Wires

Album: Tourist (2005)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • This song is an account of lead singer Joel Pott's fear and hope as he bonded with his baby daughter after she suffered a seizure shortly after being born and was rushed into intensive care.
  • In 2006, this won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2
  • The song returned to the UK Top 40 in 2012 after a performance by Rylan Clark on The X Factor.

Comments: 5

  • Elliott from Reading I owe my life to a charity funded ward at the RBH. BIBS ward saved my first borns life and I will forever be in their debt. I never knew the meaning behind this song but always applied it to my situation xx
  • Mervyn from Falmouth, United KingdomI have never had the missfortune of a premature child, all of mine were born on time and perfectly healthy. However, I feel so much for those who have gone through this experience. Thank you Athlete.
  • Sue from London, United Kingdom10 days before christmas I gave birth to a son, 2 months early. I saw christmas lights reflected in his eyes. He had wires coming in and out of his skin, he had dried blood on his wrist. My tears were afraid of the facts. There was hope in a plastic box. He turns 7 in 13 days time, and you would never know....Happy birthday my sweetheart...love mummy xxxxx
  • Jayne from Oxford, United KingdomThis song can always reduce me to tears, although my daughter is now 15 and beautiful and healthy.She was admitted to Intensive Care as a tiny baby and had tubes and catheters and wires coming from her.The lyrics describe how it was and how I felt at the time.No-one I know can relate to it in the same way
  • Neil from Birmingham, United StatesMy partner was rushed to hospital in an ambulance to give birth to my daughter.My daughter was born 2 months premature and i was worried sick for her, seeing her in the incubator hooked up to machines. luckily not a ventilator but when i heard this song on my stereo driving from the hospital. Well what can i say any one who has experienced anything like it can relate to every single word in the song. Tere aren't any words to describe this song its more like an experience
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