Song Lyric Sunday 24th July

I’ve picked a cover of a Snow Patrol song that I loved for today’s SLS challenge.
This week the theme is to feature a song by a group or an artist that surprisingly never reached #1 on the charts

Courtesy WIKI:

Snow Patrol’s frontman, Gary Lightbody, conceived the idea of writing “Run” in 2000. In an interview with Michael Odell, from Q magazine, Lightbody explained the song was not written about “being a child”, as he tended to say. He described: “I was on a massive bender and one night I was drinking in the bar of the Glasgow School of Art. I fell down a full flight of stairs. Jonny Quinn found me in the stairwell with blood coming out of my head … I split my head open and my eye was closed and I lost a few teeth … I wrote Run soon after on this little guitar I’d tried to smash up in my shitty little room near Hillhead. The words ‘Light up, light up’ gave me this sense of a beacon.” Besides Lightbody, it was written by Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Mark McClelland and Iain Archer.

“Run” has been covered by multiple artists, including Leona Lewis, who released it as a single in November 2008. Her performance received positive reviews and commercial success, topping the charts of Austria, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom, where it became the fastest-selling download ever after it sold 69,244 copies in just two days.

Leona Lewis has a great voice IMO and I was surprised this didn’t do better in the charts for her peaking at number 5.

“Run”
Lyrics azlyrics.com

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

Slower, slower
We don’t have time for that
All I want’s to find an easy way
To get out of our little heads
Have heart, my dear
We’re bound to be afraid
Even if it’s just for a few days
Making up for all this mess

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

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15 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 24th July

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Great choice but I do prefer the original because I am a huge Snow Patrol fan πŸ˜‚ πŸ’œ

  2. A delightful version of a great song. I have a huge playlist of cover versions of well-known songs and this is right up there among my favourites.

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I’ve never heard this one 😊

  4. Leona Lewis is new to me Di, but I do like her voice. Nice choice and it was good to hear this song again.

    • She was a worthy winner of The X Factor and has had a few chart toppers, but this one didn’t do as well. She also did the theme ‘I see You’ from Avatar

  5. New song and artist for me. Very nice. πŸ™‚

  6. murisopsis says:

    New song, new artist and yes – it is a very good song. I’m astounded that it didn’t reach #1…

  7. Carol anne says:

    this is a great song! Leona does a fab job of covering it! ❀

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