Six years after the release, we still cannot help falling in love with James Arthur’s love melody “Say You Won’t Let Go.” The story tells about meeting the one true love for you and growing old with them. Imagine spending the rest of your life, sharing all life has to offer, with your best friend. This is rare!
“Say You Won’t Let Go” is the lead single from James Arthur’s second studio album ‘Back from the Edge’ released in September 2016. The song peaked at #1 on music charts in several countries, including the UK, Ireland, and Australia, and reached #11 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The song has also seen a lot of commercial success closing on 10 million copies worldwide since its release.
James Arthur has talked about the inspiration behind the song; “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.”
In the music video for the song, we see couples in different stages of their relationships. In each, the common factor is that they are in love and soul-bound going through what life has to offer.
Listen to “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur
James Arthur “Say You Won’t Let Go” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
An accidental meetup turns into a life-long partnership for the protagonist of this story. He might have been drinking his loneliness away in a dimly lit club when their eyes connected. But the darkness surrounding him was not just of the club, but also within him as well. He might have been at a rather low point in his life.
You made me feel as though I was enough
Not everyone wants to feel like a prince or a princess. Most people just want to feel enough for the other person. ‘Enough’ is sustainable. Princes/princesses’ level expectations are hard to maintain for a lifetime.
The guy and the girl hits it off at the club, they drink their hearts out and dance the night away. They end the night with him holding her hair back as she throws up in a back alley. This has not been the ‘dreamy’ first date most people expect. They started from the bottom and the only way from here is up.
Instead of a movie, dinner, sex, and never calling back, this date went from drinking to dancing to her inviting him over and him saying that she should get rest instead. He has no intention of taking advantage of a drunk lady and being unable to face her the next day. He had intentions for a lifetime.
The guy was in love from that night itself. Of course, he could not confess this. She probably was in love with him, too. But she cannot confess this either.
He knows that he would stay with her forever. He would be content hearing the same from her.
The singer has already envisioned his future with this girl. He knows that he would take care of her until his last breath. He knows he would enjoy bringing her breakfast in bed and kissing her forehead while he brings her coffee to her. They would have kids and he would thank his lucky stars for bringing her to him on that random night out.
The singer sees them together till death do them part as they would say in their vows.
These kinds of feelings are rare in relationships and rarer today. Relationships don’t work out automatically. We have to make them work. When you find your one true love, you just know, and make sure that they know it too. If they make you feel enough, return the favor. Relationships don’t last on sparks, but the glowing ambers that burn under the ashes.
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