A warning sign
I missed the good part then I realized
I started looking and the bubble burst
I started looking for excuses

from Coldplay – Warning Sign on Rap Genius


Normally a “warning sign” is used to describe the beginning of the end of a relationship, but instead Martin uses it to describe his the fickleness of his own personality. Trying to look for insecurities, for flaws in a perfectly happy relationship should’ve been his warning sign that he needed to make a change in his life. Unfortunately he didn’t realize this in time, the nonexistent flaws ballooned in his mind and they fractured the relationship.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Warning Sign” by Coldplay and leave a comment on the lyrics box