O
Coldplay/Musicfire.in Lyrics


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A flock of birds
Hovering above
Just a flock of birds
That's how you think of love

And I always
Look up to the sky
Pray before the dawn
'Cause they fly always
Sometimes they arrive
Sometimes they are gone
They fly on

A flock of birds
Hovering above
Into smoke I'm turned
And rise following them up

Still I always
Look up to the sky
Pray before the dawn
'Cause they fly away
One minute they arrive,
Next you know they're gone
They fly on
Fly on

So fly on
Ride through
Maybe one day I'll fly next to you

They fly on
Ride through
Maybe one day I come fly with you
Fly on




Fly on
Fly on

Overall Meaning

The song “O” by Coldplay is a beautiful and contemplative ballad about love and its fleeting nature. The lyrics make a metaphorical comparison between love and a flock of birds that hover above in the sky. Love is viewed as something that comes and goes, just like the flight pattern of these birds. The singer in the song always looks up to the sky and prays before dawn, perhaps hoping to catch a glimpse of these birds or find some solace in the peacefulness of the early morning. However, even though the birds may arrive, just as with love, they can quickly disappear.


As the song progresses, the singer compares himself to smoke, rising up and following the birds as they fly away. The soaring chorus repeats the line “Fly on” over and over again, encouraging both the birds and the listener to continue their journey. The bridge section expresses a tender yearning to be next to the beloved or to join the birds in flight. The ultimate message of the song seems to be one of acceptance and surrender to the ebb and flow of life and love.


Overall, “O” is a reflective and dreamy song that encourages the listener to look up and find beauty in the world around them. Its simple yet profound lyrics and haunting melody make it a standout track on Coldplay’s album “Ghost Stories.”


Line by Line Meaning

A flock of birds
Comparing love to a flock of birds


Hovering above
The birds are flying in the air


Just a flock of birds
Love is nothing more than a bird in the sky


That's how you think of love
This is how the artist feels the other person thinks of love


And I always
The artist consistently does something


Look up to the sky
The singer is looking at the sky


Pray before the dawn
The singer prays before morning


'Cause they fly always
Birds always fly


Sometimes they arrive
The birds can arrive at a certain location


Sometimes they are gone
The birds can leave just as easily


They fly on
The birds continue on their journey


Into smoke I'm turned
The artist disappears in a puff of smoke


And rise following them up
The singer rises up with the birds


One minute they arrive,
The birds can arrive at any time


Next you know they're gone
The birds leave quickly


So fly on
The birds should keep flying


Ride through
Keep going


Maybe one day I'll fly next to you
The singer hopes to fly with the other person


Maybe one day I come fly with you
The singer hopes to fly with the other person


Fly on
Keep flying


Fly on
Keep flying


Fly on
Keep flying




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 comments 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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@chriskath8684

Life in Technicolor ii - Lyrics

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 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 siren 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'll leak and lead you on
Still it's such beautiful night

Oh 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



Obs: Please stream Coldplay's last album #EverydayLife, they didnt divulge it enough, it's amazing and deserve so much more



All comments from YouTube:

@ssayonei

I´m leaving my comment here so when someone likes it, I can listen to this masterpiece again.

@glendabothwell9091

I like it

@Dan.o7

You’re welcome

@Andor2022

Love it ❤

@imanebahar9702

Come back!

@NaturalBird1

here ya go; come back :))

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@jordansmith8710

Am I the only one that thinks they should start playing this at live shows? It's a stunning song.

@bryannguyen5633

+Jordan Smith They should reenact the music video's "live performance" also. :-)

@annetteliu5253

it's truely stunning . I love every aspect, every instrument on it ... just perfect ❤

@pvtrichter88

+annette liu who  knew  puppets  could  rock this  hard!!?

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