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Coldplay: Yellow Meaning

Song Released: 2000

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Yellow Lyrics

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...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2008 report

    It is about an anorexic girl because when you are anorexic your skin turns yellow and it says "your skin and bones" I'm pretty sure

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2008 report

    I LOVE this song. It talks about life/death, you know how people get Yellow when they die *sad*. This guy has real feelings for this girl, and then she dies and he almost wants to follow her. Actually, stars are yellow sometimes, whoever commented on that. :)

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2007 report

    It's about death, and the memories left behind. very sad song actually....the girlfriend dies, her corpse turns into "sumthing beautiful"..guy commits suicide, and then joins her.

    Check the video, follows this concept, with the lighting very dark and moody in the begining and then turning into bright yellow at the end,


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  4. anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2007 report

    Wow, whoever wrote that Yellow is about the guy on the Wiggles, you are freakin' amazing. That made my day. (:

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2007 report

    Yea, it's about God, but it's still confusing.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 1st 2007 report

    I don't really know what the whole Yellow thing is about, but I don't really care so much either.

    This song is a really sweet brotherly love sort of song, I think. At least that's how I interpret it. The first time I heard it was with a group of my friends...we all sat back and listened to it together. Now it seems to represent my relationships with my friends and classmates who I am really close to.

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  7. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2007 report

    This song is about a girl the writer loves and the best way to describe her is yellow (i.e. Sunny, beautiful)

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  8. anonymous
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    Aug 22nd 2007 report

    The song is a good tribute to the guy in yellow shirt who has left the 'Wiggles'; my daughter and I have had great fun watching Wiggles and miss the guy in yellow.......that is my take of the lyrics.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 27th 2007 report

    The interpretation that it was written for his goddaughter the most sense. It sounds as if he is welcoming someone into the world. There's a book called "on the day you were born" and it mentions looking at the stars and the world and how they all stopped the moment you came. I also had jaundice when I was born so it makes sense to mention yellow things that are beautiful because she is beautiful no matter what she looks like and will become more so

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2007 report

    To be honest, I always thought this song had something to do with coke. This is going to sound stupid but whenever I listened to the song, I imagined this trashy coke head singing about his lady. His main goal in writing the song is to impress her.. but in the end, his pathetic attempt just led him to stated the obvious...

    "I drew a line for you" a line of coke. Haha.
    "for you id bleed myself dry"... with his frequent nose bleeds, the most romantic thing he could come up with had to do with his addiction.
    "your skin and bones" seeing as though one of the leading characteristics of a coke head is being skin and bones.

    And last but not least "yellow"... a common term and type of coke.
    HEY... I'm not saying any of this is true but next time you listen to the song... look at it from my point of view... Trust me, its much more entertaining. Haha

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2007 report

    I think it is about a breakup. The guy felt like his world evolved around her. And he would do anything for her. Hence the lines, "Look how they shine for you... I'd jump across for you..." And then they broke up and he had to accept it hence the line, " I drew a line for you..." It was the line he drew between their relationship. I hope this doesn't sound bad to you!! I just like it because it's about love. I LUV COLDPLAY!!

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2007 report

    Hes talking about the girl he loves is dying.

    Your skin and bones turn into something beautiful is referring to going to heaven
    look at the stars see how they shine for you means she sees light
    and right before she dies he tells her all the things he has done for her and how much he loves her

  13. anonymous
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    May 10th 2007 report

    I fell in love with this song on accident. I was looking for a song that I heard on a movie and came across yellow. The minute I heard it I loved it because I found it to be the most beautiful LOVE song I have heard in a while. I am a true romantic! I believe that this along with many other songs do have an original meaning behind it, however what I found in this song was LOVE LOVE LOVE unconditional LOVE. I find different meanings in different songs. You and I may relate to the same song in totally different ways. That is the beauty of music. Isn't that why you fell in with the songs you did. Because you related...however or why you related the point is you related to it. The meaning behind any song is what ever you feel it is. enjoy the song and love it because you love how it relates to you. I feel that the true meaning is not really important. If you feel the need to know what it means I would check a different website. This one has some crazy answers

  14. Mysoteria
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    Apr 16th 2007 report

    At one of his concerts he said that He couldn't think of what to name the song, so he looked a round and the first thing he saw was a YELLOW book... He said, "... In an alternate world it could've been called Playboy."

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2007 report

    For those that say it's about Gwyneth Paltrow - do your research. This was written and recorded long before he even met her. Gah.

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