"Low" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin and Jonathan Mark Buckland....
You see the world in black and white
No color or life
You think you'll never get it right
But you're wrong, you might

The sky could fall, could fall on me
The parting of the seas
But you mean more, mean more to me
Than any color I can see

All you ever wanted was love
But you never looked hard enough
It's never gonna give itself up
All you ever wanted to be
Living in perfect symmetry
Nothing is as down or as up
As us

You see the world in black and white
Nothing too bright
You see no meaning to your life
Yes you try
Yes you try

And all you ever wanted was love
But you never looked hard enough
It's never gonna give itself up
And all you ever wanted to be
Living in perfect symmetry
Nothing is as down or as up

And don't you want to see it come soon
Floating in a big white balloon
Or given your own silver spoon

Don't you want to see it come down
Enough of throwing your arms around
And saying not a moment too soon

'Cause I feel low
'Cause I feel low
Ooh
Yeah I feel low
Oh no
Oh ooh
'Cause I feel low
'Cause I feel low
Ooh
And I feel low
Oh no
Ooh


Lyrics submitted by RdeC, edited by rosematazz

"Low" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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  • +4
    General CommentColdplay don't put their lyrics in the album sleeves because they want the listeners to analyse and figure out what each song means through what they hear. Not the lyrics. That's what they say on their website. I prefer that. Bravo Coldplay. Awesome song. I think it's about people seeing the negatives of life instead of trying your best to find what you're looking for. I have a friend like that. She is so F'ing annoying when she's like that. Negative people piss me off.
    beulahon July 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think this song is so much about somebody pessimistic as it is somebody who is painfully logic in their thinking and too stubborn to change their outlook. The lyrics imply that this person is dragging the writer down with them in their bleak perspective of the world, and I almost get a sense of anger from it all.

    The main message I get is, "You look at the world in such a cut-and-dry sort of way, and if you could just see it for the beauty that it truly is, your life would have so much more meaning."

    -Harwell
    Harwellon August 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe thing about this song, is it's got deep, almost surreal lyrics, but it's in this catchy upbeat instrumental, so the song doesn't seem too emotional.

    The first four lines suggest the person that the writer/performer is talking to has deprived themself of any life, as if they've given up on all hope for one reason or another. "You see the world in black
    altrockfanon July 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song - gotta love when the spoon-effects kick in... :D
    KiBa283on June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQ mag write from Martin "A turning point. We had this piece we'd written on tour in Zurich and I'd listened to it on my computer and think, That's a great thing. And then I was in San Diego, and just as I was leaving the hotel, I had this idea, so I went to the lobby piano and worked out these chords. And then we booked ourselves into a tiny rehearsal space and we all got such a buzz from playing that it made us realise we had gone wrong on the recordings of all the other songs. I realised last August that I was missing everyone else and Low was what brought us back together."
    JJH070583on June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics probably aren't 100% correct but I'll correct it when I see the album sleeve notes.

    I think this might be about the sort of people who are apathetic to living and then complain that life's a bitch, just expecting something to come along that is "never gonna give itself up".
    RdeCon June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcoldplay never puts their lyrics in the sleevenotes because they said (i dont remember which interview) that they thought there lyrics were not that impressive so they always left them out.
    rocketqueenzon June 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:) correct lyrics

    You see the world in black and white
    No colour or light
    You think you'll never get it right
    But you're wrong... you might

    The sky could fall, could fall on me
    They're passing on the seas
    But you mean more, mean more to me
    Than any colour I can see

    All you ever wanted was love
    But you never looked hard enough
    it's never gonna give itself up

    All you ever wanted to be
    Living in perfect symmetry
    Nothing is as down or old as us
    as us

    You see the world in black and white
    Not painted right
    You see no meaning to your life
    You should try
    You should try

    And all you ever wanted was love
    but you never looked hard enough
    it's never gonna give itself up

    All you ever wanted to be
    Living in perfect symmetry
    Nothing is as down or old as us

    And don't you wanna see it come through?
    Floating in a big white balloon
    Given on your own silver spoon

    Don't you wanna see it come down
    Death is throwing your arms around
    Say it in a moment too soon

    'Cause I feel low
    'Cause I feel low
    Ohhhhhhhhhh
    Yeah I feel low
    Oh no
    Ohhhhhhhhhh

    Ohhhhhhhhhh

    'Cause I feel low
    Ahhhhhhhhhh
    'Cause I feel low
    Ahhhhhhhhhh
    But I feel low
    Oh no
    Ohhhhhhhhhh
    sarabeara24on June 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits

    The parting of the seas


    i think
    jaycar2aon June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit really bothers me that coldplay doesn't have the l;yrics to their songs in the album sleeve, it would be really helpful if they did. tHe lyrics for their other albums are online, but i guess they haven;t gotten around to putting up the lyrics for x and y yet. oh well, this is still a great song.
    chewbeccaon June 15, 2005   Link

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