A Sky Full of Stars

Coldplay

Ghost Stories

May 2nd, 2014

He loves another with all his heart but the feeling is no longer mutual. She wants to move on with her life but all he can think about is her. The thought of her leaving him hurts so deeply but at the same time his love for her is too strong, so it doesn't matter as she will always be his bright spot. "Cause you're a sky, cause you're a sky full of stars I'm gonna give you my heart". And "I don't care, go on and tear me apart. I don't care if you do.” No matter if she doesn't treat him well, his love's not going to change.

Did you know?

  • "A Sky Full of Stars" marks the band's first dance in an alternative rock track.
  • As of July 2014, the song reached the top 10 in nearly every country it charted including their homeland country of the United Kingdom where it reached number 9 on UK Singles Chart. On May 31, 2014, the song reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became their first number-one single on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart.
  • At the beginning of the video, Coldplay's lead singer, Chris Martin, walks through Sydney's streets dressed as a one-man band, singing the first verse of the song. Then he reaches the other members of the band (also dressed as one-man bands) and, together, they play the instrumental refrain. Martin is then seen walking through the street, without the other members, while he sings the second verse. At the end of the video the band reunites in a square, singing and playing the final part of the song with a crowd of fans. While Martin is singing the final part, many paper-made stars are blown into the square.
  • Coldplay is a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member.
  • Coldplay has also played under the names Pectoralz and Starfish.
  • The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including eight British Awards—winning Best British Group three times—five MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 25 nominations.
  • In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s.
  • In 1999, Will Champion was briefly fired from the band, but Martin later pleaded with him to return after kicking him out, and because of his guilt, went on a drinking binge. Eventually, the band worked out their differences and put in place a new set of rules to keep the group intact. Inspired by bands like U2 and R.E.M., Coldplay decided that they would operate as a democracy (and that profits would be shared equally). Additionally, the band determined they would fire anyone who used hard drugs.