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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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    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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    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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    I think it is about two in love that maybe others do not support or approve of. Maybe they don't have anybody but each other. That to me comes from first of the song. You can tell they are in love. So much so it is hard to put into words. That safe wonderful place of when they are together means so much, makes them feel it all. So they want to stay there and forget everything. That's how I see it.
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    "Let's waste time.
    Chasing cars in our head".
    I think it means at he loves to waste time just by imagining great moments with that certain person. Imagine things or Happy thoughts which he is not sure if will happen.
    I so love this song. This song is like the narration of how love is going on in my life.
    I'm empowered with just the thoughts of that person beside me. Every time I lay down, he'd be the first person to buzz my thoughts. "I chase cars in my head" I had this fantasies making our stories cause I know that's just where we could be happy and with mutual affection. .
    "I need your grace To remind me To find my own"
    But sometimes I wan't to be in the real world. I want to remind myself that the two of us is a hopeless case, very impossible.
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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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    I think this song is about a boy madly inlove with someone quite out of his league. He wants to be with her, but he doesn't know how to tell his feelings to the girl so he just stays there and keeps on chasing her hoping that one day she'd love him back.
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    eevoj
    If I can turn back the time, I post my message to you here because I know you will not find this message, I just want you to know that I miss the times when we're together. I know the love is gone, I just want to reminisce the time, when I was with you, after 4 years with you. I know I've been a bad girlfriend, you may be happy now. I just wish you the best, I hope one day I can still talk to you, I'm sorry. Just take care and thank you.
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    I listened to this song alot when my uncle used to take me to the shed, real loud so he wouldn't have to go back to jail again, he said. He would sing, "if you lay there, if you'd just lay still, I'd finish faster and get you some icecream." I think maybe Snow Patrol had to have s** with a relative when they were young. One time when uncle was finished and took the burlap rag out of my mouth so I could wipe off, I stuck a screwdriver in his gut and buried him behind the shed, and now an occasional warm trickle of urine sprayed onto his shallow, dirt-filled hole where worms and beetles seek vengance for innocence lost is the closest he comes to touching my bathing suit parts.
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    I don't know about everyone else...
    But I get a really dark interpretation out of this.
    The title, "Chasing Cars", is part of this.
    Then there are the lyrics:

    "If I lay here."
    "If I just lay here."
    "Would you lay with me, and just forget the world?"

    And, well, frankly it feels like a suicidal person trying his last hope to reach out to the girl he likes...
    Sorry if this darkness ruined your day.
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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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    For me it's about the connection between my dad and I since my dads death. I have always been able to feel him and hear him since he died especially if I am just calm and just lay there and focus on him. I started hearing this song different after his death. It would come on at times when I was going through really hard times or I needed him. One time I was going to court after someone threatened to shoot me (which is how he was killed he was shot by a teenager) anyway had he been Alive he would've been right by my side and it's a 3 minute ride to the courthouse I get in my car and it's on a country station and the song comes on! The words I don't know where confused about how as well just know that's these things will never change for us at all. Is him telling me that he don't know how I can hear him or feel him all the time just like I don't know how but it will always be there this connection we have. The words all that I am all that I ever was is here in your perfect eyes there all I can see father to daughter. This song has two videos watch the 2007 version. When you lose a loved one you can still feel them and hear them if your mind is open enough to receive the gift.
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