"Strawberry Swing" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland and William Champion....
They were sitting
They were talking in the strawberry swing
Every moment was so precious

They were sitting
They were talking in the strawberry swing
Everybody was for fighting
Wouldn't wanna waste a thing

Cold, cold water
Bring me round
Now my feet won't touch the ground
Cold, cold water
What ya say?
It's such
It's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day

I remember
We were walking up to strawberry swing
I can't wait 'til the morning
Wouldn't wanna change a thing

People moving all the time
Inside a perfectly straight line
Don't you wanna curve away
It's such
It's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day

Now the sky could be blue
I don't mind
Without you it's a waste of time
Could be blue

I don't mind
Without you it's a waste of time
Could be blue,
Could be grey
Without you I'm just miles away

Could be blue
I don't mind
Without you it's a waste of time.


Lyrics submitted by rorow1, edited by BIRDDUDE830, rpbw

"Strawberry Swing" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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    General CommentI got what mostly everyone else did out of this song: the nostalgic feeling of looking back upon childhood as an adult.

    I would like to point out the clapping sounds at the beginning, and how they are replaced by drums gradually. I think this is symbolic of how primitive turns into rhythmic and routine.

    I believe the "strawberry" is not literal, but symbolic of the sweetness of being on swings as a child with his childhood crush.

    Then I think he goes back to an adult perspective on the situation when he refers to "they" as he is referring to him and his childhood crush.

    The cold water is symbolic of memories and the things they entail. His "feet won't touch the ground" because he is now grown up and unable to feel how he felt as a child. The alarm-ish sounding noise in the background of "It's such a perfect day" is a realization that he has woken up and gotten to see the world for the truth and not for its beauty.

    He goes back to being a child in the fourth stanza.

    In the fifth stanza, he is feeling really nostalgic. He is aware that things have changed and everything is "straight"; boring. He wants to change, do something childish.

    When he says, "I don't mind" in reference to the sky, he is essentially saying that he doesn't care about anything, he doesn't see that "perfect day" anymore without her. He wants to feel that perfect day again, but he can't do it without her.
    erindomion May 26, 2011   Link

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