Friday, May 27, 2011

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars (album: Eyes Open 2005)

This song is by Snow Patrol. We’ve seen them perform in V Festival and they were awesome! That’s probably their most successful song and I can understand why, it’s a damn good song!
Speaking of chasing cars, when I was about 5 years old, I had a beautiful cocker spaniel dog named “Astro” which like his name was quite an astronaut. He used to chase cars every time we took him out for a walk, he chased all cars, big and small he was quite stupid! We had to keep in on the leash all the time; it was really hard to control him. He also became really aggressive when we were standing next to him while he was eating, he takes after me, I also get quite aggressive when someone is getting near my food! Anyway, One day he managed to run away from home while we my dad was about to drive away and guess what – we accidently ran him over! The stupid dog survived this horror; as a matter of fact nothing happened to him. We couldn’t control him anymore so we had to give him back to the girl that gave him to us. I wasn’t sad or anything because he was quite a difficult dog. Check out this wonderful love song...

Link to the song: Chasing Cars Snow Patrol

Lyrics: Chasing Cars Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Lead singer Gary Lightbody wrote the song, sober after a binge of white wine, in the garden of producer Jacknife Lee's Kent cottage.The song has Lightbody singing a plain melody over sparse guitars, which has an ever-building crescendo.

He stated it was his "purest love song".The phrase "Chasing Cars" came from Lightbody's father, in reference to a girl Lightbody was infatuated with, "You're like a dog chasing a car. You'll never catch it and you just wouldn't know what to do with it if you did." (Wikipedia – Chasing Cars)

Band’s Official Website: Snow Patrol

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Snow Patrol