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Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars Meaning

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...

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    ._nemo_.
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    Mar 18th, 2007 3:43am report


    I don't know where you got the name Orlando from......

    We'll do it all
    Everything
    On our own
    We don't need
    Anything
    Or anyone

    I know how this feels. You're so in love with someone,you don't care what anyone else tells you to do, even if the person is all wrong for you. If you love them, you do what you want.

    If I lay here
    If I just lay here
    Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

    You just want to ignore everything else, to have that perfect moment, to forget all the bad things that may be going on around you.

    I don't quite know
    How to say
    How I feel
    Those three words
    Are said too much
    They're not enough

    When you're in love, I love you can't fully express how you feel. It's said too often, too casually, to give the full meaning that you have inside.

    Let's waste time
    Chasing cars
    Around our heads

    This bit, I think may be just about wasting time in meaningless ways, just so you can be with that person a little bit longer.

    I need your grace
    To remind me
    To find my own

    You find a peace, a goodness, a happiness in that person, you want to be able to find it inside yourself, so that they feel the same way with you.

    All that I am
    All that I ever was
    Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see

    Could be metaphoric for you seeing yourself reflected in their eyes and you feel like you are a better because of them. Like you are even a part of them, and they are of you.

    I don't know where
    Confused about how as well
    Just know that these things will never change for us at all

    You may not remember where or how you met them, but you know you love them and you know that you wan to always love them. And you don't know what is going to happen later, but you don't want to stop being in love with them.

    this is long and may be off track, but it works for me. :)



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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2010 3:40pm report


    I also believe this song is about true love, a love you find once in a life time (and yes one that is with the right person but unfortunately at the wrong time, which did not allow the right to fight to keep that love in their life, even though it is meant to be); a love that continues to deepen with every minute of every day even though they are no longer in each other’s life, due to the others in their own life. The pain that lives in the heart is, for a moment, subsided by laying there “chasing cars” and having “sweat” dreams of that garden waiting to burst into life with their “special friend”. No, they don’t know how or when but when they finally have the opportunity to show each other that garden, they will forever be “chasing cars” and will never allow their true love to walk away ever again. They will someday “do it all, everything on their own because all that I am, all that I ever was, is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I see and feel every moment of every day. j:)



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    anonymous
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    Nov 15th, 2006 11:53pm report


    For me, this song is about two people who are in love, but because of their circumstances, they can never really be together. He just wants her to lie there with him, and for that moment, they can just forget about the world and be happy.



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    anonymous
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    Yesterday, 11:54 report


    I've heard this song before, but never put any energy into absorbing its meaning until my ex boyfriend sent it to me a couple of weeks after the relationship ended. I don't know what the song means for him, but for me it reminds me of his spirit. He was the one who wanted us to simply "be" with each other, without words, without the influences of others, or our circumstances. Unfortunately, our differences were too great to work through, and while we still cared for each other "these three words/are said to much/are not enough." I think this song is someone reflecting on a relationship he once had; honoring the beauty of the memory, and inviting her into his world...



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    anonymous
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    Feb 15th, 2:57pm report


    Two people connecting on a deep level like kindred spirits. Wanting to step away from everyone and everything and be alone for awhile. Another possible meaning could be a sort of soulmate connection. "I don't know where, confused about how as well. Just know that these things will never change for us at all". They will forever have a connection. Regardless of time and space their bond will remain. Even if they never get that time alone. Whatever the real meaning is I don't know but this is what I get from this song. It's beautiful.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 25th, 1:49pm report


    LOVE! Simple interpretation it's all about LOVE. The most beautiful feeling.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 11:42pm report


    They belong together but are not together. Sad. Trying to enjoy what little time they have together. "If I just lay here would lie with me and forget the world".



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    anonymous
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    Oct 17th, 2013 10:05am report


    I agree with the 10/10/13 submission. It is very sad they are not together even though these thing(feelings)have never changed for them at all. Just remember, you never know what the future holds and you never know for sure that they will not be together. If they want to be together then they will find a way....never say never!!



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    anonymous
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    Oct 10th, 2013 10:47pm report


    I think this is about two persons deeply in love, but they are not together. Because maybe they are already in relationships with someone else, maybe have families. The really sad part:

    I don't know where
    Confused about how as well
    Just know that these things will never change for us at all

    How should this ever work out? Will it they ever be together? They'll forever be in love, but never together.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 23rd, 2013 6:32pm report


    Music is a wonderful thing to find words to match your feelings. The word, "interpretation" is just that, what it means to you. If you want to know what the author was trying to convey, would lead you to ask him or her what was in his heart as he wrote his words.
    This song to me was written about a found love many years after it happened. My love has been refound so many years after the fact, 52 years to be exact.I found that special person 52 years after she made such an impact on my life."forget what we are told , before we get too old, show me a garden, yours that is bursting into life"!
    We have reconnected in our golden years for a reason so I can finally find the words. "I do not quite know, how to say, how I feel". My mouth was silenced by my fear of rejection.Those three words, "I love you" were always said too often to try to make an impact on your emotions! Now we have lived our lives, we know they are never said enough!
    Now many years later we did get to lay next to each other,it was not a sexual minute rather a connection of our spirits. "If I lay here, would you just lie with me?, and just forget the world"? We did indeed! There was a heat and a passion that there was no mistaking! " before we are too old show me a garden that is bursting to life".
    " all that I am, all that I ever was, is in your perfect eyes and they are all I can see"! "I do not know where, confused about how as well, just know these things, will never change for us"!
    Yes my Suzi the words have now been spoken and even if we never see our garden burst into life you will know what you have always meant to me! Even if nothing else I hope our friendship will last us the years!
    Although we may waste time chasing cars we will be together doing it! I just hope that you will lay beside me and share our love!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2013 6:47pm report


    This song to me is a very touching love song and has special meaning. I once had a special friend in my life and this song describes what we were feeling and going through a few years back. Unfortunately, the special friend is no longer in my life, but I heard this song today & it brought me back to a very meaningful day we spent together, on this first day of summer, a few years ago. It was a beautiful day that I hope he cherishes as much as I do. Even though the reasons we are not together are for all the right reasons, I still miss him (some days more than others and today is one of those days). I’m sure he is very happy now and I am very glad for him. I am equally as happy, the happiest I have been for many years, but I still miss my special friend. Just can’t seem to get him out of my mind even after all these years. We shared such a special bond that I don’t think I can ever forget because he pierced my heart so deeply that “these things will never change for us”. We once said to each other, we don’t want to be sitting in our rockers at 80 years old, wondering “what if”. Unfortunately, the “what if” will be our reality and we will never know how things would have turned out if we were not too afraid to close the one door & walk through the hallway to open a new door, to meet the other standing there with open arms, waiting to show each other the garden that would have burst into life being together. Again, even though I am extremely happy, that does make me sad because I truly believe our love was “a love you find once in a life time (one unfortunately found with the right person at the wrong time)” and we walked away. I saw my special friend a month ago, but I was too afraid to approach him to say hello. I don’t know if he ever wants to talk to me again so I stayed away and that made me sad. I certainly would have loved to say hello and ask how he is doing. I hope he doesn’t think he could not approach me either because that’s not the case at all. I believe things happen for a reason and this special friend came into my life for a reason. He taught me about friendship, kindness & how love should be experienced. Yes, it’s very sad we can’t be in each other’s lives, even as friends, but even though it was for a short time, I am so thankful he was in my life. Happy first day of summer!! jv :)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 13th, 2013 4:51am report


    From the first time I heard this song it touched me and was instantly my favourite song. My young song also loved it and we use to play it all the time. It was about 7 months later that my 14 year old son died instantly in a work place accident. Chasing Cars was so close to my heart as it was our song in which was played at his funeral. Six years later whenever I am feeling down suddenly Chasing Cars comes on the radio and to me I know my son is around and is letting me know everything is okay. I believe it is the most beautiful song in the world and has many different meanings when it comes to true love.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 8th, 2013 3:12am report


    It is about infatuation and what he wants love to be -- hence the term chasing cars like a dog who cannot obtain the car and would not know what to do with it if he caught it. It is an idealization of how he wants to be in love and with the object of his desire. Sweet, but unrealistic and unobtainable. We all chase on and work through our relationships regardless.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2013 2:32am report


    This song for me means bonding with my soul, make whatever you will of it!



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    anonymous
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    Jan 13th, 2013 1:41pm report


    I love this song. I ask one of my friends this everyday. If he would lay down with me and just forget the world. I think this song means who's cares what other people think. Everyone judges others. They just want to forget what other people think or say. They are trying block it all out and away.
    They want to be happy to they don't need others tellin them how to control they're lives. If they want to be together that is their choice. When it comes to chasing cars they mean I want to get away from all this drama people are putting me through. They want to do things with that person spend their life with them. They just want to have a perfect ending!:)



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    Ezmryder
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    Dec 17th, 2012 12:49am report


    i love this song, maybe i interpret it differently from others but to me this is about a relationship where to people love each other but its complicated and thats why there not together, this reminds me of what my life is like at the moment i dated a guy who has been one of my close friends for quite some time now and we loved each other then i got confused (i think i have bipolar disorder/depression and anxiety and i keep having panic attacks)so anyway i got confused and were friends now, he still likes me well he loves me and he is my everything i would jump in front of a bullet to save him and i miss him but i dont know how i feel and i cant work it out. i have my boyfriend who i like a lot but he acts like he loves me then never wants to spend time with me or he decides to ignore me. i dont know what to do because they are both important in my life



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    anonymous
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    Dec 7th, 2012 12:25pm report


    I believe that snow patrol is trying to say that we spend all of our time in our lives following how others have set the rules, and that most people don’t make their own rules and don’t benefit from it to. The songwriter states “If I lay here, If I just lay here, Would you lie with me and just forget the world?” This question is literally asking you to lie down but it means that the songwriter wants you to take a step out of the waves of life and make your own waves.

    This song can be quite powerful for the people who actually understand it.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 2012 11:07pm report


    I've just recently discovered this song... And while listening to it had tears in my eyes... I'm young and life is confusing right now... And when I was singing it I just broke down... It has such a strong meaning of how we all think too much about our lives and how we just throw around the words I love you way too much... We need to take time and live a little... I can't wait to share this with my someone special... We get too caught up in our busy lives these days that we forgot the ones we truly love... Snow Patrol will slowly becoming my new fav band soon... All of their music is great!



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