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Coldplay — Moses
Album: Live 2003
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Released: 2003
Length: 5:24
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Come on now, don't you want to see?
This thing that's happening to me
Like Moses has power over sea
So you've got power over me

Come on now, don't you want to know?
You're a refuge, somewhere I can go
You're air that, air that I can breathe
Cause you're my golden opportunity

And oh, oh yes I would
If I only could
And you know I would
And baby I, oh baby I
I wish

Come on now, don't you want to see?
Just what a difference you've made in me
I'll be waiting oh no matter what you say
Cause I've been waiting for days, days, days

And oh, oh yes I would
If I only could
And you know I would
And baby I, oh baby I
I wish
I wish

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
If the sky's gonna fall down, let it fall on me
If you're gonna break down, you can break on me
If the sky's gonna fall down, let it fall on me
If it's gonna rain down, it can rain on me
It can rain on me
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 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

Reconsider again. I saw them live in Toronto, they were great. Seriously, those guys work very hard onstage and put on a great show. I'm not a huge fan of the music (I like most of it, while still mindful of the rather strong 'influences'), but I definitely thought the show was worth my time and money, and I would go see them again.

  They have a big fan community in canada, and their live shows are great.

This song is not a comercial spot for coldplay! I even like the new coldplay more!
 Radio_Dweeb wrote:
Reconsidering ever going to a Coldplay concert, maybe it's the song {#Neutral}
 
Reconsider again. I saw them live in Toronto, they were great. Seriously, those guys work very hard onstage and put on a great show. I'm not a huge fan of the music (I like most of it, while still mindful of the rather strong 'influences'), but I definitely thought the show was worth my time and money, and I would go see them again.

 Stefen wrote:
About the worst Coldplay song I've ever heard.
 
I like Coldplay but continue to struggle with the vocals....

Come on RP, if you're gonna play U2, play the real thing. My doctor has told me to avoid Coldplay.
About the worst Coldplay song I've ever heard.
 Ulises wrote:
I am just curious.  Why did you capitilize "devil"?  Is he a proper noun in your sphere of influence?
 
It's an interesting question.  In the monotheistic world the Devil refers to a specific entity which makes it, at least implicitly, a proper noun, and "the Devils advocate" certainly has this context.  Libraryonline agrees it (like God) should be capitalized:

https://www.libraryonline.com/default.asp?pID=48

(I obviously have too much time on my hands .... )

Reconsidering ever going to a Coldplay concert, maybe it's the song {#Neutral}
It really should be a misdemeanor  to rhyme "could", "would", "should" anymore.
Goodness, they sure flogged every bit of life out of this, didn't they?
 j7 wrote:
{#Rolleyes} lame vocals.

 

Yeah, I have to agree. It sounds like he's just getting his job done. Especially if it's being sold as an album featuring live performances, you'd think he'd, you know, really put some feeling into it, a little more emotion.


 Ulises wrote:


I am just curious.  Why did you capitilize "devil"?  Is he a proper noun in your sphere of influence?

 



Man, I confess I come to RP for the comments just as much as the music.
I generally like Coldplay.  But live cuts leave me cringing as I wait for Chris to blow a vocal chord.  
gjeeg wrote:
Funny how bands one moment are The Biggest Damn Thing, then you turn around, and they're gone. These guys had their moment. It was deserved. But no sustained presence. Funny.

Oh, me I just can start liking them (always swimming against the stream), because, you know, now they don't, like, suck anymore. But that's just me.

 Darlington wrote:


Just playing the Devil's advocate here for a minute, but I think their latest CD is doing quite well...

Tjhis is a pretty good song too....

 

I am just curious.  Why did you capitilize "devil"?  Is he a proper noun in your sphere of influence?

 gjeeg wrote:
Funny how bands one moment are The Biggest Damn Thing, then you turn around, and they're gone. These guys had their moment. It was deserved. But no sustained presence. Funny.

 

Just playing the Devil's advocate here for a minute, but I think their latest CD is doing quite well...

Tjhis is a pretty good song too....
jyoull wrote:
suddenly i am like so like over , like, coldplay. no like, seriously.
I like what you're saying like
Some paiiiiiiinful vocal pitch.
Funny how bands one moment are The Biggest Damn Thing, then you turn around, and they're gone. These guys had their moment. It was deserved. But no sustained presence. Funny.
Ha ha ha, you both are oh so clever, not. But your opinions are on par with answer "e"! ziggytrix wrote: Coldplay is to U2 as _______ is to champagne. a. kool-aid b. sediment c. cheese d. urine e. cabbage THE ANSWER IS D
jyoull wrote:
suddenly i am like so like over , like, coldplay. no like, seriously.
Ha!
Boooooring
suddenly i am like so like over , like, coldplay. no like, seriously.
These guys are great. Course with this band it really does help to see them live, they are really on :)
Not-too-bad for a mainstream middle-of-the-road pop band. The guy needs to learn how to handle a falsetto. The U2-esque wall of sound in the background is not bad, either. :think: The worst thing about C-play is their record label, Sony; which uses draconian DRM software on their CD's.
prickelpit96 wrote:
yup, a little boring!
EssexTex wrote:
Nice music, crap voice.. Needs to climb out of his ass!
The voice was ok until he hit the falsetto, which was like a chalk screeching on a blackboard. 7 for the music, knock off 2 for the falsetto, so 5 from the Nottingham jury.
ziggytrix wrote:
Coldplay is to U2 as _______ is to champagne. a. kool-aid b. sediment c. cheese d. urine e. cabbage
THE ANSWER IS D
Nice music, crap voice.. Needs to climb out of his ass!
drtjdel wrote:
Roy Orbison is pretty good...
Morrissey managed to do ok with the falsetto too.
ty wrote:
Does anyone else have a dislike for falsetto singers? I really like the music on most Coldplay tunes, but the inability to hit the intended note without popping up to the falsetto is truly anoying.
Roy Orbison is pretty good...
Coldplay is to U2 as _______ is to champagne. a. kool-aid b. sediment c. cheese d. urine e. cabbage
Mark1970 wrote:
Perfect example of a potential disaster when you write a vocal melody that is outside of your range..... sometimes the result is laughable. Falsetto is NOT always a good thing.
Agreed...sometimes works greatly...key word is sometimes. Coldplay is one of those bands that is at once brilliantly compelling and horribly unlistenable, for me anyway.
mcoderre wrote:
You gotta love Cold play!!
You know, I'm coming to that conclusion myself. (Please don't hate me because I like Coldplay.)
I to likey. Beats the hell out of Dee-troit radio!!
Kiddies, these lamos *wish* they were U2. They're not even close....
vebelfetzer wrote:
The first time I heard Coldplay, it took me a full minute of listening to realize that it wasn't U2. But I don't care. This is gorgeous.
Yeah, it's a cousin of U2, in that it's got that insistent geetar and echo. But, the vocals are more comfortable than Bono is, and the whole thing sounds like U2 might if it were Eno and The Edge's band. Atmospheric, hypnotic. Me likey.
i love this album, they sound better in live
You gotta love Cold play!!
trekhead wrote:
SMOOTH! Nice string of 8's, 9's and 10's. KUTGW!
KUT will do. I see a nice summary of everything I don't like, and yes it all fits. A well-deserved 1 again.
psycholynx wrote:
I remember when Coldplay first came out, everyone thought they were a Radiohead Rip-off. Now, they say it about Muse. The truth is Muse and Coldplay are both great bands. Although on another listen, Coldplay's singer sounds like David Grey. ;)
The lead singer of Muse sounds more like Jeff Buckley than Thom Yorke to me. Either way, what he's doing has already been done and done better, but I digress. This song is nice.
I remember when Coldplay first came out, everyone thought they were a Radiohead Rip-off. Now, they say it about Muse. The truth is Muse and Coldplay are both great bands. Although on another listen, Coldplay's singer sounds like David Grey. ;)
SMOOTH! Nice string of 8's, 9's and 10's. KUTGW!
A little falsetto discord is great. Coldplay is considered Radiohead light. So lighten up eh?
Mark1970 wrote:
Perfect example of a potential disaster when you write a vocal melody that is outside of your range..... sometimes the result is laughable. Falsetto is NOT always a good thing.
I agree. It can be a lovely addition to a song, if done well, but it is agonizing to listen to a weak falsetto, as exhibited here.
stevebeaver wrote:
Doesn't the opening kind of sound like the opening to "Learn To Fly" by the Foo Fighters? A bit, methinks. But then again, I think every possible riff or chord progression has been written and recorded already, so we might as well just start over with Chuck Berry and move from there.
There is not much original about the Foo Fighters.....
ty wrote:
Does anyone else have a dislike for falsetto singers? I really like the music on most Coldplay tunes, but the inability to hit the intended note without popping up to the falsetto is truly anoying.
I am with you. A disturbing trend in music.... :headshake:
The first time I heard Coldplay, it took me a full minute of listening to realize that it wasn't U2. But I don't care. This is gorgeous.
Mark1970 wrote:
Perfect example of a potential disaster when you write a vocal melody that is outside of your range..... sometimes the result is laughable. Falsetto is NOT always a good thing.
I agree, but IMO this gives value to the song.
Perfect example of a potential disaster when you write a vocal melody that is outside of your range..... sometimes the result is laughable. Falsetto is NOT always a good thing.
Doesn't the opening kind of sound like the opening to "Learn To Fly" by the Foo Fighters? A bit, methinks. But then again, I think every possible riff or chord progression has been written and recorded already, so we might as well just start over with Chuck Berry and move from there.
:guitarist: :drummer: :jump: :jump: :jump: :sunny.gif:
Not one of my favorite songs, but CP is a great pop band.
trekhead wrote:
SKIPPING!!!
I meant the tune was skipping... I love CP and all their music! A 10.
ChardRemains wrote:
This one is kind of Bunnymen-ish which is the only reason I can stand it, I think. Comments as below. Too mainstream-ish, U2-ish, bad singing, icky falsetto, lame Edge guitar.... but somehow there's a kernel of goodness. I feel a Bunny somewhere & that makes me happy.
let's just have more Bunnymen instead, then, and not have to search for them deep in a Coldplay song!
This one is kind of Bunnymen-ish which is the only reason I can stand it, I think. Comments as below. Too mainstream-ish, U2-ish, bad singing, icky falsetto, lame Edge guitar.... but somehow there's a kernel of goodness. I feel a Bunny somewhere & that makes me happy.
Out of tune most of the time... I thought I liked CP when I first heard them, someone even gave me a CD of theirs, which I never play any more. They start to bore me after just one listen with most of their songs.
ENOUGH ALREADY! :fire:
SKIPPING!!!
tony620d wrote:
is there a coldplay song that RP doesnt play?
Really!!! I just counted over two dozen, hmmm, why not more sonds by some of the GREATS!! I feel some are overrating these guys at this point.
Can't overplay these guys. Still nurturing my appreciation for CP. Jimmy likes their style.
Just amazing, both the live and studio versions. I really disliked these guys after I heard "Clocks" on mainstream radio about 2382732 times. However now that I have heard more of their songs I can't get enough.
ty wrote:
Does anyone else have a dislike for falsetto singers? I really like the music on most Coldplay tunes, but the inability to hit the intended note without popping up to the falsetto is truly anoying.
--Yes, Ty, there are others. I am one. Let's start a club. It is a sign of a limited range. If i never hear Michael Jackson again, it will be too soon. :x
is there a coldplay song that RP doesnt play?
I still dig the musicianship and the song itself, but this guy's voice kinda falls apart live, judging by this track.
i could see hating this song after, say, the first 50 time hearing it on the radio but for right now it's so easy on the ears i can't help but close my eyes and swing my head to the beat. :music:
Yet another good reason not to listen to commercial radio. Since I don't, this song is new for me here, as is most ColdPlay, and I like it. If I heard them a lot, I would probably feel the same way as you, but the dosage here on RP is just right. lowelltr wrote:
Yes, unfortunately over-exposed...getting tired....eyes closing....zzzzzzzz
:jump: (U2ish guitar there)
Does anyone else have a dislike for falsetto singers? I really like the music on most Coldplay tunes, but the inability to hit the intended note without popping up to the falsetto is truly anoying.
Pushed my 7 to 9. This must be heard several times
Ziller wrote:
All the external markings of a good band, except they SUCK!
Yes, unfortunately over-exposed...getting tired....eyes closing....zzzzzzzz
You know I would, if I only could... I love this song :sunny.gif:
Please skip. Fast-forward. ...
All the external markings of a good band, except they SUCK! rulebritannia wrote:
This tune is a bit too Bono-fied. Like it despite the heavy commercial airplay that takes away that thrill of RP discovery.
A-Poet wrote:
This sounds exactly like U2! (well not exactly, ... but jeeze!) KAC
This tune is a bit too Bono-fied. Like it despite the heavy commercial airplay that takes away that thrill of RP discovery.
Head phones on, laying down, eyes closed. Excellent music.
Is it me or the bass pattern in the intro and at some places in the tune makes me think about the popular "Stand by me" ? (The rythm is the same, and the notes are disposed almost the same way...)
A-Poet wrote:
This sounds exactly like U2! (well not exactly, ... but jeeze!)
Maybe the Edge made a special appearance on this one? Sounds like it to me too...
Carissa wrote:
OK, I love Coldplay just as much as the next die-hard Britpop fan, but this one sounds a little undercooked to me. I'm surprised they decided to release it.
I'm suprised they released this recordinjg with the singer's pitch wandering all around. Pick a lane and drive in it, Chris.
A-Poet wrote:
This sounds exactly like U2! (well not exactly, ... but jeeze!) KAC
Yeah this track more than others. Bono-Bunnyman fusion.
This sounds exactly like U2! (well not exactly, ... but jeeze!) KAC
gandalfbmg wrote:
I either love or hate Coldplay songs. This one falls into the Hate category. The local radio plays this one to death, and they've got such better stuff out there to play.
perhaps true, but still...like this very much :D :jump:
I either love or hate Coldplay songs. This one falls into the Hate category. The local radio plays this one to death, and they've got such better stuff out there to play.
I love the guitar on this one - very cool. 8)
OK, I love Coldplay just as much as the next die-hard Britpop fan, but this one sounds a little undercooked to me. I'm surprised they decided to release it.
Agreed, I hope Coldplay continues to release excellent music.
i hope this band continues to put out great material for many more years to come. Side note: sometimes, the guitar riffs remind me of U2...especially this song. actually, it's more than just the guitar on this song, i think...can't put my finger on in, but sounds like U2 a little
Hasty_Manic wrote:
I'm really excited about this band. Both Travis and Coldplay have released a trio of excellent studio albums. Hurray for the Brits! :jump: :jump:
OK, technically...Travis are on their fourth studio album and Coldplay are only on their sophomore effort. Technically... technically! :oops:
I'm really excited about this band. Both Travis and Coldplay have released a trio of excellent studio albums. Hurray for the Brits! :jump: :jump:
I've always been on the fence about this band. Didn't really care much at first, but the more I listen, the more I enjoy the music. Although I think they may be victims of overplay elsewhere. The RP balance is just about right.
Do any other Echo and the Bunnymen fans think this sounds wonderfully reminiscent of Ian and the boys? Not to discount Coldplay's unique sound, though. They're awesome.
I am so glad that Bill continues to add different, equally excellent cuts by Coldplay.
Nice coldplay track... I mostly like coldplay, they have a good and fresh sound and some of their tracks are downright awesome. However when I listen to one of their albums I get the feeling that all the songs sound roughly the same, and Chris' odd lyrics/rhyming/singing get to me at times too.
I would give this song an 11 if I only could....(and you know I would!)
Coldplay is just amazing, aren't they? I don't want to type any more, I'm still listening...