And the hardest part
Was letting go, not taking part
Was the hardest part

And the strangest thing
Was waiting for that bell to ring
It was the strangest start

I could feel it go down
Bittersweet I could taste in my mouth
Silver lining the cloud
Oh and I
I wish that I could work it out

And the hardest part
Was letting go, not taking part
You really broke my heart, oh

And I tried to sing
But I couldn't think of anything
And that was the hardest part, oh

I could feel it go down
You left the sweetest taste in my mouth
You're silver lining the clouds
Oh and I
Oh and I
I wonder what it's all about
I wonder what it's all about

Everything I know is wrong
Everything I do, it's just comes undone
And everything is torn apart

Oh and it's the hardest part
That's the hardest part
Yeah that's the hardest part
That's the hardest part

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The Hardest Part Lyrics as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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  • +13
    My InterpretationTo me this song is about losing someone who very close to your heart, even if he never was yours.

    When you meet someone very special.. and you know from the first moment you look into her eyes
    that she is that person. She's the one for you and this is the person you want to have for your whole life.
    It doesn't matter if you're too young for it. Your'e so enchanted and you don't care about anything.
    You can wait for her your whole life.. you're waiting for the bells to ring.. you're waiting for some sign... a little sign from her to let you know about her feeling toward you.

    BOOM. somehow.. for some reasons.. you can't have her.. She's letting you go.
    And you can't do nothing about it. You can't change her mind. You can't understand why she's letting you go.
    This moment, The most painful freezing moment when you realize that the person of your dreams is slipping out of your hands and you can't do nothing about it.. This is the hardest part when you have to let it go without taking part.

    You feel the sadness go down in your stomach.. you look back to those days when you had this hope that maybe one day she will be in your harms.. you still can feel the bittersweet taste that she left in your mouth.

    Everything is torn apart when she's not beside you... You're blaming yourself..

    This is the most bittersweet song i've ever known.. about broken heart.. and the sweet feeling you can still taste from the love you lost.

    Who knows... maybe one day she will be in my harms..
    Until then.. always in my dreams..
    Blackfieldon March 10, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti like this song, a lot. but i had to laugh, cuz the first thing i though about when i sang it to myself, was relating it to eating sumthin good, then going to the bathroom.
    "I could feel it go down
    You left the sweetest taste in my mouth" - can feel the food goin down, tasted so good.
    "Oh and I...
    I wish that I could work it out" - after eating it, you really had to go....

    but then you get to the rest of the song, and you find out thats not what its about! great song though!
    Mike7143on June 08, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI agree with seems to be about letting someone (or something) go, because you think it's best, even though it's painful.
    I find it especially pertinent because I'm a Catholic teen and have been considering joining the priesthood when the time comes to get a job/figure out my vocation. I've felt "called" to the priesthood lately (though it's entirely possible I'm not, still), but becoming a priest would require a painful sacrifice, namely celibacy. I'd have to "let go" of the possibilty of ever loving someone in the romantic sense. That would be the hardest part.
    The_Wandereron December 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love this song, the new album is fantastic... chris' voice just sounds perfect in this song..
    "And the hardest part
    Was letting go, not taking part
    You really broke my heart, oh..."

    i love it
    jamesb12on June 01, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentChris Martin on the song: "It seemed too sunny, but then the album's called X&Y, it's about contrasts, so when we started putting it together it seemed needed. It's very necessary now."
    JJH070583on June 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAn Amazing song! Probably the best song on the album aswell as swalloed in the sea which is also a Great song.
    Geeballs14on June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song that adds a lot of depth to the album, in my opinion. It's become a personal favorite of mine, since it describes a situation from my past to near perfection. Aside from that, the way it's sung is just amazing.
    KiBa283on June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a great song. It really tells of Chris's love for his wife, and gives a loving view of what a man thinks of and goes through when his wife is pregnant. So great!!!!
    musiclover562on June 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it's letting go of someone who you love and you know it might be the best for you to let them go. You see the relationship crumble but you want them to know they left a sweet taste in your mouth and you aren't bitter or angry.
    StephMLowon July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great song... one of my favorites on the new album
    probably the second best but thats me
    rock567on July 04, 2005   Link

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