if there’s a rocket tie me to it lyrics – snow patrol

two weeks late 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 since 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 distant car h*rns

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.

/ snow patrol lyrics