"Gravity" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin and Jonathan Mark Buckland....
It's been a long time coming
And I can't stop now
Such a long time running
And I can't stop now

Do you hear my heart beating
Can you hear that sound
'Cause I can't help thinking
That I don't look down

And then I looked up at the sun
And I could see
The way that gravity turns for you and me
And then I looked up at the sky
And saw the sun
And the way that gravity turns on everyone
On everyone

It's been a long time waiting
Such a long, long time
And I can't stop smiling
No I can't stop now

Do you hear my heart beating
Oh do you hear that sound
'Cause I can't stop crying
And I won't look down

And then I looked up at the sun
And I could see
Oh the way that gravity turns
On you and me
And then I looked at the sun
And saw the sky
And the way that gravity pulls on you and I
On you and I

Lyrics submitted by ciega, edited by Rivfruifv, MasterRahl, BonnieT

"Gravity" as written by William Champion Guy Rupert Berryman

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    General CommentI think it's about love in genral. About how people fall in love and then you can fall out of love.

    Like gravity pushing and pulling on your heart. thats why he "cant stop smiling" and then "cant stop crying". The song is a little joyful but mostly sad because in the end gravity "pulls" and "turns on everyone."

    Its such a true song if you've ever really been in love with someone. It gives you that exact feeling in the song.
    domwalon August 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know how the live version goes, but these lyrics are nothing like the studio version, which I'm listening to right now.

    It's been a long time comin'.
    Such a long, long time.
    And I can't stop runnin',
    Such a long, long time.
    Can you hear my heart beating?
    Can you hear that sound?
    'Cause I can't help thinking,
    And I won't stop now.
    And then I looked up at the sun,
    And I could see,
    Oh, the way that gravity pulls on you and me.
    And then I looked up at the sky,
    And saw the sun.
    And I could see how gravity pushes,
    On everyone,
    On everyone.
    When your wheels start turning,
    And you feel let down,
    And it seems like troubles,
    Have come all around,
    I can feel your heart beating.
    I can hear that sound.
    But I can't help thinking,
    And I won't look down.
    And then I looked up at the sun,
    And I could see,
    Oh, the way that gravity pulls on you and me.
    And then I looked up at the sky,
    And saw the sun,
    And the way that gravity pushes on everyone,
    On everyone,
    On everyone.
    On everyone.
    On everyone.
    On everyone.

    As you can see, they're completely different pretty much.
    Bimbo Bagginson September 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAre you serious right now Baggins?

    The song can be interpreted with Chris' version as gravity pulling him and the one he loves back together.

    Baby, it's been a long time comin
    Such a long, long time
    And I can't stop running
    Such along, long time

    Cause I can't help thinking
    And I won't stop now

    Have you ever thought that maybe it's about an ex- girlfriend? to me, it is. Because I can relate to it.

    They go through a hard break-up, and he misses her so much. And he looks up at the sun, and the sky, and gets this glimpse of hope, that she will be back. Because "Gravity pulls on you and me"

    He gets hope that she will someday be back.

    And throughout the song, he talks of them having troubles, and they feel let down, they will always be their for them.

    hence "I can feel your heart beating", as if to show that they did come back, because they had so much to deal with, this person realized they needed Chris(or whomever) to lean on, and learned they do need them in life.

    He won't look down, he won't give up hope and getting this person back. he can't help but think of the ways she could come back, and the ways he would feel when she does come back. Because then this person does, he would be washed over with happiness.

    And the ending of this song, looking up at the sun, and the sky, I can picture him holding his loved ones in his arms, as she falls asleep.

    And he thinks about how "gravity pushes on everyone"

    Maybe a metaphor that people are pushed by their past, their feelings and emotions for someone. They push themselves to do what is the right thing, and be with the one they love.

    Definitly can be about love or about the person he loves in this song.
    Sometime5on August 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso, i feel that this song really is just a love song about two soul mates finding each other after a long search. it talks about how the gravitational pull for each person is now the other person, and not necessarily any part of nature (ie: the sun or the sky). "i wont look down" would mean that he doesnt want to look away from his lover.

    its just two people in such a deep love that the gravity keeping them here is in the other person.
    Brandibombon December 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe impression I get from this song is last moments of the singer (the persona, not Chris!) before reuniting with his lover who's already long dead. The gravity in this song, is death imo. How fitting it is, because when someone dies, he/she will inevitably fall back to soil. Everyone dies at one point or another.

    "And the way that gravity turns on everyone"

    He didn't choose to die, from his lines 'can't stop running, don't/won't look down, etc). It's like he's been living his life in regret without achieving anything after his lover's death, despite all his efforts, like he can't move on (the crying part). However, he was happy and relieved to tears to 'go back' to his lover in the end.

    Maybe it's just me looking at things pessimistically (or being plain depressed), but I think it's a very sad yet romantic song. I kinda tear up everytime I listen to it. It's a beautiful song, nevertheless. As expected from Coldplay.
    FengShaoon June 25, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about how this woman keeps leaving the man.

    At first he thinks she is an angel, (she is glowing), but she keeps tricking him and leaving when he wants to keep her.

    She does that so many times to him, that in the last moment in the video, she did not seem appealing to him anymore. He leaves her, and she regrets leaving him so many times.
    Kenny5056on March 01, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. I think it's basically him talking about travelling back to the woman he loves. He can't stop smiling thinking of seeing her again after such a long time, his heart is racing and beating loud.
    Maybe he's in a plane writing this.
    There might be a hint of gravity pushing them apart by turning on you and me. but then at the end it pulls on you and I - meaning that they are finally going to be together again.
    cbcbdon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of my girlfriend. It seems like ive waited forever for somone to hold in my arms. My luck wasnt going well until i met her. So when i hear the song i picture me holdin her in my arms and looking up watching the sunset, then when the sky goes dark i fall asleep with her my arms.
    absolute_skeletoron October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd of course given to Embrace to do for their comeback album, prefer Coldplay's version personally!
    Athlete***on May 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but Im suprprised the Athlete you prefer the coldplay version. Maybe if they done a studio version it'd be good?

    By the way, this was written by Chris Martin himself and then they thought it wasn't their type of song and gave it to Embrace
    King Statto IIIon May 29, 2005   Link

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