"A Whisper" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion and Christopher Anthony John Martin....
A whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper
A whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper

I hear the sound of the ticking of clocks
Remember your face
Who remembers you when you are gone?

I hear the sound of the ticking of clocks
Come back and look for me
Look for me when I am lost

Just a whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper
Just a whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper

Night turns to day
And I still have these questions
Bridges will break
Should I go forwards or backwards?
Night turns to day
And I still get no answers

Just a whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper
Just a whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper

I hear the sound of the ticking of clocks
Remember your face
Who remembers you when you are gone?

I hear the sound of the ticking of clocks
Come back and look for me
Look for me when I am lost

Just a whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper
Just a whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah


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"A Whisper" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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    General CommentThis is an uplifting, eerie, crazy, out of control, beautiful song. I really like it, but it puts me in a crazy mood.

    The way I interpret the song (drawing from my experiences too), is that he's waking up and doesn't want to face the day. He is confused, the alarm keeps going off and he went to bed thinking that the next day would be better, but it's not.

    Remember your face and remember too,
    where you are wrong.
    (He remembers his love's face, and he remembers too well the wrong that he did to her)

    I hear the sound of the ticking of clocks,
    come back and look for me, look for me,
    when I am lost.
    (He feels very lost without her. He wants her to come back to him, to confort him because he is lost, so lost without her)

    Night turns to day,
    And I still have these questions,
    Please just refray,
    Should I go forwards or backwards.
    Night turns to day,
    And I still can't go back to you.(or still have no answers)
    (He goes to sleep, hoping that things will be magically solved in the morning, only to realize that when night turns to day he is still confused of who he is and what to do, he has no new answers or solutions, and he can't go back to her, he's still confused)

    "Just a whisper" could mean many things. It might mean that all he needs is her to whisper to him something, maybe wishing she was next to him telling him things would be ok. Or the whisper could be thoughts in his head driving him crazy.

    The song has an out of control feel. Some may say that he is hung over or stoned, but I feel otherwise. He is waking up and feels desperation about his life and his love. Trust me, the feeling of this song has gone through my head many a mornings.
    cbcbdon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThere is a definite theme on the rush of blood to the head soudtrack and that deals with time and not having enough of it.

    the song starts with a guitar that reminds you of a tick-tock rythm and remains in the backround throughout the song. it is time beating on.

    then he begins with a whisper rythmically 8 times at this point it is that whisper that time is running out in the back of your head.

    these lyrics are wrong. the first verse is "I hear the sound of the ticking of clocks
    Who remembers your face
    Who remembers you when you are gone" he says he knows time is running out and wants to know how you live on after death.

    "I hear the sound of the ticking of clocks
    Come back and look for me
    Look for me when I am lost
    And just a whisper, whisper, whisper, whisper" here he is saying I know I will die and I want to be remembered so look for what I've left behind. here the whispers mean that all you leave behind when you die is a whisper of yourself.

    "Night turns to day
    And I still have these questions
    Bridges will break
    Should I go forwards or backwards" night turns to day is time passing by, briges will break are all the hard times in life and you dont know where to go next. in asking should i go forwards or backwards he is asking what to do in the hard times.

    "Night turns to day
    And I still get no answers
    Just a whisper, whisper, whisper, whisper
    A whisper, whisper, whisper" time passes and there are still no answers just the wisper of time running out.

    " hear the sound of the ticking of clocks
    Who remembers your face
    Who remembers you when you are gone

    I hear the sound of the ticking of clocks
    Come back and look for me
    Look for me when I am lost
    And I am just a whisper, a whisper, a whisper, a whisper" this is repeated suggesting that this is a pattern of life, everyone goes through this. I go through this and when I die another generation will go through it.

    the song ends with the whisper of time, forcing you to hear the clock counting down.
    Silver_bson October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmmthere are many people who don't like this one...but I do...it's Coldplay! Genius
    whoeveron April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt was hard for me to warm up to this song - and I still don't think it's particularly deep - but the words "look for me when I am lost" are so very desperate and moving ... it makes up for the shallowness in the rest of the lyrics.
    pyramusthison April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhy are there only two posts here? This song is beautiful. It has a different sound from the rest of thier music. Though I do believe that a couple lyrics are wrong here. Such as, "Night turns to day, And I still can't go back to you."
    Im pretty sure he says, "Night turns to day, and I still get no answers."
    Awsome song. Colplay rocks and always will.
    Tito4687on June 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song, and i lvoe the little guitar thingy at the end..it adds to the emotion
    *seven*stripes*on June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSilver bs, you are so awesome.....
    i completely look at this song differently now
    SerasAtomskon May 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere aren't a lot of comments to this song, but I like it. It's quite different than the majority of the tracks on the album so it's refreshing to hear something different in the middle of the CD.
    FallOutGirl09on June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, from a choral standpoint its very dynamic, I like how the "whisper"'s are almost said in a whisper, you want them to be, but Chris keeps them just at the longing point... they never do dissapear.
    YourStumbleineon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I was totally surprised to read the first comment-- "shallow?" I was getting all warmed up to proving them all wrong, and then "silver_bs" destroyed my opportunity. *sigh* the sorrows of life.

    Anyway, I think the whole song has this awesome feel to it-- that's the first thing that drew me in. It's not about love-- silver's totally right about the lyrics thing, someone needs to get that fixed. It's this guy, trying to figure out his place in the world-- realizing that everything, even himself, even his questions (answered or otherwise), are only a whisper, soon to die out and certainly not to be missed.
    synthwrron May 04, 2006   Link

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