Don't Panic
Coldplay Lyrics


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Bones sinking like stones
All that we've fought for
Homes, places we've grown
All of us are done for

And we live in a beautiful world
Yeah, we do
Yeah, we do
We live in a beautiful world

Bones sinking like stones
All that we've fought for
Homes, places we've grown
All of us are done for

And we live in a beautiful world
Yeah, we do
Yeah, we do
We live in a beautiful world

And we live in a beautiful world
Yeah, we do
Yeah, we do
We live in a beautiful world

Oh, all that I know
There's nothing here to run from




'Cause yeah
Everybody here has got somebody to lean on

Overall Meaning

Coldplay’s song “Don’t Panic” speaks to the fleeting nature of time and the impermanence of life. The opening lyrics, “Bones sinking like stones, all that we’ve fought for, homes, places we’ve grown, all of us are done for” speaks to the idea that no matter what we do or the lengths we go to protect our homes and places we’ve built, everything we have will eventually come to an end. It’s a reminder that our lives are brief and that everything we know can disappear in the blink of an eye. The repetition of these opening lines throughout the song emphasizes the inevitability of this fact and the futility of trying to fight it.


Yet, despite this bleak outlook, the chorus offers a sense of consolation. When Chris Martin sings “And we live in a beautiful world, yeah we do”, he’s acknowledging that, despite everything that could go wrong, there is still beauty to be found in the world around us. Even as everything crumbles, there are moments of joy and wonder that can bring meaning to our lives. Coldplay seems to be saying that even in the face of certain destruction, we should take time to appreciate the beauty in our lives.


The final lines of the song “all that I know, there’s nothing here to run from, ‘cause yeah, everybody here has got somebody to lean on” offers a final uplifting message. No matter what happens or what we lose, we can always find comfort and support from those around us. It’s a reminder that, even when things seem hopeless, there’s always a reason to keep going.


Line by Line Meaning

Bones sinking like stones
Our spirits are sinking and our efforts feel heavy and burdensome.


All that we've fought for
All the things we have struggled for and worked towards.


Homes, places we've grown
The places where we have lived and grown up, with memories and feelings attached.


All of us are done for
We are all defeated and have lost hope.


And we live in a beautiful world
Despite our struggles and hardships, we still live in a world that can be amazing and wonderful.


Yeah, we do
This is a positive reinforcement of the previous statement.


Yeah, we do
Again, emphasizing that we live in a beautiful world, despite the difficulties we face.


We live in a beautiful world
Repeating the central message that even in hard times, there is still beauty and goodness in the world.


Oh, all that I know
The artist is about to offer some insight or wisdom.


There's nothing here to run from
There is no need to flee or escape from our problems, because we can face and overcome them.


'Cause yeah
Just a casual way of agreeing with the previous statement.


Everybody here has got somebody to lean on
Everyone has someone they can rely on for help or support, and we don't have to go through hard times alone.




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

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@juancamacho5746

Bones sinking like stones
All that we've fought for
Homes, places we've grown
All of us are done for

'N we live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do, yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world

Oh, all that I know
There's nothing here to run from
'Cause yeah, everybody here's
Got somebody to lean on



@TheRealForrestGeorge

Bones, sinking like stones
All that we fought for
Homes, places we've grown
All of us are done for


And we live in a beautiful world
Yeah, we do, yeah, we do
We live in a beautiful world


Bones, sinking like stones
All that we fought for
And homes, places we've grown
All of us are done for (done for)


And we live in a beautiful world
Yeah, we do, yeah, we do
We live in a beautiful world

And we live in a beautiful world

Yeah, we do, yeah, we do

We live in a beautiful world

Oh, all that I know

There's nothing here to run from
'Cause yeah, everybody here's
Got somebody to lean on



@snoopydogg3102

After 6 years I have just rediscovered this song for the first time.

I was about 7 and at that time I was getting into music, and me and my friends created a band. I wanted to make a song that we could play, an this melody just popped into my head. I knew it was already a song, but just didn’t know which, and up to now, I still remember walking up to my best friend and asking him by humming the melody to him. He immediately told me it was Dont panic.

I know it doesn’t seem like much but now when I just randomly clicked on this video all these memories just came flooding over me.

Now me and my friend live completely different live completely different lives, barely in touch and on completely different continents. So much time has passed, and it just gives me this feeling, not really sadness but like acceptance that time has passed and I’ll never get it back, but am forever grateful for it.

Nostalgia is a weird thing. I’m only 14 but I already feel so old. Please live life to the fullest to those of you who see this. Life is short, so enjoy it to the max.

Love from New York 🤍



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@appxprtappcreator2860

This was the first song I chose to play at my brothers funeral. He was the one who introduced me to Coldplay and who I would think of when I listened to this album. Thank you for such a beautiful song in this beautiful, but terrifying and rough world. Love You All, everyone.

@superquasigalaxygamer6297

I'm sorry to hear that happened to you, I'm sure you miss him a lot... But I bet you have so many amazing memories of him to look back on ☺️
I have to agree this world can be pretty harsh though 😅
Prayers for you, stay strong 🙏❤️

@ericscott9029

So sorry to hear that, RIP to him, he seemed to have a great taste in music.

@Boom12

I'm sorry for your loss.

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