What does A Sky Full Of Stars mean?

Coldplay: A Sky Full Of Stars Meaning

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Song Released: 2014

A Sky Full Of Stars Lyrics

'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars
I'm gonna give you my heart
'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars
'Cause you light up the path

I don't care, go on and tear me apart
I don't care if you do,...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 28th 2014 !⃝

    I think this song is about a new love. It shows hope, illusion and fear. Falling in love is a risk. Everything seems so bright and nice like a sky full of stars... But giving the heart to someone means to feel vulnerable and to risk feeling sad and heartbroken if things don't work out as we wished.
    Go on and tear me apart... I don't care if you do...
    Cause you're a sky full of stars... You light up the path...

    Your love gives me a new sense of happiness and love... You make my life better.
    I feel weak and we don't know what can happen, but you are still a beautiful sky... Wonderful feelings,
    Which are worth the risk... I just want to enjoy and savor love.
    You are a treasure...


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    Jul 18th 2014 !⃝

    This song is about a person who had strong feelings for someone but that other person left them in the middle so now with a heart still full of love for them but a feeling of emptiness due to their absence has been replaced by seeing them in the sky full of stars( metaphorically), i.e. to say that they miss them literally everywhere or any one moment in time when they are down since that other person still remains a getaway from all their troubles and still provides them with peace even though the love is unrequited. But to the singer the love is still sublime even after the parting. Its a sad song showing unrequited love consuming one by letting him see and miss his beloved everywhere.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 18th 2014 !⃝

    I think its about how he/she feels about someone who is so special to them. Your my sky full of stars I'm going to give you my heart. Meaning this other person is the bright spot in their life. They make them happy.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2022 !⃝

    I think this is about trusting someone that you love. Especially the 'i don't care, go on and tear me apart' line, where he's giving himself up and being vulnerable with the person he loves.
    'I'm gonna give you my heart' supports this, too.
    Maybe it's about someone with trust issues opening up to someone.
    I just love the raw, emotional feel this song has to it.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2021 !⃝

    Hi!! This is my own take on the song so... it's not a deep ass meaning of it and it is OBVIOUSLY not accurate, but I am willing to share.
    I feel the song is about two hockey players from the New York Rangers: Czech centre Filip Chytil, and Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko.

    Kakko is Chytil's "sky full of stars". He means everything to him, and Chytil will always give Kakko his heart. He will show Kakko he loves him and that this love will never stop. He feels that Kakko has a bright personality when things don't bring him down. Chytil does not care when Kakko "tears him apart", putting the weight of his problems onto him. Chytil will always be there for him. Little does he know, Kakko feels the exact same way about him. He wishes to "die in his arms". Chytil "gets lighter the more it gets dark" meaning no matter how dark times get for Kakko, Chytil stays optimistic and confident that things will get better. The two are so in love with each other and they do not even realize it. It's such a heavenly view.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2019 !⃝

    I my humble opinion...
    This is a beautiful song open to multiple interpretations. It motivates me to keep moving forward and become a better person.
    Sky= Opportunities,
    Stars= Struggles that actually grow you, Heavenly view= Difficult to achieve yet impossible to give up on,
    Tear me apart= Exhausted and beaten down,
    I think I see you= Glimpse of Hope.

  7. Iloveheavenlyfather
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    Jun 29th 2017 !⃝

    It's all about God !

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2016 !⃝

    I think he talking about his fans and they have lighten his path to success!!! no matter what the fans do whether they adore him or stalk him or bath mouth him he is still gonna love them because they opened his path to success!!!!!!

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2016 !⃝

    I think the song is about virginity of some places in the world that are not exploited by commercialization. the sky in those places are full of stars in comparison to more commercialized places. he is for free trade and is an animal activist and wants animals to roam around their habitat freely and see the sky full of skies. He also is praising people who live off land without machineries involved. he also loves his kids and whatever they think of him and his separation from their mom, his love for them is unconditional!!!

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  10. anonymous
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    May 10th 2016 !⃝

    ...these lyrics are about spiritual awakening. The Sky of Stars is a symbol of the infinite and the surrounding lyrics support this...

    tearing apart is what the infinite does, it tears us down and give us the lessons we need.

    i wanna die in your arms...

    i think i saw you...

    (so beautiful)

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2015 !⃝

    The meaning is that if you love someone enough you don't care if they hurt you cause you love for them is that great, and you cannot stop thinking about them, even though they don't feel the same, you want to get over them but there is no way that it's happening anytime soon

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 20th 2015 !⃝

    Its a song that you can interpret it in many different ways. all sorts of love. from love of fans , friends , lovers till more divine love like love of the God. but in his lines, i sense God. its about God

  13. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2015 !⃝

    My very first interpretation of the lyrics was that the singer (Chris as a fictitious character who is singing, rather than him personally) had cheated on his partner and this is a song asking for forgiveness. The reason that meaning really sticks out for me are the lyrics "I don't care, go on and tear me apart..." makes perfect sense to that feeling. Then, with that statement being surrounded by a multitude of lyrics praising his partner, he is wanting to confirm to her that she is absolutely THE person is his life and is beautiful in his eyes, despite his transgressions. Total forgiveness.

    However, more personal to my situation, and by huge coincidence, the Anonymous person who posted on Mar 31st, 2015 3:26pm above, hit the exact emotion I just felt recently when my dog died of cancer as well, which was two weeks ago. I was thinking of her and the song came on the radio -- and it just hit my gut.

    You don't have to apply every single lyric exactly to your particular situation and, certainly, my dog or any dog wouldn't have reason to "tear me apart" -- but the main lyrics "you're a sky full of stars, I think I see you" is pretty applicable for someone who was very close to their pet who has passed on -- and certainly it could apply to someone who has lost a human loved one. The way the music is arranged and the poignant way Chris sings it lends itself very much to a song that can be used in a memorial type of way.

  14. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2015 !⃝

    I KNOW what this song is about..., COLDPLAY was a HUGE fan of Robin Williams, But when Robin died, coldplay was DEVASTATED!!! So he made a song about how much he admired him, Saying that Robin filled Coldplay's sky full of stars!!^-^ (Robin die in 2014, August 11)
    In memorial of Robin Williams. He has lived a wonderful life. (for more info look Robim Williams up on Wikipedia)

  15. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2015 !⃝

    you're not the only one, although I spoke with said beautiful words about you.

    'cause you're a sky full of stars, while I am not.
    You're such a heavenly view, I did not.
    I don't care!

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  16. anonymous
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    Aug 11th 2015 !⃝

    Well this song can mean either two things; Coldplay worships Jesus or Satan.I am not too sure what it is myself, all I know is; if this song is worship to Satan then I refuse to listen to it!
    Things these days are so twisted,and it is very hard to see the truth.

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  17. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2015 !⃝

    If you believe as I do that God has created the universe and all that we see and feel, a "Sky full of Stars" is some of his best and most beautiful work; "Magnificent". Whether the love for a person is past or present is not as important as the amount of love you keep in your heart for that person, forever, and with Gods help.


  18. anonymous
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    Jun 21st 2015 !⃝

    When asked about the meaning of A Sky Full of Stars, Chris explained “A Sky Full of Stars is about when you just say to someone, whatever you do is awesome and I love you no matter what, even if you hit me in the face or steal my sandwich, whatever you do”, adding its essentially about unconditional love.

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