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Snow Patrol — Chasing Cars
Album: Eyes Open
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6.8

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Released: 2006
Length: 4:24
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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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 jimvanders wrote:
I agree.  I like Snow Patrol.  I like 1000s of other bands too.  I can like them all.  If they're a favorite of someone, and you don't like it, then don't follow them, and simply move on.  To each their own.

settle. there is a lot more to get upset about than Snow Patrol. they're fine.
 

 naomin wrote:

No talking down.  Everyone has feelings about stuff, and music should evoke the most passionate.  I hope I have the freedom to get all bent out of shape here, what's music for if not that?
 
An itemized response:

1. This is the same website that will form a pitchfork-and-torches mob for anyone who rates a Beatles song anything less than an 8 or expresses a sentiment other than nominating John Lennon for sainthood.

2. There is a lot more to get upset about than Snow Patrol. And Snow Patrol is indeed "fine." I see nothing incorrect about the statement.

3. Music taste is subjective, but there's way worse offenders in music than Snow Patrol. Snow Patrol is not the death of music (I'd argue that it's Pitbull, but that's another discussion). If it was, we wouldn't have survived The Monkees, Extreme, John Mayer, or Nickelback. 
 nitro_dickclapp wrote:
wow.. is this what we've become - snowpatrol as a favourite band appalls me, for anyone to even consider listening to their utter drivel genuinely depresses me. why are these kinds of bands our musical yardstick? there is so much incredible music out there written by bands and ppl who are so genuinely talented, creative and original, why are we not listening to them and giving them our time and our support and our money? everytime this piece of **** band gets played on the radio another much more deserving band misses out. and everytime we go to their concerts or buy their horseshit albums we support mediocrity and deny it to the many creative, talented and hardworking artists who work and play their arses off - not for money or fame or recognition - but for the music itself. and what happens when up and coming musicians and fans of music hear nothing but this kind of **** day in day out..? think about it.. we all lose so much by listening to this nonense, it hurts us all and robs us of the awe and satisfaction and appreciation of truly great music. it dumbs us down and helps turn us into a 'plantation' for commercial, brain-numbing, shallow, watered down shite. and to those who know better it makes us look ******* stupid. im sorry, this is an elitist thing to say but i cant take anyone who likes this kind of music seriously as a person. not only do i resent you for supporting undeserving turds to the detriment of the bands and music i love and support - you're now suspect and i judge you instantly as irrational, shallow, boring, tasteless and stupid. and im rarely proven wrong, stupid people like stupid music and snowpatrol is more than stupid, theyre like a bad joke that has gone way way too far.
 
Maybe your intemperate rant would have more weight if you'd be kind enough to tell us what artist or band you think is worthy of listening to?  I'm genuinely interested.
 jimvanders wrote:

settle. there is a lot more to get upset about than Snow Patrol. they're fine.
 
No talking down.  Everyone has feelings about stuff, and music should evoke the most passionate.  I hope I have the freedom to get all bent out of shape here, what's music for if not that?
 nitro_dickclapp wrote:
wow.. is this what we've become - snowpatrol as a favourite band appalls me, for anyone to even consider listening to their utter drivel genuinely depresses me. why are these kinds of bands our musical yardstick? there is so much incredible music out there written by bands and ppl who are so genuinely talented, creative and original, why are we not listening to them and giving them our time and our support and our money? everytime this piece of **** band gets played on the radio another much more deserving band misses out. and everytime we go to their concerts or buy their horseshit albums we support mediocrity and deny it to the many creative, talented and hardworking artists who work and play their arses off - not for money or fame or recognition - but for the music itself. and what happens when up and coming musicians and fans of music hear nothing but this kind of **** day in day out..? think about it.. we all lose so much by listening to this nonense, it hurts us all and robs us of the awe and satisfaction and appreciation of truly great music. it dumbs us down and helps turn us into a 'plantation' for commercial, brain-numbing, shallow, watered down shite. and to those who know better it makes us look ******* stupid. im sorry, this is an elitist thing to say but i cant take anyone who likes this kind of music seriously as a person. not only do i resent you for supporting undeserving turds to the detriment of the bands and music i love and support - you're now suspect and i judge you instantly as irrational, shallow, boring, tasteless and stupid. and im rarely proven wrong, stupid people like stupid music and snowpatrol is more than stupid, theyre like a bad joke that has gone way way too far.
 
settle. there is a lot more to get upset about than Snow Patrol. they're fine.
Something is wrong. RP usually does not saturate its mix with as much  FM pablum. That is, as of a year or several months ago.

(2019-04-27, Mellow Mix.)
wow.. is this what we've become - snowpatrol as a favourite band appalls me, for anyone to even consider listening to their utter drivel genuinely depresses me. why are these kinds of bands our musical yardstick? there is so much incredible music out there written by bands and ppl who are so genuinely talented, creative and original, why are we not listening to them and giving them our time and our support and our money? everytime this piece of **** band gets played on the radio another much more deserving band misses out. and everytime we go to their concerts or buy their horseshit albums we support mediocrity and deny it to the many creative, talented and hardworking artists who work and play their arses off - not for money or fame or recognition - but for the music itself. and what happens when up and coming musicians and fans of music hear nothing but this kind of **** day in day out..? think about it.. we all lose so much by listening to this nonense, it hurts us all and robs us of the awe and satisfaction and appreciation of truly great music. it dumbs us down and helps turn us into a 'plantation' for commercial, brain-numbing, shallow, watered down shite. and to those who know better it makes us look ******* stupid. im sorry, this is an elitist thing to say but i cant take anyone who likes this kind of music seriously as a person. not only do i resent you for supporting undeserving turds to the detriment of the bands and music i love and support - you're now suspect and i judge you instantly as irrational, shallow, boring, tasteless and stupid. and im rarely proven wrong, stupid people like stupid music and snowpatrol is more than stupid, theyre like a bad joke that has gone way way too far.
Beautiful song for this sunny spring Sunday afternoon. Thanks, RP!
This totally destroyed my Mazzy vibe... Please, I beg you, no more Snow Patrol. I can find that easily enough on any one of a number crappy fm stations.
jbtidwell wrote:
I just can't stand the "if I just lay here" apathetic tripe - it just seems so made to appeal to the current generation of High School students.
Not to mention it's the wrong fucking verb. It's LIE, for Christ's sake.
Atlantis wrote:
Do you think Snow Patrol will ever stop whining enough to actually write a decent song one day?
No, they blew their load years ago.
Do you think Snow Patrol will ever stop whining enough to actually write a decent song one day?
What a tremble-weeper...
gmac1146 wrote:
Sometimes it's ok to suspend your sofistication and just allow that because something is more generally accessible doesn't warrant your contempt. This song works whether you like it or not.
Does anyone else like the irony in spelling 'sofistication' wrong? Also, the whole theory isn't as complicated as you think. It goes like this: If you like a song, then it works - for you. If I fucking hate a song (like oh, I don't know, Chasing Cars) then the song didn't work - for me. See? It's not that hard. There's more than one way to look at it. Plus, that's the only logical explanation for Hole having fans. ------------------ IHateBono.com (click here)
Sometimes it's ok to suspend your sofistication and just allow that because something is more generally accessible doesn't warrant your contempt. This song works whether you like it or not.
this is tedious glad it's finally over
horstman wrote:
I'm always chasing cars when I'm on the road. But listening to this would make me slow down, pull over, and expel. :puke:
This song doesn't make me want to chase cars, so much as be thrown under one.
This song wounds me.
"Whatever day I created Snow Patrol -- well, I guess I should have rested." - GOD
themotion wrote:
No. That's what entertainers strive to achieve. Artists strive to express what they believe in.
Tremendously important differentiation put simply. Kudos.
I'm always chasing cars when I'm on the road. But listening to this would make me slow down, pull over, and expel. :puke:
Reminds me of a special time with a special person.
I like this. Sometimes I just wanna lie there.
I just can't stand the "if I just lay here" apathetic tripe - it just seems so made to appeal to the current generation of High School students.
melodies like this make me wanna jam lead pencils in my ears :beat:
eskles wrote:
You know, sometimes the commercial stations screw up and play a memorable, good song. It's certainly not the bands' fault they wrote a nice, catchy song (and isn't that what most musicians strive to achieve?).
No. That's what entertainers strive to achieve. Artists strive to express what they believe in.
webslinger48 wrote:
I think Matt Johnson of The The best explained why bands lose something once they become overexposed and used in commercials, etc.: "You discover something that's close to your heart and which resonates with your own private experiences, and then before you know it, it's completely over exposed and everybody's discovered it, devoured it and then discarded it. Before it's even had a chance to breathe and develop." That said, Snow job Patrol offered little to begin with...
Agreed in part my friend, but as a band they have actually worked very hard for well over 10 years. The advent of their 'big break', while shunting them down the route of 'over exposed commercials' and American TV shows, does make it difficult sometimes to stand back and remain impartial to all the 'hype'. They work hard and are very serious about the music they create. I actually listened to this album for the first time EVER last weekend and was very surprised at how good an album it is.......you have to hand it to a band (ok, ok their label and management) when the first 6 tracks have all hit the top 10 in the charts (UK & Ireland anyway). That doesn't happen to too many artists........ :devil_pimp:
Interminable.
I think Matt Johnson of The The best explained why popular music sucks: "You just discover something that's close to your heart and which resonates with your own private experiences and then before you know it, it's completely over exposed and everybody's discovered it, devoured it and then discarded it. Before it's even had a chance to breathe and develop." Not that Snow job Patrol offered much to begin with...
TexasAggies wrote:
I think it's the new "lamo" genre... :wink:
Or whine & cheese perhaps?
A big thumbs-down for this gelatinous suck.
FallenMissAmerica wrote:
:hug: I don't care what others have said...brings great memories to mind for me....sneaky young love about 20 years ago...hehehehe. "When will your parents get home?? Do you think they will come down stairs?"
don' 'no 'bout 20 years ago, but I empathize with ya completely :high-five: love it!
That was painful!
And I quote Bart Simpson: "I didn't think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows. "
:hug: I don't care what others have said...brings great memories to mind for me....sneaky young love about 20 years ago...hehehehe. "When will your parents get home?? Do you think they will come down stairs?"
Ok, now that everyone has had a good cry, on the next song.finally.
hippiechick wrote:
Is this emo?
I think it's the new "lamo" genre... :wink:
Wisecrowe wrote:
THIS SONG SUCKS...A LOT!
yeah. At this point I am waiting for the version that says If I lay here, If I just lay here, maybe I'll get hit by a car. Or 20.
Is this emo?
Land_Shark wrote:
What a way to kill any buzz.
Good point!
MrCaps wrote:
The commercial radio stations have found this one. It seems to be on the radio everytime I hear one.
You know, sometimes the commercial stations screw up and play a memorable, good song. It's certainly not the bands' fault they wrote a nice, catchy song (and isn't that what most musicians strive to achieve?).
Happygirl wrote:
What a way to kill my Roy Orbison buzz. :no:
What a way to kill any buzz.
sap city.
What a way to kill my Roy Orbison buzz. :no:
Guess I'm getting old-I like this and I don't care that my kids like it too. Nanny nanny boo boo
MrCaps wrote:
The commercial radio stations have found this one. It seems to be on the radio everytime I hear one. The Saturday morning music videos on commercial TV are playing this every week now. The trendoids at the railway station are having loud conversations about Snow Patrol and how hip they are. (I'm sure who the hip ones are, I think they use the power of osmosis to suck in the coolness.) In short..... I'm sick of it and now that I am associating this with shallow empty commercialism, it makes me sick. PLEASE..... MAKE..... IT..... STOP.... stop.
THIS SONG SUCKS...A LOT!
enidualc wrote:
:hand: oh yeah, well i like this :snooty:
You can just be that way.
:hand: oh yeah, well i like this :snooty:
blackdogsailing wrote:
Enough of this overplayed whiner already!
IAWTP
Not as whimpy as that James Blunt guy, but pretty effin' close.
skyguy wrote:
I wonder if they found some artic monkeys while out on snow patrol? :ask: Yesterday I was counting black sheryl :yes: Crows.
haha.I couldnt have said it better.
Enough of this overplayed whiner already!
brighthue wrote:
I wish he would just lay there, be quiet and let the grown-ups talk.
HA! Thanks...couldn't have said it better!
I wish he would just lay there, be quiet and let the grown-ups talk.
I like this lush melodic pop stuff in small doses. A great deal of it out there, but SP seems to do it better than most.
Thanks for playing current stuff too. I like this song and hope you keep it on the playlist...
I don't want to forget the world I want to forget Snow Patrol :wall:
Wimpy wimpy wimpy. I'm shocked this is on the playlist of radioparadise.com
not that i ever considered snow patrol to be on top of the hill, but...their shit has gone downhill. kinda sappy now. i mean they're on vh1 now for god's sake...
How much longer do we have to hear this song .... it seems it is within earshot every three minutes. :question:
For the LOVE of GHANDI, please STOP playing this god damn song! It's repulsive and plays constantly! Ahhhh, where is the mute button?? Make it stop, I beg you!
pianocomposer wrote:
This is childish, middle school rock. Repetitive. Repetitive. 6
This is childish, middle school commentary. Repetitive. Repetitive. 1
Thankfully not on regular rotation here (was a 5 now a 3). I'll get over it. :eek:
Repulsive. I totally agree with the "prepubescent rock" comment. Get this crap off RP!
pianocomposer wrote:
This is childish, middle school rock. Repetitive. Repetitive. 6
And I love it! Call me simple but it really sticks in my head.
arudger wrote:
nice tune, but really dont need to hear it here on RP
This is childish, middle school rock. Repetitive. Repetitive. 6
Best song of the year 2006. Also overplayed here in Belgium
cattgirl813 wrote:
Overplayed here on double time because the group will be in concert very soon. Shame, because it's not a bad song. How many good songs (and the careers of good performers) have to die from overexposure because of a lack of restraint by our media outlets? :think:
Great comment! Precisely put, beautiful but overplayed. We're lucky it's not overplayed here.
cattgirl813 wrote:
Overplayed here on double time because the group will be in concert very soon. Shame, because it's not a bad song. How many good songs (and the careers of good performers) have to die from overexposure because of a lack of restraint by our media outlets? :think:
I've said it before and I'll say it again - there is no such thing as over-played. You are in control of your own exposure to media. Even more so in the days of digital music. Just remember, there is no spoon . . . :cheesygrin: Oh, and as for this song, definitely sounds like a high school anthem, like the other songs I've heard from this band. None of them do much for me at first, but they tend to grow on me.
cattgirl813 wrote:
Overplayed here on double time because the group will be in concert very soon. Shame, because it's not a bad song. How many good songs (and the careers of good performers) have to die from overexposure because of a lack of restraint by our media outlets? :think:
Also significantly overplayed up here in the Seattle area. But I like more and more every time I hear it. Has a certain emotion to it. Matt
nice tune, but really dont need to hear it here on RP
Happygirl wrote:
Yes, overplayed in this city! Liked it when I first heard it, though. Can't you see this song being played at your high school dance? My friends and I would likely have tried to headbang to it. ;)
Overplayed here on double time because the group will be in concert very soon. Shame, because it's not a bad song. How many good songs (and the careers of good performers) have to die from overexposure because of a lack of restraint by our media outlets? :think:
if i lie here... if i just lie here... WILL YOU STEP ON ME? can't stand this damn song and don't understand why it gets so much airtime.
Happygirl wrote:
Yes, overplayed in this city! Liked it when I first heard it, though. Can't you see this song being played at your high school dance? My friends and I would likely have tried to headbang to it. ;)
I wish the radio stations around here would just play ANY good music.
Let me just sharpen up my razor blade.... ah, yes, that will do nicely. Roll your sleeves up like so. And always clean your wrists first. Very important. Now remember kids... always slash up and down, never side to side. We're not interested in going to the emergency room. No, no. The funeral parlor is our destination.
Sounds better loud. Really loud. Or maybe I'm just deaf. :shifty:
Goodhelpweb wrote:
This is a great, and in some cities, overplayed song.
Yes, overplayed in this city! Liked it when I first heard it, though. Can't you see this song being played at your high school dance? My friends and I would likely have tried to headbang to it. ;)
I wonder if they found some artic monkeys while out on snow patrol? :ask: Yesterday I was counting black sheryl Crows.
:sleep: with me. lie to me. whatever. great song.
last album was better indeed...
This is a great, and in some cities, overplayed song. I have heard in on a tv show and it was the perfect compliment to the emotional moment. You're probably ready for another great song from the cd, so listen to "It's Beginning To Get To Me." Try it, you'll like it! --Greg :clap:
nett!
I liked their last album. This album is a big disappointment! This guy needs a new girlfriend or a better outlook on life (or both). Spare us.
is it the melody? is it the syncopation? is it the lyrics? Is it how I feel? this song caught me
Saw the music video while in a hotel last week (I don't get cable). Kinda interesting, lying in the middle of the street...
stop the the whinnnnning!
thatslongformud wrote:
Hated this song from the first time I heard it.... sad to hear it here too. :(
Yes... yes it is.
I was hoping I would never hear this stupid song on RP.
Mari wrote:
It's drawin' me in too :propeller: likin' it more'n'more ;)
me too ... love love love it ...
This is one of those songs that gets it's crappy chorus stuck in my head for hours after I hear it. Thanks.
mikedill wrote:
I'm hooked on this tune. Beautiful.
It's drawin' me in too :propeller: likin' it more'n'more ;)
AAAACK! Call the Grammar Police! :wall:
Totally overplayed on the radio here. Probably not the song or band's fault, but it still sucks
thatslongformud wrote:
Hated this song from the first time I heard it.... sad to hear it here too. :(
hate is an awfully strong word. :wink:
so epic
Hated this song from the first time I heard it.... sad to hear it here too. :(
I hear this all the time on XM (no, I can't listen to Radioparadise all the time). I still like it, but I can foresee overdosing. But then again, my youngest, he's 14 and doesn't live with me anymore (how could I tell him that staying in Phoenix is better than Paris?)-he likes Snow Patrol. So I listen and know my kiddie likes this too.
Life in a fuzz box. Bzzzzzhhhht!
very nice...
I'm hooked on this tune. Beautiful.