What does Violet Hill mean?

Coldplay: Violet Hill Meaning

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Album cover for Violet Hill album cover

Song Released: 2008

Violet Hill Lyrics

Was a long and dark December
From the rooftops I remember
There was snow
White snow

Clearly I remember
From the windows they were watching
While we froze
Down below

When the future's architectured
By a carnival of idiots on...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2009 !⃝

    Well, as professors would say, its obvious youwe been working on it! There are some good tips, facts mostly, but I believe youwe missed the essence.

    Yes there is a war story in this song, but only as a metaphor, as a way to tell the story which has nothing to do with war itself. This song could be interpreted by one sentence only: There is so much evil in this world, so if you love me, won't you let me know!

    As: don't let yourself go into this (and "this" is what youwe said, war, media, church when its controled for evil purposes, all the bad things on "that side" which we all know about, as we are "on this side"), but let me know if you love me, save me, lets save ourselves... Because love is the only answer indeed. Lets not lose time, lets be opened for love... Ok? Because we are all humans and changing sides could happen in a blink... Dont let me go there...

    Why? Because: I took my love down to Viollet hill, than we sat in the snow, all that time she was silent still, so, if you love me, won't you let me know...

    Wonderfull, couldnt belive Chris Martin did that with ending when I heard this song for the first time.

    He lost her, and now he know what went wrong... He took her to a Violet hill, and its cold there you know... Snow is a metaphor for cold. And cold is a metaphor for the lack of love. But he does still believe in love...

    Maybe there is a father story also, but I believe that's a metaphor also.

    Thats what I think, sorry for my bas english...


  2. anonymous
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    Apr 19th 2009 !⃝

    yes that is a good interpretation, but I think you go to deep into the meaning. Remember, the song is an antiwar song about a place called violet hill in hong kong in December. There was a huge ww2 battle their. And when he talks about his love I think he means his country.

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 26th 2009 !⃝

    I came across a few reviews and I fee they all went wrong violet hill depicts religion positively 'banks become cathedrals fog became god coldplay feel god when they watch from above seeing the snow filled valleys and river banks and priests are using

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  4. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2009 !⃝

    cool interp but one problem:
    the lyrics aren't 'a love back home it unfolds', they're 'my nerves are poles that unfroze'.
    I asked on the coldplay website and thats what they said

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