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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

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
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@gvpozzoli

I'm 22, met the love of my life in Spain last summer, I just moved there to live with my parents, he was on holidays and we clicked, two weeks after he left he took me to his hometown in Italy, just some couple days, I met his parents & friends. Felt finally that I belonged.

I went back to Spain, had an amazing opportunity to work in Bali, I accepted it moved there, spent 6 months on that amazing island that had teached me so much. Manuel and I were talking everyday, we couldn't wait to be together again, I was saving all my love only for him, I knew he was the right one.

I finished job in Bali and moved with him last December, we spent Christmas with his family and NYE with his friends in Germany. We lived the most amazing, beautiful life together in Italy, so much laughter, tears, adventures. We were discovering a new life, us together, sharing everything.

So much love.

I never felt this much deep joy by just being side by side with this man, I was able to be completely myself and he as well. Never felt so powerful, so loved, so much peace at the end of the day cause I got to sleep with his arms around me, the safest place on earth.

We thought on creating a family, living in Italy and also having another house back in my home country.

One day he said he couldn't do it anymore, that I should just go back to my country and be with my family, so I did.

Just two days after I left, his father suddenly passed away, now it was only he and his mother on that big empty house in the South Tyrol.

He's going through the hardest time of his whole life, so much to take care of in the household, he is now the big man, all the pressure of resolving everything is on his shoulders even tho he is also grieving over his father.

A month went by, I've been just supportive on the distance and trying my best to make him feel all the love, make him notice all the reasons to keep himself alive and that slowly, one day, the pain will be just a little less, and he will be able to see again all the beautiful things we have on earth to enjoy & laugh about.

I miss so much our days together, I miss so much your hands, your voice, I just wish I can turn back time and do something to still keep your dad alive today, everything would've been different.

He said he loved me deeply like I did, he said he would want to have a family with me, that we will manage to see each other again in some months, even though I'm not rushing the situations, I want him to focus on rebuilding himself and just take care of his mom, I try every day to push him forward.

But just wasn't enough, he broke up with me yesterday.

Last days have been a nightmare, I can't force you to love me, I can't force you to stay. I can't settle for someone that is not even sure of myself, after all, I wasn't enough for him.

And I found myself going down this black hole, of infinite questions with no answers, what have I done wrong to drive you away? I just wish this is all a dream, and one day I get to wake up by your side again, wake up like we used to, hugged with my face on your neck, waking up with your kisses on my forehead.

My heart will be always yours Manuel.



@AlexKilinuwu

Lyrics:
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
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, yeah, yes I will)
I say oh
I cry oh
And I saw sparks
Yeah I saw sparks
And I saw sparks
Yeah I saw sparks
Sing it out
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh



@xertiasstrat8957

@@samratpdy weird fishes radiohead
Hiding tonight alex turner
Stranger to yourself loving
I ll try anything once the strokes ( on YouTube, not on Spotify)
Reflections after jane the clientele
In my head bedroom
Til kindom come Coldplay
Words Grégory Alan isakov
Hallelujah jeff buckley
Some strange rain cotton jones
Yesterday the beatles
Dreamer low roar
Nothing hank midnight


Everything about joep beving ( only beautiful piano )

U welcome

I make my own songs too with my acoustic i write
It would be not amazing like these songs
But it s for fun
I m sad so i make songs bout me etc..

U welcome



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Is it just me or is this just a bunch of sad people listening to this at night

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Well, this does bring some peace to my mind and soul, I feel like it heals

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@@bmatti8594 right!!

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It's not just you.

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