Set The Fire To The Third Bar

《Set The Fire To The Third Bar》是Interscope公司2006年发行的歌曲。

Set the Fire to the Third Bar是英伦独立乐队Snow Patrol的一首单曲,来自该乐队第四张专辑Eyes Open,发行于2006年11月12日。女歌手Martha Wainwright在本曲中亲情献声。于韦斯特米斯郡的Grouse Lodge录音棚及都柏林的Apollo录音棚进行录制。

这首歌是整张专辑中最后录制的,也是专辑中的第三首单曲。作者Lightbody表示这是他完成的最快的一首歌,只用了20分钟。曲名提及的是一种老式的电暖器,当Lightbody带着无指手套在天寒地冻中创作时,回想起了小时候阿姨家的电暖器,“当我们表现良好而且刚好气温极低的时候,她才会允许我们将电暖器打到三档(three bars)”,他表示third bar代表了远距离相恋的二人之间如火的热情。

歌词讲述的是一场远距离恋爱,相恋的两个人却相距万里("I'm miles from where you are"),渴望能够相见("I pray that something picks me up/ And sets me down in your warm arms")。经过一段漫长的旅程("After I have travelled so far"),终于得偿所愿,享受彼此在一起的火热时光("We'd set the fire to the third bar")

MV由Paul McGuigan执导,在英国取景,由两位主唱Gary Lightbody和Martha Wainwright主演。MV中屏幕平均分成两块区域,分别显示两人的一举一动,Gary Lightbody在一个白色的审讯室中而Martha Wainwright则处于深蓝色的观察室里,前者对着分割两室的玻璃唱歌,后者则在回望他,那么的接近却无法触碰,凸显出两人貌近实远的痛苦。



2010年电影《分手信》用它作为预告片的背景乐,于是,在最初发行的四年后,此曲又重回Billboard百强单曲榜54名 ,英国单曲排行36名

1、"Set the Fire to the Third Bar"

2、"You're All I Have" (汉堡现场版)

I find the map and draw a straight line

Over rivers, farms, and state lines

The distance from 'here' to where you'd be

It's only finger-lengths that I see

I touch the place where I'd find your face

My fingers in creases of distant dark places

I hang my coat up in the first bar

There is no peace that I've found so far

The laughter penetrates my silence

As drunken men find flaws in science

Their words mostly noises

Ghosts with just voices

Your words in my memory

Are like music to me


I'm miles from where you are

I lay down on the cold ground

And I pray that something picks me up

And sets me down in your warm arms

After I have traveled so far

We'd set the fire to the third bar

We'd share each other like an island

Until exhausted, close our eyelids

And dreaming, pick up from

The last place we left off

Your soft skin is weeping

A joy you can't keep in

[Chorus:Repeat x2]