Coldplay: Swallowed in the Sea Meaning
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Swallowed in the Sea Lyrics
And brought it back to me
And that's what made me see
Where I was going wrong
You put me on a shelf
And kept me for yourself
I can only blame myself
You can only blame me
And I could write a song
XtremeHairball Sep 3rd, 2011 9:29pm report
This isn't going to be a very short interpretation, but I believe that this song requires a bit of in-depth metaphorical thinking to truly make sense of.
It seems to me that this song is definitely directed toward an individual of romantic significance. It appears to have an undertone of guilt, and it largely seems to identify the ongoing loyalty of the artist's partner.
The first stanza indicates two things:
1. The artist's partner goes to great lengths (metaphorically cutting down and moving an entire tree), which exemplifies something that the artist (as indicated by himself) lacks.
2. The artist's partner keeps and presumably values the artist, and this makes the artist the only one to blame (possibly because the "blame" involves commitment, which the artist is claiming to have neglected)
This theme continues throughout the song, and the artist seems to indicate that, while he may spend his time doing extraordinary things (writing songs and traveling and whatnot), his partner still holds on to him and "cuts him down to size" as a regular person, not just a music star. As such, he still has hope to live a life with something "left to give" in terms of a real, personal relationship, as opposed to simply being swallowed by the "sea" (perhaps a metaphor for "the masses" or "pop culture" or other large, incoherent body without an identity).
It seems to be a song of gratitude and guilt directed towards the artist's partner.
anonymous Apr 7th, 4:16pm report
This song helped me mourn my father's death. "not swallowed in the sea, you belong with me" this part kept assuring me he lives on in my heart.
anonymous Jan 12th, 2016 1:51am report
They're talking about a book!!!!!
"Write it down"
"get lost and then get found"
anonymous Aug 3rd, 2014 8:30am report
To be swallowed in the sea can mean also to die..may be the song is tribute to the dead partner who helped and sopported the person who sings the song and now he's terribly missed by him..
anonymous Oct 23rd, 2012 10:14am report
for me i think this song is about a breakup and the guy will do anything to get back with the girl
i know its stupid XD
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