Meaning of “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s

Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” is song about a long distance love relationship with all the pitfalls involved. However, the narrator lovingly avoids falling into ‘complaining mode’.

The lyrics of this song were written for American long distance runner Delilah DiCrescenzo by lead singer of the band, Tom Higginson. He makes no attempt to hide his sentiments towards Delilah.

Higginson tries to banish loneliness from her heart by asking his Delilah to listen to his special song for her giving her assurances that he will be with her no matter how much distance comes between them.

He appeals for her trust, and patience; assuring her of how ready he is to work hard to provide a secure future for his love.

Did Tom Higginson and Delilah DiCrescenzo ever date?

No. But even though he and Delilah never dated in real life, he makes no attempt to hide his true feelings for her. 

There is no pretense in his lyrics and no use of fancy words here. It is a clean love, as it should be and obviously struck a chord in the hearts of fans, ensuring the success of this song.

Lyrics of "Hey There Delilah"

2 Responses

  1. Sophia shay says:

    This is one of my favorite songs and you guys just made it mean even more than it already did you make it sound so good with out animating it

    • SeanM says:

      Yes. This is a beautiful song. I see so many trying to make it out to be an ugly song about destroying a relationship n so on but in truth as I always figured it a love song.

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