"Everglow" as written by Tor Hermansen, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion, Johnny Buckland and Mikkel Eriksen....
We see people coming
See people go
This particular timing is extra special
I know you might be gone
And the world may not know
Still, I see you celestial

Like a lion you ran
Goddess, he wrote
Like an eagle, you circle
Perfect of all
So how come things move on?
How come cars don't slow?
When it feels like the end of the world
When I should but I can't let you go

But when I'm cold, cold
When I'm cold, cold
There's a light that you give me
When I'm in shadows
There's a feeling of ever, everglow

We're brothers in that
The sisters you write
When we stroll on like that
Be friends 'til we die
With the changing of winds
And the way waters flow
Life is shortest in fall, in the snow
I know I'm going to miss you, I know

But when I'm cold, cold
Yeah, all alone, the sun
And I know that you're with me
And the way you will show, when you're with me wherever I go
But you give me this feeling, it's everglow

What I wouldn't give for this moment to hold
Yeah, I live for this feeling, it's everglow

So if you love someone, you should let them know
Oh, the light that you gave me will everglow


Lyrics submitted by BIRDDUDE830, edited by AnnaSeale, BonnieT, Aamir, Pinoral, vynepa

"Everglow" as written by Guy Berryman Chris Martin

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  • +4
    General CommentIt's about someone who's left your life, but you didn't want them to go. It's simple, but it's heartbreaking, and also hopeful, since though they left, the person left a light in him that will always glow. That light could be reassuring words that person told him or just the memory of them in general. Remembering them will help him in times of pain and darkness, which he's thankful for, but the sense of longing reappears at the end with, "So if you love someone, you should let them know," implying that it's better to cherish someone while they're with you now than to only have their memory to hold. To me, this is a more lighthearted parallel of 'O' from Ghost Stories. Very tugging on the heart.
    Toonlink13on February 06, 2016   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLyrics are wrong. Correct lyrics:

    oh they say people come, say people go
    this particular diamond was extra special
    and though you might be gone, and the world may not know
    still I see you, celestial

    like a lion you ran, a goddess you rolled
    like an eagle you circled, in perfect purple
    so how come things move on, how come cars don’t slow
    when it feels like the end of my world
    when I should but I can’t let you go?

    but when I’m cold, cold
    oh when I’m cold, cold
    there’s a light that you give me when I’m in shadow
    there’s a feeling you give me, an everglow

    like brothers in blood, sisters who ride
    and we swore on that night we’d be friends til we die
    but the changing of winds, and the way waters flow
    life as short as the falling of snow
    and now I’m gonna miss you I know

    but when I’m cold, cold
    in water rolled, salt
    I know that you’re with me and the way you will show
    and you’re with me wherever I go
    and you give me this feeling this everglow

    oh- I I I I
    what I wouldn’t give for just a moment to hold
    yeah I live for this feeling this everglow

    so if you love someone, you should let them know
    oh the light that you left me will everglow
    Lucabrandoon December 10, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt takes an incredibly talented musician to write a song and it have the ability to be interpreted so many different ways. It's absolutely AMAZING.
    BonnieTon February 01, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentChris Martin has always had a continuous theme in his music: flight. Well, it seems to have really begun in 2008 with the album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends and the line "Now my feet won't touch the ground" used in two songs and the title of one of them. From that time on, flight was his thing. Again in 2011 with the release of their 5th studio album "Mylo Xyloto", he again referenced flight. Such songs as "Up With The Birds", "Us Against The World" (with the lyric "and if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again, lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain"), and "U.F.O."

    Again in 2014 with the release of "Ghost Stories", a short album released just shortly after his divorce to now ex wife Gwenyth Paltrow with whom he has two children, the theme of flight continued still. Most notably in the very last song on the album, titled "O (Fly On)" the lyrics "A flock of birds hovering above, just a flock of birds, is how you think of love? Still I always look up to the sky and pray before the dawn, 'cause they fly always, sometimes they arrive, sometimes they are gone, they fly on." the birds of course as previously stated being a symbol of love, and the art for this album and even a music video ("Magic") have doves, a common symbol of love since the Greeks gods and the dove's affiliation with Aphrodite, goddess of love.

    Again with the release of A Head Full Of Dreams, released early December of 2015, the theme of birds and flight was present, along with Diamonds. Second song on the album titled "Birds" with more lyrics about flight, and diamond, a stone formed under pressure.
    BonnieTon October 25, 2018   Link

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