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Coldplay — Don't Panic
Album: Parachutes
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7.4

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Total ratings: 2717









Released: 2000
Length: 2:13
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Bones sinking like stones all that we've fought for
All these places we've grown, all of us are done for

And we live in a beautiful world, yeah we do, yeah we do,
We live in a beautiful world

Bones sinking like stones, all that we've fought for
All these places we've grown, all of us are done for

And we live in a beautiful world, yeah we do, yeah we do,
We live in a beautiful world
And we live in a beautiful world, yeah we do, yeah we do,
We live in a beautiful world

Oh all that I know, there's nothing here to run from
'Cos yeah, everybody here's got somebody to lean on
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 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Best at 5 am I agree
 
I shall explain my comment
We were once coming back from the club, everyone pretty much completely smashed but my driver friend (who was a bit smashed), it was an Autumn night, just transforming into the early morning.
It was chilly and foggy when we slowed down as we were entering the town our first friend to be dropped at lived, and this song came on the radio.
Everybody in the car, without meaning to, slowly shut up the drunken mutter that was going on, and had a moment of gratitude and clear presence.

I don't remember a lot of things, especially from that age and time as we were all partying alot. But that moment, I remember it clearly.

So yeah obviously a 10 and this whole album is a real treat. What came after is not relevant for this comment.

Long Live RP 
 Thank God I'm alive and breathing (And drinking much much less)
Brilliant in its hopeful and melancholy tone while being morbid and depressing at the same time.  Love this song.
Los auténticos Coldplay, el mejor disco.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I loved "A Rush of Blood to the Head"; thought it was a breakthrough record, and several cuts off this album piqued my curiosity, but except for a couple cuts off of "X and Y", I haven't paid them much if any attention since. Sadly, it just doesn't seem warranted...
 
Exactly.
 artofalmost wrote:
Don't understand their artistic trajectory at all. Used to love Coldplay for their songs like this, Parachutes had a number of great tracks.  How do you go from songs like this (up until Brian Eno-produced Viva La Vida) and then create empty, plastic songs like Something Like This?
 

I don't know what happened after the second album either. It was like someone flipped the trivial switch.
 Stetsonman wrote:
 Laptopdog wrote:

Yeah, and what talent do you possess, the ability to trash other artists? Really impressive.
 Lets face it chris martin only wrote  a decent song after he split up from his wife
the rest of his canon is just lame , really lame


 
criticism is not allowed? curious
PANIC
coldplay are still producing their dross
it@ll be a beautiful world if chris martin started de-composing
 jelgator wrote:

Yep, one of my favorites!
 
I love that soundtrack.  
Don't understand their artistic trajectory at all. Used to love Coldplay for their songs like this, Parachutes had a number of great tracks.  How do you go from songs like this (up until Brian Eno-produced Viva La Vida) and then create empty, plastic songs like Something Like This?
 Laptopdog wrote:

Yeah, and what talent do you possess, the ability to trash other artists? Really impressive.
 Lets face it chris martin only wrote  a decent song after he split up from his wife
the rest of his canon is just lame , really lame


 thewiseking wrote:
Who's the greater No Talent, this guy or his ex wife Gwynnie?
 
Yeah, and what talent do you possess, the ability to trash other artists? Really impressive.
zzzzzzz... 
Beautiful songs
 brucej76 wrote:
Excellent song! I associate this with the 2004 movie Garden State- it is one of the first songs played in the movie- overall and excellent soundtrack, and very enjoyable movie.  If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend it.  
 
Yep, one of my favorites!
This is my fave Coldplay song.  Not a huge fan otherwise.  Don't Panic - nod to Douglas Adams. 
Excellent song! I associate this with the 2004 movie Garden State- it is one of the first songs played in the movie- overall and excellent soundtrack, and very enjoyable movie.  If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend it.  
8 down to 7 
Best at 5 am I agree
Who's the greater No Talent, this guy or his ex wife Gwynnie?
great song, too bad that this band seems to have lost its way...
Loved this from the first listen and still love it. A beautiful little song. Must stop scrolling down those comments though - I refuse to let others make me doubt my taste.
 admascott wrote:
incessant whining . . .
 
But enough about your song comment.

"We live in a beautiful world
Bones sinking like stones, all that we've fought for
All these places we've grown, all of us are done for..."

I agree...  we a the next mass extinction event.


incessant whining - which is all cold play songs
 coloradojohn wrote:
I loved "A Rush of Blood to the Head"; thought it was a breakthrough record, and several cuts off this album piqued my curiosity, but except for a couple cuts off of "X and Y", I haven't paid them much if any attention since. Sadly, it just doesn't seem warranted...

 
My thoughts exactly.
I loved "A Rush of Blood to the Head"; thought it was a breakthrough record, and several cuts off this album piqued my curiosity, but except for a couple cuts off of "X and Y", I haven't paid them much if any attention since. Sadly, it just doesn't seem warranted...
 lightningles wrote:
 There is too much coldplay

This.
 ppopp wrote:
I will panic while there is no PSD button on Sonos.

 
I can't find it on the app for my new soundbar, either, which is bit of a stresser.  It limits my peace of mind when I can't skip some of the more obscure tracks we hear here.  Or the entire Coldplay collection, of course.

It seems unfair to dismiss such a competent band of musicians so easily, but sometimes I just have to say that I don't like it and that's good enough.  Chris Martin's delivery winds me up.  The quiet, croaky bit at the beginning of every track and the guaranteed attempt at falsetto which he treats us to every time.  I also don't like Neil Young's voice, or Tom Jones' style, or whatever.  Who cares what I like or don't like.  Only me.  And I love RP on a daily basis, especially when I can skip the ones that I don't like.
 There is too much coldplay
 thewiseking wrote:
 like something you've passed at high speed you glance at in your rear view mirror. Cold Play fades away

 
6 music in the UK does not play them ... in a supermarket their cd's should be amongst the crisps ... but they have made a lot of money ...' if something is popular it is probably because it is not very good ' did Leonard Cohen say this ...
 like something you've passed at high speed you glance at in your rear view mirror. Cold Play fades away
You ought to pair this with The Eagles' "Journey of the Sorcerer."
 torino390 wrote:
awesome debut album. seemed to tail off pretty quickly after that. well, for me anyway, sorry...  ;-)

 
Yep, for me too. This album was beautiful in its honesty and simplicity, and this song is probably the best example of that. ‘A Rush of Blood’ was still OK, but after that it went downwards quickly.
 kcar wrote:

Would you believe segueing from Johnny Cash covering NiN's "Hurt" to this?!? Ouch! {#Naughty}

 
Amen, tis for shame
 johnybladex wrote:
World is beautiful when we turn off television.

 
Depends on what you're watching, I suppose - there are some great shows that show us nature and the world around us in gorgeous ways that few of are ever likely to experience first hand.

That said, spending your life glued to the tube is sad - and the ratio of ick to yeah on TV these days is awfully high, it's true.

Love me some early ColdPlay - this album and A Rush of Blood are fantastic.
 johnybladex wrote:
World is beautiful when we turn off television.

 
the most sensible statement I have read today.
awesome debut album. seemed to tail off pretty quickly after that. well, for me anyway, sorry...  ;-)
Used to wake up to this song.  Brings back memories of a beautiful girl and a quiet house full of canine and aquatic life.
I will panic while there is no PSD button on Sonos.
Lots of haters around! How come the 7.4 in the rating!?{#Wave}
World is beautiful when we turn off television.
The band everybody loves to hate.
I will love Coldplay forever ... they were the "drug of choice" during the darkest days of law school.  
They will always have a special place in my heart, and this song is of course, up there in my pantheon of Coldplay songs! 
 cormatic wrote:

These guys are farmers, they'll produce the same stuff* every year,
as long as they get a fair price for it!
 
Actually, if you'd bothered to check out Coldplay's discography before assuming they mass produce the same trash over and over, you'd find that every album of theirs is massively different in sound.

Yes, everyone here seems to loathe Martin (besides me, I suppose), but I would argue that their music itself has always been interesting and, until the most recent album, actually quite pleasant to listen to. And certainly has morphed and evolved drastically through time.
Damn then for being popular....
 ppopp wrote:
... your singer is an artichoke.

 
I like this song, but that made me laugh.
A very odd follow on to Johnny Cash's "Hurt"
Such good memories from ATL and last year of schooling and planning a wedding...
Cold play took the world by storm.. I hope they can recover from the slump they're in now..
maybe the only Coldpaly song I can listen to without feeling the constant need to "PSD" it. Because the singer doesn't sing too high but remains within a decent voice level ? It deserves a "3", it's tolerable and there are points for the music which I kind of like. 
 jdemmers wrote:
My favorite Coldplay song. It goes downhill from here.

 
That's a 14 year downward slide in your world, WITH NO END IN SIGHT!
It doesn't matter what it is, it sounds vile.

strawdog wrote:
Some of you guys miss the whole point , the voice is expressing vulnerability. It's art(but not as you know it , obviously). Think aboot it !
 


Some of you guys miss the whole point , the voice is expressing vulnerability. It's art(but not as you know it , obviously). Think aboot it !
Chris Martin's falsetto is currently making cats within earshot of radioparadise (or any Coldplay concert) vomit violently. Animal cruelty. Please get a new singer Coldplay. Your music is splendid, but your singer is an artichoke.
Like a warm soft doona.....
 joelbb wrote:
Oh, Bill!  How could you.  And right after the original "Heart Full of Soul" you play this soulless, vapid piece of pop-sea froth.  Woof!

 
Would you believe segueing from Johnny Cash covering NiN's "Hurt" to this?!? Ouch! {#Naughty}
My favorite Coldplay song. It goes downhill from here.
I love this song, but it seems so sad for me, it breaks my heart every time I listen to it. Maybe it's because of my personal experience...
I just love this song - very emotional and moving
Don't panic. This song won't last long.
Absolutly good 

 
They used to be good.
Thom Yorke and Chris Martin need to exchange singing lesson gift cards for Christmas. 
 
Oh, Bill!  How could you.  And right after the original "Heart Full of Soul" you play this soulless, vapid piece of pop-sea froth.  Woof!
This is a great album!
Nice song!
This song does not suck.
Oh puke. Coldplay's sound is completely vile.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 flapser wrote:
I totally agree. The main problem is that the first two CD's were really good from an INDIE band. After that they turned into a Top 40 Pop Band. Such a shame. They are so shit now.

Isn't Indie just another way of saying "not famous yet"?
As soon as they're famous, they become "shit" by definition?
I think this is the absurd Catch 22 that drove Kurt Cobain over the edge.

 
He's not implying that becoming famous implies becoming "shit". It was just an observation. For some bands it holds, for others it doesn't. In my opinion, for Coldplay it unfortunately holds…
 Easyrider wrote:
Great early work before they sold out and became corporate.
 
These guys are farmers, they'll produce the same stuff* every year,
as long as they get a fair price for it!

 Easyrider wrote:
Great early work before they sold out and became corporate.
 

YUP  :(

 On_The_Beach wrote:
 flapser wrote:
I totally agree. The main problem is that the first two CD's were really good from an INDIE band. After that they turned into a Top 40 Pop Band. Such a shame. They are so shit now.

Isn't Indie just another way of saying "not famous yet"?
As soon as they're famous, they become "shit" by definition?
I think this is the absurd Catch 22 that drove Kurt Cobain over the edge.

 

Yeah, I agree that calling something "shit" simply because it's mainstream is ignorant and common, but surely it DOES happen sometimes.  It makes sense:  A band trying to find it's way looks within for inspiration.  Once they have fame, they can be pressured by their label to produce more hits or by their own desire to continue making huge amounts of money, or whatever.  Now they're looking to more superficial sources for their inspiration (what do the fans want, how can I repeat the success of my last hit, etc.)  These types of influences can and often do change an artist's music.  Some do change (Coldplay a little bit, I think).  Some strong ones refuse (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, etc.) and some can't handle the conflict (Cobain, Eliot Smith, etc.)
Small, but perfectly formed.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 flapser wrote:
I totally agree. The main problem is that the first two CD's were really good from an INDIE band. After that they turned into a Top 40 Pop Band. Such a shame. They are so shit now.

Isn't Indie just another way of saying "not famous yet"?
As soon as they're famous, they become "shit" by definition?
I think this is the absurd Catch 22 that drove Kurt Cobain over the edge.

 
Well said
Great early work before they sold out and became corporate.
as in many cases this first album is never being surpassed by the later ones
Everything from Garden State is truly excellent.  Thanks Bill for noticing this sleeper classic and playing the soundtrack.
Really nice song - and a sentiment that is under-appreciated.
This song is sooo sweet
 flapser wrote:
I totally agree. The main problem is that the first two CD's were really good from an INDIE band. After that they turned into a Top 40 Pop Band. Such a shame. They are so shit now.

Isn't Indie just another way of saying "not famous yet"?
As soon as they're famous, they become "shit" by definition?
I think this is the absurd Catch 22 that drove Kurt Cobain over the edge.

Love this song so much; it's one of the reasons the Garden State soundtrack holds such a special place in my heart. 8 ~> 9
Oh, I adore this song. Love the album. We live in a beautiful world...
They got so massive for an Indie band. I remember when they first came through Vancouver, no one know who they were. Such a different story now! Still have a soft spot for them.
flapser wrote:

I totally agree. The main problem is that the first two CD's were really good from an INDIE band. After that they turned into a Top 40 Pop Band. Such a shame. They are so shit now.

 

 copymonkey wrote:

It's comments like this that give music snobs a bad name.

 
Nothing wrong with being a snob :)

 hippiechick wrote:
I just love this album! I'm happy that Coldplay is finding success in their music.
 
I totally agree. The main problem is that the first two CD's were really good from an INDIE band. After that they turned into a Top 40 Pop Band. Such a shame. They are so shit now.

 rickenbru wrote:
I used to like this band, but they get too much airplay. 
 
It's comments like this that give music snobs a bad name.

I just love this album! I'm happy that Coldplay is finding success in their music.
 funkyalfonso wrote:
Sorry if I'm missing something here but what's to hate about Coldplay?  
 

Perhaps (to some folks) it's because the band is successful.
 Cynaera wrote:
Isn't this one of the songs from the "Garden State" soundtrack?  I rather love it...
 
Yes, this is the one. Such a great song, album and soundtrack!

Dear Johnny Cash, I am very sorry that Bill followed your song up with something by Coldplay.
Yeah we do!

Nice to hear the older tracks — much more pleasing than the newer stuff they're churning out.  I'll bump this from 7 —> 8
Beautiful song.
Agree with the Canadian comment.  It's a comfort.

Sorry if I'm missing something here but what's to hate about Coldplay?  
Well, here's my cue to sign out and go to bed. 


Sounds so good, compared to that pop track they released the other day.  
a simply perfect pop song. everything a song needs in less than three minutes.
one of the finest they did. timeless.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
As a casual admirer of Coldplay, this is kind of a forgotten track. Nice to hear it again.
 
Forgotten? In my country it's a hit as big as 'Yellow'. And let's not forget it was on the Garden State soundtrack (in the "Blue Room EP" version I think).
As a casual admirer of Coldplay, this is kind of a forgotten track. Nice to hear it again.
I was really into this album when it first came out.
But Coldplay seemed to head in a direction that no longer spoke to me.
I never play their music anymore,
But I don't mind hearing the occasional track from this album.

 WonderLizard wrote:

I think y'all (you and the rest—for those who don't speak Southern) are jealous 'cos Chris Martin's a rock star, rich as hell, and sleeps with Gwyneth Paltrow.

 
Ha, ha, ha, very good and true comment!!

 jnesser wrote:
HATE HATE HATE Coldplay!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can't say it enough.
 
I think y'all (you and the rest—for those who don't speak Southern) are jealous 'cos Chris Martin's a rock star, rich as hell, and sleeps with Gwyneth Paltrow.

I used to like this band, but they get too much airplay. 
good song, we live in a beautiful world..  but i hate coldplay
Isn't this one of the songs from the "Garden State" soundtrack?  I rather love it...
 jnesser wrote:
HATE HATE HATE Coldplay!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can't say it enough.
 
You've said it enough.

 tobstar wrote:
I love this song, I love the album.

However I do hate Coldplay. 
{#Roflol}
 DrLex wrote:

Good choice. Anyone who rates a Coldplay song higher than 6, will have the Social Control Squad busting through their door, and will be beaten senseless with riot batons.
 
In Sweden too?
Great song, amazing album; best song on it is definitely Sparks. :-)
I like their first album, after that I think the success went to their heads. Also Chris Martin found it very hard to write songs after the first album, he thought he wouldn't be able to write any more good music. I have to say I agree, there's a couple of decent tunes after but not many and nothing special.
When this album broke, after the single Yellow, it happened to be the defining album of the summer.

I love this song, I love the album.

However I do hate Coldplay.
 
 thatch wrote:
I kind of like this, but it's apparently not cool to like Coldplay, so I'll just leave it unrated.
 
Good choice. Anyone who rates a Coldplay song higher than 6, will have the Social Control Squad busting through their door, and will be beaten senseless with riot batons.

Radiohead Lite.
 thatch wrote:
I kind of like this, but it's apparently not cool to like Coldplay, so I'll just leave it unrated.
 

I like Coldplay.

I'M OUT AND PROUD.
HATE HATE HATE Coldplay!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can't say it enough.
 thatch wrote:

Ok, gave it a noncommital 6...
 

Eggggggselent!!{#Roflol}
 sirdroseph wrote:


Actually, it is ok to like their songs off of this album, just temper your enthusiasm. But anything after this......... nyet!!{#No}
 
Ok, gave it a noncommital 6...


 thatch wrote:
I kind of like this, but it's apparently not cool to like Coldplay, so I'll just leave it unrated.
 

Actually, it is ok to like their songs off of this album, just temper your enthusiasm. But anything after this......... nyet!!{#No}
I kind of like this, but it's apparently not cool to like Coldplay, so I'll just leave it unrated.
 SweTex wrote:

Panicking {#Sorry} all {#Eek} over {#Yell} the {#Stop} place!