Up With The Birds & Champion Of The World.

IneedYou23

Up With The Birds
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This was eluded to in another thread somewhere by another poster, but I feel like COTW is a continuation of some sorts to UWTB. I could be reaching here but I think for me the lyric,"Might have to go where they don't know my name. Float all over the world just to see her again" from UWTB and the lyric."I wandered the whole wide world, but baby you're the best." from COTW seem to be interconnected. Even if they aren't, for me, the songs feel connected through those set of lyrics.

What do you guys think?
 

lennyrott1

Up&Up
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I def think there are some similarities. In the VLV/MX eras there were definitely references to sailing.

Glasses of Water Chorus -- "...Cling to the mast"
DLIBYH Verse -- "from my shipwreck, I heard her call..."

I think Champion of the World would have fit into those eras. My guess is that Coldplay's always identified with leaving loved ones to travel and go on tour and have low moments while being away, which might inspire ship imagery.
 
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