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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 show
You'd better lie low

If you love me
Won't you let me know?

Was a long and dark December
When the banks became cathedrals
And the fog
Became God

Priests clutched onto bibles
And went out to fit their rifles
And the cross was held aloft

Bury me in honor
When I'm dead and hit the ground
A love back home unfolds

If you love me
Won't you let me know?

I don't want to be a soldier
With the captain of some sinking ship
With snow, far below

So if you love me
Why'd you let me go?

I took my love down to violet hill
There we sat in snow
All that time she was silent still

So if you love me
Won't you let me know?

If you love me,
Won't you let me know?

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  • Cobaltshadow
    CobaltshadowMar 13, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    this song sounds like it's about how he is in love with this girl, and if she doesnt love him, he's going to go be in the military or something; "i dont want to be a soldier" "so if you love me why'd you let me go?" he just wants to know if she loves him. plus it's winter, which sort of changes the way you feel when you hear the song, knowing that whats happening is going on in the winter.
  • rockmusic13
    rockmusic13Feb 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    the song tells about a really bad blizzard that hit, kind of like the ice age thing, & everyone is desperate to survive, & before he dies, he wants to know if his girlfriend loves him
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    theonlycopyJul 29, 2008 at 2:54 am
    to understand this song i took it apart. the part about the future being architecture by idiots i could actually relate to today because it's like you have a bunch of famous people being idiots and setting a bad example for the future and so you should "lie low". But it also relates to the past when people in europe not thinking for themselves and being controlled by the catholic church. And the part about the banks becoming cathedrals is about how the church made tithes a tax that had to be paid. Also the fog becoming god is saying that the people were confused by the churches' demands but it was claimed to be the will of god so people believed it. Religion was the fuel of almost every fire and that's why it says the cross was held aloft.
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    addypieOct 5, 2008 at 11:48 pm
    i have to agree with blackrose537. amanda57 says some pretty scarey things, and im not quite sure that's what coldplay had in mind when this song was written, but she has some valid points. all i know is that this is a beautiful song, about lost love and lost hope and snow. white snow. snow is peaceful, and so is this song, if you dont think about world war III and the last day of the world and corrupt priests when you listen to it.
    i didn't. now i prolly will.
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    amanda57Sep 4, 2008 at 8:57 am
    cold dark december of 2012 The Mayhan calender which is the most accurate calendar known to man...ends on December 21, 2012. thats the last day their calendar goes to.which could be because its the last day on earth. Nostrodamus predicted end of world 2012 also. When the future is architectured by a Carnival of idiots on show..better lie low...better stay to yourself. Talking about the New World Order. Its predicted that there is a World War III which devestates the U.S and the whole world people are homeless, starving . The NWO is up in their tower safe and warm as they look down on the people homeless and frozen. Banks became cathedrals because people worship money and not God. And fog became god..the anit christ is said to decieve many people into thinking he is the Messiah. The cross was held aloft..Jesus wasnt talked about anymore..The priests carved out the bible to fit their rifle . Priests were corrupt and also they change the Bible and leave alot of verses out so they carved the bible out to fit their agenda. Dont want to be a soldier of some captiain of a sinking ship who stows down below. He doesnt want to work for the anti christ who will lose to God Devil is stowed below in hell. When he says If you love me wont you let me know...he is talking to Jesus ..saying if Jesus Loves him like the Bible says ..hes asking Jesus to let him know that he loves him and save him from the tribulation of the end of the world like he promised he would do when he returned. Thats what I got from it.

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