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Snow Patrol: Set the Fire to the Third Bar Meaning


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I find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from 'A' to where you'd be
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...


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    Jan 18th, 2019 1:54pm report

    To me this song is about long distance love.


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    Jun 26th, 2015 6:25am report

    Set the fire to the third bar is about being away from someone (who is possibly dead) and wanting them back so badly that you would burn down the town if you could see them again and not care about the consequences. It's a song about longing for someone who you used to know but you will probably never see again.

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