Who Sang The Lightning Strike: What If This Storm Ends? / The Sunlight Through the Flags / Daybreak? Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-10-24
Genre: Rock
Style: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 16:18
producer: Jacknife Lee
guest tuba: Stephen Wick and James Anderson
mixer: Jacknife Lee and Cenzo Townshend
recording engineer: Tom McFall
guest trumpet: Pat White, Guy Barker, Mark Law and John Barclay
guest choir vocals: Exmoor Singers of London
guest trombone: Dan Jenkins and Colin Sheen
additional mixer: Neil Comber
guest horn: Pip Eastop, Richard Bayliss, Evgeny Chubykin, Kira Doherty, Jocelyn Lightfoot and Timothy Brown
brass arranger: Avshalom Caspi
guest bass trombone: David Stewart and Ian Fasham
[I - What If This Storm Ends?]

What if this storm ends?
And I don't see you
As you are now
Ever again

The perfect halo
Of gold hair and lightning
Sets you off against
The planet's last dance

Just for a minute
The silver forked sky
Lit you up like a star
That I will follow

Now it's found us
Like I have found you
I don't want to run
Just overwhelm me

What if this storm ends?
And leaves us nothing
Except a memory
A distant echo

I want pinned down
I want unsettled
Rattle cage after cage
Until my blood boils

I want to see you
As you are now
Every single day
That I am living

Painted in flames
All peeling thunder
Be the lightning in me
That strikes relentless

[II - The Sunlight Through The Flags]

From here the caravans are kids toys
And I can hold them all in my palm
I watch the sea creep round the corner
It connects the dots from here to you
The sunlight burning through the loose flags
Painted high on white church walls
I chase my blood from brain to thumped heart
Until I'm out of breath for trying

Worry not everything is sound
This is the safest place you've found
The only noise beating out is ours
Lacing our tea from honey jars

These accidents of faith and nature
They tend to stick in the spokes of you
But every now and then the trend bucks
And you're repaired by more than glue

Worry not everything is sound
This is the safest place you've found
The only noise beating out is ours
Lacing our tea from honey jars

Why don't you rest your fragile bones
A minute ago you looked alone
Stop waving your arms you're safe and dry
Breathe in and drink up the winter sky

[III - Daybreak]

Slowly the day breaks apart in our hands
And soft hallelujahs flow in from the church
The one on the corner you said frightened you
It was too dark and too large to find your soul in

Something was bound to go right sometime today
All these broken pieces fit together to make a perfect picture of us
It got cold and then dark so suddenly and rained
It rained so hard the two of us were the only thing
That we could see for miles and miles

And in the middle of the flood I felt my worth
When you held onto me like I was your little life raft
Please know that you were mine as well
Drops of water hit the ground like God's own tears
And spread out into shapes like
Salad bowls and basins and buckets for bailing out the flood

As motionless cars rust on driveways and curbs
You take off your raincoat and stretch out your arms
We both laugh out loud and surrender to it
The sheer force of sky and the cold magnet Earth

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It
  • 2 Crack the Shutters
  • 3 Take Back the City
  • 4 Lifeboats
  • 5 The Golden Floor
  • 6 Please Just Take These Photos From My Hands
  • 7 Set Down Your Glass
  • 8 The Planets Bend Between Us
  • 9 Engines
  • 10 Disaster Button
  • 11 The Lightning Strike: What If This Storm Ends? / The Sunlight Through the Flags / Daybreak

  • Release information
    label: Fiction Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 602517852631
    script: Latin