"A Message" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin and Jonathan Mark Buckland....
My song is love
Love to the lovers shone
And it goes up
You don't have to be alone

Your heavy heart
Is made of stone
And it's so hard to see you, clearly
You don't have to be on your own
You don't have to be on your own

And I'm not gonna take it back
And I'm not gonna say I don't mean that
You're the target that I'm aiming at
And I'll get that message home

My song is love
My song is love I know
And I'm on fire for you, clearly
You don't have to be alone
You don't have to be on your own

And I'm not gonna take it back
And I'm not gonna say I don't mean that
You're the target that I'm aiming at
But I'm nothing on my own
Got to get that message home

And I'm not gonna stand and wait
Not gonna leave it until its much too late
On a platform I'm gonna stand and say
That I'm nothing on my own
And I love you, please come home

My song is love, is love I know
And I've got to get that message home


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"A Message" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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  • +6
    General CommentThis song, to me, is about a girl who wants to hide away from feelings she has for others, but yet one person has feelings for her in the same way as she does and he wants to get the message home that she doesnt have to be on her own, even though he feels her heart is made of stone and there is no way of getting that point across, he is going to keep trying because she is 'the target he is aiming at'
    Sibjron June 07, 2005   Link
  • +5
    General CommentQ writes from Martin, about this song, "My favorite song, its the simplest. It arrived with 10 days of recording left so it was very exciting to do. It took a day and a half to record."
    JJH070583on June 01, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo me, this song seems to be about two people who are in denial about their feelings for eachother. Then one day, one of them just breaks down and tells the other that they love them.

    I just love the part where it goes, "And I'm not gonna take it back/Oh I'm not gonna say I don't mean that." It's such an unabashed declaration of one person's love for another. Coldplay's new album rocks!
    aeris_cloud2002on June 15, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyea, I think a few of the lines are wrong.

    I heard

    My song is love
    Love to the loveless shown


    and

    My song is love, is love unknown



    I recognised these coz they're paraphrased from an old Christian hymn (cyberhymnal.org/htm/m/y/…). What an awesome song tho! It's SO simple and it's lovely.
    peanutisminton June 03, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthese words are beautiful...

    "on a platform im gonna stand and say that im nothing on my own..that i love you, please come home. my song is love, is love i know. and i've got to get that message home."

    yeah, the meanings pretty self explanitory. beautiful music
    promises11on June 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe chorus is definitely wrong
    i think it should be:

    And I'm not gonna take it back
    Oh I'm not gonna say I don't mean that
    Youre the target that im aiming at
    And I'm nothing on my own
    Got to get that message home
    mikefordon June 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, this song runs deep. This girl is scared. She's denying any feelings that she has for this guy and completely ignoring his dire attempts to her. It's so hard to get to her, but he can't stop...
    sorry i went off on my own tangent guys, thats probably not what the song is about but that's what's happening in my life easily related to thanks to chris martin
    fenderbender531on June 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentat first i didn't really like this song, but the more I listened, I fell in love with it. The simple way chris sings the last few lines is so beautiful.
    sarabeara24on June 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is DEFINATLY my favorite song on X&Y. I just find it so elegant, lovely, and comforting. Coldplay has always provided this for me, and this song especially. It's obviously about someone who loves a person who doesn't really show emotion. But he (the singer) loves her so much, and he won't stop at anything to have her understand that he loves her. That's his message.
    your_chimeraon August 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis used to be my ex and I's song. Over time, it's had different and very personal meanings for me. At the beginning, I was transfixed with the "on a platform" lyric as it seemed to convey my confession of love for her and wanting to shout it from the rooftops to everyone. As time went by, our relationship slowly and selfishly became less and less about each other and I became more transfixed on the sort of heartbreaking and somber nature of it. It speaks softly but surely about a sort of unrequited, unreturned, undeserving kind of love... A love you have to give too much of yourself to have. Needless to say our relationship wasn't ever meant to be and after years of on again off again trying over and over to make it work we finally had to let go. It was awful, and it's been years since I've brought myself to listen to this song all the way through. Funny enough this is right around the time of year I first really heard it and shared it and my feelings with her so long ago, and I've got to admit it makes me really kind of sad. Especially when thinking back now on how things turned out with us, but you know things change, time goes by, you move on, you fall in love all over again, and in the end life ends up full of little bittersweet remembrances just like this damnable song.
    Alek Bunnyon May 04, 2018   Link

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