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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...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    ._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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    Aug 17th, 8:14pm report


    I've heard this song a couple of times before and caught up my attention for I love the melody and the way it is being sung but I dont have any idea about the title, years later I accidentally click and played it in YouTube and I was so happy found out the song im lookin a years ago, as the song sunk in to my mind my heart also break into tears feeling that Im the one singing the song for my ex, whom I thought I dont love that much till one day we broke up and years pass by I saw that person again and realized that I really love and want this person that bad but things had changed and I think my ex already moved on and I am left hoping for him come back to me, as I see him ,memories also flew out my mind the things that we do together, his sweet messages, hug and kisses under the moonlight, all those memories until now is continuing to pull my tears and feeling of love with him, but I know that we don't have the chance to be together cuz we are like in an opposite world and he has his own family now, and now all that I have is our memory together chasing cars and don't have a care about the world around us.
    ryajPh



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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 4:58am report


    for me this song is about two people who is really in love to each other but because of their circumstances and boundaries they cant really be together but even this songs is sounds sad, i still use this as our love song because the lyrics of the songs really means to me and it interprets my situation that even you said a thousands I LOVE YOU it wont be enough to express how you feel to that person because you are not with them. :(



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    CCP
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    Jun 26th, 2015 6:16am report


    The best true feeling ever....
    "We'll do it all
    Everything
    On your own..
    My first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first love...crazy love. When I was young he was the only one I had in mind all the time. He was the one made me feel alive. I had other loves, other boyfriend, but never like him.
    I decide that I wanted to meet someone who made feel just like him...alive
    That's when I met my husband, I love him more than anything else.
    My first love died one month after we got married in a terrible helicopter accident.
    "I don't quite know
    How to say
    How I feel"
    I've been married for almost nine great years, have 2 beautiful children and a wonderful husband. Even though I keep dreaming with my first boyfriend.
    "If I lay here
    If I just lay here
    Would you lie with me
    And just forget the world"
    Since I met my husband, there has been a bad guy blackmailed him, completely madness, so we have a strong relationship, my reality has been rough, not easy in all these years
    Even though for me it's perfect just being with my husband and kids, I have to deal with a cruel reality every day.
    "I need your grace
    To remind me
    To find my own"
    I never got the chance to tell my first boyfriend that I love him more than he thought, I'd wish I didn't did stupid things.
    But his reminder of what we had, make me love my life just at it is.
    I know he is in a good place, so I have say thank you for show me the garden that's bursting into life.
    Love you Tato, thank you for being my angel in my life, we'll keep in touch every night, when you are around my dreams, and we'll cherish life just how you would wanted to.
    Life it's not easy, but it's beautiful all the feeling we have inside of us, that's what we are gonna get when we died!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2015 6:08pm report


    I feel (believe) that the song is about a love nipped in the bud as the 'person' singing the song has died - probably suddenly and the rememberences and confusion are swirling around the souls thoughts. And the 1st thoughts are about why he/she's alone. Thoughts and feelings are jumbled and the deceased feels that if the loved one could just lay with him/her that that perfect garden would burst right into life. Yes, we think we are alone in life and I imagine if the bond of love helps with the confusion of transition, then we would seek that person out to help us make sense of it.
    I fell in LOVE with this song from the 1st time I heard it. It hits me at levels that I can't express. Including the fact that Jesus or an Angel comes to my mind and is the one being asked to stay and help that soul to understand what's going on.
    I could be way off mark, however is that not the purpose of art that we each get the feeling from the piece of art that most connects with us.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 31st, 2014 10:53pm report


    I absolutely love this song, but it's a sad song for me as my husband and I listened to this a lot during the last few months of his life, as he tried to fight cancer.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 16th, 2014 10:22pm report


    I know most people feel this is an adorable love song, but it doesn't have to be. For me, it describes my relationship with my best friend. I'm a girl, he's a boy, but he's really like my brother. We can just sit and just BE in the same space, not doing anything else, just sharing ideas and making two minds becoming one. When we say I love you, we both have super complicated meanings, but in a basis we know we will be in each other's lives forever. I know love songs are popular, but people should try to open their minds to other interpretations.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 13th, 2014 8:30am report


    The singer wants the other to step away from everything just for a little while and be with him. Forget about all the troubles of the world and life. He loves the person so much that just merely saying I love you is not good enough those words are said to much those words are not enough to express the way he feels.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 20th, 2014 6:10pm report


    It's about forgetting everything for a time and just being with that person. No words are even needed just being together they feel it. A want, a need and desire to have that person close with no distractions.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd, 2014 4:54am 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2013 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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