"Chocolate" as written by Gary Lightbody, Mark Pete Mcclelland, Jonathan Graham Quinn and Nathan Connolly....
This could be the very minute
I'm aware I'm alive
All these places feel like home

With a name I'd never chosen
I can make my first steps
As a child of twenty-five

This is the straw, final straw in the
Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
Just because I'm sorry doesn't mean
I didn't enjoy it at the time

You're the only thing that I love
Scares me more every day
On my knees I think clearer

Goodness knows I saw it coming
Or at least I'll claim I did
But in truth I'm lost for words

What have I done? It's too late for that
What have I become? Truth is nothing yet

A simple mistake starts the hardest time
I promise I'll do anything you ask, this time


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"Chocolate" as written by Jonathan Graham Quinn Gary Lightbody

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  • +3
    General Comment" Who cares why it's called chocolate.. its a fucking great song!"-Splaire89

    Well, everyone visiting this web page should care, except for the likes of you, obviously. The point of this entire website is to find meaning behind songs, not to let everyone know how much you love the song.

    I like cheryluk's observation that lies, like cheating, are addictive and sweet. I personally thought that this song is named chocolate b/c it is an apology and a plea to a girl. Apologies by cheating men are often accompanied by a gift, such as flowers...or chocolates.
    dlaw42on January 31, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually, Lightbody wrote this song after he cheated on his girlfriend, so its really about that and the mistakes he's made. He is reflecting upon the experience and he regrets the decision he made. In a way, he's apologizing to her, while at the same time accepting full responsibility for his actions. He wants to start new, but that will always hang over his head. That's what the song is about.
    hajostekon March 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs on their lastest album.

    "This could be the very minute
    I'm aware i'm alive
    All these places feel like home
    With a name i'd never chosen
    I can make my first steps
    As a child of 25"

    The first verse is the best in the whole song.
    melancholyjenon October 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti really like this song, the actual music and the lyrics. I think it is about growing up and becoming more mature (1st verse) but he is doing it for someone he loves and made mistakes with previously.
    "...as I lie to you
    Just because i'm sorry doesn't mean
    I didn't enjoy it at the time"
    i love the next part
    "You're the only thing that I love
    Scares me more every day"
    putting all your hopes and trust in one person may be quite scary.
    he is obviously trying to regain her trust and start their relationship over again as he says that he promises he willl do anything this time.
    alliwantisu2on November 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentChocolate an amazing song...his whole life is like chocolate. His lies are addictive and makes everything seem sweet, when he gets caught out things get sticky and when things heat up and he is afraid of losing his gf and wants to regain her trust his vizard of lies melts.
    This is the straw, final straw in the
    Roof of my mouth as I lie to you
    Just because i'm sorry doesn't mean
    I didn't enjoy it at the time.

    You're the only thing that I love
    Scares me more every day
    On my knees I think clearer
    Goodness knows I saw it coming
    Or at least I'll claim I did
    But in truth I'm lost for words

    Reminds me of some1 being caught having an affair and he is grovelling for forgiveness
    cherylukon November 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about taking drugs but he called it Chocolate(something that we joke about as addictive,eg a chocoholic) because he couldn't call it "heroin". He says he's sorry but he still enjoyed it at the time. That would be the guilt he is feeling as we attach a stigma to drugs and we are taught they are wrong. Drugs are the only things he loves as this is what happens when you become an addict. he says "what have I done" meaning he regrets getting addicted but "it's too late" and he is a slave to drugs "I promise I'll do anything you ask" and his life revolves around them like what happens to most drug addicts ("you're the only thing that I love" but it still "scares" him) He feels "alive" as this is the first time he has taken them. He "lies to you" as addicts often cover up what they are doing. "he saw it coming" as he is trying to tell himself he can control it. He is on "his knees" as this is the image we always have of someone injecting. Not that I think he's a heroin addict though. favourite song of last few years.
    nickymcglaon February 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThinking a bit more it makes more sense if it was an affair.

    Just because i'm sorry doesn't mean
    I didn't enjoy it at the time.

    You could see this as a response to the question: "Did you enjoy it?" which wouldn't have been asked about a drugs issue.
    Luke Sumpneron February 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song's meaning is obvious me. Its most likely about a guy who wrote this to his ex-girlfriend after she left him because he used to lie to her. His lies could have been about anything, even an affair. And now he says he was always really sorry for lieing to her, but now he realizes what he's done. She's gone, and he's gone through hard times but he swears its the "final straw" (meaning the last time). And he also says he doesn't know the meaning of truth yet but he promises he'll do anything for her. Its a feeling everyone can relate to. You didn't know what you had cause you took it for granted. Its a sad part of humanity.
    GrungyBeatleon March 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, this song represents sort of an awakening. Perhaps he took a relationship for granted and has come to realize how good he really has it...or had it. It's changed his whole outlook on life, and thus he begins his life again at 25.
    The final straw, I think, is him expressing anger toward himself for his actions. The comment about being sorry and enjoying whatever he did just seems like raw honesty to me. Perhaps he just wants to be completely open with whoever he is speaking to.
    The next part is maybe the most clear, to me anyway. He loves the person he is speaking to, and that realization frightens him. We probably all know what that is like. Being on his knees most likely symbolizes begging for forgiveness.
    I think he didn't see it coming...because he says "or at least I'll claim I did." In truth, he is speechless and maybe shocked toward how strongly he feels.
    Next he realizes it is too late to turn back from whatever wrong he committed. He then says that he hasn't yet amounted to anything in life.
    His promise I think represents more begging.
    I love this song, and without it, I wouldn't have ever gotten into this band.
    VTIon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it makes more sense if he uses the word chocolate as a metaphor for drugs so as not to sound too crude. The "simple mistake" is when he first got addicted (which is "the hardest time"). You know what he probably didn't have a clear idea of what it's about. It might have been about drugs or an affair to him. At the end of the day he probably didn't think we would sit and analyse it. I know some lines don't make much sense in my songs, sometimes they just rhyme!
    nickymcglaon May 18, 2005   Link

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