"Warmer Climate" as written by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson and Paul Wilson....
Tell me if I'm going crazy
But everything you said amazed me
It seems too easy on the ear
To be something I should adhere to

You told me to just simply wander
Rather than take shelter under
And open my heart to the thought that
Life is something you're not caught at

Too easy to get lost in progress
I didn't see you there in that dress
And suddenly the world seems so small
We'd fit it all inside out front hall

And Edison would spin in his grave
To ever see the light that you gave
Don't wanna take it nice and slow here
Don't wanna waste a minute more dear

The universe just vanished out of sight
And all the stars collapsed behind the pitch black night
And I can barely see your face in front of mine
But it is knowing you are there that makes me fine

Maybe it's the warmer climate
Maybe I'm a smarter primate
Maybe it's the beer I'm drinking
Maybe I've stopped over thinking

Baby you're the words and chapters
The sweetness in the morning after
You are the cry that turns to laughter
You're the hope that ends disaster

The universe just vanished out of sight
And all the stars collapsed behind the pitch black night
And I can barely see your face in front of mine
But it is knowing you are there that makes me fine

The universe is just an empty space
And all the stars can disappear without a trace
I'm so glad that this has taken me so long
'Cause it's the journey that made me so strong


Lyrics submitted by Topato, edited by Ravecat

"Warmer Climate [*]" as written by Jonathan Graham Quinn Gary Lightbody

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  • +5
    General Commenti have a different take on it.

    i feel like maybe they've known each other for a long time, as friends, and he has just had a conversation with her in which she told him to "open my heart to the thought that life is something you're not caught at." He's been so busy "getting lost in progress" that he didn't "see you [her] in that dress," and he's suddenly realized that all along he's been in love with her.

    he realizes this, and "the universe just vanished out of sight, and all the stars collapse behind the pitch-black night". He's overwhelmed, but doesn't want to "waste a minute more dear, don't want to take it nice and slow here." He just realized she's the one, after avoiding this realization for awhile, trying not to get "caught at" it. He has "stopped overthinking" and just realizes that she is the words, the chapters, the person who will turn his "cry to laughter."

    The rest of the song is him realizing she is everything to him, that the "stars could disappear without a trace" because she is his "hope that ends disaster." In the end, he knows that without the long journey it took him to realize this, he wouldn't appreciate everything she means to him now. "It's the journey that's made me so strong," strong enough to really admit to himself that he's in love with his best friend.

    at least, that's what i think. :)
    nandecaturon November 29, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentUnder rated song. When people talk about Snow Patrol they always talk about 'Run' and 'Chasing Cars' - I think this is one of their best songs
    arif50on November 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song

    "Baby you're the words and chapters
    The sweetness in the morning after
    You are the cry that turns to laughter
    You're the hope that ends disaster"

    Amazing!

    I have some ideas about what it means.. but im not 100% sure
    Cut~Up~Angelson February 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEdison would spin in his grave
    To ever see the light that you gave


    The universe just vanished out of sight
    And all the stars collapsed behind the pitch black night
    And I can barely see your face in front of mine
    But it is knowing you are there that makes me fine


    perfect
    Cure.on March 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYey, first comment, what a song, kinda obvious what the meaning is but beutiful lyrics
    flash_52on May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYey, first comment, what a song, kinda obvious what the meaning is but beutiful lyrics
    flash_52on May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits gorgeous. i love it. one of the best songs on the new album, got that haunting bonus trck thing going on. love love love
    superpants1on May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is my life! i love it so so so much its incredibly beautiful and the lyrics... wow!

    Too easy to get lost in progress
    I didn't see you there in that dress
    And suddenly the world seems so small
    We'd fit it all inside our front hall
    Edison would spin in his grave
    To ever see the light that you gave
    Don't want to take it nice and slow here
    Don't want to waste a minute more, dear

    i love this verse, especially the bit about the dress, as its all about feelings then it brings u back to earth by mwntioning something material
    Indieluveron February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's mostly about being in love, but I have also another interpretation:

    The universe just vanished out of sight
    And all the stars collapsed behind the pitch black night
    And I can barely see your face in front of mine

    --> it's about lost love... there used be light , but now, there is something like darkness in your mind when you are thinking about her/him

    But it is knowing you are there that makes me fine

    --> but you didn't lose your love completly, you are still friends. The feeling is different, but it's still... well, just fine.
    certain_son May 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a really good friend, a member of the opposite sex who you would like to get into a relationship with, but at the minute you're just glad to have each other.
    I agree with certain__s on this one!!
    PleasePleasePleaseon June 05, 2007   Link

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