Chasing Cars was first released on the band's fourth album Eyes Open in and became the 14th biggest-selling track of However it has never actually reached number one, although it has managed to stay in the charts for more than three years. And Pharrell Williams ' catchy Happy scooped the third spot in the list by PPL which ranked the most-played songs of the 21st century so far.
It was released as the second single from their fourth studio album, Eyes Open The song is Snow Patrol's biggest-selling single to date, ending as that year's 14th best-selling single in the UK  and that year had the distinction of being the last song performed live on the BBC's Top of the Pops. Lead singer Gary Lightbody reportedly wrote the song when he became sober after a binge of white wine , in the garden of song producer Jacknife Lee's Kent cottage. There's no knife-in-the-back twist. When I read these lyrics back, I was like, 'Oh, that's weird.
Snow Patrol Lyrics. Forget what we'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 we'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? Submit Corrections. The phrase "Chasing Cars" came from Gary Lightbody's father, in reference to a girl the singer 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.
I keep busy with my own activities, but it becomes really hard to have a date night. He was the best decision I have ever made in my life, hands down. So if you are caffeine junky, be sure that you can adjust to and accept your date's beliefs before going on a date.