Set the Fire to the Third Bar Lyrics

Snow Patrol


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson
album: Track 4 in album Set the Fire to the Third Bar
release date: 2006-11-13
popularity : 24 users have visited this page.
length: 3:23
conductor: Janice Graham
assistant engineer: Stefano Soffia
engineer: Tom McFall
additional engineer: Sam Bell
violin: Warren Zielinski, Paul Willey, Janice Graham, Richard Milone, Charles Sewart, Maya Magub, Steve Morris, Karin Leishman, Mia Cooper, Ursula Gough, Rebecca Hirsch, Pauline Lowbury, Richard George, Beatrix Lovejoy
double bass: Ben Russel, Leon Bosch
cello: Adrian Bradbury, Zoƫ Martlew, Caroline Dearnley, Caroline Dale
keyboard: Jacknife Lee
viola: Timothy Grant, Maxine Moore, William Hawkes, Matthew Souter
strings arranger: James Banbury
mix: Cenzo Townshend
producer: Jacknife Lee
programming: Jacknife Lee
vocal: Martha Wainwright

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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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

Track Listing

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