, her costume was older. It is a beautiful song. The first time I heard the song, It reminded me of my 17 year old son Zack who died in a car accident in Jan 2007. Coldplay was one of his favorite bands and I was not aware they sang this song as well. I will definitely have to listen to their version. J.
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    UnregisteredSep 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    This song is so beautiful and poignant! I would say the lyrics suggest 2 lovers caught up in a civil war on opposing sides. I'm a songwriter but I'm practising this song to improve my singing. I met the love of my life in 1974 when I was 27 and he was 32. A songwriter and guitarist. Life kept us apart from 1977 but we would bump into each other occasionally. I met up with him at the end of May this year and of course we're both much older and he isn't at all well. We've kept in touch and are meeting again soon before his next heart procedure. The world may see an old man but I see the gorgeous guy I fell in love with. I'm praying that he falls in love with me again and that we can spend our golden years together. I've written some beautiful songs myself, many Leona style and hope to have some success next year.
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    mantraNov 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    Don't know what the song writers intended. But it certainly does it for my beloved wife and me. Her open-heart surgery was a huge shock. We packed her bag the night before. I sat with her for hour upon hour in intensive care after. She could hear me but it took her ages to come back. Back together now. But every note, every word and every inflexion of this version is so incredibly powerful for us.

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