So I heard you say,
I got your getaway.
I'm on a second trail,
As clear as crystal.

But it was harmless,
It couldn't hurt you.
Oh you were helpless,
I know you'll get through.


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    General CommentColdplay rulzzz !
    AnGeL_EyeSon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment...
    live*love*dreamon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts a wee bit short though
    King Statto IIIon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentquality not quantity. Fantastic song. but yeah i would love it if it was longer.
    beulahon July 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits the original lyric and its not short but probabely the version that you meant was only 54 seconds

    So I heard you say,
    I got your getaway.
    I'm on a second trail,
    As clear as crystal.

    But it was harmless,
    It couldn't hurt you.
    Oh you were helpless,
    I know you'll get through.

    Have yourself a merry little christmas

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Let your heart be light
    From now on, our troubles will be out of sight

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Make the Yuletide gay
    From now on, our troubles will be far away

    Here we are, as in olden days
    Happy golden days gone by
    Oldest friends who are dear to us
    Gather near to us
    Once more

    Through the years, we all have been together
    If the saints allow
    Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
    And have yourself a merry little Christmas now
    Persian Boyon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentummm, im pretty sure those are two different songs persian boy. the second one is have yourself a merry little christmas.
    *coldplay*fan*on August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPersian Boy, I believe "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is played after Chris Martin's radio performance of "A Ghost".
    IketheHeroon April 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere are the real lyrics:

    If you call and call
    Your self esteem is low
    And I heard you'd called
    Is there no calling?
    And away I go
    Any way you go
    I was o­n your tail
    As clear as crystal

    But it was harmless
    It couldn't hurt you
    Oh you were helpless
    I know you'll get through
    I know, I

    Chemicals are cold
    See you sit down o­n
    A chemical you cause
    Is like a crystal
    So I heard you say
    I got to get away
    I'm o­n a second trail
    As clear as crystal

    But I was harmless
    It couldn't hurt you
    Oh you were helpless
    I know you'll get through

    Personally I think this song is about Crystal Meth (with all the references to crystals) , and maybe how someone close to Chris was harmed by it because they were told "it was harmless"
    osageon December 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBy the way I realize that this song is very rare, if anyone wants to hear the full version then post here (cuz my email is fake)
    osageon January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI have the full version of this song, it was very difficult to find, but if you want to listenit, you can find it in youtube, its beautiful
    About the meaning, i have no idea, maybe they left it as a b-side because is meaningless, just some verses that fits with the instrumental.
    enriquedelayeurreaon December 15, 2009   Link

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