Who Sang Those Distant Bells? Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol Fallen Empires cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:19
producer: Jacknife Lee
mixer: Jacknife Lee
recording engineer: Jacknife Lee and Sam Bell
violin: Eric Gorfain
guitar: Jacknife Lee
keyboard: Jacknife Lee
additional: Lissie
programming: Jacknife Lee
lyricist: Gary Lightbody
composer: Paul Wilson, Tom Simpson, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Gary Lightbody, Garret Lee
The car crunches gravel
And the wind licks at you
This dark spell you're under
Has you dumbstruck by the gate

It hurts every muscle,
Just to walk back to the house
Now this home that you both made,
It looks haunted from the yard

You can hear those distant bells,
And you know they'll never leave,
It's like your church is crying out,
Like the wolf calls to her young

And the dark never enters
But it also never leaves,
And this spark that he gave you
Is just an ember all but out

If he'd one eye on the exit,
Oh you never would have known
Until he drove off in the darkness
Like some slowly fading song

You can hear those distant bells,
And you know they'll never leave
It's like your church is crying out,
Like the wolf calls to her young

You can hear those distant bells
And you know they'll never leave
It's like your church is crying out
Like the wolf calls to her young

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I’ll Never Let Go
  • 2 Called Out in the Dark
  • 3 The Weight of Love
  • 4 This Isn’t Everything You Are
  • 5 The Garden Rules
  • 6 Fallen Empires
  • 7 Berlin
  • 8 Lifening
  • 9 New York
  • 10 In the End
  • 11 Those Distant Bells
  • 12 The Symphony
  • 13 The President
  • 14 Broken Bottles Form a Star (prelude)