Hold Me While You Wait
Lewis Capaldi Lyrics


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I'm waitin' up, savin' all my precious time
Losin' light, I'm missin' my same old us
Before we learned our truth too late
Resigned to fate, fadin' away
So tell me, can you turn around?
I need someone to tear me down
Oh, tell me, can you turn around?
But either way

Hold me while you wait
I wish that I was good enough (hold me while you wait)
If only I could wake you up (hold me while you wait)
My love, my love, my love, my love
Won't you stay a while? (Hold me while you wait)

Tell me more, tell me something I don't know
Could we come close to havin' it all?
If you're gonna waste my time
Let's waste it right

And hold me while you wait
I wish that I was good enough (hold me while you wait)
If only I could wake you up (hold me while you wait)
My love, my love, my love, my love
Won't you stay a while? (Hold me while you wait)
I wish you'd cared a little more (hold me while you wait)
I wish you'd told me this before (hold me while you wait)
My love, my love, my love, my love
Won't you stay a while? (Hold me while you wait)

This is you, this is me, this is all we need
Is it true? My faith is shaken, but I still believe
This is you, this is me, this is all we need
So won't you stay a while?

And hold me while you wait
I wish that I was good enough (hold me while you wait)
If only I could wake you up (hold me while you wait)
My love, my love, my love, my love
Won't you stay a while? (Hold me while you wait)
I wish you'd cared a little more (hold me while you wait)
I wish you'd told me this before (hold me while you wait)
My love, my love, my love, my love
Won't you stay a while? (Hold me while you wait)

Stay a while (hold me while you wait)
(My faith is shaken, but I still believe) stay a while
(Hold me while you wait)




My love, my love, my love (hold me while you wait)
Won't you stay a while?

Overall Meaning

In the song "Hold Me While You Wait" by Lewis Capaldi, the lyrics vividly depict a relationship on the verge of falling apart, with one person waiting for the other to come back and mend the broken bond before it's too late. The singer talks about how they are waiting up and saving their precious time, hoping to reconnect with their partner before their love fades away into nothingness. The lyrics convey a sense of desperation and longing, as the singer asks their partner to turn around and tear them down if necessary, just so they can hold on to what they have left.


The chorus "Hold me while you wait" echoes the sentiment of wanting to cling on to the last bit of love that exists between them. The singer expresses their desire to be good enough and to wake their partner up to the reality of the situation, so they can work towards saving their relationship. The song portrays the struggle of wanting something so badly but feeling helpless in the face of circumstances beyond one's control.


Overall, "Hold Me While You Wait" tells a heart-wrenching story of the pain and uncertainty that come with a failing relationship. The lyrics capture the hopelessness and the longing that the singer feels as they wait for their partner to come back to them.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm waitin' up, savin' all my precious time
I am waiting for you, saving all my time for us to be together.


Losin' light, I'm missin' my same old us
I am losing hope and missing the times when we were together and happy.


Before we learned our truth too late
Before we realized the truth about our relationship, but it was too late.


Resigned to fate, fadin' away
I have accepted our fate and I am slowly fading away without you.


So tell me, can you turn around?
Can you change your mind and come back to me?


I need someone to tear me down
I need someone to be vulnerable with and break down in front of.


Oh, tell me, can you turn around?
Tell me the truth, can you come back to me or not?


But either way
Regardless of what you say, I will still love you.


Hold me while you wait
Just hold me and be with me while we wait for our fate to unfold.


I wish that I was good enough (hold me while you wait)
I wish I was enough for you to stay and love me the way I love you.


If only I could wake you up (hold me while you wait)
If only I could make you see how much I love you and make you come back to me.


My love, my love, my love, my love
I love you so much, endlessly and forever.


Won't you stay a while? (Hold me while you wait)
Please stay with me, even if it's just for a little while, while we wait for our fate to be decided.


Tell me more, tell me something I don't know
Tell me things about you and us that I don't know yet, so we can grow closer and better understand each other.


Could we come close to havin' it all?
Is there a chance for us to have everything we ever wanted, if we try harder and stay together?


If you're gonna waste my time
If you're just going to use me and waste my time, then don't bother staying with me.


Let's waste it right
If we're going to waste our time, then let's make it worth it and enjoy each other's company.


This is you, this is me, this is all we need
We only need each other, and we should focus on that to make our relationship work.


Is it true? My faith is shaken, but I still believe
I am doubting our relationship, but I still believe in our love and in you.


So won't you stay a while?
Please stay with me and make our love last a little longer.


Stay a while (hold me while you wait)
Stay with me and hold me while we wait for our fate to be decided.


(My faith is shaken, but I still believe) stay a while
I am doubting our relationship, but I still want you to stay with me and help me overcome these doubts.


My love, my love, my love (hold me while you wait)
I love you with all my heart, and I want you to hold me while we wait for our fate to become clear.


Won't you stay a while?
Please stay with me and make our love last a little longer.


I wish you'd cared a little more (hold me while you wait)
I wish you showed more love and care towards me and our relationship.


I wish you'd told me this before (hold me while you wait)
I wish you had been more honest with me about your feelings before it was too late.


My love, my love, my love, my love
My love for you is deep and true, and it will never fade away.


Won't you stay a while? (Hold me while you wait)
Please stay with me and hold me while we wait for our fate to become clear.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jamie N. Commons, Lewis Capaldi

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@katsukibakugou5979

"I'm missing my, same old us..."
"..fading away."
"So tell me, can you turn around?"
"I need someone to tear me down!"
"i wish that I was good enough!"
"I wish you cared a little more."
"I wish you told me this before!"
"My love..."
"Won't you stay a while?"
"Stay awhile..?"

Yeah....



@rainza6391

Roses are dead🖤🥀
Violets are dying🦋🖤
Outside I’m smiling🖤😊
Inside I’m crying..😩😢🖤





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@moonsapling

Hello random person scrolling through the comments.
If you need motivation, carry on reading:




PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE TO STAY QUIET...
SPEAK, SHOW THE PERSON YOU LOVE THAT YOU CARE, SHOW THEM YOU HAVE FEELINGS, SHOW THEM YOU HAVE NEEDS... YOU ARE A FUCKING HUMAN BEING...
SHOW THAT YOU NEED THEM IN YOUR LIFE, SHOW HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU...

They might not stick around forever. So do your best to keep them close. Never push someone away, even if it's just a joke. No one is in your head. People judge by the actions you take. Be careful for what you do, be ready to make sacrifices. The responsibility is all yours.

Do not be like me
Be better than me



@Altheathebanana

Hello person scrolling through the comments.

Your good enough.
Your perfect.
Don't end it.
People love you equally.
If your having problems just talk to me! <3

Depressed people may be scared. But they are loved like you.

God may bless you. You don't need to be afraid. Your not having a bad life. Your having a bad day... Talk to me if you have depression problems. Everyone LOVES you. No one hates you. For those who says that they hate you. That's fake. They're FAKING it.


Now let me ask you this question.....


Am I good ENOUGH? Am I GOOD enough to comfort you? <3



All comments from YouTube:

@GoldCoastMusic

I had to share this incredible new track from Lewis Capaldi, his voice is so special and this track was simply breathtaking. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! :) <3

@pauliney3003

Yea i agree 😍

@charlottewilliams147

Gold Coast Music How did you guys find our Lewis

@thandothabisile7528

yeah we did enjoy the song, thank you for always updating us with good music. Keep up the good work

@radhikasahu5788

Background music matches with ed sheeran 's photograph

@lindabutler7958

Wow! Goosebumps! Lewis is so heartfelt and such a impressive vocalist,big feels! Amazing track,thanks for sharing!

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@cedaweda

"I wish that I was good enough"
"I wish you cared a little more"
Felt.

@kendall7382

same 😔😔

@coleensingh4803

@adayinthelifeofvenellope671

You are good enough ❤️

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