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Snow Patrol — Run
Album: Final Straw
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Total ratings: 2149









Released: 2004
Length: 5:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You've been the only thing that's right
In all I've done

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we'll make it anywhere
Away from here

Light up, Light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder, louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

To think I might not see those eyes
It makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbyes
I nearly do

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder, louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

Slower, slower
We don't have time for that
All I want is to find an easier way
To get out of our little heads

Have heart my dear
We're bound to be afraid
Even if it's just for a few days
Making up for all this mess

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear
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 volnomad wrote:
Tried to like it but just can’t. Plodding and boring.
 

That's ok.  TETO
 sfyi2001 wrote:

The immortal Franz Klammer on his Gold Medal run - Innsbruck, 1972.
- Has absolutely nothing to do with this song, and that's good.


{#Crown}
 
That is funny.  Love Franz.  He was one of my heroes.    So Snow Patrol ...Run...I get it..at least Snow Run.
PS - Love the song.
Tried to like it but just can’t. Plodding and boring.
Love this song.  Perfect match for my go-to running playlist.  
Leona Lewis took this excellent composition and turned it into a most special vocal performance, winning the 2006 X Factor in Britain with it. It was outstanding.
8→9 Today....and I fondly remember this as one of the new albums being featured on RP when I first logged on (under my former alias) way back in 2005.  Holy Shit BillG has been part of my life as long as my house has!!  Long Live RP and my house too!
 Prius wrote:
Simply beautiful! 9

 
10 now {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
Excellent early morning karaoke in the office. Part of the perks of being the first one in. {#Roflol}
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe it was 1976.

 
Yup.  It was.

R.I.P. Bob Beattie 1933-2018
 sfyi2001 wrote:

The immortal Franz Klammer on his Gold Medal run - Innsbruck, 1972.
- Has absolutely nothing to do with this song, and that's good.

klammer
{#Crown}

 
I believe it was 1976.
 fyi2001 wrote:

The immortal Franz Klammer on his Gold Medal run - Innsbruck, 1972.
- Has absolutely nothing to do with this song, and that's good.

{#Crown}

 
Sorry, what?

The immortal Franz Klammer on his Gold Medal run - Innsbruck, 1972.
- Has absolutely nothing to do with this song, and that's good.


{#Crown}
It is such a pleasure to hear the original instead of the monstrosity by Leona Lewis that we get on the radio here every godamned day ...
Pathos detector overload!
Simply beautiful! 9
Part of me hates myself for the fact that I love this song so much. 9
Holy drama Batman
Well I remember my Ozzie mate Greg McM getting me well hip to this band, on the train to and fro work and in the bars of Setagaya-ku
 Proclivities wrote:

Complexity is simply overrated.

 
I suppose everyone gets something different out of music...it's what makes the world go around...it's art to be appreciated in different ways by many.
 
The first time I heard this song was they day after the passing of my beloved dog he was 151/2 years old. My husband and I were grieving the loss so bad. He was like our pet child. Hard to believe he is gone even now... it's been 6 months.

 I was looking to find a song that described how I was feeling about losing him. Somehow this song found me just by coincidence as I was looking up artists that I liked. I hadn't heard the song before and this version by Leona Lewis certainly tapped into my senses and I quickly identified with it as my song for Joe and my feelings of losing him.
 I would agree with some reviewers it is dark but I think it has a lot of emotion and meaning especially Leona Lewis's version of the song. I really like Snow Patrols version too it's a little more subdued and I connect to it deeply too. I personally love hearing the song.
 
Thanks Bill when I first heard the song played on RP a couple of weeks ago it brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face and all the feelings I had for Joe well, it was like he was right there with me. I heard it again the other day on RP and I was so happy you still play it even after a few negative comments.

Thanks Bill for all the work you do to keep RP going you really are the"Best".
Sincerely Liz and Doug. {#Whistle}
 kojiroh wrote:
Not a shred of complexity or value. Whoever wrote this must've though, hey I like this melody, let me play this over and over without any change whatsoever for 4 minutes and 42 seconds and call it a song.

 
Complexity is simply overrated.
it's not that it's bad but it's not that it's good
I could care less but there are some that have strong opinions about it
didn't hear it when it was new so I guess I'm missing it
 fredriley wrote:
Perhaps I'm being unfair, but Snow Patrol increasingly seem to be of a kind with Coldplay to me. Efficient, technically proficient, popular, yet lacking in emotion, with bland inoffensive lyrics. Sort of alternative pop by the numbers. Sad to say, I'm coming to think of both bands in the same light as Spandau Ballet and the other Yuprock bands of the 80s - the sort of music you could hear in the foyers of corporate buildings, or being listened to by Suits on their iPods.

 
Boy, Spandau Ballet?  That is a solid below the waist hit.  I agree though
 Lemonhead wrote:
I want to hate it but I can't
Great tune.{#Music} 

 
I'll hate it for you  (its super sucko-barfo)
I want to hate it but I can't
Great tune.{#Music} 
It's pretty darn good!!
Self-righteous, pretentious, mind-numbingly boring twaddle. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6qsbD6H5u4
Come on everyone, break out the smart phones, turn on the flashlight and wave them over your heads. You know you
want to do it. You just do.  

Light up, light up as if you have a choice. Cause you do not.  
Nice! I
Not a shred of complexity or value. Whoever wrote this must've though, hey I like this melody, let me play this over and over without any change whatsoever for 4 minutes and 42 seconds and call it a song.
Boring!
Cloying.
I just think it depends on your mood... this one hit my soft spot this morning. Quite likeable.
Terribly boring....
this song is abysmally bad... {#Eyes}
 fredriley wrote:
Perhaps I'm being unfair, …
 
No, not unfair…a fair assessment, I'd say.
Heartbreaking...haunting....here's to my Lost Love. 
 fredriley wrote:
Perhaps I'm being unfair, but Snow Patrol increasingly seem to be of a kind with Coldplay to me. Efficient, technically proficient, popular, yet lacking in emotion, with bland inoffensive lyrics. Sort of alternative pop by the numbers. Sad to say, I'm coming to think of both bands in the same light as Spandau Ballet and the other Yuprock bands of the 80s - the sort of music you could hear in the foyers of corporate buildings, or being listened to by Suits on their iPods.
 
...or in good movies!? Not a bad thing, i guess....
Seriously sounds like someone listened to a lot of Disintegration from the Cure before writing this song (the beginning anyways).  
{#Naughty}  Then, of course, the rest just sounds like something crappy and Coldplayish.
 fredriley wrote:
Perhaps I'm being unfair, but Snow Patrol increasingly seem to be of a kind with Coldplay to me. Efficient, technically proficient, popular, yet lacking in emotion, with bland inoffensive lyrics. Sort of alternative pop by the numbers. Sad to say, I'm coming to think of both bands in the same light as Spandau Ballet and the other Yuprock bands of the 80s - the sort of music you could hear in the foyers of corporate buildings, or being listened to by Suits on their iPods.

 
That is harsh. ....  but funny, 

Coldplay is better than Snow Patrol.  Just my opinion.   
8 ↑ 9.  Top stuff
{#Bananajam}Nice
1 + 2 + 3 + 4
 aspicer wrote:
a plodding along, nice - simple song, with a little guy with near perfect timing {#Dancingbanana}....that sums up the comments mostly, and I concur. I'll up the ante and say I can completely do without this one.

 

je découvre de France,
Agréablement surpris
très bon 
How only 6.9..   this aint the leona lewis version ;)
a plodding along, nice - simple song, with a little guy with near perfect timing {#Dancingbanana}....that sums up the comments mostly, and I concur. I'll up the ante and say I can completely do without this one.
Best song I know these days... i know it is rather simple composed and texted. But anyway.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Eek} .... PSD time
  Wow Peter you surprise me!


 shakitten wrote:
Back in 2005, I lost two of my kittens. Callie went first...she had a stroke, and it broke my heart to say goodbye.

After we put her down, this song seemed to be everywhere. I could hear her in the song, giving me a message to not grieve and that she was okay.

Four months later, after not hearing Run for a couple of months, I heard it again everywhere. I had been suspecting that my beloved Bobbie Cat was having health issues, but I ignored it since Callie's death affected me so strongly. But the song would be played out of nowhere...RP, Clear Channel...and I felt like Callie was trying to reach me about something. I clung to Bobbie, but I finally had to realize that he was in pain. A trip to the vet showed a liver full of tumors. I had to say goodbye a second time in five months to a furry loved one.

And Bobbie...Bobbie...
Parents aren't supposed to have favorites, but Bobbie was in another category. He just was. I mourned him, a goofy, smelly cat, for two years before I could think of him and not cry.

After Bobbie left, SP's Run seemed to have disappeared. It was just gone from the airwaves. I think Callie used it to comfort me, and then she told me that she would be waiting for Bobbie to take him home. And then they were gone, just like that.

I hadn't heard Run after that for a while. Then, this past October, I heard it three times in a week. I thought this was odd. But the next week my ex called me to tell me that our little Chili had passed at a healthy 16 years old. She just curled up and fell asleep after having a day of being affectionate and playful. She was the last of the three, and went happily on her own terms. Good for her!

I think Callie told me that she'd be there for Chili, just like she was for Bobbie. I really think so. And now tonight, as I listen to this song, I smile with wet eyes as I hear my precious fuzzy ones say hello to me and tell me that, somewhere, they're all together. And maybe, when it's my time, my fuzzy babies will come to take me home, too.

And that's just fine by me.

 
My Rocket recently passed at 16. I had a Siamese named Sam, as a kid, who passed at 16.  Two of the great loves of my life....
It is a nice song, but it has been played too much in RP ...
This was the only SP CD i ever bought and i have to admit this song is pretty good....i give them props for this one even though normally i need a barf bucket when they come on
 fredriley wrote:
Perhaps I'm being unfair, but Snow Patrol increasingly seem to be of a kind with Coldplay to me. Efficient, technically proficient, popular, yet lacking in emotion, with bland inoffensive lyrics. Sort of alternative pop by the numbers. Sad to say, I'm coming to think of both bands in the same light as Spandau Ballet and the other Yuprock bands of the 80s - the sort of music you could hear in the foyers of corporate buildings, or being listened to by Suits on their iPods.

 
Correct.
I'm always mixed on Snow Patrol. Sometimes the music feels solid and powerful, but sometimes it does feel a bit plodding. Seems to depend on my mood.
Perhaps I'm being unfair, but Snow Patrol increasingly seem to be of a kind with Coldplay to me. Efficient, technically proficient, popular, yet lacking in emotion, with bland inoffensive lyrics. Sort of alternative pop by the numbers. Sad to say, I'm coming to think of both bands in the same light as Spandau Ballet and the other Yuprock bands of the 80s - the sort of music you could hear in the foyers of corporate buildings, or being listened to by Suits on their iPods.
 Segue wrote:
Plodding

 Fine line between purposeful and plodding. Kinda like that one between clever and stupid. :-)  I dig SP.


 brucej76 wrote:
and I still think Elbow should do this song, I think it would be a much better version...

 
Great Idea!
 Segue wrote:
Plodding

 
Well, it's no Arcade Fire! That's for sure. You want plodding they'll give it to you to the point that you can't continue to listen.
Oh, stop yer whining!
 Segue wrote:
Plodding
 
Disagree.  I'd call this ponderous.
{#Motor}
"Even if you can't hear my voice ..."

That might be a good idea this morning, sir.  Perhaps another time, OK?
Still is one of my favourite songs ever.
and I still think Elbow should do this song, I think it would be a much better version...
 Segue wrote:
Plodding
 
Plodding?!! 
I think it depends on your mood.  Right now, I need to reach for my hi fi headphones.  One of the best songs that I have heard in a while{#Bananajam} 
Plodding
Maybe it's me today but this just blows......
....fully repetitive, painfully repetitive, painfully repetitive, painfully repetitive, pain...... -> 3
this is one of the few boring songs on RP - luckily it's the first day of spring and I'm in a good mood -> 3
 Ngoziman wrote:
Thank you, B&R - two of my uploads in succession; this and Endlessly by Muse. Glad you're still enjoying them.
 
still the same combo works tonight - so thank you again - 2 good tracks from good bands (well Muse were a good band...)
 vit wrote:
Wow I've never heard anybody making the suggestion to light up sound like such a bad idea.
 
Maybe something to the companion lyric: "Even if you cannot hear my voice, I'll be right beside you dear."  I'll presume the singer and you (and Traffic) have different interpretations of the phrase.

(If I missed the sarcasm in your post, please forgive.  Sarcasm and cynicism don't always come through clearly in written form) 
Wow I've never heard anybody making the suggestion to light up sound like such a bad idea.
{#Crashcomp}
Thank you, B&R - two of my uploads in succession; this and Endlessly by Muse. Glad you're still enjoying them.

 ncarus wrote:
 There. I've got it out of my system. And don't start me on Florence and her pathetic Machine please! I'm off to listen to The Enid for a 9/8 fix.
 
Your 9/8 fix? Oh my  - aren't you special. It was starting to stink in here - hope you're still off keeping company with other musical snobs.
the one and only SP song I like
I hate to admit it but I kind of like Leona Lewis' cover of this track better than the original SP version. 
Thank you for this nice song!
wow, profound album title.. lotta thought there
 ncarus wrote:
OK - I don't own any SP material - and nor do I want to based on the air-play I hear across the board. As commented previously, each track is built on tedious 4/4 repetitions, with boring guitar rhythms, and equally tedious, monotonous vocals. Same to be said of Coldplay. Utter shite!  Why they're as popular as they are, only speaks volumes for the simplistic and uneducated tastes of the popular masses. There. I've got it out of my system. And don't start me on Florence and her pathetic Machine please! I'm off to listen to The Enid for a 9/8 fix.
 
I'm content to let the incisive, insightful commentary from this passionate young man speak for itself. OTOH, I repeat—I have never heard a bad song on Radio Paradise.
 ncarus wrote:
OK - I don't own any SP material - and nor do I want to based on the air-play I hear across the board. As commented previously, each track is built on tedious 4/4 repetitions, with boring guitar rhythms, and equally tedious, monotonous vocals. Same to be said of Coldplay. Utter shite!  Why they're as popular as they are, only speaks volumes for the simplistic and uneducated tastes of the popular masses. There. I've got it out of my system. And don't start me on Florence and her pathetic Machine please! I'm off to listen to The Enid for a 9/8 fix.
 
Amen.


snow patrol? whats next. katy perry? ;-)
OK - I don't own any SP material - and nor do I want to based on the air-play I hear across the board. As commented previously, each track is built on tedious 4/4 repetitions, with boring guitar rhythms, and equally tedious, monotonous vocals. Same to be said of Coldplay. Utter shite!  Why they're as popular as they are, only speaks volumes for the simplistic and uneducated tastes of the popular masses. There. I've got it out of my system. And don't start me on Florence and her pathetic Machine please! I'm off to listen to The Enid for a 9/8 fix.
 lee_sf wrote:
I have nothing against SP generally, but this song is just tedious, in all respects. 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-chunk-chunk-chunk-chunk-…  I must be missing something.
 

Actually you hit it right on the head.
Agree.
 SparkyMarky wrote:
WOW! this song has got the best discussions for some reason. Now...why would a democratic ME be 'a good thing' as you say. After all the planet survived for 2 millenia without much democracy, and now in 100 years of it one might argue it's in a worse mess than ever.
 
I have read some pretty frightening and breath-takingly crazy things in my day, but this one just might top the list.   I really don't know why I bother.  {#Rolleyes}  We are headed for a fucking fiery crash and you and your cronies have your foot pressed hard on the pedal.  Just please don't take me down with you.  I like life.


I had forgotten that Snow Patrol used to be good
Back in 2005, I lost two of my kittens. Callie went first...she had a stroke, and it broke my heart to say goodbye.

After we put her down, this song seemed to be everywhere. I could hear her in the song, giving me a message to not grieve and that she was okay.

Four months later, after not hearing Run for a couple of months, I heard it again everywhere. I had been suspecting that my beloved Bobbie Cat was having health issues, but I ignored it since Callie's death affected me so strongly. But the song would be played out of nowhere...RP, Clear Channel...and I felt like Callie was trying to reach me about something. I clung to Bobbie, but I finally had to realize that he was in pain. A trip to the vet showed a liver full of tumors. I had to say goodbye a second time in five months to a furry loved one.

And Bobbie...Bobbie...
Parents aren't supposed to have favorites, but Bobbie was in another category. He just was. I mourned him, a goofy, smelly cat, for two years before I could think of him and not cry.

After Bobbie left, SP's Run seemed to have disappeared. It was just gone from the airwaves. I think Callie used it to comfort me, and then she told me that she would be waiting for Bobbie to take him home. And then they were gone, just like that.

I hadn't heard Run after that for a while. Then, this past October, I heard it three times in a week. I thought this was odd. But the next week my ex called me to tell me that our little Chili had passed at a healthy 16 years old. She just curled up and fell asleep after having a day of being affectionate and playful. She was the last of the three, and went happily on her own terms. Good for her!

I think Callie told me that she'd be there for Chili, just like she was for Bobbie. I really think so. And now tonight, as I listen to this song, I smile with wet eyes as I hear my precious fuzzy ones say hello to me and tell me that, somewhere, they're all together. And maybe, when it's my time, my fuzzy babies will come to take me home, too.

And that's just fine by me.
I have nothing against SP generally, but this song is just tedious, in all respects. 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-chunk-chunk-chunk-chunk-…  I must be missing something.
Very nice!
Love this song.  Every time I hear it I like it more
 raindogt00 wrote:
Sounds like they're channeling U2 (and "channeling" is the polite term).
 
Which U2 song - exactly - are they channelling?  The melody and chords are those of traditional folk-music. 
Probably the only SP song I don't care for much, because of the way he sings the lyrics - sounds like he's pursing his lips; very odd. Although he clears it up in the chorus for some reason.
I loved this song and I've never seen them live, but I've seen video of them performing before a live audience and it's transcendentally gorgeous.
Love the sweeping, layered chorus.

 
this. doesn't. suck.
Starts out wanting to be "Dandy Warhols" (who could blame them?), ends up really wimpy Snow Patrol.  Downgrade to 5-
When I hear this song I'm reminded of the day my 22 year old son came into my house and said I should check this band out.Before that he was listening to a lot of crap(I mean rap).I'm happy and proud sharing musical tastes with my kids......something I couldn't do with my parents.I think a lot of us "boomers" share this generational gift.
 Elliot wrote:
Still just about the only song on RP that makes me reach for the mute button. And it just got downgraded from a 2 to a 1. Poor little guy :( 

 
What a chump—-U-R.

I really like this song, great tune :)
Nice tune, but they lose points for the obnoxious Auto-tune on the vocal...

Sounds like they're channeling U2 (and "channeling" is the polite term).
I'm not a big fan of SP, but I must admit I simply love this one.
"To hear the lyrics of this song - makes it so hard not to cry..." Good song though.
 arighter2 wrote:
I think the cool thing about anthems is, that live, the audience has a chance to build eternal memories through their participation.



Witness the transcendent power of music.
 
That was friggin' awesome!!!

Love it...unabashedly!
 Elliot wrote:
Still just about the only song on RP that makes me reach for the mute button. And it just got downgraded from a 2 to a 1. Poor little guy :( 

 
I think you need to see your doctor. There's something very wrong with you. This song is a 10 all the way!


i haven't liked many of the 'popular' Snow Patrol songs so i assumed i didn't like this band... once again RP forced me to keep an open mind and i really like this song now


Still just about the only song on RP that makes me reach for the mute button. And it just got downgraded from a 2 to a 1. Poor little guy :( 

SP ... a pretty intersting band! I got to know it thanks to RP ... thanks Bill and Rebecca! {#Cheers}
I think the cool thing about anthems is, that live, the audience has a chance to build eternal memories through their participation.



Witness the transcendent power of music.


I love this song, but it always makes me feel sad.

agreed... the chorus instills some sort of longing, possibly sorrow... {#Ask}


AAAAaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did the world end already? 
Very nice set this morning!! Thanks!! Good song from a good band!!
it's like a good coldplay song...torture to admit that it's good and undeniably catchy.
I get all weak in the knees over...
"Have heart, my dear...."

Lines like that do it for me.  9.
sorry...i hate to admit this...but i like the chorus.
I have no idea why, but I really like this song.   Go figger.
 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
sorry, but this works for me tonight, in these circumstances, at this time, and that is just the way it is
 
same for me here and now
no sorry here ...may be sorrow  

This was the warm-up band for the U2 concert Sept. 21 in Boston, and we thought they were pretty good!  Though I must admit, we were having a pretty good time regardless of what was going on around us!