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How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin?
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like?
Where To, where do I go?
If you never try, then you'll never know.
How long do I have to climb,
Up on the side of this mountain of mine?

Look up, I look up at night,
Planets are moving at the speed of light.
Climb up, up in the trees,
Every chance that you get,
Is a chance you seize.
How long am I gonna stand,
With my head stuck under the sand?
I'll start before I can stop,
Before I see things the right way up.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I have found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
To show me how it all began.
Birds come flying from the underground,
If you could see it then you'd understand…

Ideas that you'll never find,
All the inventors could never design.
The buildings that you put up,
Japan and China all lit up.
The sign that I couldn't read,
Or a light that I couldn't see,
Some things you have to believe,
But others are puzzles, puzzling me.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
To show me how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
If you could see it then you'd understand,
Ah when you see it then you'll understand…

All those signs, I knew what they meant.
Some things you can invent.
Some get made, and some get sent,
Ooh…
Birds go flying at the speed of sound,
To show me how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
If you could see it then you'd understand,
Ah, when you see it then you'll understand…



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    misscrazyfairy13Aug 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    I think this song kinda means that life is a long trek, like up a mountain; and that you should take hold of any opportunities that jump up, that you should believe in yourself and other things, that sometimes things happen so fast you can't really comprehend them, that even if you can't read the signs of life, you should follow your heart.

    Love the song, and love Coldplay!
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    CobaltshadowFeb 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    sooo good. this is that song thats so awesome you always see it on the mp3 players in the stores before you buy them.
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    kennsie8Nov 27, 2009 at 1:51 am
    cold play never ever fails to write a good song EVER pssh the number of fans is so high that its emaginary :D no dought
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    ironicprincessOct 9, 2008 at 11:30 pm
    amen 2 that, crushonmika!!! i like a lttle bit of rap, but most of it is...well, u kno, that word it rhymes with. ;) wat does this song mean, though? i'm not sure i really get it...but i love it anyways :D
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    crushonmikaJun 6, 2008 at 1:46 am
    IT SO COOL THAT YOU GUYS HAVE ACTUAL LYRICS IN ALL YOUR SONGS AND TO BOOST THE SEXY...YOU HAVE THE MOST MELODIC TUNES...LOVE COLDPLAY...UNLIKE THE KINDA CRAP THAT PEOPLE CALL MUSIC THESE DAYS AND PEOPLE GET LOADS OF MONEY OFF OF...COLDPLAY ARE REAL ARTISTES

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