Chasing Cars

Chasing Cars

Jim has selected some interesting some interesting themes for Song Lyric Sunday in recent weeks – all centered around how well songs performed in the charts. This week I think we are supposed to feature songs that were very successful and enduringly popular but never actually made it to the very top of the charts – the coveted Number One spot.

If there is any song that qualifies for this designation it has to be “Chasing Cars” from Snow Patrol – which has sold millions, been one of the most successful songs as far as sales and downloads and airplay are concerned – and yet was around Number Five or Six in the US and UK charts. I am not sure about other lands. The popularity of this song is huge, and I think it is that aspect of purity in the lyrics as well as a great tune that have won it’s place in the hearts of many.

Credits: Nathan Connolly and Gary Lightbody

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

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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