"Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland and William Champion....
Let me go boys, let me go
Push my bone from the highest cliff to the sea below
Rocks are waiting boys, rocks are waiting
Swoop down from the sky and catch me like the bird to prey

Now my feet won't touch the ground
Now my head won't stop
You wait a lifetime to be found
Now my feet won't touch the ground

Singing now my feet won't touch the ground
Now my head won't stop
You wait a lifetime to be found
Now my feet won't touch the ground

Now my feet won't touch the ground

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"Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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  • +7
    General CommentIn my opinion, this song could be interpreted one of two ways.

    One the one hand, it may be everyone else has said. At the end of a physical life, you may experience a falling sensation, but instead of hitting the awaiting rocks below, you are swept up and your soul is carried off to a better place.

    But on the other hand, I feel this song can be interpreted as a love song. To "let me go" is to rid yourself of all fear of a potentially broken heart. To "push my boat from the highest cliff to the sea below" is to fall completely and unconditionally in love with the love of your life. Instead of falling to the sharp, jagged rocks that are a broken heart, your love will "swoop down from the sky and catch me like a bird of prey" and you live on in eternal happiness with the one "you wait a lifetime to be found" by.

    I personally hear it as the latter, however, I believe that it doesn't matter how the song was intended to be interpreted. What is important is simply that it touches your heart and fills you with passion, whatever that passion may be.
    jjlwoolmeron June 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout death, I assume, and his view that death is a heightened experience, and not to be feared. Similarities to Death Will Never Conquer?

    Regardless, an AMAZING song to top off an AMAZING EP that I would happily have paid double for :D
    Alana_114on November 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's "push my BOAT from the highest cliff to the sea below".

    Favorite song.
    Beshon December 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. favourite on prspekts march after galss of water
    vivaldi_is_coolon December 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchris martin is a mystery, but he drops hints. its obviously looking death and the eye and saying u aint gonna win honey
    coldplayISmusic95on February 13, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI think this is Coldplays way of saying that they want to put an end to their wild career. They devote so much time touring, that they're ready to actually go and live their lives.

    It's not a physical death, but a death of the band. He's asking, no pleading "Let me go." He's ready to put an end to this part of his life, a willing death, suicide.

    Its like he's impatient because he says the "rocks are waiting" twice, like something is preventing him from going thru with it. He needs the support of fans, friends, or family to "die."
    maidenayaon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is just an awesome track, for me I think chris is implying that death is inevitable but it doesnt just stop there..We move on to someplace, somewhere higher, hence "now my feet wont touch the ground".
    theredeemeron March 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree with the tone of death, but what a beautiful song--and I love the brass instruments that play towards the end of the track; the horns make me feel like a new chapter of the song began, and the same is true with life after death?

    I think the "boat" in this song is representative of our bodies, to be surely broken by the rocks below. But, our souls are caught by whatever swoops down to save us "like a bird of prey."

    And, I guess we are all lost until we go home...which is heaven in my mind. Hence, "you wait a lifetime to be found"
    simonsaysncsuon May 06, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI kind of think of this song as someone learning to be themselves and not worry about everyone elses opinion of them.
    I think "Let me go boys" is like asking everyone to stop and let it go.
    "push my boat off..." you know how people who care too much about other peoples opinions are like drowning themselves in self consciousness, it kills them emotionally.
    "swoop down from..." Is him trying to stop himself and not care and find who he really is. and Now his feet won't touch the ground and he is just going to live his life his way and be who he really is. He won't touch the ground and be like everyone else.
    It all sounds stupid when I try to explain it, but it make sense in my head. I guess that is just how it touches me, even though it might not make sense.
    wildchild106on October 30, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningIt does sound quite a bit like Til Kingdom Come; they're both in C Major, and therefore use many of the same notes and progressions...

    I think it sounds less like "inevitable death" and more like he's committing suicide. To me, it sounds like he's tired of this world and all its problems, and wants to move on to the next.
    Winternoiseon February 28, 2010   Link

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