Today in Biology, we started talking about neurons and the brain and all that jazz. Side note: I have been having some personal issues (self hate, questioning my reason for living, etc.). Anyway, my teacher says “…and your brain sends these transmissions…”, and that’s when I realized the meaning behind “A Hopeful Transmission”. Think about it…that song comes after “Up In Flames” which, to me, describes life after a horrific break up (so you’re sad, hopeless, etc.), and it introduces “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart” which is about not giving up, and still having hope. So once you have that down in your head, this is where everything ties in. Transmission. As in a transmission from your brain telling your nerves what to do..to move what. Hopeful. As in, “hey, maybe this can help you”, kind of thing. “A Hopeful Transmission” is basically about not committing suicide. The transmission is telling your nerves to not pull the trigger, not to jump, not to slit your wrists, etc. And while it’s telling your nerves to do just that, the transmission is also hopeful. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll listen..and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be saved. Just listen to it. It gradually gets faster, gradually gets higher. The faster is the transmission sending. The higher is the hopefulness. Without any lyrics whatsoever, and tweaking “Mylo Xyloto“‘s pitch and speed, Coldplay made a song about not committing suicide.
I love this band so much.
chris martins gorgeous laugh ♥