Saturday, August 19, 2006


For all of the seasons that roll past us more quickly each year, there are always a handful of tunes that define them. Each time I hear the music from a paticular year, especially one that isn't overplayed to death, my mind is transported to the time, the feeling and the way I looked at the world then, whether I was six or sixteen.

Summertime always warrants, to me, a musical party that ranges from high-energy pop tunes to mellow reggae and everything in between. This summer, each time I hear Chasing Cars, by Snow Patrol, I get goosebumps. Really, I do. I am probably not the target audience for this band, as I am over thirty (barely, and according to the realage website, I am 31.5 not 33.3 so I will go with that), but this song hits me like a freight train and raises the hairs on the back of my neck like I am a giddy 20-something. Sadly, I've overheard it being played for the upcoming new season of Grey's Anatomy (which is fine, because I loooooove that show), so I hope that I don't get sick of it. Until then, I'll leave you with the soulful lyrics which, in my opinion, rock.

Chasing Cars, by Snow Patrol

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 much
They're not enough


Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's
Bursting into life

Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

- chorus -

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's
Bursting into life

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

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

- chorus -


What are your favorite songs this summer?


LindaJ said...

My favorite song for this summer is Crazy by Gnarls Barklely.

Great CD, love the sound and the remake of Gone daddy gone by the sex pistols.

Nut's mom said...

I love the snow patrol album (dude, I am from Ireland! I have to!) anyway, this album is great, and I like "you could be happy". it's a sad song but I can relate to it. my song for the summer? Chasing cars and hate me. Hate me is because the second stanza reminds me of my relationship with my grandfather (my best friend Ever!!!)

I owe him so damn much.