"Chances" as written by and Timothy John Wanstall Joel Laslett Pott....
Take all your chances while you can
Never know when they'll pass you by
Like a sum a mathematician cannot solve
Like me trying my hardest to explain

It's all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can't calculate
I need some more of you to take me over

If I had the chance to start again
Then you would be the one I'd come and find
Like the poster of Berlin on my wall
Maybe there's a chance our walls might fall

It's all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can't calculate
I need some more of you to take me over

It's all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can't calculate
I need some more of you to take me over
I've no idea 'cause
I can't calculate

How to start again
How to start again
How to start again
How to start again
It's all about you.


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"Chances" as written by Joel Laslett Pott Carey Suthon Willetts

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  • +2
    General CommentThis was the absolute perfect song for the "Vincent and the Doctor" episode of Doctor Who. I don't think i've cried so hard in such a long time.
    demolitionlover4on March 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm thinking that, like Wires, this is written to his new child. "All about your cries and kisses"; the beauty of holding a new-born child even when it's crying, watching it grow up, enjoying its unconditional love (kisses). There's something about those first steps of your child "Can't calculate". Take all your chances - imparting advice to his child.

    Don't know about the 2nd verse, the rest of the song seems directed to a child, but perhaps its likening an adult whom he loves to a child, and a relationship of an adult to a child? I really don't know!
    NeuroticSurgeonon March 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song and to me it seems like he's singing about a past relationship that obviously meant alot to him but he's not quite sure why it ended.

    The second verse that everone is so puzzled about could be about a break down in communication or trust between them, meanin that a 'wall' has come between them and he's hoping it will fall, the 'poster of berlin' is just an example of how even the biggest of walls can fall?

    The end of the song seems to be about moving on from the realationship and he's not sure how to do it with out her, linking the lines
    "If I had the chance to start again
    Then you would be the one I'd come and find"
    and
    "I can't calculate
    How to start again"
    *baby_girl*on July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is very close to being my favourite song on the album, its such a great song, with great anticipation leading up to the chorus, and the vocals being very coldplay esq! but in my view better! awesome
    Athlete***on February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this is a great song, its taken me a while to get into the second album but im there now :D
    charmlessman123on February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a sweet song!
    iamrichon June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkillersule.. fuck off ;) this you post is spam. wnat to get kicked of the community ? go ahed with comments like this and you're gonna get kicked soon.
    ------
    back to thread ;)

    again about a baby ? .. possible..
    for me., i can relate very well.

    imagine you Love someone such so deep. But you missed the chance to tell this person. Maybe it died, or something.

    Maybe, it's like in my case.... can't tell a girl that you love her.
    " Like me trying my hardest to explain "
    " I need some more of you to take me over"

    Or, he made a really really bad mistake, and she left him bout that. an won't take him back.
    "I've no idea 'cause
    I can't calculate
    How to start again"

    lots of results :-S
    [sorry formy bad english- i'm swiss ;) ]
    Dragicon July 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL at killersrule, i like Coldplay and think they're better than Athlete but they are no way "coldplay wanabes" They have their own style, very different to Coldplay. lol kids like you make me laugh
    saxovtson October 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI personally would like to think that this song is about a woman he loves that he cant bring himself to talk to, and yet shes all he thinks about "all about your cries and kisses" "its all about you". He wants to take the chances he gets but he cant. He cant figure out why "Like a sum the mathematician cannot solve
    Like me trying my hardest to explain" and he cant explain. He cant "calculate" what to do next "those first steps". I think the wall bit is about his inability to communicate. And the second verse, perhaps he feels like he just wants to start all over again. I'm not sure if this is what this song means, but I feel like that at the moment and so I feel like the song applies to me. Just a thought
    flash_52on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with you and dragic. he wants to tell her he loves her but isn't sure how she would react ("i can't calculate"), so either she would have to show him she feels the same or he has to get over his fear. I think in the second verse he has missed the right moment to tell her and things got more complicated somehow, so he would like to go back to the start when it would have been easier.
    numbskullon August 12, 2006   Link

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