Trouble
Coldplay Lyrics


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Oh no, I see
A spider web is tangled up with me
And I lost my head
And thought of all the stupid things I'd said

Oh no, what's this?
A spider web and I'm caught in the middle
So I turned to run
The thought of all the stupid things I've done

And I, I never meant to cause you trouble
And I, I never meant to do you wrong
And I, well if I ever caused you trouble
Oh no, I never meant to do you harm

Oh no, I see
A spider web and it's me in the middle
So I twist and turn
Here am I in my little bubble

Singing out, I never meant to cause you trouble
And I, I never meant to do you wrong
And I, well, if I ever caused you trouble
Oh, no, I never meant to do you harm

They spun a web for me




They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Coldplay’s "Trouble" convey a sense of regret and self-blame for a past mistake, while also acknowledging the difficulty of escaping its consequences. The first verse introduces a powerful metaphor, comparing the metaphorical web of consequences one can face for one's actions to an actual spider web. The singer seems to feel stuck in this web, unable to escape his guilt or the repercussions of his mistake. In the second verse, he tries to run away from the situation by turning away from his problems, but he cannot outrun them.


The chorus repeats the idea that he never intended to cause trouble or harm the person he is addressing. At this point, he seems to be trying to acknowledge his past mistakes and apologize to the other person. The bridge shifts the focus from the singer to the ways that others have trapped him with their expectations or judgments. The repeating line “they spun a web for me” suggests that others have set him up to fail or have entrapped him. The song ends with the singer still feeling caught in his own web.


Overall, "Trouble" is a poignant look at how difficult it can be to escape the consequences of our actions, even if we did not intend to cause harm. It acknowledges that mistakes happen, but also that they can have lasting consequences for ourselves and the people around us.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh no, I see
The singer realizes a bad situation.


A spider web is tangled up with me
The singer is caught in a tricky situation.


And I lost my head
The singer is overwhelmed and confused.


And thought of all the stupid things I'd said
The artist is regretting past mistakes and negative consequences.


Oh no, what's this?
The artist encounters another bad situation.


A spider web and I'm caught in the middle
The singer is trapped and unable to escape.


So I turned to run
The singer tries to avoid the situation.


The thought of all the stupid things I've done
The artist is reflecting on their past mistakes and regrets.


And I, I never meant to cause you trouble
The artist did not intend to cause problems for someone else.


And I, I never meant to do you wrong
The artist did not intend to hurt someone else.


And I, well if I ever caused you trouble
The singer acknowledges that they may have caused problems for someone else.


Oh no, I never meant to do you harm
The artist did not intend to cause physical, emotional, or mental pain to someone else.


Oh no, I see
The singer encounters another bad situation.


A spider web and it's me in the middle
The singer feels trapped and unable to escape.


So I twist and turn
The singer tries to find a way out of the situation.


Here am I in my little bubble
The artist feels isolated and alone in their situation.


Singing out, I never meant to cause you trouble
The artist repeats that they did not intend to cause problems for someone else.


And I, I never meant to do you wrong
The singer repeats that they did not intend to hurt someone else.


And I, well, if I ever caused you trouble
The singer repeats that they may have caused problems for someone else.


Oh, no, I never meant to do you harm
The artist repeats that they did not intend to cause physical, emotional, or mental pain to someone else.


They spun a web for me
The artist blames others for their current situation.


They spun a web for me
The artist repeats that they feel trapped and unable to escape.


They spun a web for me
The singer repeats that others are responsible for their problems.




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

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@clarelou862

Oh no, I see
A spider web is tangled up with me
And I lost my head
And thought of all the stupid things I'd said
Oh no, what's this?
A spider web and I'm caught in the middle
So I turned to run
The thought of all the stupid things I've done
And I, I never meant to cause you trouble
And I, I never meant to do you wrong
And I, well if I ever caused you trouble
Oh no, I never meant to do you harm
Oh no, I see
A spider web and it's me in the middle
So I twist and turn
Here am I in my little bubble
Singing out, I never meant to cause you trouble
And I, I never meant to do you wrong
And I, well, if I ever caused you trouble
Oh, no, I never meant to do you harm
They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me



@tanisheydl5540

Conocí a Coldplay hace 20 años porque escuche por primera vez "Trouble" una tarde lluviosa camino a casa y desde ese momento sentí algo muy especial y una conexión simplemente inexplicable...

En ese tiempo que no existía Spotify ni nada por el estilo 😄 solíamos llevar nuestros discos favoritos y el chico de la cafeteria de la prepa los ponía como tipo rockola, cuando un día de pronto volvi a escuchar la misma canción...

Fue entonces que me acerque con el chico de la cafe y le pregunte que grupo era y de quien era ese disco, y me respondió es Coldplay me enseñó el disco de "Parachutes" 😍 y me dijo de quien era... Acto seguido me dirigí hacia la mesa donde estaba sentado el propietario del CD y le dije que mucho gusto que si de favor podría prestarme su disco para grabarlo en cassette... 😅 El muy amablemente me dijo que si y desde ese momento se convirtió en uno de mis mejores amigos de la prepa... 😃 Recuerdo que hablábamos por horas y pasamos tiempo y aventuras muy lindas al lado de buenos amigos en ese tiempo!

Hasta que meses después un día como hoy saliendo de un Halloween en el que íbamos todos, desafortunadamente murió en un accidente. 😢

Fue algo muy impactante y doloroso para mí porque fui la última amiga de la que se despidió antes de irse, lo recuerdo perfectamente como si hubiera sido ayer y eso que yo tenía solo 16 años...

Hoy después de tanto tiempo te sigo recordando y curiosamente hubo un concierto de Coldplay en vivo desde Argentina en el cine y fui en honor a ti. 😀

Quiero que sepas que aunque fue poco el tiempo compartido, fuiste muy especial en mi vida y te agradezco desde el fondo de mi corazón el haberme presentado a Coldplay, porque vaya que se convirtió en mi grupo favorito a través de todos estos años y muchos de sus canciones han marcado realmente mi historia y le han dado sentido, aún desde antes de que el mundo los conociera yo los conocí por ti y es algo que nunca olvidaré.

Esta historia nunca la había contado... Pero es un homenaje para ti a 20 años de tu partida y espero de corazón que estés con Dios descansando en eterna paz.

Gerardo Calimayor.

Siempre en mi corazón 🙌🕊️



@edwardomije

I first heard this song when i was at a very dark and low point in my life. My parents were on the verge of a divorce and were both leaning on me for emotional support, i had become disillusioned with my university studies (and life in general), and I had lost the first love of my life. I felt lost and in a lot of pain, which later led to a depression.

Many people criticized me for listening to this and other Coldplay songs claiming that they were only "furthering my sadness". But this was far from it - Coldplay spoke the pains that i had in my heart that i couldn't find the words to express- they allowed me to voice my vulnerability, my angst, my anxiety, my pain and sadness and get them off my chest and just be...

Coldplay helped show me that i could share the sadness with others so that they would understand and it didn't have to be messy or pitiful, but could be deep, haunting and profound...and maybe, in that way, also encourage others to share the sadness in their hearts, be honest with themselves, get it off their chests and be unshackled.

I started writing poetry and being precise about my feelings through my words.

Coldplay helped me save myself.

Drowning in despair isn't always what kills us - it's being unable to find the words and to share what we're going through and ask for help from those around us.
The inability to say, "Please help me... I'm drowning and I don't know what to do...", is what really kills us.



All comments from YouTube:

@fortitudevalance8424

October 13th 2009, this song got me out of a very, very dark time of my life, I was about to decide to end everything and that’s that, but had a Parachutes CD in the car playing this soundtrack, when it came to “they spun a web for me”; I put the pills and the whisky down, then, decided to rebuild my life, onwards upwards and outwards. 12 years later I’m an entrepreneur, married with kids, loving life, being free in my mind. I thank Coldplay for saving me. I thank Guy, Jonny, Will and Chris for writing and sharing this masterpiece to the world.

@youraveragepasser-by7367

Great story mate. Glad to hear you're doing okay now

@leroyjenkinz9791

It saved me last week,I can relate.

@samuelsellene

Awesome testimony! Praise Christ

@tochukwuchidi5713

Congrats on pushing through and how far you have come! This song helped in my darkest days too 💙

@shilohdoak9069

What if the pills, opiates in my case broke u beyond repair??

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@bonnynurischaqdarmadji2852

I really miss the old Coldplay

@ed7519

Me too. Bring the old Coldplay back please.

@user-md2mj8ey4r

Me too. This was the greatest song. So much love in it. 🥺

@tonyminor6315

I was with my uncle the night he passed away, all evening all he kept saying to me was " I'm sorry for all this trouble" anyway as I say he eventually passed away, As I was driving away from the hospital I put the radio on and this was the first song that came on.
I had to stop and cried my eyes out. 20 years later I still cry at this song

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