Set The Fire To The Third Bar

Album: Eyes Open (2006)
Charted: 18 54
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  • 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 Writer/s: Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Tom Simpson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Denise from Derry , IrelandThis song explores how long distance realtionships can be hard when all you want is to be with the person. "am 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." this shows how drespratly they want to be with the person, praying that something will pick them up and take them to the person.
    cheryl cole aslo did a verison of this song along with snow patrol but in my opinion was not as good as the original version.
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