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Yellow
Coldplay Lyrics


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Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah, they were all yellow
I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called, "Yellow"
So then I took my turn
Oh, what a thing to have done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
You know
You know I love you so
You know I love you so

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh, what a thing to do
'Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh, what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
And you know
For you I'd bleed myself dry
For you I'd bleed myself dry

It's true
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine

Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And all the things that you do

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Coldplay's "Yellow" have a beautiful simplicity to them, yet they evoke deep emotion and meaning for listeners. The song appears to be about a person who is deeply in love with someone else, and who sees the world through that person's eyes. The star imagery in the chorus suggests an all-encompassing love - the stars shine for the person the song is addressed to, as if the whole universe is cheering them on.


The line "I came along, I wrote a song for you" is particularly poignant - it suggests that the singer is trying to express their love in a tangible form, something that will last beyond the present moment. This is backed up by the second verse, where the singer talks about drawing a line and doing things for the other person that appear to have no real purpose. It's as if the act of expressing love is enough in itself.


The final lines of the song - "look at the stars...and all the things that you do" - suggest that the singer is overwhelmed by their love for the other person, and that just being able to share in their life is enough for them.


Line by Line Meaning

Look at the stars
Observe the beauty of the night sky.


Look how they shine for you
The stars are a symbol of hope and inspiration that shine for you and light your path.


And everything you do
All your actions are notable and praiseworthy and deserve acknowledgement.


Yeah, they were all yellow
The stars represent life and energy, and they are colored yellow to symbolize happiness and optimism.


I came along
I appeared in your life.


I wrote a song for you
I created a musical tribute to you, expressing my gratitude and admiration.


And all the things you do
Acknowledging all your actions, goodness and everything you represent.


And it was called, "Yellow"
My tribute song was named "Yellow", as a continuation of the message that the stars convey happiness, love and hope.


So then I took my turn
I had the chance to honor you in my own way.


Oh, what a thing to have done
It was an honorable and commendable act to create a tribute to you and your actions.


And it was all yellow
The tribute I created, just like the stars, is a symbol of happiness and optimism, represented by the color yellow.


Your skin
Your physical appearance.


Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Your entire physical form, beyond just your skin, but also your bones.


Turn into something beautiful
Your beauty is undeniable, not just in your physical appearance, but in your actions as well.


You know
You are aware.


You know I love you so
I hold a deep affection and admiration for you, for who you are and what you represent.


I swam across
I went through great lengths to get to you.


I jumped across for you
I took a leap of faith to be by your side.


Oh, what a thing to do
It was a grand gesture, not taken lightly or for granted.


'Cause you were all yellow
You represented happiness and optimism, and I was willing to go great lengths to be with you because of it.


I drew a line
I delineated a path for our futures together.


I drew a line for you
I drew this path specifically with you in mind.


And it was all yellow
The future we drew together carried the same message of hope and positivity as the tribute song I made for you.


For you I'd bleed myself dry
I would give up everything I have and would stop at nothing to be with you and care for you.


It's true
What I'm saying is honest and heartfelt.


Look how they shine for you
Continuing to admire the stars and their endless radiance that lights up the world for you and all that you do.


Look how they shine for you
The stars will always guide you and remind you of the love and appreciation that surrounds you.


Look how they shine
The stars are constantly illuminating the skies, never faltering in their purpose to light up the world for us all.


Look at the stars
Take in the beauty and magnificence of the night sky, and remember that wherever you are, you will never be alone.


Look how they shine for you
The stars will never stop shining solely for you, a constant reminder of the beauty in the world.


And all the things that you do
Acknowledge all you accomplish, indulge in your achievements and commending your lasting legacy.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin

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Alyas Scofield

love it

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@Salic06

Yellow💛

@jasonrobinson6964

I love this song

@lesliehilesgardener6959

Crossing ober the river for them SEND ME she said she was willing waiting for that special Gem ill find it yet best fruit ever tasted

@zoobielitts8229

What does it mean😭

@demesairishmicay.2113

You know I love you so

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@Brie321

how do you make this song in lyrics

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@NAGATO_3DITS

Soo many dumb efforts... it's a button type mobile. We used to text at night until 2am. Everyday after our schools end, i was waiting for 5 hours on the busstand just to see her but someday she won't be there.., I used to make many quotes,songs and I sent them to her. When my friends were with me, i sang my own song for her on the busstand, it was a proposal song. She replied just "nice". At the end of my 10th exam, i was waiting for her to show my uniform sprayed with a blue inked heart, but she never came and I went home alone because she said that she was traveling on another route. Actually it took me five months to get her to talk. I was just looking at her for the whole 2 months. At the 3rd month she knew that I was watching her and i tried to talk but she just smiled at me, whenever i talk she won't talk back again, days passed. At the 5th month she started to talk with me and our first conversation was asking about our friends... She said " no they didn't come today" and for the first time, i'm getting a response from her... Later i came to know that she has a mobile phone. I got her number, we were texting until 2am. Days passed, one day i proposed to her "i love you", she said " sorry i have a boyfriend already". I was shocked and laughing, i didn't believe that she had a boyfriend, but that's the truth she really had a bf and i don't know about him, She also never told me. I asked her, why didn't you tell me about your bf, she said "i thought i said to you", and i was broken when i came to know, crying whole day night, stopped texting for a day and I decided to stop flirting her, stopped sending quotes, and we both stopped texting eachother... after a year she texted me back, just to ask how am i, but i didn't respond her well then i deleted her number. In my 1st year of college, i got her number and I started to text her friendly. One day she came to know that her bf was making a mistake, that her bf loves another girl at the same time. He used to blackmail her every day, she was sad and broken... I'm the person who healed her day by day... I had a question for 2years, I was waiting to ask about my questions... I asked, "why did you talk to me until 2am, even if you had a bf. She said,"i don't know why, but you are my best friend", and i explained all my efforts to her that she never knew at that time.... She really felt guilty and she cried for a whole day,.. after that she didn't talk for 2 days... Then we were talking just like friends but it doesn't seem like friends... Later we stopped talking again, till now, it's gonna be 2years... I know that she'll never love again...and also i don't want her to love anyone again. Now it's just stories and notes are the only ways to express our feelings each other on Instagram😞💔🤕

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