Chasing Cars

 

The Song

Chasing Cars is the third single from Snow Patrol 's fourth album, Eyes Open . It was recorded released on July 24 , 2006.Chasing Cars gained significant popularity in the United States after being featured on the popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy. Gary Lightbody, frontman of Snow Patrol, stated it is the "most pure and open love song ever written." The phrase "Chasing Cars" came from Lightbody's father, in reference to a girl Lightbody was infatuated with, "You're like a dog chasing a car. You'll never catch it and you just wouldn't know what to do with it if you did."
"Chasing Cars" was heard on the TV show One Tree Hill episode "The Show Must Go On", which aired in the US on May 3, 2006. It was not until two weeks later when the song appeared on the second season finale of Grey's Anatomy on May 15 , 2006 that the song found a larger listening audience and pushed its way onto the download and pop charts in the United States. The song was made into a music video for the show, serving as a promotion for its third season. The music video shows scenes from the first and second seasons as well as previously unseen scenes from the third season, with clips in-between from the UK music video of the song.

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Music Video

UK music video

US music video

music video for Grey's Anatomy

 

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 much
They're not enough

If I lay here, If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world

Forget what you'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

If I lay here, If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world

Forget what you'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

If I lay here, If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world