Snow Patrol is an alternative rock band from Northern Ireland and Scotland. Formed at the University of Dundee in 1994, the band is now based in Glasgow.
The band’s first three records, the EP “Starfighter Pilot,” and the studio albums “Songs for Polarbears” and “When It’s All Over We Still Have to Clear Up,” were commercially unsuccessful. When the band moved to a major record label Polydor Records, they released their 2003 album “Final Straw” which surpassed 4x platinum sales in the UK. This was the first time the band achieved significant commercial sales, following it up with international success in 2006 when their album “Eyes Open” sold 4.7 million copies worldwide. The songs “Run“, “Chasing Cars” and “Signal Fire” are among the band’s biggest hits. Snow Patrol have been nominated for three BRIT Awards and have won five Meteor Ireland Music Awards. In 2008, the band released their fifth studio album “A Hundred Million Suns,” and released their first compilation album, “Up to Now” in 2009. Worldwide, the band have sold over ten million albums.
“Set the Fire to the Third Bar” is a song from Snow Patrol’s album, Eyes Open, featuring Martha Wainwright on vocals. The song was first released as a single in 2006. It is about a long distance relationship and its lyrics talk of a couple involved in one: (”I’m miles from where you are”) and their longing to be together again (”I pray that something picks me up/ And sets me down in your warm arms”). After their long journey to meet each (”After I have travelled so far”) they would settle down in front of an electric bar fire (”We’d set the fire to the third bar”) and enjoy being together and warm. “Set the Fire to the Third Bar” is featured in the movie trailers for the forthcoming film, “Dear John” with Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, due in theaters next Friday. You can listen to the song above.
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