A Rush of Blood to the Head
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He said I'm gonna buy this place and burn it down
I'm gonna put it six feet underground
He said I'm gonna buy this place and watch it fall
Stand here beside me baby in the crumbling walls
Oh I'm gonna buy this place and start a fire
Stand here until I fill all your heart's desires
Because I'm gonna buy this place and see it burn
Do back the things it did to you in return

Ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah

He said I'm gonna buy a gun and start a war
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
Oh and I'm gonna buy this place, that's what I said
Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head

And honey all the movements you're starting to make
See me crumble and fall on my face
And I know the mistakes that I made
See it all disappear without a trace
And they call as they beckon you on
They said start as you mean to go on
Start as you mean to go on

He said I'm gonna buy this place and see it go
Stand here beside my baby watch the orange glow
Some'll laugh and some just sit and cry
You just sit down there and you wonder why
So I'm gonna buy a gun and start a war
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
And I'm gonna buy this place, that's what I said
Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head
Oh to the head

And honey all the movements you're starting to make
See me crumble and fall on my face
And I know the mistakes that I made
See it all disappear without a trace
And they call as they beckon you on
They say start as you mean to go on
As you mean to go on, as you mean to go on

So meet me by the bridge, meet me by the lane
When am I gonna see that pretty face again
Meet me on the road, meet me where I said




Blame it all upon
A rush of blood to the head

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Coldplay's song A Rush To the Head are rather emotional and poignant. The song seems to be about a person who is feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with life and decides to resort to drastic measures to change the course of things. The singer indicates that he is going to burn down and destroy the place he currently inhabits. He wants to see it all crumble and fall apart before his eyes. This destructive attitude is extended to the people around him as well, as he talks about starting a war and using a gun to fight for something worth fighting for if someone can show him what it is.


The lyrics suggest that the singer is unhappy with his current situation and is willing to take extreme actions to escape it. He is willing to let go of the past and move forward in a bold and daring way. The lyrics also convey a sense of desperation and urgency, as the singer seems to be in a rush to make radical changes in his life. The line "blame it upon a rush of blood to the head" suggests that he might be acting impulsively without thinking of the consequences.


Overall, the song A Rush To the Head is a powerful and emotional expression of the human condition. The lyrics highlight the struggles and challenges of life and the drastic actions some people are willing to take to find a way out of their misery.


Line by Line Meaning

He said I'm gonna buy this place and burn it down
He expressed his intention to buy and destroy the building


I'm gonna put it six feet underground
He plans to completely demolish the building to the ground


He said I'm gonna buy this place and watch it fall
He intends to witness the building's eventual downfall after purchasing it


Stand here beside me baby in the crumbling walls
He invites his loved one to stand by his side amidst the ruins of the destroyed building


Oh I'm gonna buy this place and start a fire
He desires to start a destructive blaze after acquiring the building


Stand here until I fill all your heart's desires
He promises to satisfy his partner's deepest wishes while standing amidst the destruction he caused


Because I'm gonna buy this place and see it burn
He desires the satisfaction of witnessing the building's fiery destruction after purchase


Do back the things it did to you in return
He wants to revenge against whatever the building has done to wrong his partner


He said I'm gonna buy a gun and start a war
He talks about the violent steps he's willing to take to achieve his goals


If you can tell me something worth fighting for
He's asking for a justifiable reason to engage in violent conflict


Oh and I'm gonna buy this place, that's what I said
He repeats his plan to acquire the building


Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head
He rationalizes his extreme actions as a momentary rush of emotions


And honey all the movements you're starting to make
He observes his partner's actions and reactions to the surrounding destruction


See me crumble and fall on my face
He acknowledges the negative consequences of his own actions and their impact on himself


And I know the mistakes that I made
He's aware of the errors and faults he's committed


See it all disappear without a trace
He's reflecting on the impermanence and fleeting nature of destruction


And they call as they beckon you on
He hears voices that urge him to continue down his destructive path


They said start as you mean to go on
Those voices encourage him to stay true to his initial intentions


So meet me by the bridge, meet me by the lane
He proposes a rendezvous with his partner in specific locations


When am I gonna see that pretty face again
He expresses longing for his partner's physical presence


Blame it all upon
He assigns responsibility for his actions to


A rush of blood to the head
The temporary, intense rush of emotions that led him to make destructive choices




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY JOHN MARTIN, GUY RUPERT BERRYMAN, JONATHAN MARK BUCKLAND, WILLIAM CHAMPION

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@joaopedrorodrigues8106

There's a wild wind blowing
Down the corner of my street
Every night there the headlights are glowing
There's a cold war coming
On the radio I heard
Baby, it's a violent world

Oh, love, don't let me go
Won't you take me where the street lights glow
I can hear it coming
I can hear the silent sound
Now my feet won't touch the ground
Time came a-creeping

Oh and time's a loaded gun
(Every road is a ray of light)
It goes on
Time only can lead you on, still it's
Such a beautiful night

Oh, love, don't let me go
Won't you take me where the street lights glow
I can hear it coming
Like a serenade of sound
Now my feet won't touch the ground
Gravity, release me
And don't ever hold me down
Now my feet won't touch the ground
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@giordy9013

Surely the most underrated song of them, this should be known like any others, deserves much much more

@josephcotter6654

It's my favorite song of theirs

@Ayeeitsjorqee30

My favorite song of theirs too!

@bobmussini

My favorite

@michaelmaguire1229

Agree. So underrated. And such a great video.

@rocciobaieo9921

@Joseph Cotter me 2

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@wobe244

No matter how many years pass this will always be the best music video I've ever watched

@jeremyd5556

absolutely, I still remember the first time i saw it as a 12 year old thinking what is this fake garbage lol

@NIKOLA_TESLA_3.6.9

Everlong de foo figther es muy video tmb.❤

@magpulxr541

I also remember watching this as a child 🥰

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