#MusicMonday REACHING OUT TO YOU – Snow Patrol & The Saturday Songwriters

Monday means music! Thanks to Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek who hosts this weekly chance to share a favourite song or video – come join in the fun!


This week I’ve chosen Snow Patrol again but with a difference! Throughout lockdown, Gary Lightbody started hosting a weekly songrwiting community via his Instagram and I have to say it was the highlight of my week! We’d all come together on a Saturday evening, picking chords, throwing lyrics his way and after an hour he’d create a song!  This carried on for 11 or so weeks and was just brilliant to be part of! And what is even more amazing is that now some of the songs we all created have been put out as an EP to raise funds for The Trussell Trust. The EP is out now so if you want a copy click here.


This video was made by a fan that just sums up the saturday evening process and it is so much fun to watch back!

God I wish that you could see me
See my soul and my desire
Yeah I wish that you could hear me
Through the sound of all these fires
If it feels like I could hate you
‘Cause the silence can’t be hacked
Know I’m screaming out forever
Please come back, come back, come back

All of those nights before this
They’re not like nights ahead
It’s like there’s space between us
Of things that won’t need said
Words like, “God I miss you”
For I’m still reaching out to you
Through these deranged horizons
The things we always knew

What the Hell are we still doing
In the shadows of the night?
Let the light and all the grace you have
Just obliterate me right
Know the last time that I saw you
Is not the last page of the book
Yeah maybe I can hear the thunder
But all I need is just one look

All of those nights before this
They’re not like nights ahead
Inside there’s space between us
Of things that won’t need said
Words like, “God I miss you”
For I’m still reaching out to you
Through these deranged horizons
The things we always knew

Afraid to fall without you, so I’ll wait
Sweetest of my sins, the world create
Holding onto love and hope you do
I see it in your eyes, the memories
Love me like no one in history
Holding onto love and hope you do

All of those nights before this
They’re not like nights ahead
Inside there’s space between us
Of things that won’t need said
Words like, “God I miss you”
For I’m still reaching out to you
Through these deranged horizons
The things we always knew

Through these deranged horizons
I’m still reaching out to you

#MusicMonday EMPRESS by SNOW PATROL

My favourite day of the week! Music Monday is here and it’s a fab tag hosted by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek and gives you a weekly chance to share a tune!

Back to Snow Patrol for me today and I’ve been listening to Empress a lot recently!

You’re angry but you don’t know how to be that yet
It seems too much went wrong and all at once
Resistance seems impossible from down this low
And surely no one else can feel like this

But on the streets
You can see them gathering
And in your heart
You know they feel like you do

Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is almost overload
I said almost overload
Friends and foes and princes
Are all just human in the end
This is so damn simple, yeah
It’s so damn simple

So standing in the steady throng of restless hope
You don’t feel like an outcast anymore
And something deep inside of you has wakened up
And you know that nothing’s gonna be the same again

And on these streets
You can see for what seems miles
Because in your heart
You know they feel like you do

Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is almost overload
I said almost overload
Friends and foes and princes
Are all just human in the end
This is so damn simple, yeah
It’s so damn simple

Your mind won’t be still
It may not again
You don’t think it will
But it will, it will

Sound and pulse and volume
Hands just reaching out for hands
This is so damn simple, yeah
It’s so damn simple
This is so damn simple, yeah
This is so damn simple
This is so damn simple, yeah
This is so damn simple

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Garret Noel Lee / Gary Lightbody / John McDaid / Jonathan Graham Quinn / Nathan Connolly / Paul Wilson

Empress lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group

#MusicMonday Chocolate by Snow Patrol

Happy Monday! Time for more tunes!  Hosted by the fabulous Drew atThe Tattooed Book Geek, Music Monday is a weekly thing where you get to share a song or video that you love!

And this week I’ve gone for Chocolate by Snow Patrol!  I love the band so it’s been hard to choose just one song but this is one I could listen to on repeat!

This could be the very minute
I’m aware I’m alive
All these places feel like home With a name I’d never chosen
I can make my first steps
As a child of twenty-five

This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I’m sorry doesn’t mean
I didn’t enjoy it at the time

You’re the only thing that I love
Scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer

Goodness knows I saw it coming
Or at least I’ll claim I did
But in truth I’m lost for words

What have I done? It’s too late for that
What have I become? Truth is nothing yet

A simple mistake starts the hardest time
I promise I’ll do anything you ask, this time