"Christmas Lights" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland and William Champion....
Christmas night, another fight
Tears we cried a flood
Got all kinds of poison in
Poison in my blood

I took my feet
To Oxford Street
Trying to right a wrong
Just walk away
Those windows say
But I can't believe she's gone

When you're still waiting for the snow to fall
Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Up above candles on air flicker
Oh they flicker and they float
But I'm up here holding on
To all those chandeliers of hope

Like some drunken Elvis singing
I go singing out of tune
Saying how I always loved you darling
And I always will

Oh when you're still waiting for the snow to fall
Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Down where the sea and city meet
May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh Christmas lights keep shining on

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Maybe they'll bring her back to me
Then all my troubles will be gone
Oh Christmas lights keep shining on

Oh Christmas lights
Light up the street
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights keep shining on


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"Christmas Lights" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion

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    General CommentAmazing song! It Coldplay so of course I couldn't expect any less.

    I think it's about the feeling that Christmas isn't the same unless you can really spend it happily with your loved one(s). "Still waiting for the snow to fall" - still waiting for the perfect Christmas.

    The couple in the song gets into a fight on Christmas Eve and the guy walks through "Oxford Street" and reflects on it.

    The Christmas Lights give him a sense of security and happiness - "May all your troubles soon be gone."

    That's just my take on it - Great song and I love the fireworks at the end of the video.
    jmlrugby11on December 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe video shows a lot of symbolism to the nativity scene. There is the big star in the background and the three Elvis Presleys (kings) playing violin. Chris Martin kind of comes off as playing a God figure. "But I can't believe she's gone" represents the bride of Christ (the church). "May all your troubles soon be gone" "Those Christmas lights Light up the streets Maybe they'll bring her back to me" these lines suggest Christ (the light of the world) has arrived and might be able to redeem us all. He's come because "Got all kinds of poison in Poison in my blood" (((That is just my outlook on the song. I don't mean to offend anyone.)))
    jp13093on December 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHonestly my favorite band in the whole wide world. Beautiful Christmas song.
    atahiraon December 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has made my Christmas!
    AngelsDanceUpwardson December 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I just love this song. I don't know if this song will be on their next album or not, but if it's any indication about how their new music might sound, I'm super excited. Especially because Viva la Vida was not my favorite cd they’ve put out.
    mcclizzleon December 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis was the best Christmas present ever! thanks Coldplay! ;)
    ticklishpearon December 01, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI feel that this may be a continuation of the story that Chris Martin describes at the Apple keynote sppec as he sang Wedding Bells. He alludes to that performance a few times during this song, taking the lyrics, "All kinds of poison in my blood" from Wedding Bells.

    He goes on to sing, "I go singing out of tune
    Saying how I always loved you, darling
    And I always will."
    Again, an allusion to the Apple keynote performance where he sang the lines "I always loved you and I always will" in the song Wedding Bells. During the performance at Apple his voice broke several times while singing, which is possible where the "I go singing out of tune" line comes from.

    Whether this is a continuation of the story he described Wedding Bells as the beginning of or not, it's a great song with an amazing video!
    loughnessmonsteron December 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgree with jmlrugby11. Perfectly fits the lyrics
    romualdon December 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:) Forget to say the song is amazing!
    romualdon December 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery nice song by Coldplay..
    I love it =)
    Carlos93on December 03, 2010   Link

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