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Snow Patrol — If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It
Album: A Hundred Million Suns
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1080









Released: 2008
Length: 4:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 horns

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 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

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 barks like primal music
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 stephen.king12101 wrote:
Why do you always play this song
 

But they don't! There's a few more songs from this album and others that get played too (just click on the artist's name link).
And it's a nice song too imho.
Why do you always play this song
I had to turn it off. Bland. Repetitive. Unimaginitive. Dire. Pile of shyte. 
 ottojschlosser wrote:
"like primal Musak" is not the worst song lyric ever, but it's on the list.

 
Picked up 3 of their albums, oops.  It all sounds just like this, gag, Musak.  "Lifeboats" seems to be the only tune that is worth hearing, and even that is open to debate.  This is pablum that simply occupies ear space that could be filled by so many other more talented and appealing options.
Great mix tonight, Bill, on the night of the Trump inauguration {#Foot-in-mouth}.  Knew you would come through.

I Scare Myself
Into the Fire
Amazing Grace
The Loner
Sour Times
Acid Tongue
Driven to Tears
Still a Freak
Excitable  Boy
End of Days
Speed the Collapse
Don't Wanna Know About Evil
I Close My Eyes
Baby Did a Bad Thing (Feel like crying)
If There's a Rocket Tie Me To It
and the best.....Tweeter and the Monkey Man

Helping me make signs for the protests tomorrow in San Diego.  Daughter protesting in SF.
Sounds like the theme song to a bad, teen, summer movie
 Euskadita wrote: Posted: Jul 21, 2012 - 20:18
Elton John - Rocket Man
Snow Patrol - If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It

Please Bill, next song is Kashmir - Rocket Brothers?? {#Pray} 

 
If we do not know our history, we are bound to repeat it ... like today {#Yes}
Pretty much anything Snow Patrol does calls to me.
Great songwriting! Lightbody!
 
 rdo wrote:
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME BECAUSE I AM STARTING TO LOVE THIS AND I AM SCARED
 
Be afraid.  Be very afraid. 
Damn! I love this song!

thanks 
Snow Patrol I've come to think of as very like Coldplay: cold, corporate, efficient, technically proficient, content-free lyrics. Suit music. The Spandau Ballet of the noughties. This song started off an 8, but has fallen to 3 and keeps falling.
....... as it finished yet
I have purchased 4 songs in the last 1/2hr!  I love what you play at RP and I am always introduced to new music that I had never heard before; thanks for the great station!!
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME BECAUSE I AM STARTING TO LOVE THIS AND I AM SCARED
They do have some very good songs - this is not one of them - PSD.
Oh God! not the Snow Patrol!  Please!  So Boring!
I love Gary's voice - I always tune into a Snow Patrol song because I recognize his voice. Nice.{#Clap}
 Proclivities wrote:

I assume you mean that figuratively, since I'm not sure if it would help them to meet a guy who's been dead for over two years.  But then, again, maybe it could.

 
Well, they could still meet Mr. Sculley.
"like primal Musak" is not the worst song lyric ever, but it's on the list.
 unclehud wrote:
These guys should 'meet Mr. Owsley' before they go into the studio next time.  Stir them up a bit.

 
I assume you mean that figuratively, since I'm not sure if it would help them to meet a guy who's been dead for over two years.  But then, again, maybe it could.
Meh.
sounds like biffy clyro in this song - pretty dull. 

bottom line - it's 'indy music' by numbers - formula. zero originality.
{#Whisper}  I have a theory:  Bill added the PSD option because he knew Snow Patrol was going to stay in the playlist.  One of his relatives is in the band.  {#Group-hug}   {#Nyah}
These guys should 'meet Mr. Owsley' before they go into the studio next time.  Stir them up a bit.
Really like Snow Patrol.. how could you not?
I cannot say enough good things about this band!  One of the best to see live if you get the chance. 

I love a band that takes simplicity to the level they do.  Keeping it simply but still entertaining is an art.
Seems a bit precious and overwrought.
I've always thought this song was a bit dramatic. I also find myself enjoying it every time I hear it. The conundrum that is my life in general...
Not again! 'Primal Music' I don't think so chaps.

Bill, you've played it once too often! Snow Patrol are overrated - not total crap, but not very good.

Feelings of boredom are never far away when this band are playing... To the 'Patrol: If I did tie you to a rocket and send you off, would you take your sound equipment with you and stay out of earshot? Or just patrol distant snows quietly? {#Doh}
YET ANOTHER LONG BORING JAM!! 3 chord narcolepsey. You must be planning to play some actual **music** soon, eh?
I've heard some good tunes by SP this is DEFINITELY not one of them! Could we some others instead...please!
why won't psd work. please!!!!!
Rock it
 Euskadita wrote:
Elton John - Rocket Man
Snow Patrol - If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It

Please Bill, next song is Kashmir - Rocket Brothers?? {#Pray} 
 
Elbow..."Build a rocket, boys..." 
 milipili wrote:
Let me start by saying that I like Snow Patrol. Some songs I even love. But this song reminds of music played at the mall or a supermarket...
 
This.  Minus the part about usually liking Snow Patrol.
Elton John - Rocket Man
Snow Patrol - If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It

Please Bill, next song is Kashmir - Rocket Brothers?? {#Pray} 
Let me start by saying that I like Snow Patrol. Some songs I even love. But this song reminds of music played at the mall or a supermarket...
I have really tried to like these guys, but they seem so repetitive and ultimately bore me to tears or annoy me to distraction. There. I said it.
 

 Thanks for turning me on to this group Bill, they just keep coming through with good music. I think the first time
I heard them was 3-4 years ago along with PorcupineTree (for the first time) and they have become a permanent and enjoyable part of my days and nights... Old dogs can learn new licks.


Still can't figure out the attraction here.  I hear it from time to time but not enough to really keep me fully interested.
 jkhandy wrote:

Wow! I'm sure SP appreciates your kindness, being the legend in your own mind you present yourself to be.
 
I interpret your remark to mean that anyone who has a critical comment about a sappy, mediocre soft-rock band has an unwarranted high opinion of their own opinions, or, something like that.  Not really.  I was just stating my reaction to this oozing sap factory that goes by the name Snow Patrol.  In all truth, I am stating a fact.  It's what they do for me.  They are a radio-safe soft-rock band with mediocre talent.  True, I could surely not produce music like this.  I don't think it matters though, becuase they produce music for people to buy and consume.  I have very good reason to judge it.  My judgement:  it is sappy, mediocre, pleasant music, sometimes it's pretty good.  Nice soft-rock fare that I will never pay money for.  Not quite good enough.  I bought one CD and I sold it as soon as I could.   It's not exactly high art.  Hey, it's my opinion, what do I know.  You know what, I am not even going to charge you for my opinion.  You get these little golden nuggets gratis. 
 rdo wrote:
I was just looking for any troll comments I may have left on this board and thank goodness there were not any.  I have been very hard on SP in the past.   They are pretty good for the sappy band they are.   They are not very edgy.  I am bumping this from a 6 to an 8 for this radio-safe band.
 

Way to man up! Integrity is rare. I agree with you too. SP is a guilty pleasure for me.
 rdo wrote:
I was just looking for any troll comments I may have left on this board and thank goodness there were not any.  I have been very hard on SP in the past.   They are pretty good for the sappy band they are.   They are not very edgy.  I am bumping this from a 6 to an 8 for this radio-safe band.
 
Wow! I'm sure SP appreciates your kindness, being the legend in your own mind you present yourself to be.


 fingerpin wrote:

{#Wave}At that time I would sit on my back lawn as a kid and stare up into the night sky amazed that someone was up there. 
 
Same here.

 Proclivities wrote:

I watched the first few Apollo moon missions - over 40 years ago - live.
 
{#Wave}At that time I would sit on my back lawn as a kid and stare up into the night sky amazed that someone was up there. 
 cohifi wrote:

Congrats to you !  This is the kind of stuff that really pisses me off.
 
What? opinions that you don't share?  Yeah, I know.  What a drag.  {#Grumpy}  Hell is other people. 

 rdo wrote:
I was just looking for any troll comments I may have left on this board and thank goodness there were not any.  I have been very hard on SP in the past.   They are pretty good for the sappy band they are.   They are not very edgy.  I am bumping this from a 6 to an 8 for this radio-safe band.
 
Congrats to you !  This is the kind of stuff that really pisses me off.
 Proclivities wrote:

I watched the first few Apollo moon missions - over 40 years ago - live.
 
Me too.  As long as the rabbit ears were pointing the right way!

I even kept the whole newspaper section from when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.  Still pull it out from time to time. 
I was just looking for any troll comments I may have left on this board and thank goodness there were not any.  I have been very hard on SP in the past.   They are pretty good for the sappy band they are.   They are not very edgy.  I am bumping this from a 6 to an 8 for this radio-safe band.


 mandolin wrote:
...okay, raise your hand if you watched columbia first launch thirty years ago, live!..

{#Wave}
 
I watched the first few Apollo moon missions - over 40 years ago - live.

you know what?

this is REALLY good...




 mandolin wrote:
...okay, raise your hand if you watched columbia first launch thirty years ago, live!..

{#Wave}
 
I was alive... but I don't remember it.  I do distinctly remember a few years later when we lost the Challenger.  I was watching live at school.  Sorry to be such a bummer, but it is such a strong memory still.  Much like 9/11 in that way.  Absolutely tragic.
 mandolin wrote:
...okay, raise your hand if you watched columbia first launch thirty years ago, live!..

{#Wave}
 
Raise both hands if you saw it land, live, two days later.

Great Tune
 mandolin wrote:
...okay, raise your hand if you watched columbia first launch thirty years ago, live!..

{#Wave}
 
{#Wave} It was amazing to me...

Good lyrics I never noticed before —

"I break, you don't
I was always set to self-destruct though."

 
Are we giving away our age here?

{#Wave}
...okay, raise your hand if you watched columbia first launch thirty years ago, live!..

{#Wave}
On a Rocket Roll......
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
This and the Porcupine band are way too over played...
 
Eh...  Snow Patrol is ok, this song is pretty good.  Porcupine Tree can be played any time of the day.

This and the Porcupine band are way too over played...
 montanasara wrote:

This is a true album (with one shitty song that I ignore).  It seems to tell a story and this is a great one.  I do not believe history will ignore this band.


 



That's funny because I was in the process of writing:

This is the sort of band that will always be acceptable to a wide varity of musical tastes. Years from now people will be humming along to the chords at bars, trying to remember who's song it is.

This is a true album (with one shitty song that I ignore).  It seems to tell a story and this is a great one.  I do not believe history will ignore this band.


And then you said, "Pff, maybe you just don't get it."
 oraginzedSound wrote:
Super generic.  History will ignore this music.
 
"Super generic"? Shome oxymoron, shurely? Kinda like 'extremely moderate' or 'extraordinarily average'.

Super generic.  History will ignore this music.
Fantastic segue from Flo&tM's Cosmic Love!!{#Clap}
Still a great song for that certain holiday that's just around the corner. Helpless romantic? You bet I am.{#Cheers}
Pretty generic anthemic rock, IMHO.
yawn{#Rolleyes}
Me too!

This sound cannot travel in space.

{#Puke}

This does not wear well at all, getting less and less tolerable at each hearing.
 MrBanshee wrote:

exactly!
 
Nope!
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
 
exactly!


this is not good
I like these guys. I met the drummer once, at a friend's wedding. He seemed very nice, no 'rock star' about him at all.

I tried to ask him about the name of the band, because there's a song by Alpinestars called 'Snow Patrol', and the chorus includes the line "Snow Patrol / Saved my soul". I still don't know if there's any connection though.
"And I knew the beat 'cause it matched your own beat"

Too deep for me...


 Stingray wrote:
HATE THIS BAND!
 

Yes, you do.
 Stingray wrote:
Is this called Rock?
Weird rhythm (try to dance)!

Great cover is all I have to say about this patrolman!
BORING! VERY-VERY BOOORING!
 
    Stingray {#Beat}!!!


Is this called Rock?
Weird rhythm (try to dance)!

Great cover is all I have to say about this patrolman!
BORING! VERY-VERY BOOORING!
. . . stop wriggling while I tie you to this fucking rocket. . . 

Lights blue touchpaper. . . retires to safe distance. 
More elaboration on ‘irony’: https://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony
{#Cool}

(Reference to Alanis Morissette included)


 adroc wrote:

I'm sorry but there's no irony there.  The fact that your son shares an occupation with the name of the band is a coincidence.  You've been listening to to much Alanis Morissette.

 
If irony is "a state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what was or was to be expected; a result opposite to and as if in mockery of the appropriate result" (per Merriam-Webster) it seems to me that that both Alanis and the RP poster are free to consider their situations irony—it's based on their expectations.

If I she expects to get some good karma on wedding days and other big events, it's ironic if she doesn't. If she thinks fate is mocking her by letting her meet her dream guy after he's married, same thing. And if the poster expects his son to like a band with a bizarre name like Stone Temple Pilots or Shiny Toy Guns, or Death Cab For Cutie and he likes one so normal it's actually his job occupation, where's the problem in calling it irony?

Anyway, that's all I've got time for. I'm going to a concert by my favorite band: "The Pedantic Grammar Mavens."

Well, I like it.
 adroc wrote:

I'm sorry but there's no irony there.  The fact that your son shares an occupation with the name of the band is a coincidence.  You've been listening to to much Alanis Morissette.

 
"it's not ironic, just unfortunate"

One EskimO,Snow Patrol-next Artic Monkeys?
 sirdroseph wrote:
Yea, I am not particularly fond of this band either, terribly unimaginative, which in itself is ok as long as there is some kind of hook, bu{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}
 

I just think they only have that one gear...that sort of build up to a climax is omnipresent in most of their stuff...so yeah repetitive
Yea, I am not particularly fond of this band either, terribly unimaginative, which in itself is ok as long as there is some kind of hook, bu{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}{#Sleep}
HATE THIS BAND!
Here's the story for the failed sequel to Weird Science:

Anthony Michael Hall and the brown-haired guy put pictures into their computer of a number of better-left-forgotten 90's bands such as Verve Pipe, Jars of Clay, Dishwalla and Creed. But Instead of Kelly LeBrock popping out of the shower, Snow Patrol plays on Radio Paradise.

A mediocre 90's band in 2010?!  That's not Weird Science...that's just plain cruelty!

 jools wrote:
Not that I am complaining, but Snow Patrol seems to get as much airplay 9 on RP as Pearl Jam....Bit of a fan eh Bill?
 

I'm personally not so fond of this track, but is there something wrong with liking a certain kind of music or a group?

I bought Final Straw because of how much I liked what I heard here on RP and then when I got it home, I listened to it all the way through several times, unable to find any hint of whatever it was I liked in the first place. But this song, I like! Maybe they're only good out of context?
Can't believe I haven't rated this song yet. A definite 8.
This has a nice tune but also sounds a lot like everything else on commercial radio.
 jools wrote:
Not that I am complaining //  eh Bill?

 

    Nor am I, as finding this group,  was just another benifit from listening to RP.
Radio Paradise, expanding my horizons in music 24/7. (thanks Bill)

 


Not that I am complaining, but Snow Patrol seems to get as much airplay 9 on RP as Pearl Jam....Bit of a fan eh Bill?
Saw them several times on tv. They are really nice, live! Better than the studio things!
 fran_tarkenton wrote:

Here here!

  
The correct expression is either "what a great song" or "hear, hear."
Snow Patrol! {#Bananajam}
A-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h..... back to some MUSIC!

(...he wrote, after being subjected to Antje Duvekot and the Idan Raichel Project.)


 webslinger48 wrote:
This Snow Patrol needs to be buried in an avalanche.  Forever.
 
Here here!

 webslinger48 wrote:
Ten bands/acts that need to be locked in a spaceship and launched into a fiery death in a burning hot supernova:

10. Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. 311
8. James Blunt
7. John Mayer (The Mayor of Bad Music)
6. Bright Eyes
5. Sufjan Stevens
4. Sublime
3. Feist
2. Death Cab for Cutie
1. Snow Patrol 
 
1, 3 & 10 to the moon with good behavior. The rest, yup, set the controls!
 claire_k wrote:

Beautiful in a nostalgic way, the whole album is too much of the same thing or you have to want to drown into nostalgia...


 
There you go, listening to the WORDS again...  {#Drunk}

Yes it is too beautiful. A truly romantic song. I can't seem to get enough of this band or this album. Thanks again RP!!

Beautiful in a nostalgic way, the whole album is too much of the same thing or you have to want to drown into nostalgia...


 adroc wrote:

I'm sorry but there's no irony there.  The fact that your son shares an occupation with the name of the band is a coincidence.  You've been listening to to much Alanis Morissette.

 
Fine work, adroc.

 darrenwwwa wrote:

You have been listening too much to your grammer teacher.

 
...and you have not...grammar

 adroc wrote:

I'm sorry but there's no irony there.  The fact that your son shares an occupation with the name of the band is a coincidence.  You've been listening to to much Alanis Morissette.

 
You have been listening too much to your grammer teacher.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
My son turned me on to this band. It's ironic as he works winter weekends as a snow patrol in the NC mountain ski resorts.
 
I'm sorry but there's no irony there.  The fact that your son shares an occupation with the name of the band is a coincidence.  You've been listening to to much Alanis Morissette.

Been listening to this album since I first heard The Lighting song on RP about 4-5 months ago.

Love it.

This is a great all around album.

Which I enjoy.


Man I am totally loving the sound of this group.  Thanks RP!!!{#Dance}
 webslinger48 wrote:
This Snow Patrol needs to be buried in an avalanche.  Forever.
 
thanks for the uplift!
{#Cowboy}


good song, great album (especially Lifeboats!)
This tune has won me over.

Don't ask me why.

Its not that great or anything, but I find myself walking around with it running through my head sometimes for some reason.

Funny thing is that it sounds better in my head than it does when its actually playing...

...hmmmmm...

...??...

I guess you would have to say music is subjective based upon the comments below...and the rating of 7.1 ? Hmmm.
 jagdriver wrote:

I didn't see David Byrne/Talking Heads on this list. And where's Tracy Chapman?

 
And Rush?
The lead singer sounds like a derivitive of Avril Lavigne, who sounds like a derivitive of Allanis Morisette
 webslinger48 wrote:
Ten bands/acts that need to be locked in a spaceship and launched into a fiery death in a burning hot supernova:

10. Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. 311
8. James Blunt
7. John Mayer (The Mayor of Bad Music)
6. Bright Eyes
5. Sufjan Stevens
4. Sublime
3. Feist
2. Death Cab for Cutie
1. Snow Patrol 
 
I didn't see David Byrne/Talking Heads on this list. And where's Tracy Chapman?

This Snow Patrol needs to be buried in an avalanche.  Forever.