Strawberry Swing (4:09)

Cover of Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

From Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and 13 other releases

Strawberry Swing is a track included on Coldplay’s fourth album.

This is one of several potential album cuts with Afro-pop and high-life influences: Here, distortion-free finger-picked guitars which sound straight out of Mali mix with a heavy bassline and psychedelic synths. “My Mum comes from Zimbabwe, so I spent a lot of time there,” says Martin. “I used to work in a studio where people played that.” More gentle than much of the album, it is built around a repetitive African-inspired guitar as a blissed-out Martin sings the touching and slightly psychedelic love song about “such a perfect day”.

Key lyric: “The sky could be blue, I don’t mind, without you it’s a waste of time.”

It is thought that Now My Feet Won’t Touch The Ground was an earlier/alternate title for Strawberry Swing, due to its presence in the song’s lyrics below.

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They were sitting, they were sitting in the strawberry swing
And every moment was so precious
They were sitting, they were talking in the strawberry swing
And everybody was for fighting, wouldn't wanna waste a thing

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