Hands Open

Album: Eyes Open (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about Snow Patrol lead singer Gary Lightbody's ex-girlfriend. Lightbody in an interview with the April 2007 Q Magazine said the song was an invitation for her to give him another chance. He also said that the songs on Final Straw and Eyes Open are mostly about the same ex-girlfriend, "although there's a little composite of all the messes I've made. I've dated 5 women in my whole life and there are bits of those experiences in there."

Comments: 1

  • Hayden from Werribee, Australiaits a great song and it keeps me pumped when i hear it
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Dr. John

Dr. JohnSongwriter Interviews

The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"They're Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bass Player Scott Edwards

Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."

The Girl in That Song

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?

Motley Crue

Motley CrueFact or Fiction

Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")Song Writing

Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."