Strawberry Swing
Coldplay Lyrics


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(Two, three, four)
Oh, it's a bit fucked

They were sitting
They were sitting on the strawberry swing
Every moment was so precious

They were sitting
They were talking in the strawberry swing
Everybody was for fighting
Wouldn't wanna waste a thing

Cold, cold water
Bring me 'round
Now my feet won't touch the ground
Cold, cold water
What ya say?
When it's such
It's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day

I remember
We were walking up to strawberry swing
I can't wait 'til the morning
Wouldn't wanna change a thing

People moving all the time
Inside a perfectly straight line
Don't you wanna just curve away?
And it's such
It's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day

Ahh

Now the sky could be blue
I don't mind
Without you it's a waste of time
Could be blue
I don't mind
Without you it's a waste of time

Now the sky could be blue
Could be grey
Without you I'm just miles away
Now the sky could be blue




I don't mind
Without you it's a waste of time

Overall Meaning

In "Strawberry Swing," Coldplay paints a serene, idyllic image of a group of friends sitting and talking on a "strawberry swing," cherishing each moment as if it's precious. The opening line, "Oh, it's a bit fucked," hints at some sort of underlying uneasiness or uncertainty in the moment. Despite this discomfort, the group is determined to make the most of their time together.


The lyrics then transition to the perspective of one person in the group who remembers walking up to the swing with their friends, anxiously anticipating the coming morning. The imagery of people "moving all the time inside a perfectly straight line" is likely a commentary on societal expectations and conformity, encouraging the listener to deviate from the norm and "just curve away."


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, it's a bit fucked
The situation is terrible


They were sitting
The people in the story were sitting


They were sitting on the strawberry swing Every moment was so precious
The people in the story were sitting on a swing named after a berry, and they cherished every moment spent on it


They were talking in the strawberry swing Everybody was for fighting Wouldn't wanna waste a thing
While on the swing, they discussed how everyone seems to always be arguing, and how they didn't want to waste any time because every moment is precious


Cold, cold water Bring me 'round Now my feet won't touch the ground
The cold water is reviving them, and they feel weightless


Cold, cold water What ya say? When it's such It's such a perfect day It's such a perfect day
On a perfect day, a cold splash of water can be refreshing


I remember We were walking up to strawberry swing I can't wait 'til the morning Wouldn't wanna change a thing
The singer recalls walking up to the swing and looks forward to spending another day there, unchanged


People moving all the time Inside a perfectly straight line Don't you wanna just curve away? And it's such It's such a perfect day It's such a perfect day
Despite the societal expectation to follow a straight path, the artist questions if it's truly what they want on such a perfect day


Now the sky could be blue I don't mind Without you it's a waste of time Could be blue I don't mind Without you it's a waste of time
The color of the sky doesn't matter, as long as they're with the person they love


Now the sky could be blue Could be grey Without you I'm just miles away Now the sky could be blue I don't mind Without you it's a waste of time
When they're separated from their loved one, the color of the sky doesn't matter because they feel distant and disconnected




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

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@dedinainggolan3273

They were sitting
They were sitting on the strawberry swing
Every moment was so precious
They were sitting
They were talking on the strawberry swing
Everybody was for fighting
Wouldn't want to waste a thing
Cold, cold water, bring me 'round
Now my feet won't touch the ground
Cold, cold water, what you say?
When it's such, it's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day
I remember
We were walking up to strawberry swing
I can't wait 'til the morning
Wouldn't want to change a thing
People moving all the time
Inside a perfectly straight line
Don't you wanna just curve away?
When it's such, it's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day
Now the sky could be blue
I don't mind
Without you, it's a waste of time
Could be blue
I don't mind
Without you, it's a waste of time
Well the sky could be blue
Could be grey
Without you, I'm just miles away
Well the sky could be blue
I don't mind
Without you, it's a waste of time



@c_h33s_3

Lyrics:

They were sitting
They were sitting on the strawberry swing
Every moment was so precious

They were sitting
They were talking on the strawberry swing
Everybody was for fighting
Wouldn't want to waste a thing

Cold, cold water, bring me 'round
Now my feet won't touch the ground
Cold, cold water, what you say?

When it's such, it's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day

I remember
We were walking up to strawberry swing
I can't wait 'til the morning
Wouldn't want to change a thing

People moving all the time
Inside a perfectly straight line
Don't you wanna just curve away?

When it's such, it's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day

Now the sky could be blue
I don't mind
Without you, it's a waste of time
Could be blue
I don't mind
Without you, it's a waste of time

Well the sky could be blue
Could be grey
Without you, I'm just miles away
Well the sky could be blue
I don't mind
Without you, it's a waste of time



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@maicadiz4321

This song was the theme of my wedding. I got married last month and almost all the details of our wedding revolved around Coldplay.

@lexiemariet

Mai Cadiz how?? I’m curios!

@lorrainemelissa

Mai Cadiz beautiful!

@YunikMaharjan

now i wanna attendant a wedding like that

@wilmerherrera1502

Felicitciones

@annas4191

amazing <3

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@halfalive

honestly, one of the most slept on music videos out there. do people even understand how wild this truly is?

@noahknows25

:0 Totally agree and love your songs as well!

@antofranco3449

:O I agree

@RyanDuffy1192

Hola Half - since 2009 I've been in tune with this video/wish I had the creative touch/friends/talent myself to envision something as beautiful, or just LIKE, anything that captures that quality and major scale/tone of this music video, let alone the incredible song. Love it. I ain't sleeping on it

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