Violet Hill

Coldplay Fans, go to www.coldplay.com to get a free copy of their latest single, “Violet Hill.” EMI Music may not be happy with me, but I’m putting the lyrics to the song here. Some of these might not be exactly right. Get the song, give it a listen and tell me if I got it right.

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 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
Hollowed out to fit their rifles.
And the cross
Was held aloft.

Bury me in armor
When I’m dead and hit the ground.
Love’s a pose
That unfolds.

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

I don’t want to be a soldier
Or the captain of some siking ship
With snow
Far below.

If you love me,
Why’d you let me go?

I took my love
Down to Violet Hill.
There we sat in the 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?

(Incidentally, the line about the banks becoming cathedrals may be an homage to U2. One of the songs on U2’s “Pop” entitled “The Playboy Mansion” says “The banks they’re like cathedrals/ I guess casinos took their place.”)

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