Life in Technicolor
Coldplay Lyrics


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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 a 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

Overall Meaning

The opening lines “There’s a wild wind blowing, down the corner of my street, every night there the headlights are glowing” create a sense of restlessness and unease in the singer. The wind represents change and instability, while the headlights suggest movement and transition. These feelings are heightened by the mention of a “cold war” coming, which shows the potential for conflict and violence in the world. This hints at a larger theme of uncertainty and fear for the future.


The chorus "Oh love, don't let me go, won't you take me where the streetlights glow" presents a sense of longing and desire for a more stable and unchanging world, where the streetlights provide guidance and security. The singer yearns for the comfort of love and a relationship that can give them a sense of stability in an unpredictable world.


The second verse continues with the theme of time and change, using the metaphor “time’s a loaded gun” to suggest that time is dangerous and unpredictable. However, the singer finds beauty in the night despite its inherent fear and uncertainty. The final lines “Gravity release me, and don’t ever hold me down, now my feet won’t touch the ground,” can also be interpreted as a desire for freedom and escape from the limitations of the physical world.


Overall, "Life in Technicolor" is a complex and layered song that explores themes of fear, uncertainty, longing, and desire for stability and freedom. The use of metaphors and imagery help to build a sense of atmosphere and emotion that resonate with the listener.


Line by Line Meaning

There's a wild wind blowing,
There is a strong wind blowing that is untamed and unpredictable.


Down the corner of my street
This wind is blowing down the street corner nearest to my location.


Every night there the headlights are glowing
The headlights of passing cars illuminate the street corner every night.


there's a cold war coming,
There is a figurative conflict or tension that seems to be brewing.


On the radio I heard
I learned about this conflict or tension through information broadcasted on the radio.


Baby it's a violent world
The world we live in can be harsh and aggressive.


Oh love don't let me go
Love, please keep me close and don't let me drift away.


Won't you take me where the streetlights glow
Please take me to a place that is safe and bright, where the streetlights illuminate the surroundings.


I could hear it coming
I could sense something approaching.


I could hear the sirens sound
I heard the alarming sound of sirens that suggest danger or urgency.


Now my feet won't touch the ground
I feel light and unburdened, almost as if I am floating.


Time came a-creepin'
Time slowly and inevitably moves forward.


Oh and time's a loaded gun
Time has the power to create extreme changes or consequences.


Every road is a ray of light
Every path or journey we take is illuminated with some kind of hope or positivity.


It goes o-o-on
Time keeps moving forward; things continue to happen and change.


Time only can lead you on
We cannot go back in time or change what has already happened; we must continue moving forward.


Still it's such a beautiful night
Despite the potential dangers or uncertainties in the world, the present moment is still peaceful and attractive.


Gravity release me,
Relinquish the force of gravity that keeps me tethered to the ground.


And don't ever hold me down
Do not constrain or restrict me, allow me to be free and light-hearted.


Now my feet won't touch the ground.
I feel weightless and liberated, free to explore and enjoy the world around me.




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

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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

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It's my favorite song of theirs

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My favorite song of theirs too!

@bobmussini

My favorite

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Agree. So underrated. And such a great video.

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@wobe244

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

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

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I also remember watching this as a child 🥰

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