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Coldplay — Speed Of Sound
Album: X and Y
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 327









Released: 2005
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 0
How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin?
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like?
Where to, where do I go?
If you never try, then you'll never know
How long do I have to climb
Up on the side of this mountain of mine?

Look up, I look up at night
Planets are moving at the speed of light
Climb up, up in the trees
Every chance that you get is a chance you seize
How long am I going to stand
With my head stuck under the sand?
I'll start before I can stop
Before I see things the right way up

All that noise and all that sound
All those places I got found
And birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it, then you'd understand

Ideas that you'll never find
All the inventors could never design
The buildings that you put up
Japan and China all lit up
The sign that I couldn't read
Or a light that I couldn't see
Some things you have to believe
But others are puzzles, puzzling me

All that noise and all that sound
All those places I got found
And birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it, then you'd understand
Oh, when you see it, then you'll understand

All those signs, I knew what they meant
Some things you can't invent
Some get made and some get sent, ooh

And birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it, then you'd understand
Oh, when you see it, then you'll understand
Comments (56)add comment
And this is one of their Best!! Album and song!
I dont care the negative comments everytime Bill plays coldplay songs. I still love this music!!

 AdyMiles wrote:
what's the obsession with coldplay on this station? they are middle of the road and mediocre. the singer's voice is also offkey

 
I certainly don't love Coldplay, but they write very catchy pop ditties.  They're strongly reminiscent of U2, which is another band Bill plays a lot.  So, yeah... I'd say they're at least notch above mediocre, even if they aren't really to my taste.

There's a thrust that comes in advance of a hang glider lifting off from a takeoff perch. You feel the gust get stronger and then it's powerful enough. You trust the power and GO.

This song and, for the most part, this band do that for me. 

Whoooooooosh.......
glad people are voicing their opinions.  but, they are like bungholes, everyone has one........{#Ass}
 ballyhairs wrote:

Im not sure what you mean my friend {#Confused}
Im not trying to spam or something, I love this Radio but hate this singer, so I made a script to "mute Winamp or have it play a saved track or another Radio, or even shutdown my computer" when they are playing. Can't stand hearing their (music{#Headache})
 
I'm with Mr. Bond. If that script would also work on my car stereo I'd pay a pretty penny for it.
 lysisphere wrote:
I don't get the Tetris album art.  I'm not picking out an "X & Y," nor a "CP."  Anyone got anything?

 {#Ask}
       {#Whisper}

G A T C (guanine, adenine, thymine, cytosine) probably, the basic human all living organisms DNA-tetris which eventually leads amongst other things to being XY -male-  or XX -female-  some time human ,may be evolving into a  {#Dancingbanana_2}

Very nice!!
I don't get the Tetris album art.  I'm not picking out an "X & Y," nor a "CP."  Anyone got anything?
 flatpicker wrote:
I enjoyed these guys when their first album came out.
The second was ok for a while.
Then, all downhill.

Their music just isn't interesting.

 

Yep, that sounds bout right!{#Yes}
I enjoyed these guys when their first album came out.
The second was ok for a while.
Then, all downhill.

Their music just isn't interesting.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

Based on the comments I sense an opportunity for you to make a few bucks selling that script to fellow RP Coldplay haters. {#Biggrin}
 
Im not sure what you mean my friend {#Confused}
Im not trying to spam or something, I love this Radio but hate this singer, so I made a script to "mute Winamp or have it play a saved track or another Radio, or even shutdown my computer" when they are playing. Can't stand hearing their (music{#Headache})


 ballyhairs wrote:
Oh yeah, my "{#Puke}ColdPlay Skipping Script" is working, Woohooooo!!! No more pain listening to this band while taking a shower and not being able to stop it hahahaha {#Dancingbanana}

 
Based on the comments I sense an opportunity for you to make a few bucks selling that script to fellow RP Coldplay haters. {#Biggrin}
Oh yeah, my "{#Puke}ColdPlay Skipping Script" is working, Woohooooo!!! No more pain listening to this band while taking a shower and not being able to stop it hahahaha {#Dancingbanana}

easy to hear, predictable, baladish ... in short: zzZZZzzZZZ
what's the obsession with coldplay on this station? they are middle of the road and mediocre. the singer's voice is also offkey

i think the only real fans of coldplay are tone deaf


 equinoxus wrote:
Is this album from 1996? I thought Parachutes came 2000 as their debutalbum... and X & Y came 2005you're right.  there was also 'rush of blood to the head' inbetween there.  i miss the angst in those albums, but hey, i'm glad he's a happier guy now with a hottie wife and cute kids!  good for him!
 


 burdell wrote:

Solid 8. Amazing album that continues to impress. (btw, if you think all Coldplay songs sound alike, see above for a possible explanation)
 
Have to agree, still one of my top road-trip discs.  Very cinematic.
 EssexTex wrote:
Sing it Kermit
 
{#Lol}

First comment in 6 months. I think if people realized how incredibly hard it is to come up with even a hummable  melody they wouldnt ho-hum this.  8

Is this album from 1996? I thought Parachutes came 2000 as their debutalbum... and X & Y came 2005









The problem with hearing this is that it's a very dull song from a very good album, probably the weakest and yet most played song on there. Tracks like A Message and Swallowed In The Sea are ignored in favour of this distinctly mediocre offering, not to mention some of the excellent tracks off other albums of theirs.

I'd like to see this song animated.
I used to like Coldplay when they were not so messianic.
burdell wrote:
NIt is not uncommon to reflexively dislike anything reaching the level of worldwide popularity that this band and album have.
i think you are not right.
milchschnitte wrote:
the fact that this is one of the "biggest" british bands shows me what the people really dream of all the time… ehm and yeah i don't like this song very much. but it's not bad.
"Biggest" yeah...Biggest joke!
Nothing like a Coldplay song to bring out the negative comments. It is not uncommon to reflexively dislike anything reaching the level of worldwide popularity that this band and album have. Most people do grow out of that phase eventually. Solid 8. Amazing album that continues to impress. (btw, if you think all Coldplay songs sound alike, see above for a possible explanation)
the fact that this is one of the "biggest" british bands shows me what the people really dream of all the time… ehm and yeah i don't like this song very much. but it's not bad.
Sing it Kermit
veegez wrote:
I like it. Is this what you call a guilty pleasure?
Yes. Some bands know that some of us geezers secretly love syncopated drums, continuous arpeggios, reverb-synth in the production, and a post-new wave sensibility. I hate myself for loving it, but I do love it and I would be lying if I said I didn't. :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2:
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Cal: You're *gay* now? David: No, I'm not gay I'm just celibate. Cal: I think? I mean, that sounds ga- I just want you to know this is like the first conversation of like three conversations that leads to you being gay. Like... there's this and then in a year it's like, "Oh you know, I kinda wanna, ya know, get back out there but I think I like guys" and then there's the big, "Oh I'm I'm a g-gay guy now". David: You're gay for saying that. Cal: I'm gay for saying that? David: You know how I know you're gay? Cal: How? How do you know I'm gay? David: Because you macramed yourself a pair of jean shorts. Cal: You know how I know *you're* gay? You just told me you're not sleeping with women any more. David: You know how I know that you're gay? Cal: How? Cuz you're gay? and you can tell who other gay people are. David: You know how I know you're gay? Cal: How? David: You like Coldplay.
Classic movie quote. Love it.
but you like rem, so you must be a faggot!
Cal: You're *gay* now? David: No, I'm not gay I'm just celibate. Cal: I think? I mean, that sounds ga- I just want you to know this is like the first conversation of like three conversations that leads to you being gay. Like... there's this and then in a year it's like, "Oh you know, I kinda wanna, ya know, get back out there but I think I like guys" and then there's the big, "Oh I'm I'm a g-gay guy now". David: You're gay for saying that. Cal: I'm gay for saying that? David: You know how I know you're gay? Cal: How? How do you know I'm gay? David: Because you macramed yourself a pair of jean shorts. Cal: You know how I know *you're* gay? You just told me you're not sleeping with women any more. David: You know how I know that you're gay? Cal: How? Cuz you're gay? and you can tell who other gay people are. David: You know how I know you're gay? Cal: How? David: You like Coldplay.
No doubt, they are a promising band! However, a bit less commercially oriented, they would have the potential to join the giants... :bananajam: :drummer:
veegez wrote:
I like it. Is this what you call a guilty pleasure?
Yeah, there are a few songs that I find myself bopping my head to, and I feel guilty because I know it's not good.
coldatlantic wrote:
I wouldn't have picked it up if I hadn't heard the band talk about it on a VH1 special, but this song took Kate Bush's "Running up that Hill" as a model...
Yeah, but "Running Up That Hill" is actually exciting and good.
:sleep: Coldplay leaves me cold...it all sounds like the same damn wimped out song.
I like it. Is this what you call a guilty pleasure?
At first when I saw this in the playlist I got all excited. Then I turned on the audio stream and discovered that I'd momentarily confused this track listing with "High Speed". You know, from back when they didn't used to suck? :wall:
i really never understood why Coldplay became one of the biggest british bands worldwide when we have far superior offerings that never really made it on a global scale
I wouldn't have picked it up if I hadn't heard the band talk about it on a VH1 special, but this song took Kate Bush's "Running up that Hill" as a model...
Despite the fact that I hear this song ALL THE TIME, I still like it.
Yawnfest
Cyclehawk wrote:
Like it so far, but I'm one of the few here that's really not all that familiar with their previous work.
Don't worry, if you've heard one... you've heard them all.
Like it so far, but I'm one of the few here that's really not all that familiar with their previous work.
Say what you will, but as far as I'm concerned the chorus saves the song big time.
artmarcia wrote:
The song begins similarly to Clocks.
i hear that. it reminds me of clocks as well.
The song begins similarly to Clocks.
You've got to love a group that wants to be more than great. They want to be the best - even better than U2! This song has an expansive feel much like some of the Joshua Tree (In God's Country, Streets, Etc.).
Gosh, it really is Clocks all over again...that's incredibly dissappointing...at least that's only case during the verse portion. I still gave it a 6, which is really low for me to give Coldplay.
zipper wrote:
boring. predictable even for me and i'm no musician. :?
Well If I had Gynewth waiting at home for me I'd probably just call in my next album too.
Music playing quietly in background as I work. Something makes me look up...COLDPLAY! A song I haven't heard! The new album is coming out soon! YAY! Oh YAY! Made my day! Totally made my day!!!! Happy happy joy joy! I LOVE THIS BAND!!
boring. predictable even for me and i'm no musician. :?
enjoyable. standard, atmospheric Coldplay.
re-frying "clocks"... pitty
This is Coldplay. Yup. Unmistakable. But I like that kind of thing.