X&Y
Coldplay Lyrics


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Trying hard to speak and
Fighting with my weak hand
Driven to distraction
It's all part of the plan
When something is broken
And you try to fix it
Trying to repair it
Any way you can

I dive in at the deep end
You become my best friend
I want to love you but I don't know if I can
I know something is broken
And I'm trying to fix it
Trying to repair it
Any way I can

Ooh

You and me are floating on a tidal wave
Together
You and me are drifting into outer space
And singing
Ooh, ooh

You and me are floating on a tidal wave
Together
You and me are drifting into outer space

You and me are floating on a tidal wave
Together
You and me are drifting into outer space




And singing
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Overall Meaning

The song X&Y by Coldplay is a song that explores the feeling of being lost and trying to fix something that is broken in one's life. The lyrics depict a sense of desperation and a need to solve a problem. The singer is fighting with his weak hand, trying to repair something in any way he can. We can see the singer trying to dive in at the deep end, trying to fix something that appears to be beyond repair. The use of the metaphor 'diving in at the deep end' represents the singer's willingness to take a risk, regardless of what the outcome may be.


The song talks about a tidal wave, which is usually associated with destruction and chaos. However, in this context, the tidal wave symbolizes a wild and carefree time. As the song progresses, the singer talks about drifting into outer space, which is again another metaphor that speaks to being lost and not knowing what to do. The repetition of 'together' in the chorus is an attempt to find solace in someone else, highlighting the need to not be alone in one's struggles. The singer is dealing with something that is out of his control and is using the metaphorical tidal wave as a way of riding the ups and downs and staying afloat.


Overall, X&Y is a song about feeling lost, feeling like something is broken, and the need to find a way to fix it. The song showcases the importance of not facing life's struggles alone and seeking comfort in someone else.


Line by Line Meaning

Trying hard to speak and
Struggling to express myself


Fighting with my weak hand
Trying to overcome my shortcomings


Driven to distraction
Feeling overwhelmed and unfocused


It's all part of the plan
Believing that everything happens for a reason


When something is broken
Recognizing something is wrong


And you try to fix it
Attempting to address the issue


Trying to repair it
Working to fix the problem


Any way you can
Using any available means to solve the issue


I dive in at the deep end
Going all in without hesitation


You become my best friend
Building a strong bond with someone


I want to love you but I don't know if I can
Desiring a close relationship but uncertain if it's possible


I know something is broken
Aware that something is not working as it should


And I'm trying to fix it
Working to address the problem


You and me are floating on a tidal wave Together
Enjoying a thrilling, exciting time in life


You and me are drifting into outer space
Feeling detached from reality and everyday life


And singing Ooh, ooh
Expressing joy and happiness in the moment




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY JOHN MARTIN, GUY RUPERT BERRYMAN, JONATHAN MARK BUCKLAND, WILLIAM CHAMPION

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Alyas Scofield


on Yellow

love it

Jeannie Smith


on A Sky Full of Stars

<3 love it!

Jeannie Smith


on Shiver

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


on Shiver

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

Jeannie Smith


on Speed of Sound

I like all of Coldplay's songs so far. :)

Jeannie Smith


on O

I like this.

Jeannie Smith


on A Sky Full of Stars

love this song <3

Jeannie Smith


on A Sky Full of Stars

Like this!

Kirstine Reville


on Fix You

NICE

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