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Coldplay – Charlie Brown Lyrics 8 years ago
This song is just so f***ing good.

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Coldplay – Swallowed in the Sea Lyrics 8 years ago
This song means a lot to different people. But to me, it's about two people with a tricky relationship. It could be girl singing to guy, but since I'm a girl I picture it coming from a guy.

"You cut me down a tree and brought it back to me,
that's what made me see where I was going wrong"

He realizes she would do anything for him, and he realizes how much he's in love with her.

"And I could write a song
A hundred miles long
Well, that's where I belong
And you belong with me

And I could write it down
Or spread it all around
Get lost and then get found
Or swallowed in the sea"


But he really just doesn't know how to love her, even though he wants to. This is hurting her and she becomes "swallowed in the sea" The sea of her own self-hatred/depression. Instead he just writes because that's all he knows to do.


"You put me on a line
And hung me out to dry
And darling that's when I
Decided to go to see you

You cut me down to size
And opened up my eyes
Made me realize
What I could not see"

He realizes how badly she is hurting. She lashes out and that's when it hits him that she needs help.

"And I could write a book
The one they'll say that shook
The world, and then it took
It took it back from me"

He could fill a whole book with this feeling, etc.

"And I could write a song
A hundred miles long
Well, that's where I belong
And you belong with me"

He could and would (and is) write a song for her. He goes on to say that she doesn't deserve to be "swallowed in the sea" of sadness, she belongs with them. And they deserve to be happy together. He says this over and over again. One thing with depression is counselors sometimes make their patients repeat things over and over like "I am loved" or "I deserve happiness" He's trying desperately to convince her of this.


"The streets you're walking on
A thousand houses long
Well, that's where I belong
And you belong with me"

To me, the "streets" she's walking on, symbolize the journey she is taking to get better. It's an extremely long road; "A thousand houses long." To me, it's implied there is eventually a house at the end of this road just for them. But that's probably just me who thinks that. He says "the streets YOU'RE walking on." He's basically saying "well, if that's where you are, then that's where I should be, because we belong together. Even if it's a thousand miles long"

"Oh what good is it to live
With nothing left to give
Forget but not forgive
Not loving all you see"

Reminding her how beautiful life can be. Why would you want to live if you can't love?

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