“You're the only thing that I love
It scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer”
- from Chocolate by Snow Patrol
Watching Snow Patrol live last week, this line jumped out and made me smile. It reminded me of U2’s “if you wanna touch the sky/you gotta learn how to kneel/on your knees boy” and also Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where in order to reach the Holy Grail our hero had to spell out the name of God, then hit his knees to escape being decapitated before taking his leap of faith. Gary Lightbody doesn’t come across as a praying man so this line in this song is about humility. It is the humility of the pose that causes religions to use it for prayer. Personally in the attitude of prayer leads me into a humility that causes the world to have a different perspective as I see myself from God’s perspective; I can think clearer indeed!