Shiver
Coldplay Lyrics


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So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you?
I know you don't listen to me
'Cause you say you see straight through me, don't you?

But on and on, from the moment I wake
To the moment I sleep
I'll be there by your side
Just you try and stop me
I'll be waiting in line
Just to see if you care

Oh-oh
Did you want me to change?
Well I changed for good
And I want you to know
That you'll always get your way
I wanted to say

Don't you shiver
Shiver
Sing it loud and clear

I'll always be waiting for you

So you know how much I need you
But you never even see me, do you?
And is this my final chance of getting you?

But on and on, from the moment I wake
To the moment I sleep
I'll be there by your side
Just you try and stop me
I'll be waiting in line
Just to see if you care, if you care

Oh-oh
Did you want me to change?
Well I changed for good
And I want you to know
That you'll always get your way
I wanted to say

Don't you shiver
Don't you shiver
Sing it loud and clear

I'll always be waiting for you

Yeah, I'll always be waiting for you
Yeah, I'll always be waiting for you
Yeah, I'll always be waiting for you
For you, I will always be waiting

And it's you I see, but you don't see me
And it's you I hear, so loud and so clear
I sing it loud and clear
And I'll always be waiting for you

So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention




And you know how much I need you
But you never even see me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Coldplay's song "Shiver" describe unrequited love and longing for someone who doesn't seem to feel the same way. The singer of the song is besotted with this person and is always there waiting for them, but they seem to be invisible to them. The first two lines describe how the singer is looking at this person, but they are not paying attention. The next two lines explain that the singer knows their love interest doesn't listen to them because they say they can see right through them.


Despite the lack of attention or interest from their love interest, the singer remains persistent in their love, and they pledge to be there by their side always. The chorus repeats twice and is a plea to their love interest for attention and to be noticed. They ask if their love interest wants them to change, then declares they have changed for good, and they always seem to do things their way. The ending of the song describes how the singer sees the person but feels invisible to them, and they will always be waiting for them.


Overall, the song captures the essence of unrequited love and the pain of feeling unseen and unnoticed. The chorus is catchy and emotional and is a plea to be acknowledged for the feelings that are being expressed.


Line by Line Meaning

So I look in your direction
I am staring at you, hoping for attention


But you pay me no attention, do you?
However, you ignore me completely


I know you don't listen to me
I am aware that you don't hear what I am saying


'Cause you say you see straight through me, don't you?
Because you claim to understand my intentions without me telling you


But on and on, from the moment I wake
Every day, starting from the moment I wake up


To the moment I sleep
Until the time I go to bed


I'll be there by your side
I will always be near you


Just you try and stop me
You can't prevent me from doing so


I'll be waiting in line
I will wait for my turn patiently


Just to see if you care
To find out if you have any feelings for me


Oh-oh
Exclamation of a feeling or realization


Did you want me to change?
Did you want me to become different?


Well I changed for good
I changed myself positively


And I want you to know
I hope you understand


That you'll always get your way
You will always have what you want


I wanted to say
There is something I wanted to express


Don't you shiver
Don't tremble or shake


Shiver
It's okay to tremble if you need to


Sing it loud and clear
Declare it openly and boldly


I'll always be waiting for you
I will never stop waiting for you


So you know how much I need you
I hope that you understand how important you are to me


But you never even see me, do you?
Unfortunately, you don't even acknowledge my existence


And is this my final chance of getting you?
Could this be my last opportunity to be with you?


Yeah, I'll always be waiting for you
Yes, I will continue to wait for you


For you, I will always be waiting
I will never stop waiting for you


And it's you I see, but you don't see me
I see only you, while you remain oblivious to me


And it's you I hear, so loud and so clear
I hear your voice resonate with such clarity


I sing it loud and clear
I express myself with passion and sincerity




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

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Jeannie Smith

Also I'd like to add that this song and some oyher stuff makes me think of The Bee Gees for some reason.

Jeannie Smith

I like this because of Lucy who's knickname is Shivers.

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LETRAS/LYRICS
So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you
I know you don't listen to me
'Cause you say you see straight through me, don't you
And on and on from the moment I wake
To the moment I sleep
I'll be there by your side
Just you try and stop me
I'll be waiting in line
Just to see if you can
Did she want me to change
Well I change for good
And I want you to know
But you always get your way
I wanted to say
Don't you shiver, shiver, shiver
I'll always be waiting for you
So you know how much I need you
But you never even see me, do you
And is this is my final chance of getting you
And on and on from the moment I wake
To the moment I sleep
I'll be there by your side
Just you try and stop me
I'll be waiting in line
Just to see if you care
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Did she want me to change
Well I change for good
And I want you to know
But you always get your way
I wanted to say
Don't you shiver
Don't you shiver
Sing it loud and clear
I'll always be waiting for you
Yeah I'll always be waiting for you
Yeah I'll always be waiting for you
Yeah I'll always be waiting for you
For you I will always be waiting
And it's you I see, but you don't see me
And it's you I hear, so loud and clear
I sing it loud and clear
And I'll always be waiting for you
So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention
And you know how much I need you
But you never even see me



All comments from YouTube:

@samyjoseph4798

Old coldplay was just on another level

@jowill76

Nothing better!!!

@humbertotello4031

​@@jowill76 de todo y un fuerte abrazo

@allisonscott1174

Oldplay* ❤️🧡💛

@pauljordan4452

​@@allisonscott1174 Youngplay. The boys were in their early 20s here.

@matheuscastordeazevedo2128

I lost the count of how many times I heard parachute, X&Y and hush blood to the head. Just another band from what it is today. And just something from another world. Some people told me that it was depressing. For me it's better than a anti-depressant. Makes me fell floaty.

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@RogerioDec

For me, that's the best ColdPlay song.

@susannabonke8552

True.

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