Sparks
Coldplay Lyrics


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Did I drive you away?
I know what you'll say
You say, "Oh, sing one we know"
But I promise you this
I'll always look out for you
Yeah, that's what I'll do

I say, oh
I say, oh

My heart is yours
It's you that I hold on to
That's what I do
And I know I was wrong
But I won't let you down
Oh yeah, I will, yeah, I will, yes, I will

I said, oh
I cry, oh

Yeah, I saw sparks
Yeah, I saw sparks
And I saw sparks
Yeah, I saw sparks
Sing it loud

La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh




La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Coldplay's song Sparks contains a mix of deep emotions and regret. The overall theme of the song is about a person who has been left alone by their loved ones, and how they are trying to hold on and not let go. The first verse expresses the artist's frustration with being asked to sing a well-known song, but they promise to always look out for the person they are singing to. The chorus vividly describes how the artist saw sparks, which could represent the sudden realization of the need to hold on, or simply a metaphorical reminder of brighter times.


The second verse consists of the artist reassuring their loved one that despite being in the wrong, they will not let them down. There is a sense of conviction and promise in this declaration, unlike the vulnerability of the first verse. The chorus repeats, as if to reinforce the idea that sparks are reminders of hope and the need to persevere. The song concludes with a fueling repetition of "la," perhaps to represent the sound of the sparks being ignited.


Overall, the lyrics of Sparks convey a message of resilience and the need to hold on, while acknowledging past mistakes and regrets. The song mentions sparks metaphorically as something that connects the present with the past and creates the hope for a better future that is worth holding on for.


Line by Line Meaning

Did I drive you away?
Have my actions pushed you further from me?


I know what you'll say
I anticipate your response


You say, "Oh, sing one we know"
You request familiarity in our interaction


But I promise you this
Despite this, I will make a pledge


I'll always look out for you
To always protect and care for you


Yeah, that's what I'll do
This is how I will behave


My heart is yours
My love belongs to you


It's you that I hold on to
You are the one I cling to


That's what I do
My actions reflect this commitment


And I know I was wrong
I recognize my mistakes


But I won't let you down
I will not fail or disappoint you


Oh yeah, I will, yeah, I will, yes, I will
I will always be faithful and true


I said, oh
Exclamation expressing emotion


I cry, oh
Exclamation expressing emotional pain


Yeah, I saw sparks
I witnessed a spark of hope or inspiration


Sing it loud
Emphasizing the importance of expressing oneself


La, la, la, la, oh
Nonsensical lyrics to accompany the melody


La, la, la, la, oh
Nonsensical lyrics to accompany the melody


La, la, la, la, oh
Nonsensical lyrics to accompany the melody


La, la, la, la, oh
Nonsensical lyrics to accompany the melody




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

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@AlexKilinuwu

Lyrics:
Did I drive you away
I know what you'll say
You say, oh, sing one we know
But I promise you this
I'll always look out for you
That's what I'll do
I say oh
I say oh
My heart is yours
It's you that I hold on to
That's what I do
And I know I was wrong
But I won't let you down
(Oh yeah, yeah, yes I will)
I say oh
I cry oh
And I saw sparks
Yeah I saw sparks
And I saw sparks
Yeah I saw sparks
Sing it out
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh



@Zapgod

Heres my favorite coldplay songs...
-sparks
-Dont panic
-yellow
-trouble
-we never change
-In my place
-The scientist
-Clocks
-A rush of blood to the head
-Amsterdam
-What if
-Fix you
-Speed of sound
-Us against the world
-Midnight
-Oceans
-O
-Daddy

I dont know how to explain it but these songs hit nostalgia so bad of a life i have never lived. Almost like experiencing a version of my life in a parallel universe, one day i will wake up in a different time and place and these songs will carry on through the fabric of space.



@pulsator3949

Разве я прогонял тебя?
I know what you'll say,
Я знаю, что ты скажешь,
You say, oh, sing one we know,
Ты скажешь: "Спой ту, старую песню."
But I promise you this,
Но вот что я обещаю тебе:
I'll always look out for you,
Я всегда буду охранять тебя,
That's what I'll do.
Именно так.
I say, oh, I say, oh.
Обещаю, о, обещаю, ооо.
My heart is yours,
Мое сердце принадлежит тебе,
It's you that I hold on to,
Это за тебя я всегда держусь,
That's what I do.
Именно так.
And I know I was wrong,
И я знаю, что был неправ,
Но я не предам тебя
(oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah,
(О да, о да, о да,
yeah I will...)
Да, не предам...)
I say, oh, I cry, oh.
Обещаю, о, я кричу, ооо.
Yeah I saw sparks,
Да, я видел вспышки,
Yeah I saw sparks,
Да, я видел вспышки,
And I saw sparks,
Да, я видел вспышки,
Yeah I saw sparks,
Да, я видел вспышки.
Sing it out.
Пой громко:
La, la, la, la, oh...
"Ла-ла-ла-ла, ооу...
La, la, la, la, oh...
Ла-ла-ла-ла, ооу.



@vertexv2088

listening to this i sit by myself, i think about my older sister. she’s a whole 8 years older than me, and still she’s found a way to be the absolute best thing that has happened to me.
my sister and i have always been the bestest of friends, and i can’t come up with words to show my gratitude, appreciation, and support because the feeling cannot be translated to words that are even close to how much i love her.
what hurts the most is thinking about the rockyness of our relationship. at the age of 17 she was the person who dropped me off and picked me up from school, who fed me and helped me get ready every morning, she was the voice that told me to hurry up everyday when i was a little slow getting ready. she was the reminder to do my homework. she was my mom. at the age of 17.
there was always a few moments in our relationship where she was so stressed and i felt like such a burden, because she couldn’t do the things she wanted, because of me. it hurts to think about, because i’m aware of the many memories she couldn’t experience because she had to watch me.
and i thank her so so much. the worst experience of my life was watching her be abused by my mother infront of me. and it didn’t matter how many times i told my mom to stop, my voice didn’t have weight.

but all of the terrible memories her and i experienced together, could never compare to the feeling of watching my sister, at the age of 18 be kicked out of the house she worked hard to keep tidy. my mom screamed and cried and i stood there, not understanding what how and why this was happening. i didn’t talk to her for a whole 3 months.

and at that moment i realized how much of a struggle i was. and listening now, i just listen and think how i did infact drive her away from her own home, because she just couldn’t keep up.. and i feel so guilty



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@maddymoo2003

Who’s listening to this at night in bed

@raventhegay2165

Maddy Rose me!!

@charliecheese13

During the day in bed...

@nawraskherbawy9418

I’m listening to this at night but In the bathroom shitting

@aangalene3x

Maddy Rose omg I am rn🥺

@homerog4920

Me

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@koko-wf5iy

This song feels like closing a door and moving onto the next chapter in your life. And you're transitioning into the next beautiful part of your life but just reminiscing one last time about the past. It's a beautiful feeling. Especially when you connect with that feeling so much. How great it is for a piece of music to describe all those emotions you have.

@Dexxxtroyer

I just decided to put this song as tribute to a close friend who recently passed.

@melindagarner

Tears for the middle part

@alanaxt

Yea is true 1:08 am

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