song of the day. #60 #music

song of the day | what sandra thinks

I know… another song. Sorry if it’s boring for you. These posts are never very popular but sometimes, a song gets into my head and I want to share. I hope you don’t totally hate these posts…

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This is my 60th Song of the Day. I felt that it should be something special… so I was choosing among my five favorite artists. I found the perfect song… so Coldplay wins.

There are a few theories as to the meaning of this song. I, personally, think that Chris has never confirmed nor denied anything (to my knowledge) because he wants fans to find their own meaning in the song.

Given my current place in life, I think it may be obvious what I take from this…

Things are bad. Really bad. My star is fading… Everything feels out of control. Can’t escape. But… it’s no cause for concern … if I hide it. I feel like I’m done. Inside me, the screams say give up… there is no hope. But somehow, I climb up a little… only to fall back down (which mostly makes me feel like a huge failure).

And then someone comes along and sets me free from all of it.

Still waiting on that last part.

Coldplay | Amsterdam 

Come on, my star is fading
And I swerve out of control
If I, if I’d only waited
I’d not be stuck here in this hole

Come here, oh my star is fading
And I swerve out of control
And I swear I waited and waited
I’ve got to get out of this hole

But time is on your side
It’s on your side now
Not pushing you down and all around
It’s no cause for concern

Come on, oh my star is fading
And I see no chance of release
And I know I’m dead on the surface
But I am screaming underneath

But time is on your side
It’s on your side now
Not pushing you down and all around
It’s no cause for concern

Stuck on the end of this ball and chain
And I’m on my way back down again
Stood on a bridge, tied to the noose
Sick to the stomach
You can say what you mean
But it won’t change a thing
I’m sick of the secrets
Stood on the edge, tied to a noose
She came along and she cut me loose
You came along and you cut me loose
You came along and you cut me loose

[Written by Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland & Guy Berryman (super hot bassist)]

song of the day

I love the way Chris apologizes in advance for any mistakes he might make during the song… which, as he says, they rarely perform.

song of the day

Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics… just everything else… ©2018 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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18 Responses to song of the day. #60 #music

  1. The V Pub says:

    The song is about redemption and freedom at the end. Your takeaway from this song should be that no matter how dire life seems, that there is always hope.

    Liked by 3 people

    • I see the freedom at the end… but I also see someone coming to the rescue… sort of bringing that freedom. Maybe he means he rescues himself…? I guess I’m sort of literal on that. Maybe because I feel like I really need someone to help me.

      Like I said, I think everyone finds their own meaning in any song. I know I sometimes have one idea and then I read another and it’s completely different…


  2. Perfect 60th. I enjoyed it very much. More please!

    Liked by 2 people

    • We’ll see. Not sure I will post a song daily… but maybe a little more often than I was.

      Poetry used to be my fall-back when I couldn’t seem to write anything else. It came easily to me. But lately, that doesn’t happen. I seem to always be able to find a song to focus on…

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Music is an art form, which means it’s interpretive to each individual, regardless of the intent of the artist. And hope is never a bad thing.

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  4. gigglingfattie says:

    I love your song of the day posts! I hardly ever know any of the songs, and it’s nice to branch out of my own little box.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I’m glad that you like them. I feel like they’re mostly self-indulgent. And I’m kind of a music bitch. If I like it, it’s good. If I don’t like it, it’s crap. That’s so mean, but it pretty much sums up how I’ve always felt about music! But… if I can introduce anyone to anything they may never have heard… anything they might like… that’s a good thing. But they are definitely my least popular posts…

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