"High Speed" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion and Christopher Anthony John Martin....
Can anybody fly this thing
Before my head explodes
Or my head starts to ring

We've been living life
Inside a bubble
We've been living life
Inside a bubble

Confidence in you
Is confidence in me
Is confidence in high speed

Can anybody stop this thing
Before my head explodes
Or my head starts to ring

We've been living life
Inside a bubble
We've been living life
Inside a bubble

Confidence in you
Is confidence in me
Is confidence in high speed

High speed
High speed

High speed you on
High speed you on
High speed you on
High speed


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"High Speed" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is Coldplay at it's finest. I see the song as a life spun out of control. Whether it's alcohol/drugs or gambling or a problematic relationship, when he's begging "can anybody fly this thing" I hear him asking for help in the situation. I was going through some early stages of drug addiction and coming into my early teen years wondering if anybody "could fly this thing" as in deal with my parents, pass 10th grade and still party. But i had the naivity and youthful confidence to take it on at a high speed. Make sense? it fit that time of my life beautifully, I used to get very high and just sit there with my headphones on full blast. haha. good times
    trickynickyon August 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEven though I'm sure this is not the real intent of the song.
    To me, it feels like my situation.
    I've never lived anywhere except this same city.
    In the same area.
    With my mom.
    I'm 17.
    People expect a lot of me.
    They're really confident that I'm going to make something of myself.
    But I'm scared.
    I am stuck between two options.
    Going to a college in my state for science.
    Or going to New York for dance.

    I don't know.
    Maybe it's just me.
    But I feel like it fits.
    dannykjacksonon May 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favourite track on the 'Parachutes' album. Simple lyrics, but the laid-back guitar and Chris Martin's vocals are really nice. Very easy to fall into this song :-)
    smellycaton January 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgr8 song,the best with shiver,yellow.And i can play it on guitar :-)
    spearoon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about how we can feel so insecure on relationships, if you trust the person you're seeing at the time, you can trust yourself on an intense relationship.
    sofi_aon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe importance of trust, very simply put in both the lyrics and explaination.
    massofcloudson August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about a relationship that's moving to fast. they suround themselves with eachother and don't know what to do next.
    guidosrevengeon August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the swirling descending guitars....
    showbizkittenon April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFantastic. I agree with sofi a
    TheHappiestColouron May 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChris often uses the mataphor of the bubble to describe the simulaneous beauty and fragileness of relationships. I think this song advocates taking chances in a relationship, moving at high speed, because the bubble might burst anyway.
    davidecoyoteon June 17, 2003   Link

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