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Sparks
Coldplay Lyrics


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Did I drive you away?
I know what you'll say
You say, "Oh, sing one we know"
But I promise you this
I'll always look out for you
Yeah, that's what I'll do

I say, oh
I say, oh

My heart is yours
It's you that I hold on to
That's what I do
And I know I was wrong
But I won't let you down
Oh yeah, I will, yeah, I will, yes, I will

I said, oh
I cry, oh

Yeah, I saw sparks
Yeah, I saw sparks
And I saw sparks
Yeah, I saw sparks
Sing it loud

La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Coldplay's song Sparks contains a mix of deep emotions and regret. The overall theme of the song is about a person who has been left alone by their loved ones, and how they are trying to hold on and not let go. The first verse expresses the artist's frustration with being asked to sing a well-known song, but they promise to always look out for the person they are singing to. The chorus vividly describes how the artist saw sparks, which could represent the sudden realization of the need to hold on, or simply a metaphorical reminder of brighter times.


The second verse consists of the artist reassuring their loved one that despite being in the wrong, they will not let them down. There is a sense of conviction and promise in this declaration, unlike the vulnerability of the first verse. The chorus repeats, as if to reinforce the idea that sparks are reminders of hope and the need to persevere. The song concludes with a fueling repetition of "la," perhaps to represent the sound of the sparks being ignited.


Overall, the lyrics of Sparks convey a message of resilience and the need to hold on, while acknowledging past mistakes and regrets. The song mentions sparks metaphorically as something that connects the present with the past and creates the hope for a better future that is worth holding on for.


Line by Line Meaning

Did I drive you away?
Have my actions pushed you further from me?


I know what you'll say
I anticipate your response


You say, "Oh, sing one we know"
You request familiarity in our interaction


But I promise you this
Despite this, I will make a pledge


I'll always look out for you
To always protect and care for you


Yeah, that's what I'll do
This is how I will behave


My heart is yours
My love belongs to you


It's you that I hold on to
You are the one I cling to


That's what I do
My actions reflect this commitment


And I know I was wrong
I recognize my mistakes


But I won't let you down
I will not fail or disappoint you


Oh yeah, I will, yeah, I will, yes, I will
I will always be faithful and true


I said, oh
Exclamation expressing emotion


I cry, oh
Exclamation expressing emotional pain


Yeah, I saw sparks
I witnessed a spark of hope or inspiration


Sing it loud
Emphasizing the importance of expressing oneself


La, la, la, la, oh
Nonsensical lyrics to accompany the melody


La, la, la, la, oh
Nonsensical lyrics to accompany the melody


La, la, la, la, oh
Nonsensical lyrics to accompany the melody


La, la, la, la, oh
Nonsensical lyrics to accompany the melody




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@bell422

She was like my best friend and I can’t talk about it to anyone
I really loved her the most
She was my heart
I’d die for her
So now looking at her with new friends
Doing better being her
I love it
But I can’t help but think that could’ve been us
What if I stayed
What if I didn’t let my depression consume me
God how much I love her
But now ik I’d never get her back
We’d never be best friends anymore
We’re not the same anymore
But I won’t forget the times we spent
I wonder if she remembers
I wonder if she thinks of me how I think of her
Probably not
My fav girl
Not anymore ig
I really wish I wasn’t the way I am
I could’ve still have them
Have it all
But I don’t have them my friends
It’s been years now but I never stopped loving her the way I did
Never stopped caring for her
Ig her family hates me now
For the pain I put her through
Ik she really loved me to
Mane I really messed up with her
I’ll never be able to explain myself
She doesn’t wanna her it anymore
I let her down
I was just rock
Her light
And I just left cause I couldn’t handle shit
I should’ve just suck it up that day
Damn man
My favorite
You were always my favorite
I wish I could’ve told you how I felt but it wouldn’t change anything
You told me that it would never be the same that crushed me
When I see you I feel sad
I reminisce on what we had while you have fun with the others
Reanne you were one of the only and first girl I ever loved that much I ever wanted to take care of and cherished
You’re the only person in my world I feel that way about
It’s love
I love you and I wish we could’ve been friends and become the best friends we’d giggle about
Te amo Reanne
I miss you💔



@Ayeirs

This gives me the bad type of butterflies, right as the beat drops
as if you got the worst news of your life
and you just, cant bear to hold in all the pain you've been coping with anymore.


you know what i'll say this now,
I went through the most unbearable breakup.
I knew he was falling out of love.

But he never told me we were over till i called him at college one day

I was so happy to talk to him and all i heard was
"We're over."

I had 10 seconds of silence before I left the call.
I smashed my phone to pieces and stomped it into the pavement and cried in the taxi home silently.



@tommasoportu1993

Did I drive you away?
I know what you'll say
You say, "Oh, sing one we know"
But I promise you this
I'll always look out for you
Yeah, that's what I'll do
I say, "Ohh"
I say, "Ohh"
My heart is yours
It's you that I hold on to
Yeah, that's what I do
And I know, I was wrong
But I won't let you down
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, I will, yes, I will
I said, "Ohh"
I cry, "Ohh"
Yeah, I saw sparks
Yeah, I saw sparks
And I saw sparks
Yeah, I saw sparks
Sing it out



All comments from YouTube:

@Smalltowngirl364

Leave this comment here for days months years and give it a like so every time u like my comment I can remember this beautiful song

@OLIVIA-4-LIFE225

1st

@antaraadeb

Listen again ❤

@user-by8uo3op2b

only 2 replies so far , let me be 3

@elvingomezperez1864

4th

@Smalltowngirl364

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@Z1ggy._0

My girlfriend sang me this song and i sobbed at "I'll always look after you." Because I'm scared one day she won't be able to. It's our song now. She's changed my life. I started so mentally unstable, so much so i was put in a hospital, and she was the only reason I wanted to leave. Shes the spark in my eyes. The cheer in my smile. Shes my everything

@FacuOlivetti

Hola, hice la versión a Speed Up de Sparks por si quieres ir a comentar te lo agradecería mucho, cuídate :D 💙✨
https://youtu.be/Q1MC0cheV3E

@urgirlsavvy

aw that’s sweet, hope y’all stay together forever 🫶🏻

@drhollow_on_hogwarts8778

Dude learn to live alone , one day or another she will leave , or you want to exeprience a stroke ?

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