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Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars lyrics

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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    To me this song will always be about me and my dog, who is getting old. Maybe she can't chase cars anymore but when she sleeps you can see she's dreaming about running - chasing cars inside her head. If I didn't have to walk her every day I would probably never walk outside at all - so, she's the one who shows me gardens bursting into life. And if you've ever looked into your dog's perfect endless eyes you will understand the part about all that I am or ever was being reflected there. I'm not a crazy dog person - I have a husband and two kids I adore! - but the love of your dog is something different. You can't just lie down & forget the world with a human. Humans always want something from you. Dogs just want your presence. It's a pure, innocent kind of love.
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    This is a wonderful song it reminds me about a girl i loved and i will love forever and ever and i can't disclose my feeling to her that is the bad thing about my love even she love me too and the line which reminds me about her "all that i am and all that i was" more over while listening this song i feel that she is with me it just touch my heart all i want to be is to be with her that what i feel when i heard this song.
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    I guess with a great song everyone has their own way it touches them. For me, I see it as a single parent singing it to my young daughter. "all that i am, and all that i ever was" just screams parent to child, and who else but a innocent young child really has perfect eyes? I want to play with her before she gets too old to play. We will do it all on our own, and we don't need anything or anyone but each other, and I do sometimes need her pure young grace, to find mine. She makes me be a better person, and I will always love her, this will never change.
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    The simplicity of it. Just how raw and relatable it is. I never noticed till now the whole video, he's alone. In the beginning he sits alone in a cafe, maybe a place he'd been with his lover before? Then in the middle he lays in the middle of the road at his wit's end just imagining he's not alone. He then lays himself across the ground, with no will to move while making a daily commute, trying to move on but not finding any real desire to. Then he lays at the edge of town presumably trying to relax, let go, take a vacation. But it still lingers with him. In the end he's laying in bed that looks like someone just left. I never really realized till I was older. He really didn't know what to say. If he had the right words he may have never written the song. If he had the right words he wouldn't be laying there in all that pain struggle to cope with his feelings. I never realized the song is actually beautiful because he's trying to show someone how he feels about them, that he thinks they're beautiful. He's trying to stop time before they're too far gone. Chances are they're already moving on. He's trapped in his own head. I guess the bright side is he wrote the song, he's now semi-famous. So there's that.
    {In all fairness this just my interpretation. I'm also pretty sure the title "chasing cars" is a reference to the futility of his own situation.}.
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    Unbridled true love, somehow forbidden, but nun the less pure true love. No words can describe how perfect it is (those 3 words are said too much, they're not enough) there is nothing or anyone else in the world that matter. Just the two of us. I'm not sure where or how but we will be together, because that's where we both belong, reflecting the best of both of us in each others perfect eyes. I love you forever, someday and for always. I love you.
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