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SNOW PATROL

THE NEW SINGLE "REACHING OUT TO YOU"
WRITTEN ON INSTAGRAM LIVE DURING LOCKDOWN

TAKEN FROM THE FIRESIDE EP OUT AUGUST 21ST
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Lyrics


01. Take Back the City (Reworked)
Take back the city for yourself tonight
I’ll take back the city for me
Take back the city for yourself tonight
Whoa whoa
God knows you put your life into its hands
And it’s both cradled you and crushed
But now it’s time to make your own demands
Whoa whoa
All these years later and it’s killing me
Your broken records and words
Ten thousand craters where it all should be
Whoa whoa
No need to put your words into my mouth
Don’t need convincing at all
I love this place enough to have no doubt
Whoa whoa
It’s a mess, it’s a start
It’s a flawed work of art
Your say, your call
Every crack, every wall
Pick a side, pick a fight
But get your epitaph right
You can sing ’til you drop
‘Cause the fun just never stops
I love this city tonight
I love this city always
It bears its teeth like a light
And spits me out after days
But we’re all gluttons for it
We know it’s wrong and it’s right
For every sign that’s been hit
Take back the city tonight
Tell me you never wanted more than this
And I will stop talking now
One perfect partner, one eternal kiss
Whoa whoa
Take back the city for yourself tonight
I’ll take back the city for me
Take back the city for yourself tonight
Whoa whoa
It’s a mess, it’s a start
It’s a flawed work of art
Your say, your call
Every crack, every wall
Pick a side, pick a fight
But get your epitaph right
You can sing ’til you drop
‘Cause the fun just never stops
I love this city tonight
I love this city always
It bears its teeth like a light
And spits me out after days
But we’re all gluttons for it
We know it’s wrong and it’s right
For every sign that’s been hit
Take back the city tonight
I love this city tonight
I love this city always
It bears its teeth like a light
And spits me out after days
But we’re all gluttons for it
We know it’s wrong and it’s right
For every sign that’s been hit
Take back the city tonight
I love this city tonight
I love this city always
I love this city tonight
I love this city always

02. Open Your Eyes (Reworked)
All this feels strange and untrue
And I won’t waste a minute without you
My bones ache, my skin feels cold
And I’m getting so tired and so old
The anger swells in my guts
And I won’t feel these slices and cuts
I want so much to open your eyes
‘Cause I need you to look into mine
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Get up, get out, get away from these liars
‘Cause they don’t get your soul or your fire
Take my hand, knot your fingers through mine
And we’ll walk from this dark room for the last time
Every minute from this minute now
We can do what we like anywhere
I want so much to open your eyes
‘Cause I need you to look into mine
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
Tell me that you’ll open your eyes
All this feels strange and untrue
And I won’t waste a minute without you

03. Time Won’t Go Slowly
Time won’t go slowly though
I beg it to last
I just wanna be here with you
That’s all I ask
And this could be the end of everything outside our walls
And empires could fall away and cities razed
And I know I’d only wanna fall in love with you
Only wanna fall in love with you
Time won’t go slowly though
Always so fast
You are the answer to
Every question I’ve asked
And this could be the end of everything outside our walls
And empires could fall away and cities razed
And I know I’d only wanna fall in love with you
Only wanna fall in love with you
We need more time
But there’s a little part of me that loves it when we rush
Can I go home?
Knowin’ that I’ll never feel how I do now
Time won’t go slowly though
I bet it to last
I just wanna be here with you
That’s all I ask
And this could be the end of everything outside our walls
And empires could fall away and cities razed
And I know I’d only wanna fall in love with you
Only wanna fall in love with you
We need more time
But there’s a little part of me that loves it when we rush
Can I go home?
Knowin’ that I’ll never feel how I do now
We need more time
But there’s a little part of me that loves it when we rush
Can I go home?
Knowin’ that I’ll never feel how I do now
Time won’t go slowly
Always so fast
Time won’t go slowly
Always so fast

04. Chocolate (Reworked)
This could be the very minute
I’m aware I’m alive
All these places feel like home
With a name I’d never chosen
I can make my first steps
As a child of 25
This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I’m sorry doesn’t mean
I didn’t enjoy it at the time.
You’re the only thing that I love
Scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer
Goodness knows I saw it coming
Or at least I’ll claim I did
But in truth I’m lost for words
What have I done? It’s too late for that
What have I become? Truth is nothing yet
A simple mistake starts the hardest time
I promise I’ll do anything you ask, this time.

05. Set the Fire To the Third Bar (Reworked)
I find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms and state lines
The distance from A to where you’d B
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
Your words in my memory
Are like music to me
And miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground and I
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
And miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground and I
I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms
And miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground and I
I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

06. Made of Something Different Now
I’m awake, at least I think I am
Are you trying to break my heart again?
Because I’m made of something different now
I’m made of everything you couldn’t take with you
So stop telling me it’s over now
I can take anything except the truth
Please lie to me one last time
And tell me we’ll get through all of this
God, I know I, God, I know I
God, I know I want you back
I can’t live without you
Can’t live without you
Can’t live without you by my side
God, I know I, God, I know I
God, I know I want you back
I can’t live without you
Can’t live without you
Can’t live without you by my side
I’m awake, at least I think I am
Are you trying to break my heart again?
Because I’m made of something different now
I’m made of everything you couldn’t take with you
So stop telling me it’s over now
I can take anything except the truth
Please lie to me one last time
And tell me we’ll get through all of this
God, I know I, God, I know I
God, I know I want you back
I can’t live without you
Can’t live without you
Can’t live without you by my side
God, I know I, God, I know I
God, I know I want you back
I can’t live without you
Can’t live without you
Can’t live without you by my side
God, I know I, God, I know I
God, I know I want you back
I can’t live without you
Can’t live without you
Can’t live without you by my side
God, I know I, God, I know I
God, I know I want you back
I can’t live without you
Can’t live without you
Can’t live without you by my side
God, I know I
God, I know I
God, I know I want you back

07. You’re All I Have (Reworked)
Strain this chaos turn it into light
I’ve got to see you one last night
Before the lions take their share
Leave us in pieces, scattered everywhere
Just give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
You’re cinematic razor sharp
A welcome arrow through the heart
Under your skin feels like home
Electric shocks on aching bones
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear cos you are all that I have
There is a darkness deep in you
A frightening magic I cling to
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Give me a chance to hold on
Just give me something to hold onto
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear now you are all that I have
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear now you are all that I have

08. I Think of Home
I remember trips to Belfast
On a train that hugs the coast
The fields turn quickly into golf course
The golf course just as fast to fields
It was a callow boast, I’ll grant you
To know it all when we knew none
Those days we walked the streets of Belfast
Like our kingdom come had come
I think of home, I often do
You gotta know I love you now
In this light, how could I not?
I think of us, just silly kids
I bet we thought we’d never age
And if we did we’d never dare say
And I remember trips to Derry
On the old car’s freezing seats
And I know Fountain Street in winter
My grandma’s laugh, the greatest noise
It’s sure been harder since she left us
And none of us have been the same
But the light she left is endless
And I still see her every day
I think of home, I often do
You gotta know I love you now
In this light, how could I not?
I think of us, just silly kids
I bet we thought we’d never age
And if we did we’d never dare say
I remember trips through Ireland
One caravan, two dogs, the sky
My father yelling points of interest
Us naughty kids just rolled our eyes
The punched out teeth of Irish history
Mistakes were made, let’s leave it there
But there’s one thing we can all agree on
There’s beauty north, south, east, and west
There’s beauty north, south, east, and west
I think of home, I often do
You gotta know I love you now
In this light, how could I not?
I think of us, just silly kids
I bet we thought we’d never age
And if we did we’d never dare say
I think of home, I often do
You gotta know I love you now
In this light, how could I not?
I think of us, just silly kids
I bet we thought we’d never age
And if we did we’d never dare say

09. Empress (Reworked)
You’re angry but you don’t know how to be that yet
It seems too much went wrong and all at once
Resistance seems impossible from down this low
And surely no one else can feel like this
But on the streets
You can see them gathering
And in your heart
You know they feel like you do
Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is almost overload
I said almost overload
Friends and foes and princes
Are all just human in the end
This is so damn simple yeah
It’s so damn simple
So standing in the steady throng of restless hope
You don’t feel like an outcast anymore
And something deep inside of you has wakened up
And you know that nothing’s gonna be the same again
And on these streets
You can see for what seems miles
Because in your heart
You know they feel like you do
Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is almost overload
I said almost overload
Friends and foes and princes
They’re all just human in the end
This is so damn simple yeah
It’s so damn simple
Your mind won’t be still
It may not again
You don’t think it will
But it will, it will
Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is so damn simple yeah
It’s so damn simple
This is so damn simple yeah
This is so damn simple
This is so damn simple yeah
This is so damn simple

10. Run (Reworked)
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
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

11. Heal Me (Reworked)
Can you heal me baby?
I’ve been dancing in this fire for way to long
But I kinda like it
Oh I like it ’cause it’s more dangerous than me
There’s a siren somewhere
But I’m pretty sure it’s only in my head
So tell me how do you hear it
Is there something supernatural in your bones?
Oh this is love like wildness
Coursing through you like a drug
And this is hurt like kindness
Breaking you with gentle hands
I call out your name it feels like a song I know so well
And it whispers and roars like an orchestra
You call out my name like no one before it sounds like I am
Called to a home that I never had
Can you heal me baby?
I’ve been wasted in the arms of everyone
I wasn’t looking for you
But I think maybe I was and didn’t know
Oh this is love like wildness
Coursing through you like a drug
And this is hurt like kindness
Breaking you with gentle hands
I call out your name it feels like a song I know so well
And it whispers and roars like an orchestra
Like an orchestra
You call out my name like no one before it sounds like I’m
I’m called to a home that I never had

12. Called Out In the Dark (Reworked)
It’s like we just can’t help ourselves
‘Cause we don’t know how to back down
We were called out to the streets
We were called out into the towns
How the heavens they opened up
Like arms of dazzling gold
With our rain-washed history
Well, we do not need to be told
Show me now, show me the arms aloft
Every eye, trained on a different star
This magic, this drunken semaphore, and I
We are listening and we’re not blind
This is your life, this is your time
We are listening and we’re not blind
This is your life, this is your time
I was called out in the dark
By a choir of beautiful heat
And as the kids took back the parks
You and I were left with the streets
Show me now, show me the arms aloft
Every eye, trained on a different star
This magic, this drunken semaphore, and I
We are listening and we’re not blind
This is your life, this your time
We are listening and we’re not blind
This is your life, this is your time
We are listening and we’re not blind
This is your life, this is your time

13. Crack the Shutters (Reworked)
You cool your bed-warm hands down
On the broken radiator
And when you lay them freezing on me
I mumble, “Can you wake me later?”
But I don’t really want you to stop
And you know it so it doesn’t stop you
And run your hands from my neck to my chest
Crack the shutters open wide
I wanna bathe you in the light of day
And just watch you as the rays
Tangle up around your face and body
I could sit for hours
Finding new ways to be awed each minute
‘Cause the daylight seems to want you
Just as much as I want you
It’s been minutes, it’s been days
It’s been all I will remember
Happy lost in your hair
And the cold side of the pillow
Your hills and valleys
Are mapped by my intrepid fingers
And in a naked slumber
I dream all this again
Crack the shutters open wide
I wanna bathe you in the light of day
And just watch you as the rays
Tangle up around your face and body
I could sit for hours
Finding new ways to be awed each minute
‘Cause the daylight seems to want you
Just as much as I want you
Crack the shutters open wide
I wanna bathe you in the light of day
And just watch you as the rays
Tangle up around your face and body
I could sit for hours
Finding new ways to be awed each minute
‘Cause the daylight seems to want you
Just as much as I want you

14. Chasing Cars (Reworked)
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?

15. Just Say Yes (Reworked)
I’m running out of ways to make you see
I want you to stay here beside me
I won’t be ok and I won’t pretend I am
So just tell me today and take my hand
Please take my hand
Please take my hand
Please take my hand
Please take my hand
Just say yes, just say there’s nothing holding you back
It’s not a test, nor a trick of the mind
Only love
It’s so simple and you know it is
You know it is
We can’t be to and fro like this
All our lives
You’re the only way to me
The path is clear
What do I have to say to you
For Gods sake, dear
For Gods sake, dear
For Gods sake, dear
For Gods sake, dear
For Gods sake, dear
Just say yes, just say there’s nothing holding you back
It’s not a test, nor a trick of the mind
Only love
Just say yes, ’cause I’m aching and I know you are too
For the touch of your warm skin
As I breathe you in
I can feel your heart beat through my shirt
This was all I wanted, all I want
It’s all I want
It’s all I want
It’s all I want
It’s all I want
Just say yes, just say there’s nothing holding you back
It’s not a test, nor a trick of the mind
Only love
Just say yes, ’cause I’m aching and I know you are too
For the touch of your warm skin
As I breathe you in

16. Don’t Give In (Reworked)
Don’t give in
Don’t you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the sword
Don’t say that you won’t live forever
I know, I know
It’s in your blood
And it’s in your making
So don’t hold your tongue
‘Cause it’s, it’s no longer working
Don’t fall on your sword
Just follow your instinct
Like an old lesson learned
Like an old lesson learned
Only you know what it, what it is to see through
See through the eyes that are trained on me now
I can, I can only tell you how it, how it looks from here
I think you’ve made up your mind
I think you’ve made up your mind
Don’t give in
Don’t you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the sword
Don’t say that you won’t live forever
I know, I know
Don’t give in
Don’t you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the sword
Don’t say that you won’t live forever
I know, I know
Yes there’s a lot we can
We can learn from this loss
Learn not to let it fall around our ears
Don’t fall in love with the, with the way things were
It’ll fuck up your mind, it’ll fuck up your mind
But this is all on the wings of others
But I loved you more
More in your own flight
So it ain’t the same
It won’t be lost forever
It won’t be lost forever
Don’t give in
Don’t you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the sword
Don’t say that you won’t live forever
I know, I know
Don’t give in
Don’t you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the sword
Don’t say that you won’t live forever
I know, I know
This is your grace
And I don’t know why, and I don’t know why
This is your grace
And I don’t know why, and I don’t know why
Don’t give in
Don’t you dare quit so easy
Give all that you got on the sword
Don’t say that you won’t live forever
I know, I know