Set the Fire to the Third Bar ~ Snow Patrol

Find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from A to where you’d B
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

And 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 heart

After I’ve 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

And 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

And 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

It’s Beginning to get to me: Snow Patrol

I want something
That’s purer than the water
Like we were

It’s not there now
Ineloquence and anger
Are all we have

Like Saturn’s rings
An icy loop around me
Too hard to hold

Lash out first
At all the things we don’t like
Or understand

And it’s beginning to get to me
That I know more of the stars and sea
Than I do of what’s in your head
Barely touching in our cold bed

Are you beginning to get my point
There are always fighting with aching joints
It’s doing nothing but tire us out
No one knows what this online casino fight’s casino about

The answer phone
The lonely sound of your voice
Frozen in time

I only need
The compass that you gave me
To guide me on

And it’s beginning to get to me
That I know more of the stars and sea
Than I do of what’s in your head
Barely touching in our cold bed

Are you beginning to get my point
There are always fighting with aching joints
It’s doing nothing but tire us out
No one knows what this fight’s about

It’s so thrilling but also wrong
Don’t have to prove that you are so strong
Cos I can carry you on my back
After our enemies attack

I tried to tell you before I left
But I was screaming under my breath
You are the only thing that makes sense
Just ignore all this present tense

We need to feel breathless with love
And not collapse under its weight
I’m gasping for the air to fill
My lungs with everything I’ve lost

We need to feel breathless with love
And not collapse under its weight
I’m gasping for the air to fill
My lungs with everything I’ve lost