"Moving to Mars" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion and Brian Eno....
Moving to mars
Somewhere up above the stars
The wreckage of a universe floats past
Somewhere up above my heart
A tiny little seed is sown,
A government is overthrown,
Who knows when we'll be coming home at last

And I heard it on the radio
That one day we'll be living in the stars
And I heard it on a tv show
That somewhere up above
And in my heart
They'll be tearing us apart,
Maybe moving us to mars
Past the satellites and stars,
Maybe moving us to mars

We won't see the earth again
In these seconds just remain unchanged
Eight to nine, nine to ten
We are meeting for the first time
We might never meet again you and me
We are meeting for the first time
Can't you see
Seven, six, five, four, three,
We are meeting for the first time

Singing this space symphony
They'll be tearing us apart moving us to mars,
Past the satellites and stars
They're moving us to mars


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"Moving to Mars" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin Brian Eno

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    General CommentThis song gives out a melancholic vibe which makes you feel empty. I think that's what Chris was trying to show through this song.The generation today is using up all of the planet's resources, but those aren't essential and will definetely run out one day. The state of earth where no raw materials will longer exist will force the population to move having no choice. Mars is used as an example to show how humanity destroyed the future themselves by making us move to the cold and unknown planet in search of food and shelter.
    Capricornkidon July 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey where didu get the song lyrics from?? I'm pretty sure the song isnt going to be released for a few days??
    Keelan7on June 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationPopulation explosion? Sounds like Chris Martin is trying to talk about it through this track.
    chailatteon June 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfriggin' amazing is what it is. very much an older coldplay sound to it, with a bit of influence from bands like pink floyd and others...the two minute mark forward is just awesome. i cannot wait for this album to come out.
    jshack26on June 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAs for the meaning...

    I found this on the coldplaying.com forums, and looked up the documentary on imdb.com "Moving to Mars", which was directed by Mat Whitecross, director of a handful of Coldplay's music videos including the recent Christmas Lights. Here's the description of the film:

    Moving to Mars charts the epic journey made by two Burmese families from a vast refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border to their new homes in the UK. At times hilarious, at times emotional, their travels provide a fascinating and unique insight not only into the effects of migration, but also into one of the most important current political crises - Burma.


    Given lyrics like

    a tiny little seed is sown,
    a government is overthrown,
    who knows when we'll be coming home at last

    ...we might never meet again you and me...

    they'll be tearing us apart moving us to mars,
    past the satellites and stars
    they're moving us to mars



    Kind of have to wonder if they're related at all...
    jshack26on June 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is an eerie warning about the future.
    It expresses their feelings on how technology will soon tear us apart by estranging us all from the Earth.
    VirtualWeaselon July 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think is David Bowie and Pink Floyd in one beautiful coldplay song.
    rickdankoon July 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMars-one mission. This song is perfect for it.
    maiganon March 24, 2014   Link

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