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Clocks
Coldplay Lyrics


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The lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought me down upon my knees
Oh, I beg, I beg and plead
Singin' come out of things un said
Shoot an apple off my head
And a trouble that can't be named
A tiger's waiting to be tamed, singin'

You are
You are

Confusion that never stops
Closing walls and ticking clocks
Gonna come back and take you home
I could not stop that you now know
Singin' come out upon my seas
Cursed missed opportunities
Am I a part of the cure
Or am I part of the disease? Singin'

You are
You are
You are
You are

You are
You are

And nothing else compares
Oh, no, nothing else compares
And nothing else compares

You are
You are

Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go

Overall Meaning

Clocks by Coldplay is a song that deals with themes of confusion, missed opportunities, and the search for meaning in life. The opening line "The lights go out and I can't be saved" is a metaphor for being lost and feeling hopeless. The singer is struggling against a greater force, represented by the "tides" that he has tried to swim against, but which have ultimately "brought him down upon his knees". Despite his desperation, he begs and pleads for a way out of the situation.


Throughout the song, there is a sense of urgency conveyed through the imagery of "closing walls and ticking clocks" that surround the singer. He feels as though time is running out and that he must act quickly to avoid the curse of missed opportunities. In the lines "Am I a part of the cure, or am I part of the disease?" the singer is questioning his own role in the situation. Is he a force for good, or is he contributing to the problem?


The repeated refrain of "You are" is a reminder that the singer is not alone in his struggle. Whether this is directed towards a specific person, or to a higher power, is left to the interpretation of the listener. At its core, Clocks is a song that deals with the search for meaning and purpose in a confusing and sometimes overwhelming world.


Line by Line Meaning

The lights go out and I can't be saved
I feel helpless as I am engulfed by darkness


Tides that I tried to swim against
I fought hard against the forces that pulled me down


Have brought me down upon my knees
I have suffered defeat and am now humbled


Oh, I beg, I beg and plead
I implore desperately for help and salvation


Singin' come out of things un said
I wish for a release from the unspoken secrets that haunt me


Shoot an apple off my head
I am willing to take risks to prove my devotion


And a trouble that can't be named
There is an unnamed problem that is causing me unrest


A tiger's waiting to be tamed, singin'
I am ready to face the challenges that lie ahead


You are
You are the only thing that matters to me


Confusion that never stops
My mind is in a perpetual state of confusion


Closing walls and ticking clocks
I feel trapped by time and circumstance


Gonna come back and take you home
I will return to where you are


I could not stop that you now know
You now know the truth that I could not hide


Singin' come out upon my seas
I want you to confront the challenges I face with me


Cursed missed opportunities
I have regrets about past missed chances


Am I a part of the cure
I wonder if I am a solution to the problems we face


Or am I part of the disease? Singin'
Or if I am the cause of the problems we face


And nothing else compares
You are the only thing that matters to me


Oh, no, nothing else compares
Nothing else can compare to my love for you


Home, home, where I wanted to go
I long to be where my heart is at peace


Home, home, where I wanted to go
I yearn to be in the place I belong


Home, home, where I wanted to go
I desire to be in my true home


Home, home, where I wanted to go
Where I find love, comfort and belonging




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

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Lyrics
The lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead, singing

Come out of the things unsaid
Shoot an apple off my head and a
Trouble that can't be named
A tiger's waiting to be tamed, singing

You are, you are

Confusion that never stops
The closing walls and the ticking clocks gonna
Come back and take you home
I could not stop, that you now know, singing

Come out upon my seas
Cursed missed opportunities am I
A part of the cure
Or am I part of the disease, singing

You are, you are
You are, you are
You are, you are

And nothing else compares
And nothing else compares
And nothing else compares

You are, you are

Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go (You are)
Home, home, where I wanted to go (You are)

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



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