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Chasing Cars Lyrics

We'll do it all
On our own

We don't need
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 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 21st 2010 report

    This is a very touching & meaningful love long. A song about true love; one you find once in a life time, one that just happens no matter how hard you try to fight it but never could (and still can’t). One you thank for “just being you”. A love so strong that it just appeared even though you weren’t looking for it. A love so strong that cannot be stopped even though you thought it would fade since they are no longer in each other’s life but doesn’t, no matter how hard you try to forget. The kind that makes you feel alive & happy and no longer listless & dead inside and makes you realize that this love is “your one”. The one unfortunately found too late. Sadly, a love that is “Chasing Cars” because of the others in their life they had to walk away and can no longer be in each other’s. They don’t know where, confused about how as well but before they get too old hopefully they will experience that first day of summer again and show each other that garden bursting into life with their “special friend” because they are all that I am, all that I ever was and is in their perfect eyes…..there all I see every moment of every day because these things will never change for us at all. :)


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 1st 2018 report

    Time in Relationships with the true one we love and our families- siblings, parents, grandparents, children, nieces, nephews, cousins literally all- can mostly be spent Chasing Cars or distractions and we never spend enough actual time enjoying each other's company before we are too old or it is too late. Dogs literally will chase a car because they can't resist when so many other things are more important. Live in the moment of each other's loving company, put down the smart phones. Let's spend time chasing phones around our heads!? Right? Our phones are the equivalent to chasing cars in this case. Just saying we love each other is not enough, Let's sit, lie with, hang out together and forget the world... We have each other, there really should be nothing else. Then we will have our gardens bursting with Life before we get too old or it is too late. Beautiful song for learning life's lessons.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 18th 2007 report

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

    We'll do it all
    On our own
    We don't need
    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. :)

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2021 report

    For me, it brings to my mind, my heart and my soul, the morning my husband passed away. I lay with him in bed and the song describes our last moments together. I will cherish this song and its words forever just as I cherish my husband and our love forever.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2020 report

    It is a very beautiful song by melodies and lyrics. I think the song is expressing the person’s want and desire for a true, deep love and connection. A love out of reality .

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2019 report

    To me has to do with a sibling relationship, never having a chance to know my older brother whom is deseased. I visit his grave often and really lying there asking him to take me away from this world. Being able to was endless time chasing his toy cars that I have been told that he loved to do.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 18th 2018 report

    Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol is a very clear lyrics. It's about a guy who wants to be beside his girl and forget anything or anyone. I don't agree with the latest comment, it's not about dogs in shelter. just waiting ? The dogs are just waiting? Or you are the one who is just waiting for someone here? Double meaning for just waiting?

    - The person who made comments about songs recently

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2018 report

    Dogs in a shelter , just waiting...

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  9. anonymous
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    May 30th 2018 report

    This is so what happened to me circumstances distance after 6years. Would have him back tomorrow

  10. anonymous
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    May 4th 2018 report

    I think it's about two dogs, out on their own. As long as they have each other, everything will be okay. When one of the dogs die, Chasing Cars, the other one is lying with him/her out of loyalty and love.

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd 2017 report

    As my son laid dying in a hospital bed, I would climb in the bed with him. Memories would flood my soul as to when it all started with just him and I. I knew my son was seeing the beautiful garden and I wanted to share that with him. Everytime I hear "chasing cars" it takes me back to that day. Yes, its a love song...but a love that never dies. It's a beautiful song..one that I will cherish forever.

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2017 report

    i think this song is about two people are i love for real wich only happends a few times and they can't be together so they can chase cars in their head.

  13. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2017 report

    I think its about a selfish man, whose wife was dying of cancer, & wanted her just for himself, not seen by doctors early enough, or not on her own. Would not let her go to hospice, so died a distressing death

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  14. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2017 report

    It's a dogs perspective

  15. anonymous
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    May 25th 2017 report

    You are all nuts! It's about him loosing his dog suddenly...waste time? Chasing cars?

  16. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2016 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.

  17. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2016 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. :(

  18. CCP
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    Jun 26th 2015 report

    The best true feeling ever....
    "We'll do it all
    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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