"Signal Fire" as written by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson and Paul Wilson....
The perfect words never crossed my mind
'Cause there was nothing in there but you

I felt every ounce of me
Screaming out
But the sound was trapped
Deep in me

All I've wanted just sped right past me
But I was rooted fast to the earth
I could be stuck here for a thousand years
Without your arms to drag me out

There you are, standing right in front of me
There you are, standing right in front of me
Forced fear falls away to leave me naked
Hold me close
'Cause I need you to guide me to safety

No, I don't wanna wait forever
No, I don't wanna wait forever

In the confusion
And the aftermath
You are my signal fire

The only resolution
And the only joy
Is the faint spark of forgiveness
In your eye

There you are, standing right in front of me
There you are, standing right in front of me
Forced fear falls away to leave me naked
Hold me close
'Cause I need you to guide me to safety

There you are, standing right in front of me
There you are, standing right in front of me
Forced fear falls away to leave me naked
Hold me close
'Cause I need you to guide me to safety

No, I don't wanna wait forever
No, I don't wanna wait forever
No, I don't wanna wait forever


Lyrics submitted by BigWillE 24302

"Signal Fire" as written by Gary Lightbody Nathan Connolly

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    General CommentThanks for posting the lyrics to this gorgeous song. I hear the lyrics as:

    "All I've wanted just sped right past me
    While I was rooted fast to the earth
    I could be stuck here for a thousand years
    Without your arms to drag me out"

    and then:

    "All this fear falls away to leave me naked"

    This is what I've concluded after listening to it repeatedly ever since it became available. I can't get enough of it. Are there other songs on the soundtrack? I sure wouldn't know. ;)
    katie_annaon March 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the missing parts are "There you are" then the "standing right in front of me"...

    Have barely listened to this twice and I already love it... one of the Patrol's best
    dustfingeron March 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm going to do what we are supposed to be doing here....talking abot the song. For me its about loving someone, someones that guides you to where you want to go, but at the same time that person is holding you back and you just want to move foward with that person together....comment on the songs not if a band sounds or not the same as aways!!!
    ieatworldon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of me and my friend breaking up and how I felt when we said goodbye to eachother and that I knew what I wanted to say to him, about how much I loved him and that he was my everything and he was my safty and I didn't want to say goodbye, but I couldn't say it, all I did was stare at him and I couldn't say it.
    celebrindalon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou're wrong! You're all bloody wrong! I am a MASSIVE Snow Patrol fan, and agree would like to say a few things on this.
    1. NEVER, EVER, call them "The Patrol"
    2. This song is supposed to be for a MOVIE. It is about love etc. (the song), and any band asked to write a song like this for a movie, whether it be Snow Patrol or the Beatles, if they were all alive, would have come up with something similar. I agree, it's NOT one of their BEST songs, but it has a BRILLIANT mobie soundtrack quality to it, and for that reason I simply love it. It does NOT sound like a cross between "Headlights" and "The Finish Line", in fact NOTHING like any of Snow Patrol's other songs. It is totally unique to this kind of genre, and for that it should be respected.
    3. The lyrics ARE "No I won't wait forever" not anything else.
    4. The true meaning of the song? Well, obviously love, and all that, but to me it means more. As Celebrindal said, it also reminds me of myself and my best friend, who lives all the way in the USA (I live in the Netherlands), and when we parted.
    5. Snow Patrol have launched a competition for a music video to this. Anyone think they can beat Spiderman, have a look at their website.
    Thank you for reading all that. I feel better now I've got my point across...
    Snow Sheep x
    SnowSheepon May 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't see how you guys hear " No i don't wanna wait forever." Anyway, this song is pretty blatant with its meaning IMO. I personally think it's about a guy that's broken up with a girl that he's in love with. He wants to be with her because she makes him feel safe. Obviously a ton of shit went down and he's waiting for her, despite all that crap... he still wants to be with her since she makes him feel the he does.
    Topsy_kretson November 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay i was shocked at how no one mentioned the amazingnes of the opening lines
    The perfect words, never crossed my mind
    Cause there was nothing in there but you

    I felt every ounce of me
    Screaming out
    But the sound was trapped
    deep in me


    this makes me love love love love this song
    no im not an avid listener of snow patrol but whatever fuck off let me be ignorant and know songs because they are singles.

    gawww i play this song over and over again on my ipod i wish i had the video as wlel its adorabkle

    ;]
    shakelly_blackmouthon February 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed, dustfinger. Definitely one of the best songs Snow Patrol has out right now. I want everyone I know to hear this song... it's so amazing.
    Dance With Me Loison March 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an amazing song... i think katie anna is right with the lyrics. Does the signal fire represent that shes his safety?
    debbiedon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA great song, though not one of the the best. I think the "In fact, your arms still drag me out (???)"/"Without your arms to drag me out" line is "but that your arms still drag me out". I agree with the rest of the revised lyrics.
    quintessenceofduston April 01, 2007   Link

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