"See You Soon" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion and Christopher Anthony John Martin....
See you lost your trust and you never should have, you never should have.
Don't break your back if you ever see this.
Don't answer that.
In a bullet proof vest with the windows all closed
I'll be doing my best
I'll see you soon.
In a telescope lens when all you want is friends
I'll see you soon.

See, they came for you they came snapping at your heels, they came snapping at your heels.
Don't break your back if you ever see this.
Don't answer that.
In a bullet proof vest with the windows all closed
I'll be doing my best
I'll see you soon.
In a telescope lens when all you want is friends
I'll see you soon.

You lost your trust
You lost your trust
No don't lose your trust
No don't lose your trust


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"See You Soon" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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  • +3
    General CommentAt the time I heard this, I was living 200 miles away from my boyfriend. We had an arguement and in a desperate attempt to reconcile things, I travelled the 200 miles to see him. While I was on the train, this song hit a note :)
    limegreenpenguinon January 22, 2002   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationAs a songwriter/performer I believe it is Chris's intention to make music that can touch a wide range of people. By not using names and being vague and general about the topic or issue of the song allows Chris to reach out to a wider demographic of people in various different situations. The songs meaning in turn can be interpreted in many different fashions and none of the different reasoning's would be considered incorrect because everyone see things differently.
    I believe that this song is a masterpiece because of the different interpretations you can take on the meaning of this song. It could be Chris talking about the frusterations with the papparazzi, troubles of a celebrity life, someone in a abusive relationship etc.
    This is my take on the song.

    "So you lost your trust
    And you never should have
    But you never should have"

    Lost your trust/faith in yourself because you are torn between two people.
    Feeling horrible because you know you have a hard decision to make in the near future which will involve emotionally hurting one person.
    Things were going fine but now you don't know what happened but you don't feel the same.
    You feel like you never should have lost those feelings in the first place.

    "But don't break your back
    If you ever see this
    But don't answer that"

    Don't stress yourself and break down,
    If you ever see this - when you discover YOUR meaning behind the song

    "In a bullet proof vest
    With the windows all closed"

    Bulletproof vest meaning Being hard/fine on the exterior and protecting your broken/torn/tormented heart on the inside. Wearing a vest to not get hurt anymore.
    With the windows all closed meaning not being able to talk to anyone about your situation or the inability to be able to allow someone to look into your "window" so that you they can see your soul and understand what is happening with you.

    "I'll be doing my best"

    Trying your best to hold it together.

    "I'll see you soon"

    The ever hopeful sounding I'll see you soon.
    Everything is better when your with that someone.

    "In a telescope lens
    And when all you want is friends"

    Telescope lens meaning longing to be with someone but can't right now, so just watching from a distance/being just friends when you want more
    And when all you want is to be able to talk to someone about this.

    "So they came for you
    They came snapping at your heels
    They come snapping at your heels
    But don't break your back"

    Due to being so tormented on the inside it starts to show on the outside a little and they start asking you what is wrong. But because its not the right time to tell them, you tell her nothing is wrong hiding the truth. Don't stress yourself out/break your back and be fair and end it with them so that you can be happy.

    "And oh, you lost your trust
    And oh, you lost your trust
    No, don't lose your trust
    And oh, you lost your trust"

    Keep your head up and don't loose faith in yourself.


    People can bash or disagree or the fact is, there is no right and wrong.
    anonymous333on January 18, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentA heartfelt and melancholy regret expressed to one's unfaithful lover. Makes me cry, a lot - as I sent it to my boyfriend after breaking up with him because he cheated on me. For me, the lyrics and the tone - very sad, fit perfectly.

    So you lost your trust,
    And you never should have, no you never should have,

    **She lost faith in the relationship, in him, and was unfaithful. He maintains she never should have...as his love should never have been questioned by her, she made a mistake**

    But dont break your back,
    If you ever see this,

    **Don't break your back bending over backwards apologizing if you ever understand this - 'see' this**

    Dont answer that.

    **This is a preemptive "Don't answer that"! As in - he doesn't want to fight anymore**

    In a bullet proof vest,
    With the windows all closed,
    I'll be doing my best,
    I'll see you soon,

    **He will need a lot of armour to protect himself, but would be willing to don it to see her. When he does, he will do his best not to remain strong, and not break down in front of her. He will need his armour both because he is vulnerable to the pain of seeing her, and perhaps because she is still wrathful, hence the bulletproof vest**

    In a telescope lens,

    ** In other words, he may resort to observing her from a safe distance, just for the opportunity to see her**

    And when all you want is friends,

    **When all she wants is to be friends and they've finally let their romance go**

    Ill see you soon.

    **He longs very much to see her, is perhaps trying to convince himself he'll see her soon because he's anxious, but I think more likely telling her to be patient while he heals**

    So they came for you,

    **Here, I suspect her other lovers are those who came for her**

    They came snapping at your heels,
    They come snapping at you heels,

    **As though her male lovers were actually evil dogs chasing/tempting her, that she had little choice to submit too them, or at least justified herself to him by saying this**

    But dont break your back,
    If you ever see this,

    **Again, don't break your back bending over backwards to make amends if you ever understand this - that you ruined the relationship for men that were not worth it**

    Dont answer that.

    **Again, the resigned - "Don't answer that", because he doesn't want to fight anymore**

    In a bullet proof vest,
    With the windows all closed,
    Ill be doing my best,
    Ill see you soon,
    In a telescope lens,
    And when all you want is friends,
    Ill see you soon,

    **Here there is actually a long note heard, that sounds very much like a mournful and pained crying, which really brings home that this song is about abject heartbreak**

    Ill see you soon.
    I know you lost your trust,
    I know you lost your trust,
    Dont lose your trust,
    I know you lost your trust
    zestygirlon December 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit seems to me like the person singing it is acknowledging that they made a mistake by doing averything but saying sorry. like the line "you lost your trust and you never should have" meaning they realize they should never have done what they did to you. but on the other hand i also had the thought of maybe it being over a minunderstanding and the singer saying you lost your trust and you never should have because it was a misunerstanding? i dont know, i think i like my first one better.
    Virrrrgoon April 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know what this song means to Chris. When I first heard this song it was the most beautiful song I had ever heard. And still is. Coldplay's best, by far. But around that time my best friend died and what it meant to me was that after he died I didn't trust anything anymore. I got paranoid about how life really is and all this just came at me like a gust of wind and what it means to me is that I've gotta protect myself until my time comes because I will see my best friend again. I know that's probably not what it's about at all but if it were me that had written the song it would be totally relevant to my situation.
    Title_Trackon March 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is simply amazing. it is one of my favorite coldplay songs. coldplay can never cease to amaze me.

    this song reminds me of loosing someones trust, whether it be from lying, cheating, or disrespecting them...the person singing is trying to regain everything back but the person hes talking to is too different from him now. although he is trying to patch everything up the other is too scared from the past, keeping "all the windows closed" because they are scared they will be hurt again.
    (wow did any of that make sense)


    this songs amazing <3
    rocketqueenzon June 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is about a person who has been hurt in the past and can't trust anyone again. They feel like if they open their heart up, even just a slither, all the people around them will stick a needle in.
    The singer sees this and assures them that when they are ready, that they will be there for them.
    -broken-on May 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about war, its written about the same time as britain and america started in irag and stuff,

    i think its a soldier writin home saying ill see you soon
    in the telescope lense of a gun and you need friends in a war....can be a lonly place

    well thats wat i think any.....seems to make sense

    xx
    WESTY_6on January 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike any other coldplay songs, they managed to bring emotion into their songs which the listeners often relate to..

    I guess this song represents the fear and desperation one must feel when faced to a difficult and somewhat traumatizing situation, that in the hardest of times you need to have someone close to accompany u, cause as simple as it is, nobody can survive alone..

    "In a bullet proof vest
    With the windows all closed"

    So much hurt that u hesitate to ever open yourself up to the world, fearing that the desperation would just repeat itself..When that time comes, i'll see u soon..

    Combined with Chris Martin's vocals, this one stays permanent in my playlist!
    Massacriston October 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about a turtle in hybernation, who's in a bullet proof vest with the windows all closed. He can only peak through a little whole and is waiting for warmer weather to see his owner soon.

    When the other turtles come snapping at your feet, don't break your back. Sincerely, Mr. Turtle.

    ermoroon February 24, 2010   Link

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