"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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    My InterpretationThis song makes me happy. That's all the description that needs. But it definitely seems to follow the war theme on Viva la Vida. It feels like one last goodbye between a pair of lovers before one of them goes off to war, but the lovers refuse to let the time between waste away. "Everybody was for fighting, wouldn't want to waste a thing" The cold water seems to bring him 'round to reality, but even then, he denies it, saying it's a perfect day, let's get on with it!

    But the day does come. The lyrics become memory: "I remember we were...Strawberry Swing" And I always heard the line to be: "I can wait until the morning," like he's dreaming about his days on Strawberry Swing. The line "People moving inside a perfectly straight line, don't you want to curve away" seems to refer to the soldier marching in formation, but wanting to leave, curve away because "It's such, its such a perfect day", Like it was when he was with his love.

    The last part "The sky could be blue, I don't mind, without you it's a waste of time" Feels like the soldier, not caring how good the weather is, just that everything is a waste of time without his love.

    But the whole while, the song is still happy. Hopeful. It's wholesome and sweet. The beat entices dancing and bring visions of summer. I feel like Death and All of His Friends (the next track on the album) is a continuation of the Two lover's story. And a good one at that.
    RedFox279on July 07, 2014   Link

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