Snow Patrol had already achieved success in the U.K with their multi-platinum debut, Final Straw, but it was the second single off their follow-up, Eyes Open, that skyrocketed the Irish rockers out of obscurity in America. 'Chasing Cars' got major U.S. radio play and wound up atop the Adult Contemporary charts thanks to frontman Gary Lightbody's heartache-y delivery: "Would you lie with me and just forget the world?" he sincerely croons on the star-eyed chorus. "It's the purest love song that I've ever written," Lightbody told Rolling Stone. "There's no knife-in-the-back twist. When I read these lyrics back, I was like, 'Oh, that's weird.' All the other love songs I've written have a dark edge."
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