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Coldplay Speed Of Sound Lyrics

Last updated: 02/13/2013 09:51:39 AM

How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin?
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like?
Where To, where do I go?
If you never try, then you'll never know.
How long do I have to climb,
Up on the side of this mountain of mine?

Look up, I look up at night,
Planets are moving at the speed of light.
Climb up, up in the trees,
every chance that you get,
is a chance you seize.
How long am I gonna stand,
with my head stuck under the sand?
I'll start before I can stop,
before I see things the right way up.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you'd understand?

Ideas that you'll never find,
All the inventors could never design.
The buildings that you put up,
Japan and China all lit up.
The sign that I couldn't read,
or a light that I couldn't see,
some things you have to believe,
but others are puzzles, puzzling me.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you'd understand,
ah when you see it then you'll understand?

All those signs, I knew what they meant.
Some things you can invent.
Some get made, and some get sent,
Birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you'd understand,
ah, when you see it then you'll understand?

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Speed of sound | Reviewer: Skhumbuzo Sam | 2/4/13

i think thats what music should be like if therez anything such as music perfection this would be it yet i can't understand but if i see it i can. Thank you COLDPLAY PLEASE COME BACK TO S.A

Speed of Love | Reviewer: Sir Psycho Runner | 4/30/12

One of my all time favorite songs by them. Beautiful lyrics, and the way Chris strokes those piano keys...utter ear bliss!

..."ah, when you see it then you'll understand?"
^best line<3^

So Chill, so laid back | Reviewer: Jasmin | 12/28/11

I love this song, I really don't know why I haven't ever listened to Coldplay much their music is so beautiful.
"Birds go flying at the speed of sound..." if you have a good imagination, listening to music like this can make you feel like you're just tripping out.
I just wish I knew what it meant, I guess I'll be reading the lyrics over and over trying to figure it out.

Bad outtro | Reviewer: Chantal | 4/29/11

I like this song, but who thought that outtro was a good idea? I mean.... the song is over but somebody felt it was needed to hit a random key on a keyboard and let is chime for a while.... horrible!

graceful | Reviewer: Mii | 11/28/10

damn. this song is one of the most amazing one. i mean...i'd never listened to a coldplay-song which wasn't amazing at all but...
'speed of sound' reminds me of the world's beauty and magic and the perfection of nature anyway.

Speed of Sound | Reviewer: Analisa | 11/14/09

This is probably one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

My interpretation of this song is simply: God. I happen to be a very skeptical, Agnostic young person, and I've completely lost my faith in all things a while back. But this song is proof, to me, that there is something so beautiful, and far greater in this world than I could ever imagine. And I think this song is almost on the spot to describing the "magic" in this world.

The Adhd-Gifted Anthem | Reviewer: Chrissy M. Powers | 10/30/08

I am writing a book at Goddard College right now about ADHD and my phillosophy of what it is and how it feels and this song is the music that inspired and made me realize what ADHD really was inside and out of me and this song in the abstract way which my mind thinks is the theme song to everything I wish to express about it. It has inspired the change in my life which through my book "A Different Human Design" I am going to try to carry on the understanding and inspiration this song gave me.

Meaning of "Speed of Sound" chorus | Reviewer: Steve | 10/25/08

What a beautifully written song. Growing up at the age of 43, the chorus, to me, means "the birds" (people, messages, insights, God (whatever that is), so many different things are "flying at" me "at the speed of sound to show" me "where it all began" (meaning where my life-long struggles began). I'm starting to "see those birds" and "understand". It's like an incredible acid trip, but only 100 times better. Thank you God for giving these musicians the gift of love.

Speed of Sound | Reviewer: Marcos | 1/31/08

This IS a great song, as are all Cold Play's songs. I heard some criticizing of them, but mostly from shallow children who just don't get them... as for the interpretation; I can't remember the artist, but one singer/songwriter said: as for it's meaning, I woiuld prefer to leave that up to the interpretation of the listener... so, it can and will have a different meaning for everyone; it just depends where your heart and/or mind is, at the moment! So, while we all may have a different interpretation of the song, none of us are wrong, and in that the artist hits a home run!

But this is definitely a great group! Is there Anyone else out there who absolutely loves Cold Play, and Collective Soul both?

excellent | Reviewer: john | 1/15/08

superb melody. How this group knocks out melody on melody is anyones business. The minority of their albums is useless instead of the majority in others.. Really talented.

It really is pretty | Reviewer: E. | 7/2/07

It is indeed a pretty song, though I find it strange some find it uplifting or want to dance to it. I find it very depressing. Not in a "cut myself" sort of way, but more like a "nostalgic wish for the past" kind of way.

Then again, that's the cool thing about music in general. Each person brings their own unique experiences to the table, and so the notes will hit everyone's ears differently, depending on who you are.

Speed Of Sound | Reviewer: April | 6/21/07

This song is inspirational. Its a great comeback for them, I am a huge fan, but out of all thier songs i Love Fix You the most.

Speed of sound | Reviewer: Artem | 6/15/07

I really love this song...
Thanks to coldplay for their beautiful sound!

Nice song | Reviewer: Daniel | 5/30/07

I really like this song. The verse is really stunning, thinking of both the lyrics and melodies. However, I really got tired of the chorus after listening to it two times. So, unfortunately, I can't listen to this song more - the chorus simply ruins the rest of the song for me.

cold play | Reviewer: Loli | 2/13/07

i'm loli a huge fan from argentina, and i'm really looking foward on your arrival to argentina. At this very moment i'm lisening to your X&Y album, i think its great. My favourite songs are:
Fix you
speed of sound
the hardest part