Set Fire to the Third Bar – Snow Patrol featuring Martha Wainwright

I had never heard this song until recently when it was the theme for a movie trailer and the song really caught me. The emotional impact of the song is what drew me to look for it.

The intro guitar is so delicate and simple it makes the song seems precarious.

The vocals are so beautiful. Not surprising the little sister of Rufus Wainwright has quite a voice. What a blessed family! And the male vocal compliments so well by being in the lower range.

As the song picks up in emotional tenor the speed of the song and instruments pick up which really sweeps the listener up in a wave of feelings.

The lyrics are so poetic.

I’m miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

Studio Version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCmBl4y1ilg
Live Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPKDfBdxkMM

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~ by fortuitousoccurances on January 12, 2010.

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