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Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Chasing Cars

Eyes Open
indie alternative rock indie rock Love


"Chasing Cars" is a popular ballad by Northern Irish alternative rock group Snow Patrol released in July 2006 as the third single from the band's fourth record "Eyes Open". It peaked at #6 in the UK, #5 in the US and #5 on the Billboard Modern Rock/Alternative Singles Chart. The song became popular in the US after being featured on the televison show "Grey's Anatomy" and has remained extremely popular in the UK, remaining on the UK Top 75 for a non-consecutive 85 weeks and still running. According to the Chasing Cars Songfacts, frontman Gary Lightbody wrote this in the garden of producer Garret "Jacknive" Lee's cottage after a white wine binge. He has since said that it's "the most pure and open love song I've ever written."


Snow Patrol are an alternative rock band that formed in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1994 and currently based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, where most of the band members are from. They consist of Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Nathan Connolly (guitar, vocals), Paul Wilson (bass), Tom Simpson (keyboards) and Jonny Quinn (drums). Lightbody and Quinn are the only original members who remain in the band. The band became wildly successful on both sides of the Atlantic on the back of their fourth record Show more ...

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

We'll do it all
Everything
On our own

We don't need
Anything

Or anyone

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words,
Are said too much
They're not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

(In album version but not in music video)
I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes
They're all I can see

I don't know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things
Will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?




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