I know what you'll say
You'll say, "oh, sing one we know"
Sparks by Coldplay

Martin’s girl doesn’t want to hear some new excuse for his failures as a partner — she’d rather hear the usual bullshit, that way she can dismiss it much faster

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And I know I was wrong
But I won't let you down
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah I will, yes I will
Sparks by Coldplay

Even though Martin promises that he won’t fail his lover a second time, he already knows that another failure is inevitable. It’s part of his nature.

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They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me...
Trouble by Coldplay

Moral of the story? Words have power. Be careful how you use them lest they trap you in ways from which you can’t escape

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But here am I in my little bubble Trouble by Coldplay

Apparently his attempts to apologize didn’t work, because he is now all alone, trapped by the web of words he spoke to his lover

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I never meant to cause you trouble
I never meant to do you wrong
And I, well if I ever caused you trouble
Oh no, I never meant to do you harm
Trouble by Coldplay

In truth, Martin really didn’t mean to cause his girl this much hurt or pain. Whether he can get that point across accurately is a different story…

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So I turned to run
And thought of all the stupid things I'd done
Trouble by Coldplay

His first instinct is simply to cut his losses and run. But when he stops to think about all the other mistakes he has made in this relationship, he instead decides to own up and seek her forgiveness

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Oh no, I see
A spider web is tangled up with me
And I lost my head
And thought of all the stupid things I'd said
Trouble by Coldplay

Martin has worked himself into a real mess. He apparently said something really idiotic to his girlfriend, and now he’s paying for it.

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I've never felt this way before 'Til Kingdom Come by Coldplay

While some people may not fear death (which is the state of being dead), there’s an almost universal fear of dying (the process by which we transition into the state of being dead). We can only imagine what that feels like for each individual person — but we will all experience that feeling someday…

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February 14th, 2013

It almost seems like he’s had a revelation. Possibly, through accepting his death and analyzing his life and choices, he gained new clarity, which he wishes to express to the listener. (Life flashing before his eyes, in away.)

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The drummer begins to drum 'Til Kingdom Come by Coldplay

Death begins to take Martin away

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I don't know what I've become 'Til Kingdom Come by Coldplay

As we get older we start to deteriorate, sometimes to the point where we don’t recognize the body we’re inhabiting; alternatively, Martin is expressing his disbelief in how he’s grown and changed over the course of his long life

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February 14th, 2013

May be an allusion to the song ‘Hurt,’ which was famously covered by Johnny Cash, whom this song was intended for. It was originally planned that ‘Til Kingdom Come’ would be recorded by Cash and Martin, but Cash passed away before being able to do so. (Verifed by the Oracle)

The song also shares some lyrical and thematic similarities with Cash love songs, notably The Loving Gift.

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