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Coldplay — Shiver
Album: Parachutes
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6.5

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Total ratings: 1753









Released: 2000
Length: 4:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you
I know you don't listen to me
'Cause you say you see straight through me, don't you

But on and on from the moment I wake
To the moment I sleep
I'll be there by your side
Just you try and stop me
I'll be waiting in a line
Just to see if you care

Do you want me to change
Well I change for good
And I want you to know
That you always get your way
I wanted to say

Don't you shiver, shiver, sing it loud and clear

I'll always be waiting for you
So you know how much I need you
But you never even see me, do you

And is this is my final chance of getting you

And on and on from the moment I wake
To the moment I sleep
I'll be there by your side
Just you try and stop me
I'll be waiting in line
Just to see if you care
If you care

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Did she want me to change
Well I change for good
And I want you to know
That you'll always get your way
I wanted to say

Don't you shiver
Don't you shiver

Sing it loud and clear
I'll always be waiting for you

Yeah I'll always be waiting for you
Yeah I'll always be waiting for you
Yeah I'll always be waiting for you
For you I will always be waiting

And it's you I see, but you don't see me
And it's you I hear, so loud and so clear
I sing it loud and clear
And I'll always be waiting for you

So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention
And you know how much I need you
But you never even see me
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That does it. A load of countryish claptrap, then Springsteen torture, now this.

Off.
Perfect sexy groove. Love to sit in with fretless bass ...
 unclehud wrote:
Take it from an old guy: No, you won't ALWAYS be waiting.  
 
Nice one Unclehud :) He can always multitask ;)
 jonahboo wrote:


Like a shittier U2
 
More like a shittier Coldplay, so even worse.

Or like The Alarm slowed down (try it, since we've all got turntables now again).
Meandering tune, lost lyrics, and awful, just awful voice.  Please avoid those high notes Chris, your voice isn't meant for that, nor are my ears meant to hear it.  
 123heyaho! wrote:
Coldplay sucks big time.
 

Like a shittier U2
Take it from an old guy: No, you won't ALWAYS be waiting.  
 Stetsonman wrote:
awful band. how did Twit Martin find a band?  ...  i hope he stops making the dross he knocks out, just give up Chris
 
A little late since most of their stuff (all of it?) has already been recorded. 

Just curious; are you a member of the band?
awful band. how did Twit Martin find a band?
answer he didn't. he joined one and then the founder left. and also left him the band name, which really isn't that inspiring... Cold-play... the BEATLES or the RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS it ain't.
should have called it Chris Martin and his Coldsores
i hope he stops making the dross he knocks out, just give up Chris
Coldplay sucks big time.
 mread wrote:

Hipsterism is *hard*.
 

Quite catchy tune. Think these guys might make it big someday if they manage to write a few more half decent songs.
For many years I lived in isolation in the African bush. Friends would send me CDs and I could listen to them independent of all other influences. I loved this CD and it was years before I discovered that according to some people I shouldn't love it. I miss those times. And do you know what, I'm happy to ignore 'some people'. Love what you love and forget the rest of 'em.
 jambo wrote:

it's 2018. nothing's changed. except everything.
 

It's 2019. Now Coldplay is rebranding themselves as  Y02LPAC81ODL
 ExploitingChaos wrote:

CoYoT51 wrote:

When they were good.... before "Yellow" ruined everything.

justin4kick wrote:
Yellow is from the same album. {#Ask}
 

Lol, yeah. He probably means before they became popular and you couldn't like them no more, or you would lose "cool guy" points.
 
Hipsterism is *hard*.

CoYoT51 wrote:

When they were good.... before "Yellow" ruined everything.

justin4kick wrote:
Yellow is from the same album. {#Ask}
 

Lol, yeah. He probably means before they became popular and you couldn't like them no more, or you would lose "cool guy" points.
My day was going really well until this twat started singing ... just ghastly.
this song is garbage
 CoYoT51 wrote:
When they were good.... before "Yellow" ruined everything.
 
Yellow is from the same album. {#Ask}
When they were good.... before "Yellow" ruined everything.
 treatment_bound wrote:

This is one of the first comments on this song from over 15 years ago (April 2002).  It's so old, lvogel's last comment on Radio Paradise was in Dec. of that year.

However, the Coldplay bashing will live on in perpetuity.  It's 2017, and the more things change, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME!

 
it's 2018. nothing's changed. except everything.
Only 4 - Acceptable from me
Just an amazing album. Every tune is a keeper.
Very nice! 
Nice tune, really channelling Jeff Buckley here.
No dude, those high notes aren't working. Is this a Dirk Diggler recording session moment?
 Solanus wrote:

Thank goodness that RP never plays songs that got constant radio airplay 40-50 years ago and countless times since!

I hate that the "we do not expect RP to play mainstream" only applies to bands from the last 20 years or so, but music that you've heard a thousand times since it came out is exempt. The only thing I expect from Radio Paradise is that the community will find well-performed songs, even songs that appear on Clear Channel radio now, and that Bill & Rebecca will mix them into the marvelous blend that we enjoy here.
 
{#Yes}
 SuperWeh wrote:
like the guitar work on this.

 
Musically they're really good but they need to take the singer out for a long drive in the desert and lose him there.
like the guitar work on this.
 lvogel wrote:
not only bland but BO-RING
 
This is one of the first comments on this song from over 15 years ago (April 2002).  It's so old, lvogel's last comment on Radio Paradise was in Dec. of that year.

However, the Coldplay bashing will live on in perpetuity.  It's 2017, and the more things change, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME!
 DrLex wrote:

I think it must be something simple like: “this band has gone completely mainstream and we do not expect RP to play mainstream. Let's shove everything this band ever did into the same pigeonhole, hence retroactively hate this entire debut album as well.”

 
Thank goodness that RP never plays songs that got constant radio airplay 40-50 years ago and countless times since!

I hate that the "we do not expect RP to play mainstream" only applies to bands from the last 20 years or so, but music that you've heard a thousand times since it came out is exempt. The only thing I expect from Radio Paradise is that the community will find well-performed songs, even songs that appear on Clear Channel radio now, and that Bill & Rebecca will mix them into the marvelous blend that we enjoy here.


 Proclivities wrote:

Some people are so classy and distinguished that their monocles fall out and get lost in their ascots when they hear Coldplay - or any bands who are commercially successful.  More people probably just strongly dislike Chris Martin's voice.

 
I personally strongly dislike the lyrics in this song.  He should have been embarrassed coming away with that whiny rubbish. That's the sort of thing you expect from love struck teenagers not a grown man.  To paraphrase it "I'm so crap, how can you have something better to do than save me, I'll let you get your own way all the time, I'm inept".  What's he after, a sympathy shag?
The whiniest lyrics in the history of music.  This is the guff you'd expect from a 12 year old not a grown man.  "you'll always get your way, I'm so craaaap, blaaaaah".  Utter turgid bilge water.
Its ok.  Would like it more without whatever percussion instrument is making that clicking sound that pops in and out.
 MrsTom wrote:
Don't understand why this provokes such hatred In people. 

 
Some people are so classy and distinguished that their monocles fall out and get lost in their ascots when they hear Coldplay - or any bands who are commercially successful.  More people probably just strongly dislike Chris Martin's voice.
I was feeling generous and in a good mood. I give it a 3. That might make it the best Coldplay song ever. Or something.
Why is this being played on a class radio station?  It's just torrid.
 nickshortie wrote:

agreed!

 

Boy it really is bad!

 
Bad luck haters! I love this, looks like lots of others do too. {#Good-vibes}
 DrLex wrote:

I think it must be something simple like: “this band has gone completely mainstream and we do not expect RP to play mainstream. Let's shove everything this band ever did into the same pigeonhole, hence retroactively hate this entire debut album as well.”

 
agreed!
 MrsTom wrote:
Don't understand why this provokes such hatred In people. 

 
I don't have any interest in "alternative", "indie" or "mainstream" labels.  The songwriting is fine, the musicianship undoubted.  His voice drives me up the wall.  
Good tune.  But overplayed.  It needs to spend some time in the musical equivalent of the attic trunk.  Say a decades worth of time?  {#Ask}
The dog left the room when this came on. 
 MrsTom wrote:
Don't understand why this provokes such hatred In people. 

 
I think it must be something simple like: “this band has gone completely mainstream and we do not expect RP to play mainstream. Let's shove everything this band ever did into the same pigeonhole, hence retroactively hate this entire debut album as well.”
I find this whole "I hate Coldplay" shenanigan extremly tiring and so over an done with! Get a life! Geez! {#Doh}{#Hand}{#Eek}
 MrsTom wrote:
Don't understand why this provokes such hatred In people. 

 

Don't understand why this provokes such hatred In people. 
I don't mind Coldplay most of the time, but this is not one of those times {#Crashcomp}

Has it stopped yet? So I can turn my h phones on again.
I like most of X & Y. There you go, I've confessed. Now shoot me.
 QueenLucia wrote:
We really need negative numbers on the rating scale to do justice to this.
{#Stop} 

 
 LOL, agreed !!! It's unbearable.. the melody is forgettable and the voice is beyond all words annoying ...  
disgustingly poor weak lousy low class   Turn it off NOW!!!
 rdo wrote:
I would like to thank my fellow Rpeeps...over the last six years we have made remarkable progress toward making this a Coldplay-free radio station!  Almost there - We shall overcome!
 
Amen. coldplay is a blight on this otherwise magnificent station. Hopefully the proprietor will recover soon from this rare lapse in judgement.
PSD on Sonos would be magnificent when this band are aired.
Awful, as usual.  Can't get them at all.  Falsetto is embarrassing.
 gatorade wrote:
I think this is one of the only Coldplay tunes I enjoy and actually want to TURN IT UP.

 
I was just going to say about the same thing, not a huge Coldplay fan but I do love this song!
 
I think this is one of the only Coldplay tunes I enjoy and actually want to TURN IT UP.
We really need negative numbers on the rating scale to do justice to this.
{#Stop} 
I'm by no means a Coldplay hater, but this song is about as ho-hum as it gets
 Stingray wrote:
I shiver - so stupid and bad this song is!

 
Yoda-

Is that you?


Did he just says he wished he had a helium ballon
7 ----> 5
I must have rated this when I was careless and in a good mood. This is far too self indulgent for me.
 Cyclerider wrote:
There's some great Coldplay songs out there.  This ain't one of them.

 
Exactly so. :-)
There's some great Coldplay songs out there.  This ain't one of them.
I would like to thank my fellow Rpeeps...over the last six years we have made remarkable progress toward making this a Coldplay-free radio station!  Almost there - We shall overcome!
Appropriate song for a day with minus-14 wind chill.
"DISGUSTING", if this word could be used in the context of music!
STOP THIS STUPID MESS!
 daedalus wrote:
A poor effort - interesting only because it demonstrates how much better they became. 
Not a big Coldplay fan but credit where it's due.
This song is horribly whiney though !
 
Para-para-para-dice... oooooh--ooooh---ohhhh--ohhh-oooh.


Exactly! It demonstrates how much worse they became.
The singer sounds like a male version of Tori Amos on this.
 daedalus wrote:
A poor effort - interesting only because it demonstrates how much better they became. 
Not a big Coldplay fan but credit where it's due.
This song is horribly whiney though !
 
Para-para-para-dice... oooooh--ooooh---ohhhh--ohhh-oooh.

 
I shiver - so stupid and bad this song is!
A poor effort - interesting only because it demonstrates how much better they became. 
Not a big Coldplay fan but credit where it's due.
This song is horribly whiney though !
 Grammarcop wrote:
A harsh transition from "Simple Gifts."
 
Interesting....I just came here to post that I thought it was a seamless segue from "Simple Gifts".

SHIVER LYRICS

 

Coldplay


So I look in your direction,
But you pay me no attention, do you?
I know you don't listen to me.
'cause you say you see straight through me, don't you?

And on and on from the moment I wake,
To the moment I sleep,
I'll be there by your side,
Just you try and stop me,
I'll be waiting in line,
Just to see if you care.

Did you want me to change?
Well I changed for good
And I want you to know.
That you'll always get your way
I wanted to say,

Don't you Shiver?
Shiver
Sing it loud and clear

I'll always be waiting for you,
So you know how much I need you,
But you never even see me, do you?
And is this my final chance of getting you?

And on and on from the moment I wake,
To the moment I sleep,
I'll be there by your side,
Just you try and stop me,
I'll be waiting in line,
Just to see if you care.

Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Did you want me to change?
Well I changed for good
And I want you to know.
That you'll always get your way
I wanted to say,

Don't you Shiver?
Don't you Shiver?

Sing it loud and clear.
I'll always be waiting for you.

Yeah I'll always be waiting for you.
Yeah I'll always be waiting for you.
Yeah I'll always be waiting for you.
For you,
I will always be waiting.

And it's you I see, but you don't see me.
And it's you I hear, so loud and so clear
I sing it loud and clear.
And I'll always be waiting for you.

So I look in your direction,
But you pay me no attention,
And you know how much I need you,
But you never even see me.

This song Live in Seattle May 2012.....Awesome. The WHOLE show was so fun. Production + music = BEST total concert experience, since I saw Pink Floyd (minus Roger) in early 90's.....and I have seen what I believe is a wide variety of  world class, regional favorites, local favorites, unknowns, genre upon genre, over the many years.  Radio paradise is the BOMB! I'm spreading the word!  {#Heartkiss}
Following the virtuosity of Copeland, Kraus, Ma, this sounds like what it is: Cheap Chinese plastic from Wal-Mart.
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is a great album, sad that they are still playing music though cause they suck ass now!{#Puke} This song, though gets a 7.
 

My thoughts exactly. Well not exactly, this song gets an 8.
I know that not everyone likes Coldplay. I do. Especially this album. I feel no need to apologize. Have a good day!
A harsh transition from "Simple Gifts."
 fredriley wrote:
an o nate917 wrote:
Exceptionally mediocre.
 
Now that's an oxymoron! IMO this is typical efficient Coldplay and nice enough, but I wish that yer man had laid off the falsetto. Is there some kind of virility test amongst male vocalists, that they have to do a falsetto now and again even when their voices can't hack it? Morrissey was an egregious example of this, but plenty of others could be named, I'm sure. 6 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Too much yipping. Like someone stepped on tiny dog. 
Having a very distinctive voice and singing style is both a blessing and a curse.
 MiracleDrug wrote:


some of us need SOMETHING to listen to while 

WAITING FOR THE NEXT U2 release.... {#Lol}
 

Sounds like he's channeling Jeff Buckley. 
 hencini wrote:
I think the Ramones have a more diverse catalogue than these guys.  Every.  Song.  Sounds.  The.  Same. 

I really don't get what people see in them. 
 

some of us need SOMETHING to listen to while 

WAITING FOR THE NEXT U2 release.... {#Lol}
I think the Ramones have a more diverse catalogue than these guys.  Every.  Song.  Sounds.  The.  Same. 

I really don't get what people see in them. 
Another painful tune from Coldplay
Like it, in a lyrical way 
 Aud wrote:
Sounds like he is channeling Tim Buckley in a rambling mess
 
Or at least trying to with questionable degrees of success.

 aelfheld wrote:
Going from Simple Gifts to this is not a good segue.

Seriously.

Not good.
 
My thoughts exactly. Ruinous to the beautiful vibe left by the previous song.
 aelfheld wrote:
Going from Simple Gifts to this is not a good segue.

Seriously.

Not good.

 
Yeah it wasn't good - it was great !

 rp1125 wrote:
honestly, is there anyone out there that can stand this band?
 
Stand them - yes.  Like them - yes.  

Maybe it's just my predisposition of liking anyone I see on Austin City Limits, but whatever, I like 'em.  

Sounds like he is channeling Tim Buckley in a rambling mess
Going from Simple Gifts to this is not a good segue.

Seriously.

Not good.

Do like Chris Martin's singing on this one
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is a great album, sad that they are still playing music though cause they suck ass now!{#Puke} This song, though gets a 7.
 
I tend to agree. Sure, they still put out a decent tune now and again, but I wouldn't really miss anything they've released after Rush of Blood.


Seems so generic to me, but I guess it resonates in some people?  It's too eager for me to read my jaded self into it.  Makes me want Lou Reed and a Scotch.
This is a great album, sad that they are still playing music though cause they suck ass now!{#Puke} This song, though gets a 7.
 rp1125 wrote:
honestly, is there anyone out there that can stand this band?
 

I like coldplay.  There last disk was a drop off though.
I still love this song. 
 rp1125 wrote:
honestly, is there anyone out there that can stand this band?
 

There was actually a time that I liked this album (when it first came out).
My then girlfriend and I would listen to it a lot.
But eventually I realized that these guys were going nowhere fast, and the charm was gone.


honestly, is there anyone out there that can stand this band?
an o nate917 wrote:
Exceptionally mediocre.
 
Now that's an oxymoron! IMO this is typical efficient Coldplay and nice enough, but I wish that yer man had laid off the falsetto. Is there some kind of virility test amongst male vocalists, that they have to do a falsetto now and again even when their voices can't hack it? Morrissey was an egregious example of this, but plenty of others could be named, I'm sure. 6 from the Nottingham jury.

 nate917 wrote:
Exceptionally mediocre.
 
Thanks, so much, nate917, for sharing. You don't know how much that does for me.

Exceptionally mediocre.
 jomercer wrote:
Very Buckley-esque.
 

Agree, but may be a little more {#Cowboy} or  less {#Angel} .
It's nice, but after listening to this several times, it seems too much. I bought the Cd though, the only one from this band. I enjoy listening to it here, on RP, amongts other songs. In Chinese there is an expression for that, it's just Ma Ma Hu Hu

thank goodness for the lunch bell... I don't have to listen to coldplay!
I am a coldplay fan. But this is one of the worst ones.
 nigelr wrote:
Highly reminiscent of Messrs. Buckley...................wonderful!
 Agreed.   I really liked this CD when it came out ... but their new stuff is just awful IMHO.

Very Buckley-esque.
Meh!
 keller1 wrote:

I like Coldplay.  For some reason this tune bugs me, though.


 
{#High-five}  thank you!

THIS IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE AN AWESOME ALBUM!!
everything after sucks unfortunately
 Aud wrote:

 This reminds me of Tim Buckley....

 
precisely why I don't like it - and I LIKE Coldplay....


I like Coldplay.  For some reason this tune bugs me, though.


And I want you to know that you'll always get your way
I wanted to say… Don't you shiver?
Shiver
Sing it loud and clear
I'll always be waiting for you So you know how much I need ya
But you never even see me, do you?
Great Album
Highly reminiscent of Messrs. Buckley...................wonderful!
calihack27 wrote:
All this Coldplay haters need to relax and remember when they first heard this song and album— how they felt then. Obviously some folks get bitter and turned off to a band when they go mega-commercial and get over-played on FM, and no band is more deserving of it than Coldplay. But with that said, this is good music...not the best ever made, but it is damn good and IMHO not worth all the bashing.


I didn't like them from the start, but it's ok. I just don't like that complaining voice.

And Weird Al is an excellent musician (with a better voice).

 rtrudeau wrote:
C'mon, haters. Stop it. This isn't great, I admit, but it's better than 99% of the crapola you hear on terrestrial radio. Or see featured on iTunes these days. Lighten up.
 
 This reminds me of Tim Buckley....

Possibly the best Coldplay song ever. It's so raw and authentic. Coldplay get progressively worse as the time goes by, but the entire album Parachutes is rock music at its finest.

Could you play anything but Coldplay? Coldplay is terrible! Awful! Boring!