Say You Won't Let Go Lyrics by James Arthur

James Arthur Lyrics

Say You Won't Let Go Lyrics
I met you in the dark
You lit me up
You made me feel as though
I was enough
We danced the night away
We drank too much
I held your hair back when
You were throwing up

Then you smiled over your shoulder
For a minute I was stone cold sober
I pulled you closer to my chest
And you asked me to stay over
I said, I already told you
I think that you should get some rest

I knew I loved you then
But you'd never know
'Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go
I knew I needed you
But I never showed
But I wanna stay with you
Until we're grey and old
Just say you won't let go
Just say you won't let go

I wake you up with some breakfast in bed
I'll bring you coffee
With a kiss on your head
And I'll take the kids to school
Wave them goodbye
And I'll thank my lucky stars for that night

When you looked over your shoulder
For a minute, I forget that I'm older
I wanna dance with you right now, oh
And you look as beautiful as ever
And I swear that every day you'll get better
You make me feel this way somehow

I'm so in love with you
And I hope you know
Darling, your love is more than worth its weight in gold
We've come so far my dear
Look how we've grown
And I wanna stay with you
Until we're grey and old
Just say you won't let go
Just say you won't let go

I wanna live with you
Even when we're ghosts
'Cause you were always there for me
When I needed you most

I'm gonna love you 'til
My lungs give out
I promise till death we part
Like in our vows
So I wrote this song for you
Now everybody knows
That it's just you and me
Until we're grey and old
Just say you won't let go
Just say you won't let go

Just say you won't let go
Oh, just say you won't let go

Say You Won't Let Go Info:

• James explained:
"The inspiration was to look at someone's life and the path through it with a partner. Some of it is personal and some of it is inspired by people around me as well as imagining what life is like in other people's relationships."

"The bridge is about looking at the future and spending your life with someone, even after death. So many people have been moved by the bit in the video where the old man is grieving, but I wanted to think that it's not the end.

• James wrote the song in an afternoon after his A&R told him she thought the Back From The Edge album was lacking a romantic number. He thought he had written something "relatable," but he did not expect it to become such a huge hit.

• The song was featured in "Pure Genius" during the prom dance scene on the January 12, 2017 episode "Touch and Go"

From the Album:
Back from the Edge (2016)

September 9th, 2016


Pop, folk, R&B


James Arthur, Neil Ormandy, Steve Solomon

John Smigglehof, Aodhán Dorrian

Music video:
"Say You Won't Let Go" on YouTube

The video was first released on YouTube on September 9th, 2016 .

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