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Coldplay – Hurts Like Heaven lyrics

Written in graffiti on a bridge in a park,
Do you ever get the feeling that you're missing the mark?
It's so cold, so cold,
It's so cold, so cold.

Written up in marker on a factory sign,
I struggle with the feeling that my life isn't mine.
It's so cold, so cold,
It's so cold, so cold.

See the arrow that they shot, trying to tear us apart.
took the fire from my belly, and the beat from my heart
Still I won't let go,
Still I won't let go.

You, yes, you do.
Oh you, use your heart as a weapon,
And it hurts like heaven.

On every street, every car, every surface are names,
And now the streets arise and we're writing the same.
Don't let them take control,
No, we won't let them take control.

Yes, I feel a little bit nervous,
Yes, I feel nervous and I cannot relax.
How come they're out to get us?
How come they're out when they don't know the facts?

So on a concrete canvas under cover of dark,
On a concrete canvas I go making my mark.
Armed with the spray can soul,
I'll be armed with the spray can soul.

You, oh you 'cause you use your heart as a weapon,
And it hurts like heaven.

Whoa, whoa, it's true,
When you use your heart as a weapon,
And it hurts like heaven and it hurts like heaven.

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  • u
    But I think that this clearly says "Use your heart as a weapon" "And it hurts like heaven" means that when it is your heart you use, no one will get hurt. For heaven has no pain. So this isn't another love song, this is a peace song. To use your heart. And well, "it will hurt like heaven." =)
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  • u
    I think that this song is about how breakups are really hard and you feel "so cold" in the process. And when you are in the process you just wanna go and try and forget by being a little wild. "writing graffiti in the park" "don't let em' take control". When someone breaks your heart it really is as if they use their heart as a weapon. But some people are kinda weird and like the hurt. But most people don't.
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