In My Place
Coldplay Lyrics


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In my place, in my place
Were lines that I couldn't change
I was lost, oh yeah

And I was lost, I was lost
Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed
I was lost, oh yeah
Yeah, how long must you wait for it?
Yeah, how long must you pay for it?
Yeah, how long must you wait for it?
Oh, for it?

I was scared, I was scared
Tired and underprepared
But I'll wait for it

And if you go, if you go
And leave me down here on my own
Then I'll wait for you, yeah

Yeah, how long must you wait for it?
Yeah, how long must you pay for it?
Yeah, how long must you wait for it?
Oh, for it?

Sing it, please, please, please
Come back, come sing to me, to me, me
Come on and sing it out, now, now
Come on and sing it out to me, me
Come back and sing it

In my place, in my place




Were lines that I couldn't change
And I was lost, oh yeah, oh yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Coldplay's song "In My Place" describe the feeling of being lost and out of control, but also hopeful for someone to come back and sing to them. The lines "I was lost, oh yeah" and "Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed" show the singer's lack of direction in life and their regret for past mistakes. However, the chorus "Yeah, how long must you wait for it? Yeah, how long must you pay for it? Yeah, how long must you wait for it? Oh for it" suggests a desire for redemption and a willingness to wait for it.


The verses also depict a sense of fear and being unprepared, as seen in the lines "I was scared, I was scared, tired and underprepared/But I wait for it." Despite the fear, the singer remains optimistic and willing to wait for the return of the person they are speaking to. The repetition of "come back and sing it" in the final lines suggests a need for comfort and the healing power of music.


Overall, "In My Place" portrays the struggle of feeling lost and out of control, but also the hope for redemption and the healing power of music.


Line by Line Meaning

In my place, in my place
I have been replaced, and I have to accept it


Were lines that I couldn't change
There are things beyond my control


I was lost, oh yeah
I was confused and did not know where I was going


And I was lost, I was lost
I was lost both physically and mentally


Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed
I made mistakes that I wish I could take back


Yeah, how long must you wait for it?
How much time must you invest to achieve a goal?


Yeah, how long must you pay for it?
How much must you sacrifice to achieve a goal?


Oh for it
All of this effort is for that goal


I was scared, I was scared
I was afraid of the unknown and the future


Tired and under prepared
I was overworked and not ready for what was coming


But I wait for it
Despite all of this, I am still willing to wait and work towards my goals


And if you go, if you go
If you leave me behind


And leave me down here on my own
And I am left alone


Then I'll wait for you, yeah
I will still wait for you to come back


Sing it, please, please, please
I am begging you to come back and make me feel better


Come back and sing to me, to me, me
Come back and make me feel better by singing to me


Come on and sing it out, now, now
Sing it out loud and clear now


Come on and sing it out, to me, me
Sing it out loud and clear to me


Come back and sing it
Please come back and make me feel better by singing to me


In my place, in my place
I am being replaced


Were lines that I couldn't change
There were things beyond my control


And I was lost, oh yeah, oh yeah
I was confused, and I didn't know where to go




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Written by: Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion

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@19_ramakusuma25

In My Place, In My Place
Were lines that I couldn't change
I was lost, oh yeah
I was lost, I was lost
Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed
I was lost, oh yeah
Yeah
How long must you wait for it?
Yeah
How long must you pay for it?
Yeah
How long must you wait for it?
Oh, for it
I was scared, I was scared
Tired and under prepared
But I'll wait for it
If you go, if you go
Leave me down here on my own
Then I'll wait for you (yeah)
Yeah
How long must you wait for it?
Yeah
How long must you pay for it?
Yeah
How long must you wait for it?
Oh, for it?
Singing please, please, please
Come back and sing to me
To me, me
Come on and sing it out
Now, now
Come on and sing it out
To me, me
Come back and sing
In My Place, In My Place
Were lines that I couldn't change
And I was lost, oh yeah
Oh yeah



@ineblinar

In my place, in my place
Were lines that I couldn't change
I was lost, oh, yeah
I was lost, I was lost
Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed
I was lost, oh, yeah

Yeah, how long must you wait for it?
Yeah, how long must you pay for it?
Yeah, how long must you wait for it?
For it



I was scared, I was scared
Tired and underprepared
But I wait for it
And if you go, if you go
And leave me down here on my own
Then I'll wait for you, yeah

Yeah, how long must she wait for it?
Yeah, how long must she pay for it?
Yeah, how long must she wait for it?
For it, yeah

Sing it please, please, please
Come back and sing to me
To me, me
Come on and sing it out, now, now
Come on and sing it out, to me, me
Come back and sing it

In my place, in my place
Were lines that I couldn't change
I was lost, oh, yeah
Oh, yeah



All comments from YouTube:

@supercall157

The guitar melody from 0:06 to 0:33 is so memorable and familiar. it’s like an old memory suddenly hitting you

@floppa1756

Finally, someone who gets it.

@imshadi

It was even the first time I heard it. Like a song that I always knew but couldn't remember.

@flanorlerii5626

@@imshadi the song is a radiohead's bends album rip off. It resembles to high and dry, fake plastic trees and bends at the same time.

@floppa1756

@@flanorlerii5626 Coldplay hater in the chat

@flanorlerii5626

@@floppa1756 hahhaha nooo I am a big fan of their first two records. But we need to say that it is heavily influenced by Radiohead's Bends and OK Computer albums.

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@odurs

Its February 2024, let's see how many legends are listening to this incredible song💚

@ZainKhan-hj6md

As a 15 year old teenager in 2011, facing bullying and peer pressure in high school, this whole album helped me get through some very tough nights. Music is the closest thing we'll ever have to a time machine. Thank you Chris Martin and Coldplay.

@putjesusfirst9814

Why were you buillied

@marsulusprime

This song and smallville did the same for me.

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