Album: Spirit (Deluxe Edition) (2008)
Charted: 1 81


  • This was originally recorded by Snow Patrol. It was included on their 2004 Final Straw album and its single release reached #5 in the UK.
  • Lewis originally sung this song during a session recorded for BBC 1's Live Lounge on October 31, 2007. A year later she recorded a studio version for a deluxe edition of her Spirit album. After an emotional interpretation by the singer on the X-Factor TV program provoked an ecstatic public reaction, there was a massive outcry for it to be issued as a single. Lewis' record company heeded the demands and it swiftly became the UK's fastest ever selling digital-only release with 133,000 downloads in its first seven days.
  • Snow Patrol singer and chief songwriter Gary Lightbody said of Lewis' version in the Daily Record: "She obviously studied the song and thought long and hard about how to interpret it. She's stripped it to its bare core. I think she sounds absolutely phenomenal."


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