Coldplay: Gravity Meaning
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Such a long, long time
And I can't stop running
Such a long, long time
Can you hear my heart beating?
Can you hear that sound?
'Cause I can't help thinking
And I won't stop now
And then I looked up at...
anonymous Dec 14th, 12:44pm report
The girl clearly has a happy life or maybe not happy but she is a free soul, someone who doesn't want a commitment right away. She meets the guy who is really needy, sad, depressed, unhappy, she knows it but she is willing to be with him because she just wanted to, they did like each other. Although the girl keeps leaving and coming back, she never left completely at all, maybe did not want to feel chained to him (emotionally) (idk). The guy is never really happy as we see it because he wants her around, he seems happy when they are together but gets sad when she leaves.
The girl decides to stay (after she realizes she really wants this guy, maybe because past relationships it was hard to trust people but hey! she wants to stay!! even though she didn't like commitment she stays) and by the time she has giving herself in and feel connected with the guy, he leaves. Why? I'm sure because he thought he was gonna become as happy as she did first, he thought that she staying was gonna make him happy but nope, he was still lost and did not know what he wanted to do with her, or just maybe he wasn't the one ready for commitment, he wanted to feel happy not a commitment relationship with problems and whatever is part of it,so he leaves.
People need to communicate better, both sides, have a very clear mind of what's happening in the relationship, understand each other's needs and wants....not just dance around or making assumptions.
However, there is not a bad side and good side, her fault or his fault, the lack of interest from one of them means there is a clearly problem going on with that person.
Love is free, don't force someone to love you nor force someone to love you, whoever stays for good it's because they made that choice. - end of the story
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anonymous Sep 13th, 2016 9:11pm report
If you watch the video for it I think you'll understand it better. But my interpretation is this man is hopelessly in love with this woman. "The way that gravity pulls on you and me" and then "the way that gravity pushes on you and me" - if you see in the video, the girl "pulls" him towards her and then will leave him hanging, or "push" him away. And if you watch the whole video through at the end you'll see she runs into his arms and then he pushes her away basically saying "no, you've played me like a fool and I'm tired of it so I'm moving on from you."
Hope this helped in some way :)
anonymous Jan 18th, 2016 1:47am report
When watching the video... The dance makes me think of 1) past loved ones and/or 2) soul mates.
anonymous Aug 16th, 2014 8:03pm report
To me this song is about someone that has had a troubled life, not being able to settle and find a place in this world, he keeps on searching, but after a long time running he finally finds a home, which is next to the that special person he's being looking all his life, he finally feels alive, and understands the world better, the way that everyone is meant to be with an specific person, something inevitable just like gravity. He finally tells to that special person that he's going to be there when she cant find a way out of trouble, reminding her that she's alive and she is loved. It's beautiful the way everyone is made for someone,being the refuge of each other.
anonymous Feb 4th, 2012 2:43pm report
To me its about letting out all the emotions you've kept inside. Remembering what hurts the most, but moving on. letting go even if the pain will never leave. Be strong live on fall in love:')
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