Snow Patrol - Set the Fire to the Third Bar Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    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
    popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:23
    producer: Jacknife Lee
    conductor: Janice Graham
    vocal: Martha Wainwright
    double bass: Ben Russel and Leon Bosch
    mixer: Cenzo Townshend
    engineer: Tom McFall
    violin: Mia Cooper, Ursula Gough, Rebecca Hirsch, Pauline Lowbury, Beatrix Lovejoy, Richard George, Janice Graham, Richard Milone, Charles Sewart, Maya Magub, Steve Morris, Karin Leishman, Paul Willey and Warren Zielinski
    keyboard: Jacknife Lee
    viola: Matthew Souter, Bill Hawkes, Timothy Grant and Maxine Moore
    additional engineer: Sam Bell
    cello: Adrian Bradbury, Caroline Dale, Caroline Dearnley and Zoƫ Martlew
    programming: Jacknife Lee
    strings arranger: James Banbury
    assistant engineer: Stefano Soffia
    Album Information
    label: Polydor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602517146730
    script: Latin