Song Lyric Sunday – Yellow by Coldplay

I’m thinking this is fast becoming my most featured band for SLS. However, I wouldn’t say they were my all-time favorite band, which is sort of funny if you think about it. I guess their songs just seem to fit the themes. This one became the antithesis of the theme, though, so I’m sort of breaking my own rules.

I’ll have to admit that I wasn’t very excited about the theme today. I was just running out of time and fresh out of good ideas, so I went with it. It doesn’t seem to have affected you all too much, since everyone seems to have come up with something, whether it fit the theme or not. (I have no idea if they do since I haven’t made the time to listen to everyone’s posts, but you know me… I’ll get to them).

Anyway, this song. I decided to go with it because it is basically a song without a plan. If you read the lyrics, it’s hard to catch any meaning, although I’ve attached plenty of meaning to them as I am wont to do. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and this is what Chris Martin said about it when he was on The Howard Stern Show:

The word “yellow” has absolutely no meaning whatsoever and while writing the rest of the song he tried his best to change “yellow” to something else since every lyric before yellow made no sense but in the end the word “yellow” just sounded right. Martin also told Stern that through the years depending on the attitude and manner of whoever interviews him, he would make up some story about a song or album titles just to move on to the next question. Martin applauded Stern saying “I like you, Howard, so that’s the first time I’ve ever told anyone the truth behind ‘Yellow’.”
And, here it is. It was my first favorite Coldplay song, so I hope you like it!
Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow
I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called “Yellow”
So then I took my turn
Oh what a thing to have done
And it was all yellow
Your skin
Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
You know, you know I love you so
You know I love you so
I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh what a thing to do
‘Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow
Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
And you know
For you I’d bleed myself dry
For you I’d bleed myself dry
It’s true
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine
Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And all the things that you do
Songwriters: Christopher Anthony John Martin / Guy Rupert Berryman / Jonathan Mark Buckland / William Champion
Yellow lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was plan.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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26 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Yellow by Coldplay

  1. Hah! It’s OK to break your own rules every now and then, isn’t it?

    Anyway, concerning the band, I have nothing against them but you might be amused to know that the only rule at the open mic venue I’ve played at recently (yes, my “own version” SLS submissions have helped me gain back my confidence) is no Coldplay. Like what have you got against them?

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  2. As someone who loved colours and loves them still, even more for the fact that I can no longer see them, I love any song based around a colour. Whatever its meaning, I love how you chose it for the prompt word of plan because there may not have been one in this song’s creation. Well done. Love yellow. I won’t ever forget what you look like.

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