"If There's a Rocket Tie Me To It" as written by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson and Paul Wilson....
Two weeks later like a surplus reprieve.
I found a hair the length of yours on my sleeve,
I wound it round and round my finger so tight.
It turned to purple and a pulse formed inside,
And I knew the beat 'cause it matched your own beat.
I still remember it from our chest to chest and feet to feet.
The easy silence then was a sweet relief to this hush,
Of ovens aeroplanes and of distant car points.

[Chorus]
A fire a fire, you can only take what you can carry,
A pulse, your pulse, it's the only thing I can remember.
I break, you don't, I was always set to self-destruct, though
The fire, the fire, it cracks and the barks like primal music.

I said I knew the beat 'cause it matched your own beat.
It's become my engine my own source of heat.
The sea between us only amplifies the sound waves,
Every hum and echo and crash paints my cave.

[Chorus:Repeat x2]


Lyrics submitted by joshpurinton, edited by fallencome

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  • +2
    General CommentI got this CD signed last night in Blefast and am listening it to the first time now.I've literally just heard this song for the first time. And what a beautiful introduction to "A hundred Million Suns"

    Its about missing someone you have just lost and trying to move on. Then you find a little reminder of them-like a hair-and you can't help but think about them You compare your own pulse to theirs("Your beat") and remember the days when you lay so close to them that you could feel their heartbeat/pulse. The loneliness of not being with that person makes the silence eerie, and the distance between you "amplifies the sound"-makes the loneliness/silence unbearable and worse. The silence is deafening, eg The crackling of the fire-"barks"like "primal music" and the only sounds to be heard are irrelevant-("hum of ovens, aeroplanes...") because you feel you have nothing left.
    another*teen*clicheon October 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first song on the album and I was hook on it from the chorus snippet from the official website.

    I guess its about someone missing their other half who has gone away for whatever reason, though the feeling I get is not due to a break up. So he's missing her because she's not there not because he's lost her. Though I might be completely wrong about that.
    Jaylaron October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat start to the new album. Haha that someone has ALREADY added the lyrics
    stinaaahon October 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm getting the feeling that this song is about being separated from a loved one. Even suggested in the title; tie me to a rocket so I can be with them.
    TomatoCaton October 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreeing with TomatoCat, I definitely get that vibe! :)
    60_miles_an_houron October 26, 2008   Link
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    General Comment*Belfast
    another*teen*clicheon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with another*teen*cliche
    wereTHRIVINGon November 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE this song... the only think is for song reason I don't quite get the corus(haha smart right?)
    if someone could explain it tha would help!

    I Love everything about this part
    "Two weeks later like a surplus reprieve
    I found a hair the length of yours on my sleeve
    I wound it round and round my finger so tight
    It turned to purple and a pulse formed inside"
    *JEEPgal*on December 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgree with rofeta about the meaning.

    'When your eyes meet mine, I lose simple skills, like to tell you all I wont is now' reminds me of how i feel numb as i gaze into her eyes. Amazing line.

    Best track of the album along with set down your glass
    Dan184on December 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's all in the first line, a "surplus" reprieve, as in surplus to requirement.
    this sounds like he didn't need to be reminded of someone he's broken up with, but when he was reminded, all the good times came flooding back.
    linestopperon August 23, 2009   Link

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