They were sitting
They were sitting in the strawberry swing

from Coldplay – Strawberry Swing Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“They” could be either friends or lovers here, but either way they are together in the strawberry swing. A symbol of innocence, love, youth, and simple happiness.

This also sets up the tone of the song as a reminiscence of two friends, giving it a nostalgic feel lyrically which contrasts the upbeat tempo and instrumentation.

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