You may’t deny that Coldplay’s track Sparks is considered one of their most intimate and exquisite songs ever. Recorded on their 2000 Parachutes launch this track is maybe considered one of their extra forgotten tunes when put up in opposition to their extra Rock hits. Sooner or later I used to be sitting in a darkened lounge on a cool summer time night on Mass. Ave. in Boston and the track performed all through the room. I discovered myself questioning “what do the lyrics to Coldplay’s track Sparks actually imply?”
I took a better look and here is what I got here up with…
At first look there is a sure melancholy and darkness that exist on this track. Whenever you take heed to the music itself you will have a sluggish 6/8 really feel on the acoustic guitar adopted by a light-weight shuffle on the drums and an attractive repeating bass line that brings the entire track collectively. The singer, Chris Martin, virtually talks his manner by means of the track, barely permitting the phrases to exit his mouth. It creates a really somber and unhappy impact. (Excellent music for any darkened lounge.)
The primary verse the place he says “Did I drive you away?… However I promise you this I will all the time look out for you” is a promise that despite the fact that he is pushed this particular person away he assures he’ll nonetheless look out for them. He admits he is performed a incorrect however tries to right it by making that promise. It is a very trustworthy and honest track that does not conceal any truths.
The strains “My coronary heart is yours. It is you that I maintain on to. That is what I do” are, at first, very candy and loving. However at second look, will also be seen as an addict who cannot let go of what they’re hooked on. It would not in all probability appear this manner if it weren’t for the strains that come later within the verse the place he says: “I will not allow you to down” however then within the subsequent line comes proper again and says “Yeah I’ll, sure I’ll”. Everyone knows an addict all the time has the very best of intentions to give up their behavior however as quickly because the craving hits they go proper again to the habit.
It is virtually as if he is saying that despite the fact that he does have the very best of intentions, he nonetheless is aware of himself – he is aware of that regardless of how onerous he tries he is nonetheless going to fail her. He cannot refuse who he’s. It is so much like that story of the scorpion and the frog the place regardless of how a lot the scorpion guarantees to not sting the frog, he can not help it when he does as a result of he is aware of ultimately, he is a scorpion.