Snow Patrol vocalist Gary Lightbody explained this song to the Irish public broadcaster RTE: "This was written in Galway. It's another love song but it concerns two very different feelings, which are indicated by the tightness of the verse and the openness of the chorus. The lyrics in the verse seem to be asking, demanding, the music to open up and burst/explode."
"Cleveland Rocks" was written by an Englishman. Ian Hunter wrote the song after touring America in the late '70s and finding that Cleveland was by far the most receptive city to his brand of Glam Rock.