Who Sang Set the Fire to the Third Bar? Snow Patrol feat. Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright Eyes Open cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2006-4-26
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/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: Maya Magub, Paul Willey, Janice Graham, Richard Milone, Charles Sewart, Warren Zielinski, Steve Morris, Karin Leishman, Mia Cooper, Ursula Gough, Rebecca Hirsch, Pauline Lowbury, Richard George and Beatrix Lovejoy
keyboard: Jacknife Lee
viola: Timothy Grant, Maxine Moore, Matthew Souter and Bill Hawkes
additional engineer: Sam Bell
cello: Caroline Dale, Zoë Martlew, Caroline Dearnley and Adrian Bradbury
programming: Jacknife Lee
strings arranger: James Banbury
assistant engineer: Stefano Soffia
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

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

CD 1
  • 1 You’re All I Have
  • 2 Hands Open
  • 3 Chasing Cars
  • 4 Shut Your Eyes
  • 5 It’s Beginning to Get to Me
  • 6 You Could Be Happy
  • 7 Make This Go On Forever
  • 8 Set the Fire to the Third Bar
  • 9 Headlights on Dark Roads
  • 10 Open Your Eyes
  • 11 The Finish Line
  • 12 -
  • 13 In My Arms
  • 14 Warmer Climate
  • 15 Spitting Games (Live)
  • 16 Hands Open (Live)
  • 17 You’re All I Have (Live)

  • Release information
    label: Fiction Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988005423764
    script: Latin