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Coldplay – Fix You lyrics

When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep

Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home,
And ignite your bones,
And I will try to fix you,

High up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face and I

Tears stream down your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face and I

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

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  • f
    This song means a lot to me. It reminds me of all that's been lost and all there is left to lose. It tells me that even in my darkest hours, I have friends, family, and God to fix me, and that I might be needed to do the same for someone else. It particularly makes me think of someone in my life who is like a brother to me, but I'm afraid he is leaving my life just as unexpectedly as he entered it, basically disappearing into the rest of the world. Coldplay never fails to speak to me.
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  • l
    I heard this song several months after my closest sibling, my beloved brother, passed away. He tried in every way to make life better for me, right down to his last breaths. I sobbed when I heard it the first time, like he was singing it to me, and only me. The song means to me that he is watching and listening, and if I will listen too, I will hear the answer clearly.
    Hi, It's Me. Is it You?
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    I know it sounds stupid, but my heart hurts when I hear this song. It's on right now! I can't hold myself together. It's hurting my heart! My stomach feels as if I'm going to weep. I can't. Take it! It's so calm and sad. I feel like crying. I feel like closing my eyes and going off to a different world. I don't know why I feel like crying. My throat. It's so painful to feel like this. But do feel like crying of happiness, or sadness? I have tears in my eyes. The song is now over. And now the Live version is on. Wtf? Sorry, I'm just sensitive to sad songs. I can't take the depressing music. At least its not that sad. I mean, I feel sad in a happy feeling.
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  • d
    I've never posted before, but this song really touches me and it's for such completely different reasons (than what I've been reading) that I had to share. For me this is a song I sing at night to my two young sons. As they grow and get hurt, whether it's from a broken heart or a failed dream, lights will guide them home to where my love will always be, unconditionally, and I will do everything to fix their pain having knowledge from my own mistakes. Spiritually, it's how I see God "talking" to me.
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  • chocolex14
    While I see how one can see God in the song, I don't really believe that's all it's about. It can be a best friend or significant other trying to "fix you" as well. Example: I feel this way about my best friend ever. Whenever anything bad happens to him, I always try to help him sort it out and make him feel better, to "fix" him, so to speak.
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