Wildness Album

Artist(s): Snow Patrol

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Snow Patrol Wildness Cover Art

Tracklist

Life on Earth

length: 5:23
producer: Jacknife Lee
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
mixer: Nicolas Fournier, Martin Cooke and Rich Costey
engineer: Jacknife Lee
guitar: Nathan Connolly and Jacknife Lee
keyboard: Johnny McDaid
strings: Davide Rossi
strings arranger: Davide Rossi
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Johnny McDaid, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Garret Lee

The first snow
First winter of my life
I was told it was the height of me
The first dance
Well, the first one that counted
Felt like my blood was built my from crackling lights

Oh this ancient wildness
That we don't understand
The first sound of a heartbeat
To riots roaring on

This is not love you've had before
This is something else
This is something else
This is not the same as other days
This is something else
This is something else

This shouldn't need to be so ****ing hard
This is life on earth
It's just life on earth
It doesn't need to be the end of you, or me
This is life on earth
It's just life on earth

The first light
First light on the silent shore
Just the ships set anchor me and you
The way home
This is always the way home
So you can rip that map to shreds, my dear

But all we ever wanted
To see miles and miles from here
In the first days in a strange new land
We could be sailors

This is not the love you've had before
This is something else
This is something else
This is not the same as other days
This is something else
This is something else

This shouldn't need to be so ****ing hard
This is life on earth
It's just life on earth
It doesn't need to be the end of you, or me
This is life on earth
It's just life on earth

This shouldn't need to be so ****ing hard
This is life on earth
It's just life on earth
It doesn't need to be the end of you, or me
This is life on earth
It's just life on earth

Don’t Give In

producer: Jacknife Lee
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
mixer: Nicolas Fournier, Rich Costey and Martin Cooke
engineer: Jacknife Lee and Matt Bishop
background vocals: Johnny McDaid and Nathan Connolly
guitar: Nathan Connolly and Jacknife Lee
keyboard: Jacknife Lee
programming: Jacknife Lee
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee
Don't give in
Don't you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the soul
Don't say that you want it forever
I know, I know

It's in your blood
And it's in your making
So don't hold your tongue
'Cause it's, it's no longer working
Don't fall on your sword
Just follow your instinct
Like an old lesson learned
Like an old lesson learned

Only you know what it, what it is to see through
See through the eyes that are trained on me now
I can, I can only tell you how it, how it looks from here
I think you made up your mind
I think you made up your mind

Don't give in
Don't you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the soul
Don't say that you want it forever
I know, I know

Don't give in
Don't you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the soul
Don't say that you want it forever
I know, I know

Yes there's a lot we can
We can learn from this loss
Learn not to let it fall around our ears
Don't fall in love with the, with the way things were
It'll **** up your mind, it'll **** up your mind
For this is all on the wings of others
I loved you more
More in your own flight
So it ain't the same
It won't be lost forever
It won't be lost forever

Don't give in
Don't you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the soul
Don't say that you want it forever
I know, I know

Don't give in
Don't you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the soul
Don't say that you want it forever
I know, I know

This is your grace
And I don't know why, and I don't know why
This is your grace
And I don't know why, and I don't know why

Don't give in
Don't you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the soul
Don't say that you want it forever
I know, I know

Heal Me

length: 4:02
producer: Jacknife Lee
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
engineer: Matt Bishop
background vocals: Johnny McDaid and Nathan Connolly
guitar: Nathan Connolly and Jacknife Lee
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee
Can you heal me baby?
I've been dancing in this fire for way to long
But I kinda like it
Oh I like it 'cause it's more dangerous than me

There's a siren somewhere
But I'm pretty sure it's only in my head
So tell me how you hear it
'Cause there's something supernatural in your bones

Oh this is love like wildness
Coursing through you like a drug
And this is hard like kindness
Breakin' you with gentle hands

I call out your name
It feels like a song
I know so well
And it whispers and roars like an orchestra
You call out my name
Like no one before
It sounds like I
Call to a home that I never had

Can you heal me baby?
I've been wasted in the arms of everyone
I wasn't looking for you
But I think maybe I was and didn't know

Oh, this is love like wildness
Coursing through you like a drug
And this is hard like kindness
Breakin' you with gentle hands

I call out your name
It feels like a song
I know so well
And it whispers and roars like an orchestra
(Like an orchestra)
You call out my name
Like no one before
It sounds like I
Call to a home that I never had

Empress

length: 4:30
producer: Jacknife Lee
piano: Johnny McDaid
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
mixer: Dave Sardy
engineer: Matt Bishop
background vocals: Jacknife Lee, Johnny McDaid and Nathan Connolly
guitar: Jacknife Lee and Nathan Connolly
keyboard: Jacknife Lee
programming: Jacknife Lee
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee
You're angry but you don't know how to be that yet
It seems too much went wrong and all at once
Resistance seems impossible from down this low
And surely no one else can feel like this

But on the streets
You can see them gathering
And in your heart
You know they feel like you do

Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is almost overload
I said almost overload
Friends and foes and princes
Are all just human in the end
This is so damn simple, yeah
It's so damn simple

So standing in the steady throne of restless hope
You don't feel like an outcast anymore
And something deep inside of you has waken up
And you know that nothing's gonna be the same again

And on the streets
You can see for what seems miles
Because in your heart
You know they feel like you do

Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is almost overload
I said almost overload
Friends and foes and princes
Are all just human in the end
This is so damn simple, yeah
It's so damn simple

Your mind won't be still
It may not again
You don't think it will
But it will, it will

Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is so damn simple, yeah
It's so damn simple
This is so damn simple, yeah
This is so damn simple
This is so damn simple, yeah
This is so damn simple

A Dark Switch

length: 4:19
producer: Jacknife Lee
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
mixer: Nicolas Fournier, Rich Costey and Martin Cooke
engineer: Jacknife Lee and Matt Bishop
background vocals: Nathan Connolly and Johnny McDaid
guitar: Jacknife Lee and Nathan Connolly
strings: Davide Rossi
strings arranger: Davide Rossi
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee
Your hands found a dark switch in me
That I, that I didn't know existed
The lost tribes in the back of my brain
Making fires from what they've stacked for years in secret

Don't give me more than I can handle
Don't give me more than I can take
Don't give me more than I can handle
Oh hell just give me all you've got in every way

This is not like it was before
Baby I'm not afraid
Some things fall when they're meant to fall
And you can see everything

Who knew when you brought me a storm
Who knew, who knew that I would like it
The small town of my mind as it was
Now a city, wreaking havoc, stretching endless

Don't give me more than I can handle
Don't give me more than I can take
Don't give me more than I can handle
Oh hell just give me all you've got in every way

This is not like it was before
Baby I'm not afraid
Some things fall when they're meant to fall
And you can see everything

It's not like it was before
Some things fall when they're meant to fall
It's not like it was before
Some things fall when they're meant to fall

This is not like it was before
Baby I'm not afraid
Some things fall when they're meant to fall
And you can see everything

This is not like it was before
Baby I'm not afraid
Some things fall when they're meant to fall
And you can see everything

What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get?

length: 3:50
producer: Jacknife Lee
piano: Johnny McDaid
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
engineer: Jacknife Lee
programming: Jacknife Lee
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee
Woah, what if this is all the love you ever get?
Woah, you'd do a couple things so differently, I bet
Woah, what if this is all the love I ever know
Woah, I'd say the words that were so hard to say, don't go

So you've fallen in love
So you've fallen apart

What if it hurts like hell
Then it'll hurt like hell
Come on over, come on over here
I'm in the ruins too
I know the wreckage so well
Come on over, come on over here

Woah, what if this is all the love you ever get?
Woah, you'd not worry so much about counting your regrets
Woah, what if this is all the love I'm ever shown
Woah, I'd not be so scared to run into the unknown

So you've fallen in love
So you've fallen apart

What if it hurts like hell
Then it'll hurt like hell
Come on over, come on over here
I'm in the ruins too
I know the wreckage so well
Come on over, come on over here
What if this is all the love you ever get?
What if this is all the love you ever get?
What if this is all the love you ever get?

A Youth Written in Fire

length: 4:09
producer: Jacknife Lee
piano: Johnny McDaid
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
mixer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
engineer: Matt Bishop and Jacknife Lee
background vocals: Nathan Connolly and Johnny McDaid
guitar: Nathan Connolly and Jacknife Lee
keyboard: Jacknife Lee
programming: Jacknife Lee
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson
assistant mixer: Charles Haydon Hicks and Joel Davies
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee
Remember the first time we got high
We felt like the rabid lion's roar
We were elastic and then we were healed
Healed in the blinking of an eye

And then when the dawn cracked over us
The day wouldn't hit us hard at all
We could ride the morning into night again
We knew the days were there to waste

But these days
That light hit so heavy
And those days
Feel like another life

This isn't like the first time anymore
And I've been chasing after all
Digging for the lost memories
Of a youth written in fire
You always said it's not too late for me
I sure am listening to you now
Leaving me so I can trust myself
'Cause there's a first time for that too

Remember the first time that we kissed
It felt like a planet forming
But we were just novices at this
It felt like an ancient wisdom
There was lightning then and those
Songs were hymns of true
No wonder I still think so much about you

But these days
My heart feels too heavy
And those days
Are someone else's life

This isn't like the first time anymore
And I've been chasing after all
Digging for the lost memories
Of a youth written in fire
You always said it's not too late for me
I sure am listening to you now
Leaving me so I can trust myself
'Cause there's a first time for that too

Soon

length: 4:21
producer: Jacknife Lee
piano: Johnny McDaid
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
engineer: Jacknife Lee and Matt Bishop
background vocals: Nathan Connolly
guitar: Jacknife Lee and Nathan Connolly
strings: Davide Rossi
strings arranger: Davide Rossi
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee
Soon you'll not remember anything
But then someday neither will I
Tomorrow though is nothing to fear
Because father it's always today

Life won't flash before your eyes
Instead we'll fall away then melt like snow
The secret storms of your wild youth
Now just gentle breezes, warm and faint

Soon you'll not remember anything
But then some day neither will I
Tomorrow though has nothing to fear
Because father it's always today

I can't ride on your cold tails again
Like I always did as a little boy
We are sand in all the old shores now
My whole hand hanging onto your thumb
There's a place in the palace of you
We can always be standing like that
We could hide in there, just as we were then
Just my father and I am just your son

Your son
Your son
Your son

Wild Horses

length: 4:39
producer: Jacknife Lee
piano: Johnny McDaid
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
mixer: Nicolas Fournier, Martin Cooke and Rich Costey
engineer: Jacknife Lee and Matt Bishop
background vocals: Jacknife Lee, Johnny McDaid and Nathan Connolly
guitar: Jacknife Lee and Nathan Connolly
keyboard: Jacknife Lee
programming: Jacknife Lee
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson and Jacknife Lee
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee
You wanted it too late
You wanted it too late now
I can't keep track of all your tears
You're crying rivers way too long
I'm tired of loneliness
And way more tired of wasted time
As I'm still, you barely look alive
These sharks will do so much good

Just keep your wits about you, don't let it end you
And summon everything you've held up in reserve
Don't fall for every single stolen glance and wink
Try to keep your heart on higher shelves once

What are you holding back?
I know you've wild horses on the inside of you
(Stop holding back)
Now slip the tattoo on
Serenity, it scorns your every move
(Stop holding back)
I pick you up in [?]
And no you don't have time without it
(Stop holding back)
I know I don't know much
But I do know when to preach
(Stop holding back)

Oh, you wanted it to work
You wanted it to work so much
But it's been broken in your hands
The minute that it found your hands
Oh, you're trying not to blink
And what you wanna see what is
Oh, it hasn't finished you
It's only that it feels that way

Just keep your wits about you, don't let it end you
And summon everything you've held up in reserve
Don't fall for every single stolen glance and wink
Try to keep your heart on higher shelves once

What are you holding back
I know you've wild horses on the inside of you
(Stop holding back)
Now slip the tattoo on
Serenity, it scorns your every move
(Stop holding back)
I pick you up [?]
And no you don't have time without it
(Stop holding back)
I know I don't know much
But I do know when to preach
(Stop holding back)

(Don't hold back)
(Don't hold back)
(Don't hold back)

(Don't hold back)
(Don't hold back)
(Don't hold back)

(Don't hold back) Gotta live wide awake
(Don't hold back) Gotta live wide awake
(Don't hold back) Gotta live wide awake
(Stop holding back)

(Don't hold back) Gotta live wide awake
(Don't hold back) Gotta live wide awake
(Don't hold back) Gotta live wide awake
(Stop holding back)

Life and Death

length: 5:34
producer: Jacknife Lee
lead vocals: Gary Lightbody
engineer: Matt Bishop
background vocals: Nathan Connolly
guitar: Nathan Connolly and Jacknife Lee
drums (drum set): Jonny Quinn
bass guitar: Paul Wilson
writer: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Johnny McDaid, Garret Lee, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, Michael Karoli
Everything is sudden
Everything is suddenly alive
All these situations
Panic into such sweet calm
I will turn the light on
I will turn the light on everywhere
And I watch you lift your head up
Higher than it was before

Nowhere don't know how it ends
For both of us
But why would you need to know the end, my dear?
So don't crash into everything
To make your point
Let's get, get out of the way of us

I want the lion
You want the tiger
Inside, inside
Don't want to be this far
Don't want to be so far from you, from you

Now everything's forgiven
Everything's forgotten, just look at you
You're shining like a falling
Shining like a falling sword

Nowhere don't know how it ends
For both of us
But why would you need to know the end, my dear?
So don't crash into everything
To make your point
Let's get, get out of the way of us

I want the lion
You want the tiger
Inside, inside
Don't want to be this far
Don't want to be so far from you, from you

I want the lion
You want the tiger
Inside, inside
Don't want to be this far
Don't want to be so far from you

I don't want to be this far from you
I don't want to be this far from you
I don't want to be so far from you
I don't want to be this far from you
I don't want to be so far from you

I don't want to be so far from you
I don't want to be so far from you, from you
Don't want to be this far
Don't want to be so far from you, from you