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Up&Up (Coldplay)
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A head full of dreams, a tenacious attitude to life, surreal...

Fixing up a car to drive in it again
Searching for the water, hoping for the rain
Up and up
Up and up

Down upon the canvas, working meal to meal
Waiting for a chance to pick on your orange field
Up and up
Up and up

See a pearl form a diamond in the rough
See a bird soaring high above the flood
It's in your blood
It's in your blood

Underneath the storm, an umbrella is saying,
"Sitting with the poison takes away the pain."
Up and up
Up and up, saying

We're gonna get it, get it together right now
Gonna get it, get it together somehow
Gonna get it, get it together and flower
We're gonna get it, get it together, I know
Gonna get it, get it together and flow
Gonna get it, get it together and go
Up and up and up

Lying in the gutter, aiming for the moon
Trying to empty out the ocean with a spoon
Up and up
Up and up

Try and see the forest, there in every seed
Angels in the marble waiting to be freed
Just need love
Just need love

When the going is rough, saying

We're gonna get it, get it together right now
Gonna get it, get it together somehow
Gonna get it, get it together and flower
We're gonna get it, get it together, I know
Gonna get it, get it together and flow
Gonna get it, get it together and go

But you can say what is, or fight for it
Close your mind or take a risk
You can say, "It's mine," and clench your fist
Or see each sunrise as a gift

We're gonna get it, get it together right now
Gonna get it, get it together somehow
Gonna get it, get it together and flower
We're gonna get it, get it together, I know
Gonna get it, get it together and flow
Gonna get it, get it together and go

Up and up and up

We're gonna get it, get it together right now
Gonna get it, get it together somehow
Gonna get it, get it together and flower
We're gonna get it, get it together, I know
Gonna get it, get it together and flow
Gonna get it, get it together and go

Up and up and up

Fixing up a car to drive in it again
When you're in pain, when you think you've had enough
Don't ever give up

FIXING UP= Mending, repairing.

SEARCHING FOR= Looking for.

HOPING FOR= Hope for (something). To be optimistic that one's wish for something will come true; desire sincerely.

UP AND UP= Getting better, actively rising above, coming in to your own, living large and getting larger.

CANVAS= /kænvəs/ A piece of cloth where artists paint.

A CHANCE= The unknown and unpredictable element in happenings that seems to have no assignable cause.

FIELD= /fi:ld/ A broad, level, open expanse of land.

A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH /rʌf/= A diamond stone as it is in nature, before it is cut so it gets a form and shines.

SOARING= /sɔ:rɪŋ/ Flying very high up.

ABOVE= /əbʌv/ over, higher than (without contact).

FLOOD= /flʌd/ An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry, a deluge.

IT'S IN YOUR BLOOD= BLOOD /blʌd/is that red liquid which flows inside your body, in your veins, and keeps you alive. "It's in your blood" means that is part of your deepest nature.

UNDERNEATH= Under, below.

TAKES AWAY= Removes.

GONNA= (coll.) Going to.

GET IT= Obtain it; succeed.

RIGHT NOW= (emphatic) At this very moment.

FLOWER= Here it is used as a verb meaning "to blossom, to bring forth flowers", which is a metaphor for "to live intensely and be your true self".

GUTTER= The pipe, chute or hole through which dirty water is evacuated. The expression "to be lying in the gutter" means that you failed in life and have no money or prestige or love or anything, so you are a waste.

AIM= If you aim for a place, you have that destiny, you want to get there. If you aim for the moon you have very high objectives.

SEED= A little thing that when put inside earth and watered grows up into a plant or a big tree.

ANGELS IN THE MARBLE= Sculptures of angels carved in marble stone.

WHEN THE GOING IS ROUGH= When life gets hard.

CLENCH= If you clench your fist or clench your teeth, you close your hand or your mouth strongly.

GIFT= Present.

IN PAIN= Suffering (physically or mentally)

GIVE UP= Surrender; stop trying.

 

 

The song talks of a world as it should be, and how it’s intrinsic human nature to mend all that’s gone wrong, we just need to find it, we just need get away from the trials and tribulations of our everyday lives, take an eagle-eye view of the world and just fix it together.

Described by Martin as “a song we’ve been wanting to write for 15 years!”, it is a visual delight, reminiscent of Gulliver in Lilliput, as a gigantic-sized singer Chris Martin walks amid the clouds in an upside-down world, sipping bowls of oceans, sitting atop mountains and beside popcorn-spewing volcanoes. The picturisation is very interesting, playing with a micro-sized world, with Martin walking around, interspersed with black-and-white war visuals, huge modern-day totems contrasted with a mini-sized society, ...

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