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Coldplay Spies Lyrics

Last updated: 10/08/2014 06:16:14 PM

I awake to find no peace of mind
I said, how do you live as a fugitive
Down here where I cannot see so clear
I said, what do I know
Show me the right way to go

And the spies came out of the water
But you're feeling so bad cos you know
But the spies hide out in every corner
But you can't touch them no
Cos they're all spies
They're all spies

I awake to see that no one is free
We're all fugitives
Look at the way we live
Down here I cannot sleep from fear no
I said which way do I turn
I forget everything I learned

But the spies came out of the water
But you're feeling so bad cos you know
But the spies hide out in every corner,
But you can't touch them no
Cos they're all spies they're all spies

And if we don't hide here
They're going to find us
If we don't hide now
They're going to catch us where we sleep
And if we don't hide here
They're going to find us

And the spies came out of the water
And you're feeling so good cos you know
That those spies hide out in every corner
They can't touch you no
Cos they're just spies
They're just spies
They're just spies
They're just spies
They're just spies

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Spies | Reviewer: Dante | 10/8/14

I think that the spies are our fears.
We know they are there and they are everywhere,
And we fear them and we try to hide of them,
But they will always be there.
In the beginning you are feeling bad because you know
This and you are scared, but then you learn to accept them
And you feel good about it that you know they are there.
If you don't give them too much power, they won't be able
To touch you and get to you.

This is only what I think, so if you think something else,
That's totally fine. I just think this interpretation feels best for me. :)

Spies is about the spice pies that the author of the song found while journeying deep underground. "Spies" is short for "spice pies."

When the author refers to "they're all spies" what he means is that "they" (we don't know who this is) ate spice pies, and then became "spies." This clearly indicates that spice pies have an affect on the consciousness of those who eat them - they are a kind of psychoactive or consciousness-altering substance.

You cannot touch them, and they cannot touch you, because spice pies make people hypersensitive to touch. Spice pie eaters (or "spies" as I already established) are not capable of functing in normal society, so they hide out deep underground where they feast on spice pies.

A deeply disturbing morality tale, this song ends with the narrator losing his loved one to spice pie addiction. Notice the transition from "we" to "you" indicating that someone formerly associated with the narrator is now a spice pie addict.

Deeper than it's meaning | Reviewer: TheChaz | 12/16/12

I think this song is personal to the writer . We cannot fully understand what it talks about . But the gripping part about it...the fact that there is enormous truth about us being under constant watch and exposure.

u cant touch them no : ( | Reviewer: floyd | 9/24/11

i think the song talks about the fears that grip us and all the negative energy that surrounds us,, sometimes i feel there are these really negative energies in my room who scare me to death and fill me with so much despair,, i think its these who are the spies,, and the worst part is . . .u cant touch them, no :"(

Interesting | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/19/11

This song could be inspired by 1984, but I think it's real meaning is that everybody has isolated themselves so much that we think everybody else is a 'spy' (this means we're spies too). But at the end of the day those 'spies' in our daily lives are only people looking for information like ourselves

Spies... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/13/11

In a way i think the meaning by the word speis in this song is that, when you die, you will walk around beside living people as a Spi or ghost. Try to read the text again and think about it. "You have to hide uself or The spies/dead people will find you."

AMAZING! | Reviewer: R. | 1/8/08

First of all, Coldplay is my favorite band and it's songs have a special tune and quality to it that I find only in Coldplay's songs.
second of all, this song is my favorite besides "fix you" and "yellow"!

Wow | Reviewer: Xanti | 5/27/07

This song is the reason for banning "Parachutes" in China. I guess the authorities there felt guilty that the song's lyrics are representative of what their rule really is even though nowhere it is mentioned name of a country or political system

angie | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/16/07

inspired in Orwell's 1984?
exellent book, exellent lyric.

spies | Reviewer: Psycho | 4/29/07

''I Wake 2 see that noone is free,we're all fugitives..Look the way we live..''
Its Really True..
nice music.. nice song.. nice lyric
Its Wonderful !!

Terrific song | Reviewer: Naveed Mateen | 3/7/07

ColdPlay manages to come up with lot of sad songs and this is one of them. The tune is fantastic and I love it.