From the very start
It came apart
It broke up into pieces and
There was a chance and I missed it
It could risked it

And I put myself in your hands

Cause you're not just anyone
You're a ladder to the sun
Oh you're not just anyone
You're a ladder to the sun

I can run my courses
Opposing forces
And oh man I just...

Oh if you want me then you can have me
Oh take me, baby grab me
Oh if you want me then you can have me

Cause you're not just anyone
You're a ladder to the sun
Oh you're not just anyone
You're a ladder to the sun

Oh now boy what you mean I've done
You set a course that you couldn't run
Oh now boy what you mean I've done

I had it all and I risked it
I had it all and I risked it all
I risked it all

Oh I risked it all
A ladder to the
A Ladder to the sun
A ladder to the
A ladder to the sun
A ladder to the
A ladder to the sun
I had it all and I risked it all
A ladder to the
A ladder to the sun
A ladder to the
A ladder to the sun
A ladder to the
A ladder to the sun
I had it all and I risked it all
And I risked it
I had it all and I risked it all
I had it all and I risked it all


Lyrics submitted by StevieGuy9, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentThis song needs more comments, as it is one of my favorite songs by Coldplay. The only version I found is a recording from a concert, it isn't very clear compared to songs you'll find on an album (Yes, it was downloaded, I'm awaiting an album release). Still, if you ever get a chance to listen to this song, by all means check it out, it's really, REALLY good.
    LittleFishon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song..and i agree...it needs come comments...i'm really glad u guys like it too... "Cause you're not just anyone
    You're a ladder to the sun" I love those lines...no one ever wrote that for me!...oh well...
    InfamousNutellaon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song..and i agree...it needs come comments...i'm really glad u guys like it too... "Cause you're not just anyone
    You're a ladder to the sun" I love those lines...no one ever wrote that for me!...oh well...
    InfamousNutellaon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, I hope a studio version is released soon. Amazing.
    Vitamin Zon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes amazing song! been waiting for a recorded version of it since i heard them play it live during their rush of blood to the head winter tour.
    raspberryjayon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is in my top three Coldplay songs along with Fix You and Politik. I found it interesting that they mention a ladder to the sun in Talk:

    So you take a picture of something you see
    In the future where will I be?
    You can climb a ladder up to the sun
    Or a write a song nobody has sung or do
    Something that’s never been done, do
    Something that’s never been done

    I wonder if there's a connection between the two songs.
    foldsbaldwinon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I can run my courses
    Opposing forces
    And oh man I just..."

    Has to be:

    "I can run my courses
    and Opposing forces
    And oh man are just mortals"


    Such a good way to describe the love between man and woman.
    I also can see in my life that the girl of my dreams is a ladder to the sun... to daylight. light and love.
    Back to the source.
    Christiaan33on July 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis should have been on X & Y - Talk wasn't nearly as good as this piece. I'd say it's one of my all-time favorite coldplay songs.
    ollen70on June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with most of you, it is one of their best, and should have booted off one of the more dull songs off X&Y. This song is so pure and honest...it really captures what it's like (to me) to be so thankful and devoted to a person you're in love with. I always thought it was 'Oh don't take me, baby, grab me.' But I don't think it is...it might be '\oh no take me'...
    Emariion September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTis interesting that this beautiful imagery of being a ladder to the sun infers that they're going to burn you to a crisp.
    I have no doubt its said in a loving way, but yeah, just a thought.

    When he's saying "I had it all and I risked it all".... could that be inferring he risked everything good he already had (friendship or such that he had with this woman) to further their relationship? That he risked that pain in being burnt by soemthing so bright and wonderful, and also losing their friendship/what they had before?
    crumbson May 02, 2008   Link

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