Ink
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Got a tattoo that said "together through life"
Carved in your name with my poker knife
And you wonder when you wake up, will it be alright oh oh
Feels like there's something broken inside

All I know
All I know
Is that in lost whenever you go
All I know is that I love you so
So much that it hurts

Got a tattoo and that paint is alright
Just wanted a way of keeping you inside (oh oh oh oh oh)

All I know
All I know
Is that I'm lost
In your fire bellow
All I know is that I love you so
So much that it hurts

I see the road begin to climb
I see the stars, begin to show
I see your colors and I'm dying of thirst

All I know is that I love you so
So much that it hurts
Oh yeah yeah yeah




So much that it hurts
So much that it hurts

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Coldplay's Ink seem to be about a person who has gotten a tattoo with the words "together through life" and their partner's name carved alongside it. The person wonders if everything will be alright between them as they seem to feel like something inside them is broken. The chorus iterates that the only thing the person knows is that they are lost whenever their partner is away and that they love them so much it hurts. The tattoo, for the person, is a way of keeping their loved one's memory close to them at all times.


The second verse mentions the road climbing and the stars beginning to show, perhaps indicating a dark moment in their relationship that is beginning to see the light with their partner's presence. The line "I see your colors and I'm dying of thirst" is a metaphor for how much the person needs their significant other, their love and presence in their life.


Overall, the song is a love ballad that talks about the unmitigated feeling of love and how one often goes to an extent where even that love hurts them. It shows how the idea of committing to another person through ink, carving their name and love onto their flesh, is something that can be a deep and emotional experience for some.


Line by Line Meaning

Got a tattoo that said "together through life"
I permanently marked my body with a message that signifies we will stick together forever


Carved in your name with my poker knife
I engraved your name into my flesh using a sharp tool, demonstrating my everlasting loyalty to you


And you wonder when you wake up, will it be alright oh oh
You have doubts about our relationship and are uncertain about its stability


Feels like there's something broken inside
I have an inner emotional pain that is impacting my ability to function


All I know
My knowledge is limited to


Is that in lost whenever you go
I feel lost whenever you are not around


All I know is that I love you so
The only certainty I have is the immense love I feel for you


So much that it hurts
This love is so intense that it causes me physical and emotional pain


Got a tattoo and that paint is alright
The ink from the tattoo looks good and is holding up well


Just wanted a way of keeping you inside (oh oh oh oh oh)
I wanted a permanent reminder of you, something that would always keep you close to me


Is that I'm lost
The only thing I am sure of is that I am lost


In your fire bellow
I am consumed and overwhelmed by the intensity of your passion


I see the road begin to climb
The path ahead looks like it will be a struggle


I see the stars, begin to show
I see glimmers of hope and beauty in the darkness ahead


I see your colors and I'm dying of thirst
I am desperate and longing for the vibrancy and richness that you bring to my life


Oh yeah yeah yeah
An exclamation of emphasis or agreement


So much that it hurts
This love is so intense that it causes me physical and emotional pain




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

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Hardik Oza

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My baby mama one time (yah)
Girl na you dey make my temperature dey rise
If you leave me, I go die (I swear)
You are like the oxygen I need
To survive I'll be honest
Your loving dey totori me
I-I'm so obsessed
I want to chop your nkwobi
Unle
Your body dey baka mi si (unle)
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Pier Ron

For those that want to understand what he is saying. He is speaking some English + Nigerian Pidgin English + Igbo Language.
My baby, my valentine - yeah (English)
Girl, nah you dey make my temperature dey rise. (Pidgin) -> Girl, you are the reason my temperature is going up (getting sick).
If you leave me, I go die (pidgin). I swear -> If you leave me, I will die. I swear
You are the oxygen I need to survive. (English)
And I'll be honest (English)
Your loving dey totori me (pidgin) -> Your love gives me butterflies 🦋
I am so obsessed. (English)
I want to eat your Nkwobi (English + Igbo) -> Nkwobi is an Igbo dish that is very delicious. He could be saying he wants to eat her up like Nkwobi. He is definitely not referring to the dish here guys. He is keeping it PG.

Unle, Your body dey gbaka'm isi (Pidgin + Igbo) -> Unle (Exclamation), your body is making my head blow -> your body is driving me crazy.
Open am make I see (Pidgin), Unle -> Open it (ie. the body), so I can see. Unle (Exclamation).
Give me love Nwantiti (English + Igbo) -> Give me a little sweet love
Baby, make a bad man sing (English)



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The Vibe Guide

This song is catch af.

ABHI999․EXE

R u sure bout tht ..

Pierruno

I saw that some version are slower than the original remix. Do you know wich one is the correct one?

DSD Gamerz YT

Love this song

Pierruno

Frisk Acoustic Version is the original or the slower one?

Harshil dhiman

I love you brooo

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Ash Ram

About time African music got the respect it deserves. Obsessed literally with this! Truly next level

aas

I finally found out what language it is. Thankyou

Carl Johnson

@aas it’s Igbo. It’s native to my people in east Nigeria

Abdul Rahman

Its nigerian 🤦‍♂️

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