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Coldplay — Clocks
Album: A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Avg rating:
7.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3506









Released: 2002
Length: 5:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought me down upon my knees
Oh, I beg, I beg and plead, singing

Come out of things unsaid
Shoot an apple off my head, and a
Trouble that can't be named
A tiger's waiting to be tamed, singing

You are
You are

Confusion never stops
Closing walls and ticking clocks, gonna
Come back and take you home
I could not stop that you now know, singing

Come out upon my seas
Curse missed opportunities, am I
A part of the cure
Or am I part of the disease? Singing

You are
You are
You are
You are

You are
You are

And nothing else compares
Oh, nothing else compares
And nothing else compares

You are
You are

Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go (You are)
Home, home, where I wanted to go (You are)
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Love this piano intro .....always Ketches my attention.
2012 will be better...Be strong & calm.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1Eat...
A signature track. Amazing.
 Proclivities wrote:


 

Have you used Motion Amplification video processing method to achieve this effect? 
Nice little diddy there!
A +10 from me... It has to be the time signature 4/4 almost fits ... but her is

https://forums.whirlpool.net.a...


"Is Coldplay - Clocks in a weird time signature. It sounds almost like 3+3+2/8. It does fit into standard 4/4 time, however 3+3+2/8 just seems to fit nicer. I think I read somewhere that it is actually in that time signature. Some classical composers have used this time signature also. I do enjoy listening to music in unusual time signatures.
3+ 3 +2/8 is a bizarre time. "

Yup a solid 10 just for having and successfully creating a song wiht a,  Dave Brubeck  like , "F" word bizarre time signature.

w9dki , Great Bend, KS
BORING,
where this crxp band started, why couldn't they have finished there too?
I still love this....
Keep playing this one Big 9
 Proclivities wrote:
 However, it would be an interesting undertaking to try to make music which appeals to "people who don't like music".
 

I believe this is one example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drill_%27n%27_bass

Have at this playlist if you have a very open mind about what can even be called music!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2GArgzVbsIPMe1gOhhJqOy
 carrigman wrote:
Great song. A 9 from me. 
 
Agreed.  9 for me too.  
Remember the Nascar reality show years ago? This was the theme song...
Great song. A 9 from me. 
Coldplay does an amazing live show...and knock this one out of the park., imo.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Oh Chris Martin, you're just so much better than the rest of us. You're better looking and way more talented. I think some people hate you because, deep down inside, they really wish they could be you. 

There are also people who don't think its fair that your band is as successful as it is. But what does "fair" have to do with you? You're Chris Martin, and you don't make apologies for being a bright, shining light.
 
I must admit, I saw him once (on TV) do a live thing for Apple where he sang solo on the piano. And even though I am a ladies man through and through, what I felt that moment was what you could call a man crush. That guy is so effin good looking, has such a nice, but not at all bland, personality and is just so much like how I secretly want to see myself, it is crushing, really. Some people really have it all, *and* deserve it.

Of course, I have no idea how much of that stage image is true for the person behind the curtains, but I like to believe it's all true. And I sincerely hope it is all working out nicely for him. Fame is a curse as much as a blessing.
To me 7 - Quite Likeable  ONLY -> 3 + Skip
 ruthyc wrote:

Agree - great at first, sadly they've descended into mediocrity
 

Yep another agreement from me.  The first two albums were something special, then it all went a bit 'meh', and has remained so ever since.
Definitely a 10 from me especially as Chris Martin is a local lad who's made it.
Happy to give this song a 10 in spite of the general anti-Coldplay sentiment.  A riff like that is once in a lifetime and ought to be celebrated.
 radioparadise9 wrote:


Rating: 7.5
Total Ratings: 2782

The listeners of this "amazing station" don't share your strident (unsupported) opinion

Guess who is out of step ...?
 

You responded to the wrong comment.  I assume from your quoting the phrase "amazing station", that you were responding to the post from a different listener, from about two years ago, which used that very same phrase; see below:

Duc1098 wrote:
How about a "zero" rating option? I can't believe that an amazing station such as RP continues to play this banal dreck. Seriously, this "band" is an affront; it exists to appeal to people who don't like music. 


If you read my comment you'd see that I expressed no opinion: "strident", "unsupported", or otherwise about this song.
I love this song so much <3
 Proclivities wrote:

It has an overall rating of 7.5, so it seemingly appeals to most of the listeners here - most of whom probably like music as well.  One person's "banal dreck" can be another's treasure.  It would be an interesting concept to try to make music for "people who don't like music".
 

Rating: 7.5
Total Ratings: 2782

The listeners of this "amazing station" don't share your strident (unsupported) opinion

Guess who is out of step ...?
 BCarn wrote:

Spears never had any luster (her music anyway) though I'm sure her music has a special place in your world.  


 
I think you may have missed Proclivities' point.
 johnalexford wrote:
I must admit I was very into Coldplay when this album was first out - in fact their first couple of albums were very likeable. Is it just me or did their music decline after that? Or do I need to give them more of a chance?

 
ruthyc wrote:

Agree - great at first, sadly they've descended into mediocrity

  
Totally agree the first two albums were awesome. I blame the mediocrity on Gwyneth Paltrow{#Cheesygrin}
 johnalexford wrote:
I must admit I was very into Coldplay when this album was first out - in fact their first couple of albums were very likeable. Is it just me or did their music decline after that? Or do I need to give them more of a chance?

 
Agree - great at first, sadly they've descended into mediocrity
I must admit I was very into Coldplay when this album was first out - in fact their first couple of albums were very likeable. Is it just me or did their music decline after that? Or do I need to give them more of a chance?
To me  7 - Quite Likeable
Terrific song; great album.  
 ziggytrix wrote: 
I'm with you on that !  Much-improved version / mash up.  Love that whole album....
Coldplay is insipidity personified.
Emancipator, Joe B., Coldplay:  what a terrific set!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
it's the chord progression that does it for me

 
Plus the nicely syncopated rhythm: bass and drums playing off each other and the keyboard and guitar cycling over it all with alternating rests in each. Makes for a really interesting texture. Decent lyrics too.
it's the chord progression that does it for me
If I go a long time between hearings, it can still surprise me with how good it was. He sang a lot like Pete Townshend, and the guitars, the drums, and the wonderful piano were all spot-on, and stayed in the ears and on the mind like a pleasant breeze in a time of turmoil.
 Proclivities wrote:

Obviously.  Has the "Britney-Spears-fan" accusation finally lost its luster?

 
Spears never had any luster (her music anyway) though I'm sure her music has a special place in your world.  


 mojcamojca77 wrote:
Listening to some songs makes me feel  like I am flying on flying carpet:-). This is one of them. {#Sunny}

 
love this comment!!  makes me feel that way, too
 BCarn wrote:

You're obviously a Kanye West lover. 

 
Obviously.  Has the "Britney-Spears-fan" accusation finally lost its luster?
Play the Rhythms del Mundo version{#Bounce}
Their new stuff Not so much, but this whole album puts me in a good place.  Takes me back to trips down to the beach in the 73' bug, windows all rolled down and the tape deck blaring so we can here it over our singing and the whining of that 1600 cc engine in the rear.  
This song connected to me when I was a kid, it just hung above me when I walked around, like it was a part of me. Memories
OK I will admit it all.

I have zero interest in having sex with boys.  (Sorry boys.)

But I think Coldplay rocks.  

I also like Abba and Motown. 
 BCarn wrote:

You're obviously a Kanye West lover. 

 
Cross-checked into the boards!  
 KevinM wrote:
The only Coldplay song worth listening to

 
You're obviously a Kanye West lover. 
Excellent song from an excellent album.
Listening to some songs makes me feel  like I am flying on flying carpet:-). This is one of them. {#Sunny}
 Duc1098 wrote:
How about a "zero" rating option? I can't believe that an amazing station such as RP continues to play this banal dreck. Seriously, this "band" is an affront; it exists to appeal to people who don't like music. 

 
It has an overall rating of 7.5, so it seemingly appeals to most of the listeners here - most of whom probably like music as well.  One person's "banal dreck" can be another's treasure.  However, it would be an interesting undertaking to try to make music which appeals to "people who don't like music".

 Duc1098 wrote:
How about a "zero" rating option? I can't believe that an amazing station such as RP continues to play this banal dreck. Seriously, this "band" is an affront; it exists to appeal to people who don't like music. 

 
OK. I rate your comment a ZERO.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Great song, I wonder who it is?
Oh shit, it's Coldplay; I'd better pretend I don't like it so people will think I'm cool.
 
{#Roflol}
 OHMish wrote:
I don't like this band anymore.
Well 1-2 tracks are decent.
Not this song, no no.
If you like it: peace

 
The word I would choose to use is bliss, actually. 
I don't like this band anymore.
Well 1-2 tracks are decent.
Not this song, no no.
If you like it: peace
 CHuLoYo wrote:

It's your personal opinion. I love music and I like Coldplay 

 
So do I, even it is the soundtrack of my divorce!! Could not listen to it for a long while, but now I can again! {#Dance}

{#Wave} Hello to Galicia! Been there! It is beautiful!
 Duc1098 wrote:
How about a "zero" rating option? I can't believe that an amazing station such as RP continues to play this banal dreck. Seriously, this "band" is an affront; it exists to appeal to people who don't like music. 

 
It's your personal opinion. I love music and I like Coldplay 
How about a "zero" rating option? I can't believe that an amazing station such as RP continues to play this banal dreck. Seriously, this "band" is an affront; it exists to appeal to people who don't like music. 
PSD.
The only Coldplay song worth listening to
He's not part of the Cure or the disease. He's part of Coldplay. Lay off the drugs dude! I don't care how much it makes the blood rush to your head.
The more I hear this tune and their other work I begin to think that they are a one hit wonder band.   Just my opinion.{#Yes}

 
When they used to be great..... 
 gjeeg wrote:
Riff of the century.

 
we are only 16 years in
but yeah, it's good
Riff of the century.
out of 2100 plus ratings a solid 7.6 nuff said for all the haters your in  minority- again {#Cheers}
Back on the air here in MI

................there was an outage 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Great song, I wonder who it is?
Oh shit, it's Coldplay; I'd better pretend I don't like it so people will think I'm cool.

 
LOL!

I have it rated a 9.   So lump me in with the Coldplay nerds. 
Taking into account the nihilistic rabid frothing of the haters, this song rating is really about a 9.1.  And well deserved.
Great song, I wonder who it is?
Oh shit, it's Coldplay; I'd better pretend I don't like it so people will think I'm cool.
 DJK wrote:
 
Posted: Feb 01, 2015 - 15:18
 < Reply >

"Coldplay" is corporately produced pablum engineered to appeal to the vulgarian masses. I can't believe that this bland drivel gets so much airplay on an otherwise outstanding station like RP.

Completely true.

Bill.  I will pay you to stop playing this



 
Well, since it's completely true...
 Deadwing wrote:
I listen to the song.

I look at the painting.

I read the words. 

I don't give a shit who created it or what other people think of it.

I like what I like.
 
{#Clap}
I listen to the song.

I look at the painting.

I read the words. 

I don't give a shit who created it or what other people think of it.

I like what I like.

LOVE this song. Suck it, haters!
 
Oh Chris Martin, you're just so much better than the rest of us. You're better looking and way more talented. I think some people hate you because, deep down inside, they really wish they could be you. 

There are also people who don't think its fair that your band is as successful as it is. But what does "fair" have to do with you? You're Chris Martin, and you don't make apologies for being a bright, shining light.
 planet_lizard wrote:
Ignore the haters Bill. (I bet many of them find themselves humming it later.) Never get tired of this.

 
{#Clap}
Ignore the haters Bill. (I bet many of them find themselves humming it later.) Never get tired of this.
If only RP had PSD on Sonos   :  (
Horrible song.
This made me laugh. Heartily. 
p4rkrb01 wrote:
Coldplay - is what music made by focus groups sounds like
 


The Buena Vista Social Club version is so much better... those horns...
The very worst falsetto on the planet. Vomit-inducing. 
You mad, bro? 

Rottinger wrote:
I can't wait for the day Chris Martin just admits he is a feckin' wolf-wannabe and goes and joins a wolf pack and get bullied by all the other wolves and hopefully beaten up as well for being a whiny, self-absorbed, shit-mongering prick. Gods he's crap!

 


I can't wait for the day Chris Martin just admits he is a feckin' wolf-wannabe and goes and joins a wolf pack and get bullied by all the other wolves and hopefully beaten up as well for being a whiny, self-absorbed, shit-mongering prick. Gods he's crap!

Hateworthy because that repetitive riff is boring after once. Can't stand it. 

 

Segue wrote:

A schoolkid with a piano could do this riff. Over and over and over. And like it. Aren't there some better Coldplay songs you fit in once in a while. This is annoying. Even RP can't make this listenable. Thank you.

 


Standalone Great!
Thank you for playing this song,and playing Cold Play. I love everything they've recorded.
A schoolkid with a piano could do this riff. Over and over and over. And like it. Aren't there some better Coldplay songs you fit in once in a while. This is annoying. Even RP can't make this listenable. Thank you.
 
Posted: Feb 01, 2015 - 15:18
 < Reply >

"Coldplay" is corporately produced pablum engineered to appeal to the vulgarian masses. I can't believe that this bland drivel gets so much airplay on an otherwise outstanding station like RP.

Completely true.

Bill.  I will pay you to stop playing this


Get this crap off the playlist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't express how much I HATE Coldplay - utter drivel

no idea what this is doing here :-(
 gjeeg wrote:
Have been listening to pop music for 50 years.
Am not a Coldplay fan.
But this particular song has a timeless quality.
Love it and never tire of it.
Explain this.

 
Was that a haiku?
A musical 10, a lyrical... well, 6? 7? (Nice English practice lesson for the proper conjugation of second person "to be".)
Have been listening to pop music for 50 years.
Am not a Coldplay fan.
But this particular song has a timeless quality.
Love it and never tire of it.
Explain this.
 Ctrl-Alt-Delete wrote:

Correct.  Complexity in and of itself is essentially irrelevant.  There are countless examples of complicated "art" that are nothing more than cluttered trash, and conversely simple elegant pieces which are sublime - just visit the Georgia O'Keeffe museum in Santa Fe for proof of this.   Isn't the value of art ultimately based on the impact it has on the recipient?  On what it induces in the listener/viewer/reader?  What "tone" is developed, and how effectively?  Is it haunting?  Does it make one re-experience the way a crisp Autumn day felt in 1987?  Does it induce the same emotional backdrop of the birth of that middle child?  It isn't the art object itself and its structure or construction that determine its value, it is what it DOES for the rest of us as we experience it.

 
This is partly true. I agree that complexity is not a measure of beauty. Things like E=MC2 are very simple, but behind it is pure beauty. It also is a very simple answer on a very complicated question in a very complicated enviroment. On the other hand: much more complex descriptions of laws in nature from the early middle ages are completely forgotten now since we evolved in our knowledge.

The same goes for art. I believe that art from Mondriaan will survive the teeth of time. The pieces themselve are very simple, but they also hide a very fascinating process and many cool ideas. On the other hand most of the provocative modern art will disapear in time. It was just made to provoce. When we get used to the provocation the art loses their value.
 
But what about music? Do we still hear the 'casual' songs from 100-150 years ago? Most of them are simply lost.
They were good for the ears, but most of them did not have something like the revolutional idea behind it or an historic meaning. They tend to get lost in time. Unless they are somehow important to keep and to keep listening to. How do we classify Clocks from Coldplay? It is especially good? Does it have historical value? Does it involve revolutionary ideas or creativity? Are the lyrics exceptional? The musical structures? Exceptional band? Anything?
I can think about one thing: it is very easy for the ears. Thats it. 
OK so Coldplay has become a marketing company's version of a wet dream but this song and album is ok in my world.
STOP IT BILL
"Coldplay" is corporately produced pablum engineered to appeal to the vulgarian masses. I can't believe that this bland drivel gets so much airplay on an otherwise outstanding station like RP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_9x27VRwWM
Time's up!
Snarl
Coldplay - is what music made by focus groups sounds like
10 to 8 after all this time.  Almost never lower a song rating, but it just doesn't get there anymore for me.  Prolly shoulda been an 8 from the get but I really liked the hooky rhythm in the beginning. 
Dave Davies? No, the Kink is dead-
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...  time flies when we're having fun...
Was in a hot-tub on top of a hill in California with a pitcher of margs and a bowl of Maui Wowee when my buddy 1st put this jammer on!
 koiter wrote:
Correct.  Complexity in and of itself is essentially irrelevant.  There are countless examples of complicated "art" that are nothing more than cluttered trash, and conversely simple elegant pieces which are sublime - just visit the Georgia O'Keeffe museum in Santa Fe for proof of this.   Isn't the value of art ultimately based on the impact it has on the recipient?  On what it induces in the listener/viewer/reader?  What "tone" is developed, and how effectively?  Is it haunting?  Does it make one re-experience the way a crisp Autumn day felt in 1987?  Does it induce the same emotional backdrop of the birth of that middle child?  It isn't the art object itself and its structure or construction that determine its value, it is what it DOES for the rest of us as we experience it.
 
Thanks for your excellent post.
Such a nice change from the usual "Coldplay sucks" variety.
 Proclivities wrote:

If you analyze most modern music, the structures are generally simple.  Since when does music have to be complicated in order to be "of high quality"?  It's generally entertainment, not molecular biology.

 
Correct.  Complexity in and of itself is essentially irrelevant.  There are countless examples of complicated "art" that are nothing more than cluttered trash, and conversely simple elegant pieces which are sublime - just visit the Georgia O'Keeffe museum in Santa Fe for proof of this.   Isn't the value of art ultimately based on the impact it has on the recipient?  On what it induces in the listener/viewer/reader?  What "tone" is developed, and how effectively?  Is it haunting?  Does it make one re-experience the way a crisp Autumn day felt in 1987?  Does it induce the same emotional backdrop of the birth of that middle child?  It isn't the art object itself and its structure or construction that determine its value, it is what it DOES for the rest of us as we experience it.
 Proclivities wrote:
Since when does music have to be complicated in order to be "of high quality"?

 
{#Clap}



Still the decade's most insufferable band but this is nevertheless good…
 Piranga wrote:
Beautiful and original - their best CD.

 
Absolutely agree.  A perfect example of a fantastic band that, en-route to the land of superlative and timeless music, ran off the rails into the abyss of mediocrity...
 Webfoot wrote:
So, what's your favorite karaoke song?



 
Paradise By The Dashboard Light.  I don't sing karaoke, I just listen to everyone else while my husband runs it.  That's why I've heard "Clocks" WAY too many times!  {#Roflol}
 ginniet wrote:

It's an OK song, but I've heard it sung badly too many times at karaoke to enjoy it anymore.

{#Frustrated}



  So, what's your favorite karaoke song?


Beautiful and original - their best CD.

It's an OK song, but I've heard it sung badly too many times at karaoke to enjoy it anymore.

{#Frustrated}


That tuneless caterwauling sets my teeth on edge.  
yeah, I love this one too
quite a few Coldplay songs to be honest.... 
Haters gonna hate but I love this song.

 
 Kaw wrote:
If you analyse the song, the structure is as simple as most radio-airtime-europop-trash. Its just catchy. Not of high quality.

 
If you analyze most modern music, the structures are generally simple.  Since when does music have to be complicated in order to be "of high quality"?  It's generally entertainment, not molecular biology.
yes i like it
It's all in the wonderful rhythm    {#Clap}   Love this!
Still fresh and nice Pop Music!
Only thing worse is Duran Duran.   
 ziggytrix wrote:

https://www.radioparadise.com/#name=songinfo&song_id=39992

Can it be, he hasn't played it in 3 years?  I can hear it in my head - I much prefer the BVSC version.

 
It's Rhythms del Mundo - great CD!!  https://www.rhythmsdelmundo.com/