“In My Place” is one of the most known song of Coldplay, it has been released in 2002 as part of the second studio album of the band “A Rush Of Blood To The Head”.
All the band members contributed in writing the lyrics of the song.
As we have seen many times in other songs, there are different interpretations to the verses :
The first option is that the lyrics are talking of the love a man has for a woman (a friend), while she doesn’t have feelings for him….He is saying he will always wait for her, but he doesn’t believe that she should stay where she is (with another man) any longer.
The second option is that the song talks about where you’re put in the world, and how you’re given your position, and the way you look, and how you have to get on with it.