Set the Fire to the Third Bar
Snow Patrol 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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Nathan Connolly, Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson

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henryandneo

I find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from 'A' 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
I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

After I have travelled 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, 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, I pray that something picks me up
and sets me down in your warm arms



GandalfTheGay

Why does this song have to keep coming into my life?

I was in a long distance relationship for four years with the man that I thought was the one... Last winter I found out he was cheating on me for two months because I "couldn't please him anymore," and that he "wanted more."
I was devastated... I thought that I couldn't be with anyone and trust them for a very long time; however, six months ago I met Tyler.

Instantly we knew from the beginning that there was something there, it was no denying it. I don't know why, but it took me three months to finally tell him that I loved him, and In return he gave me the best summer I could have ever asked for, ever. We shared so many good memories that I will keep forever, no matter what happens to our relationship...

Seven days ago, Tyler had to move back home. Debt became too hard for him to live in my town anymore, and he was struggling to get by with each pay cheque. He wanted to stay, but it just wasn't possible.

Seven days ago, we had three hours to hold each other, and cry in each others arms before he had to make his way back home on a 1,000 mile drive.

Seven days ago, I was put back into a position I swore to myself I would never be in again.

Each day that goes by gets harder and harder, unlike my past relationship. I don't know why. I've never felt this towards anyone before; it makes me feel so vulnerable, but yet at the same time... I love it. Every day I wake up and hope with every last fibre in my soul that we will make it. We have to.

I love you, Tyler. I'll be there with you soon.



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Kiana B.

2020 anyone?

Jessa cris Frahis

2021 dying

Nameless Grace

2021 baby!

Ugly Melon

2021 for me peeps

Meagan Bryck

2021! Got ya beat buddy

Alexxx

2021

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pudgytot

my wife used to listen to this alone until one day I stopped to listen to it with her.She passed away of leukemia 3 years ago leaving our daughter and family.I still listen to this to capture that moment I first heard this with her!

Mr.heat33

I am so sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your family.

AL

I'm crying, I know it was four years since you wrote this. I wish you all the best.

Suandi Simanjorang

Stay strong brother

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