"Murder" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion and Christopher Anthony John Martin....
Tie me to a tree
Tie my hands above my head
Sing a song to me
Sing a song like what you said

Cause they're gonna murder me
They're gonna take me down
Something
I crumble down

Come spit at us
Come and throw your weight around
Come and fight with us
Come and rock me to the ground

Cause they're gonna murder me
They're gonna take me down
Something
I crumble down

So what can it possibly be?
Oh what can it possibly be?
Oh what can it possibly be?


Lyrics submitted by ciega, edited by 42Spies

"Murder" as written by Scott Kirkland Ken Jordan

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    General CommentWow. This song is just the epitome of paranoia!

    By the way, these lyrics are wrong, these are the correct ones taken from coldplay.com:

    Murder coming to get us
    Yeah coming to get us and away we hide
    Murder, see it all around us
    See it all around us
    And away we hide

    Murder coming to get us
    They're coming to get us
    And away we hide
    Away we hide

    Tie me to a tree
    Tie my hands above my head
    Sing a song to me
    Sing a song like what you said

    And they're gonna murder me
    They're gonna take me down
    Even before I sleep
    I cry murder

    Come spit at us
    Come and throw your weight around
    Come and fight with us
    Try and knock us to the ground

    'Cause they're gonna murder me
    They're gonna take me down
    Even before I sleep
    I scream murder
    Murder

    Oh now what can it possibly gain?
    Oh what can it possibly gain?
    Oh now what can it possibly gain?
    Oh yeah what can it possibly gain?

    Cry murder, murder
    I cry murder

    Murder I'm coming to get us
    I'm coming to get us
    And away we hide
    Murder, see it all around us
    See it all around us
    And away we hide
    Murder coming to get us
    It's coming to get us
    And away we hide
    Murder, see it all around you
    See it all around you
    And away we hide
    Splisheeon July 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a haunting song. I mean, the progression is just uncommon and minor and sad. This song twists my insides and makes me wish I was tied to the front of a boat as the waves broke against my body...
    About what he means... I really don't know. Maybe he got into some serious trouble and people were coming after him and his partner in crime (coming to get us).
    Ok, let me listen to this song and soar wingless off the edge off my castle of pain.
    cbcbdon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't listened to this song enough to really understand the meaning of the song, but it's one of my favorites. The melody is lovely and Chris' voice just adds the flavor to make it nice, rich blend.
    Astrumon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel that i can really understand what the song is about.
    Is about when you got the feeling in the air, wherever you are/go, that something bad is going to happen to you soon, like a premonition.
    so theres a line that says: "oh what could it possible be " ?
    He cant have calm cause he knows something very bad is about to happen soon.
    brigita.
    brigitaon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about having to face the consequences of your actions in general, and authority in particular. He alters between fear ("I crumble down"), confrontational anger ("Come and fight with us"), and asking for consolation and succour ("Sing a song to me"). Overall, he can't face it, so he continues running and hiding even though he has no hope.
    haldir2012on December 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone have this song?!?!? I want it!!!!
    Coldplayfanatic95on August 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about our oblivion to the destruction and evil around us in the world.

    I feel like it's a song about how people who are different get murdered by media and negative comments
    Lewiissimpsonon August 14, 2015   Link

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