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Set The Fire To The Third Bar by Snow Patrol Featuring Martha Wainwright



snop With almost twenty years of music making and a windy path to success, Gary Lightbody Jonny Quinn, Paul Wilson, Nathan Connolly, and Tom Simpson have slowly risen to be one of the most commercially successful Northern Irish/Scottish indie rock bands of modern music. Their dedication to their craft, musicianship, and intentions provided the space for a remarkable series “accidents” which propelled the group through the valleys and to the peaks of their popularity. As one of the few contemporary bands which counts “wins” merely by the size of the crowds they play for, Snow Patrol’s hard work and perseverance through the most difficult of challenges has been inspirational and exceptional.


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
You 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

Miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground
I pray that something that picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

Miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground
I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms.”