Set the Fire to the Third Bar Lyrics

Snow Patrol


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nathan Connolly, Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson
album: Track 1 in album Set the Fire to the Third Bar
release date: 2006-11-13
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genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:23
producer: Jacknife Lee
conductor: Janice Graham
vocal: Martha Wainwright
double bass: Leon Bosch and Ben Russel
mixer: Cenzo Townshend
engineer: Tom McFall
violin: Mia Cooper, Ursula Gough, Rebecca Hirsch, Pauline Lowbury, Richard George, Beatrix Lovejoy, Warren Zielinski, Janice Graham, Richard Milone, Charles Sewart, Maya Magub, Steve Morris, Karin Leishman and Paul Willey
keyboard: Jacknife Lee
viola: Matthew Souter, William Hawkes, Timothy Grant and Maxine Moore
additional engineer: Sam Bell
cello: Zoƫ Martlew, Caroline Dearnley, Adrian Bradbury and Caroline Dale
programming: Jacknife Lee
strings arranger: James Banbury
assistant engineer: Stefano Soffia
lyricist: Gary Lightbody
composer: Gary Lightbody, Johnny Quinn, Paul Wilson, Tom Simpson, Nathan Connolly

Cover Art

Snow Patrol Set the Fire to the Third Bar cover art
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I find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from 'here' to where you'd be
It's only finger-lengths that I see
I touch the place where I'd find your face
My fingers in creases of distant dark places

I hang my coat up in the first bar
There is no peace that I've found so far
The laughter penetrates my silence
As drunken men find flaws in science

Their words mostly noises
Ghosts with just voices
Your words in my memory
Are like music to me

I'm miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground
And I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

After I have traveled so far
We'd set the fire to the third bar
We'd share each other like an island
Until exhausted, close our eyelids
And dreaming, pick up from
The last place we left off
Your soft skin is weeping
A joy you can't keep in

I'm miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground
And I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

I'm miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground
And I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms


Track Listing

  • 1 Set the Fire to the Third Bar
  • 2 You're All I Have (live)