Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Hundred Million Suns

"A Hundred Million Suns is the fifth album by alternative rock band Snow Patrol. The album was released in Ireland on October 24, 2008, in the UK and the rest of Europe on October 27, 2008, and in the US on October 28, 2008. The first single from the album was "Take Back the City" which was released on October 10 in Ireland, Germany and Belgium. With a release for the rest of Europe on October 13, 2008 and in France on October 14, 2008." (

Take Back the City - This is the first single from "A Hundred Million Suns". I really can't see the real meaning of the song. Some says it is for the band's city Belfast in Ireland. Some says City means relationship. Just listen and check it out for yourself.

And these are few of the songs from the band's third and fourth album "Final Straw" and "Eyes Open":

Set the Fire to the Third Bar - The song is very haunting. For me, it's about trying to replace your true love. You go bar to bar to find just like her. And when you can't find the one like her, you set your brain trying to pretend you see that specific person, then goes the fire, the false love, the destructive one. Then you feel frustrated on what you did. Normally we close our eyelids, to forget about the cold reality we are facing. To run away with loneliness. Then you see her. The memories of her, just like music to our soul.

Chasing Cars - I just can't get over with the song. It was simply made but has a very deep meaning. Honestly, I really can't figure the real meaning of this song but for me, this song tells about the nature of love. The boy wants the love to knock their hearts not them who will knock love not the people who are telling them to love each other. He's telling his lover that "Let's forget everything and let love find us and understand us, let love nourish deep in our hearts without the effects of people around us." something like that.

When asked about his favorite song, Gary Lightbody, the band's vocals and guitarist replied, "Chasing cars. Just did the vocals for that this morning. The vocals have been refined and I think it's the purest love song i've written. No tinges of darkness or misery, just totally uplifting. "

Run - Wow this song really got me. It's about two lovers who are going to break but neither party wants to end their relationship. It is as if the girl or the boy needs to go far and can't do anything about it. I like the lyrics that goes, "Light up, light up, as if you have a choice". The boy is telling the girl "Be strong, we can do this. Have faith." Wow. Brilliant!

Just click the titles to play and download or buy their latest album at! SiREN!

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