"Sleeping Sun" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin and Jonathan Mark Buckland....
Climb up your mountain, nineteen and countin'
You have got seven, I have got one
Blinded and hurtin', this I'm deserving
I've got my secrets, you've only got the sleeping sun

When you've got a secret then you've got to keep it
When you have a question, answers will come
Running and hiding, take and dividing
You've got your secrets, I've only got a sleeping sun

Sleeping sun
Singing
Ooh, ooh, ohh, ohh
Ahh, ohh, ahh, ohh

And you, as I saw, a piece in a jigsaw
Run up and around it and jump up real tall
Run round the houses north and the south is
You've got your answers, we've only got a sleeping sun

Sleeping sun
Singing
Ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh
Ahh, ohh, ahh, ohh



Lyrics submitted by captain amazo, edited by hylianhero33

"Sleeping Sun" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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  • +3
    General CommentIt actually is one of their best songs..
    the numbers in the beginning indicate some sort of a competition between the girl and the boy..
    he's telling her that, she's winning and that it doesn't really matter because he already considered that he lost, and he's been hurting for some time..
    he's showing her that, divided, they're both worth nothing no matter whose winning. it's not a competition anymore and it's as easy as asking questions, getting the answers and thus giving their love the manifestation and peace it deserves.
    Sameron May 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm so sad this song isn't more popular. It's a particular favorite of mine.
    FinnyFellon August 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's pretty obvious he has some issues with whoever he's singing about.
    They have a lot of history, but she's not the most reliable person.
    I just have a feeling it's a girl.
    deathcablurveron January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSmart acoustic songs by Coldplay have been rare in the last time. This is one and I'd like to have more of them. Even if they are not at the form of "Careful where you stand" or "See you soon".
    Gorbon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso what's all this with numbers?

    Nineteen and counting
    You have got seven
    I have got one

    And who or what is the sleeping sun?
    Christiaan33on June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThough I'm reading the song in a different context, I'll have to take note of the following:

    "We're [a] piece in the jigsaw" sounds more like 'piecin' a jigsaw.'

    The song involves two people. The second stanza refers to a person with their secrets, speaking of the other person who seems to be happier. This person, with their 'sleeping sun' (a sun waiting to rise, I believe), assures the other that their answers will come.

    The jigsaw stanza then speaks of a happy ending, maybe?: "You've got your answers," - referring to the one with secrets finding purpose - "we have both got the sleeping sun."

    The song itself isn't exactly jolly but it's light-hearted enough. A sun waiting to rise... Sleeping?
    Tsuppion August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThough I'm reading the song in a different context, I'll have to take note of the following:

    "We're [a] piece in the jigsaw" sounds more like 'piecin' a jigsaw.'

    The song involves two people. The second stanza refers to a person with their secrets, speaking of the other person who seems to be happier. This person, with their 'sleeping sun' (a sun waiting to rise, I believe), assures the other that their answers will come.

    The jigsaw stanza then speaks of a happy ending, maybe?: "You've got your answers," - referring to the one with secrets finding purpose - "we have both got the sleeping sun."

    The song itself isn't exactly jolly but it's light-hearted enough. A sun waiting to rise... Sleeping?
    Tsuppion August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, Chris' voice is lovely in it. I'm surprised there aren't more comments on it.

    MixedUpConfusionon November 09, 2008   Link

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