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Coldplay – Cemeteries Of London lyrics

At night they would go walking 'til the breaking of the day,
The morning is for sleeping...
Through the dark streets they go searching to seek God in their own way,
Save the nighttime for your weeping...
Your weeping...

Singing la lalalala la lй...
And the night over London lay.
So we rode down to the river where the Victoria ghosts pray
For their curses to be broken...
We'd go wandering neath the arches where the witches are and they say
There are ghost towns in the ocean...
The ocean...
Singing la lalalala la lй...
And the night over London lay.

God is in the houses and God is in my head... and all the cemeteries in London...
I see God come in my garden, but I don't know what he said,
For my heart, it wasn't open...
Not open...

Singing la lalalala la lй...
And the night over London lay.
Singing la lalalala la lй...
There's no light over London today.

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Corrected bytrentpysarchik


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    I think this song is in reference to the crash of the titanic.
    The line "there are ghost towns in the ocean" could be refering to the ship at the seafloor with the spirits of its dead still there (the ship being the town, spirits being the townfolk).
    And the line, "i see god enter my garden, but i don't know what he said, for my heart, it wasn't open" could mean that he lost a friend or familly member in the titanic, and now hates god for letting them die.
    The last line, "there's no light over london today. " could be a way of saying that many were mourning their lost, thus meaning there was no light in their housholds or hearts.
    That's just my interpretation, and I'm probably wrong.
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