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Coldplay — A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Album: Live 2003
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Released: 2003
Length: 6:49
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You said I'm gonna buy this place and burn it down
I'm gonna put it six feet underground
You said I'm gonna buy this place and watch it fall
Stand here beside me, baby, in the crumbling walls

Oh, I'm gonna buy this place and start a fire
Stand here until I fill all your heart's desires
Because I'm gonna buy this place and see it burn
And do back the things it did to you in return

You said I'm gonna buy a gun and start a war
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
Oh, and I'm gonna buy this place is what I said
Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head

Honey, all the movements you're starting to make
See me crumble and fall on my face
And I know the mistakes that I've made
See it all disappear without a trace
And they call as they beckon you on
They say start as you mean to go on
Start as you mean to go on

Said I'm gonna buy this place and see it go
Stand here beside me, baby, watch the orange glow
Some'll laugh and some just sit and cry
You just sit down there and you wonder why

So I'm gonna buy a gun and start a war
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
And I'm gonna buy this place is what I said
Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head
Oh, to the head

Honey, all the movements you're starting to make
See me crumble and fall on my face
And I know the mistakes that I've made
See it all disappear without a trace
And they call as they beckon you on
They say start as you need to go on
As you mean to go on
As you mean to go on

So meet me by the bridge
Meet me by the lane
When am I gonna see that pretty face again?
Oh, meet me on the road
Meet me where I said
Blame it all upon a rush of blood to the head
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 AbileneTexas wrote:
Ok, I’ll admit it. I like Coldplay and really like this song.  Call me a Philistine....,
 
You're a Philistine.
Ok, I’ll admit it. I like Coldplay and really like this song.  Call me a Philistine....,
Cold Play - hated by millions, understandably so!  
 
the studio version is 100% better than this echo-y rendition

bumping downward to a 6, 6, 6, 6
 sirdroseph wrote:
Coldplay sucks ass!! This is a great song though....8!!{#Clap}

 
I agree, Coldplay sucks, this song is 'probably' good because it sounds like Even Less by Porcupine Tree, otherwise it would suck too
I miss the earlier Coldplay like this - seemed more intimate and more sensitive and less rah-rah everyone sing along in a pub.
 ciolca wrote:
I like ABBA too. And I like also Coldplay and a helluva lot of other stuff. And I think that when musical tastes are concerned it is better to give a shit to what others might think :)
 
Run for your lives! The ABBA fans are taking over RP!! {#Roflol}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Mama Mia! You coulda kept the ABBA part to yourself, but I'm gonna let it slide, cuz you seem like a pretty cool dude.  ; )

 
I like ABBA too. And I like also Coldplay and a helluva lot of other stuff. And I think that when musical tastes are concerned it is better to give a shit to what others might think :)
 westslope wrote:
Hilarious comments!
OK.  I admit it.  I like Abba, Coldplay and U2.   Does that make me challenged?  Tasteless?  Confused?  
 
Mama Mia! You coulda kept the ABBA part to yourself, but I'm gonna let it slide, cuz you seem like a pretty cool dude.  ; )
Hilarious comments!

OK.  I admit it.  I like Abba, Coldplay and U2.   Does that make me challenged?  Tasteless?  Confused?   
 stevematic wrote:
I don't care what anyone says, I like Coldplay.
 
Yup most of us do. However, as with U2, the haters are a bloody noisy bunch...
 phlattop wrote:
you do realize that a fair chunk of popular music is about loss,heartbreak, rejection, infidelity, self doubt, right?

Chris Martin gets hammered for his lack of macho posturing that is so common in rock. He doesn't sing with a lascivious leer or snarl (thankfully, he doesn't have the nasal voice of Deathcab, the Decemberists and countless others).
His band doesn't do cynicism or irony. Top it off with top of the charts success and a celebrity marriage and you get all this hate. A Rush of Blood is their highpoint and sadly their last record or two have been pretty damn weak. Coldplay does happy pop. They should have been born 20 years sooner–they'd have been perfect for the 80s.
 
Thank you phlattop.
 johnjconn wrote:
Another wimpy song from Coldplay. 
Martin always sings of losing, crying, being weak and confused. 

HEY CHRIS,,,,, get a spine!

 
you do realize that a fair chunk of popular music is about loss,heartbreak, rejection, infidelity, self doubt, right?

Chris Martin gets hammered for his lack of macho posturing that is so common in rock. He doesn't sing with a lascivious leer or snarl (thankfully, he doesn't have the nasal voice of Deathcab, the Decemberists and countless others).
His band doesn't do cynicism or irony. Top it off with top of the charts success and a celebrity marriage and you get all this hate. A Rush of Blood is their highpoint and sadly their last record or two have been pretty damn weak. Coldplay does happy pop. They should have been born 20 years sooner–they'd have been perfect for the 80s.
1st time in 5 years here for the live version...this should wake up a few haters!!
Ehhh what the hell! 8 -> 9!
nope...'we built this city on rock and roll'  by Starship...ironic it was written by Bernie Taupin     keller1 wrote:


Naw —- that would be Creep by Radiohead.

 

Having My Baby by Paul Anka is in the running, though, along with To All De Girls I've Loved Before by Willie and Julio.

 



 

 rtrudeau wrote:

Oh boo hoo hoo. Have you ever heard of "that's his act?" The guy is married to Gwyneth freakin' Paltrow for goodness' sake. I don't think he's exactly emo in real life.

 

So he's just a poseur, then.  I'm not sure which is worse.
Aka Punching above their weight.
Coldplay sucks ass!! This is a great song though....8!!{#Clap}
 lemmoth wrote:
Ok - so everyone who thinks RH's Creep belongs with this dreck, please say AYE.  I mean besides you Keller.

OK - Those who think that including RH's Creep with this dreck makes absolutely zero sense, say NAY.

By resounding and overwhelming majority the NAY's have it.

This question is closed.
 
Anyone? Anyone?

Passed!   By a resounding majority of 1-0.

Special ... so fucking special ...

 keller1 wrote:


Naw —- that would be Creep by Radiohead.

Having My Baby by Paul Anka is in the running, though, along with To All De Girls I've Loved Before by Willie and Julio.

 Ok - so everyone who thinks RH's Creep belongs with this dreck, please say AYE.  I mean besides you Keller.

OK - Those who think that including RH's Creep with this dreck makes absolutely zero sense, say NAY.

By resounding and overwhelming majority the NAY's have it.

This question is closed.



 


I don't care what anyone says, I like Coldplay.
 johnjconn wrote:
Another wimpy song from Coldplay. 
Martin always sings of losing, crying, being weak and confused. 

HEY CHRIS,,,,, get a spine!
 
Oh boo hoo hoo. Have you ever heard of "that's his act?" The guy is married to Gwyneth freakin' Paltrow for goodness' sake. I don't think he's exactly emo in real life.

Decent song, but this rendition is not too great.
Another wimpy song from Coldplay. 
Martin always sings of losing, crying, being weak and confused. 

HEY CHRIS,,,,, get a spine!
 erichb wrote:

You must live a very sheltered life when it comes to music.  If this is the worst song in the world, we should all consider ourselves extremely lucky. 

 

VERY GOOD!! Excellent reply!! Couldn't agree more!

As for this song: 7
 wenatchee wrote:
 . . . Chase this with "Majesty" as the echo from the guitar lick would be nice . . .
 
Thats what i first thought!!

Very nice!!
Anal {#Ass}
Definitely nope{#Crashcomp}
 . . . Chase this with "Majesty" as the echo from the guitar lick would be nice . . .
 keller1 wrote:


Naw —- that would be Creep by Radiohead.

Having My Baby by Paul Anka is in the running, though, along with To All De Girls I've Loved Before by Willie and Julio.

 {#Lol}



 


 HazzeSwede wrote:
sarahbean 26, here's to you ,,,,,,{#Moon} ,,your welcome !      song # 8,being LIVE #9
 
Talk about a long distance (in more ways than one) Flame! LOL 
 jberko wrote:
These guys write sleepy, dreamy music. I think next to Bryan Ferry, these guys own the genre. Great stuff.
 
own the genre for boring, middle-of-the-road, tone flat vocals and predictable music

i hate coldplay. he can't even sing in tune
sarahbean 26, here's to you ,,,,,,{#Moon} ,,your welcome !      song # 8,being LIVE #9


the original is a really good song, but this is one of the most pointless recorded live versions I've ever heard of any song, ever
 rdo wrote:


This could very well be the worst song in the world. 

 

Naw —- that would be Creep by Radiohead.

Having My Baby by Paul Anka is in the running, though, along with To All De Girls I've Loved Before by Willie and Julio.

 



 rdo wrote:


I second that request.  This could very well be the worst song in the world. 
 
{#Think}

 rdo wrote:


I second that request.  This could very well be the worst song in the world. 
 
You must live a very sheltered life when it comes to music.  If this is the worst song in the world, we should all consider ourselves extremely lucky. 

 Glockman45 wrote:
please, make it stop?
 

I second that request.  This could very well be the worst song in the world. 
I would love to get to know this band better! I think it's relly cool that you bring up this new stuff! Keep on with the brilliant work!
Crikey!!  That's the most lethargic live song I've heard in ages.   
please, make it stop?
robco1 wrote:
Good. Not great. Not nearly as bad as the reactionaries in the peanut gallery make it out to be. How sad, to hate something just because it is popular. Almost as pathetic as liking something because it is popular. :naughty:
Or even more so. Things become popular for a reason. Sometimes that reason is even quality. That is the case with much of the great "classic rock" that gets slammed here because "Clear Channel plays it." That might well be the case with Coldplay. . . .
I like that song Yellow.
robco1 wrote:
Not nearly as bad as the reactionaries in the peanut gallery make it out to be. How sad, to hate something just because it is popular.
i don't hate it because it's popular. i hate it because it's boring. sounds like bob seger's "turn the page" with a guitar lick stolen from 1993 radiohead. snore.
MakeColdPlayHistory.
Wow, didn't realize there was a live album; love bands that actually sound better live than studio... thank's Bill.
At least they are successful in generating strong reactions! I personally find it enjoyable enough. I don't own any but its not horrible...
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Good. Not great. Not nearly as bad as the reactionaries in the peanut gallery make it out to be. How sad, to hate something just because it is popular. Almost as pathetic as liking something because it is popular. :naughty:
Icons across the screen such childishness. Give it a chance. Most enjoyable
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Christ when he's not singing like Kermit the frog...he's singing flat...like the music though.
vvaffle wrote:
Ahh that felt good. A very nice song to hear after a long day. Thank you RP.
Just what I was thinking.
I love the original so much. This version tests my patience for several reasons, all of them amounting to lesser quality in comparison. And of cource, that makes me mad I'm not hearing the original. Which I am. Mad, that is.
Two 10's. EMS-RCD, and CP- AROBTTH!
These guys write sleepy, dreamy music. I think next to Bryan Ferry, these guys own the genre. Great stuff.
Geez, why so much raggin on Coldplay? First, there have been a ton of great bands that have been huge commercial radio successes. Anyone heard of The Who? Led Zeppelin? REM? U2? Getting airplay on Clear Channel doesn't mean you suck. Even the general public gets it right sometimes. Second, there have been a ton of great bands that have had cryptic or plinky lyrics. REM again? Led Zeppelin again? Nirvana? Oh, and I like this live version. The intro guitar is pretty cool, very mood-setting.
sergeant_x wrote:
Do they use some kind of computer program to write their lyrics? Sounds like they just random pick some word that ryhmes. I like the Monkees better.
i think you're on to something. :nodhead: plinky lyrics.
i've seen them twice live - highly recommend it.
:sunny.gif:
One of the few Coldplay songs I still like. For some reason, even though I have both of their albums and have seen them live (amazing show), Coldplay just bores me. Their material does not age well for some reason, and I don't know why.
I'm gonna buy this, I'm gonna buy that. Good holiday tune. Buy.
I'm growing to like this band more than I initially thought possible. The sum seems to be more than the parts combined.
Excellent version of a superior song.
vasco wrote:
By the way, it seems that most of you are just watching too much tv...
i watch NO tv, but i think that coldplay is a one-trick pony. kinda cool, but always the same. this song ain't bad. ok, i lied. i don't watch tv EXCEPT for the simpsons.
I usually can't stand coldplay,but I dig this song...Has a nice,radiohead-ish feeling
This is a good song, but I like the rest of the album better.
I just like em. simple, well constructed tunes and martin's voice ....work for me...and it's Friday :D
Can you guys rate a song without actually comparing it to something else? Coldplay is one of the best things that ever happen to world music in the last years. By the way, it seems that most of you are just watching too much tv...
Ahh that felt good. A very nice song to hear after a long day. Thank you RP.
ChardRemains wrote:
exactly. of course, it could be my mood & I'll have to pull an Angloray! :ziplip:
well, don't worry. I only moved my rating from a 1 to a 2! 8-<
Tux wrote:
Blech!
exactly. of course, it could be my mood & I'll have to pull an Angloray! :ziplip:
uh oh. It's sort of growing on me. :oops: It's not completely dull, just somewhat.
imelda wrote:
i am so over coldplay.. lets move on to something less boring.
:clap: And it's not because they're overplayed. It's just dull. I did hear one song by them yesterday that I did like, but it appears to be an exception.
i am so over coldplay.. lets move on to something less boring.
Yeah, Dave Matthews meets U2. Since I don't listen to commercial radio and don't watch MTV, these guys haven't been pounded into my head at all. I've been through the Rush of Blood to the Head album several times and I sure do like it. My condolences to those who've become sick of it due to its commercial success.
I think I have heard about enough of htis song.
No one puts on a better show than this band--Chris Martin is SUPER talented---The management at First Avenue here in Minneapolis had to drag these guys off the stage!
DownHomeGirl wrote:
When I first started hearing them, I thought they sounded a lot like U2. I couldn't put my finger on why. I thought it was a little in the "edge-like" guitar, and a little in the production. Not so much in this song on the production part, cuz it's live. But, yeah. They have a little U2 sound in there somewhere.
Me too. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I thought the singer had a touch of Bono to him, and the drumming/bassline on this song gives it a real U2 feel. I haven't given these guys a chance as of yet, even though a friend of mine swears that they are a quality outfit. Is this album alright? Your thoughts:
A timbre too much near the Dave Mathews (band).
Okay, yeah, it's official. I am totally bored with this band. Can we lay off for awhile?
Do they use some kind of computer program to write their lyrics? Sounds like they just random pick some word that ryhmes. I like the Monkees better.
Boosiewolf wrote:
Every time I hear Coldplay, I wonder if their lead guitar player took lessons from The Edge.
When I first started hearing them, I thought they sounded a lot like U2. I couldn't put my finger on why. I thought it was a little in the "edge-like" guitar, and a little in the production. Not so much in this song on the production part, cuz it's live. But, yeah. They have a little U2 sound in there somewhere.
Blech!
This could be the Church.
JJFlash wrote:
I absolutely agree with lindydallas, Coldplay are getting aired a little too much on RP lately :)
Not agreed. They deserve it.
Every time I hear Coldplay, I wonder if their lead guitar player took lessons from The Edge.
Not bad. Martin doesn't sound like he can quite hit the high notes the way he does on the studio version though.
drH wrote:
Enough with the ColdPlay already! First some people tried to sue the band for putting on a crummy live show. Then the band puts out a "live" record that sounds more like a studio recording with added applause... I smell a rat.
What? No one sued Coldplay for a crummy show. Believe me, they're an outstanding live band. I think Creed is the band you're thinking of. Several fans sued them because the lead singer was a drunken ass on stage and mumbled every lyric. How you get Creed and Coldplay mixed up, I'll never know. :-k
I absolutely agree with lindydallas, Coldplay are getting aired a little too much on RP lately :)
The applause of "live" versions hurts the music. This group took so long to get into the song that I had to turn RealPlayer off. Maybe I am too impatient and need to relax. But the word "langweilig" jumped into my mind. :yawn: :meditate.gif:
ksemel wrote:
This song is SOOOOOOO much better live. I don't care if it's on the regular radio all the time...they don't play this version!
Exactly...this is a wonderful version.
bo-ring! these guys have a good sound, but it's a one trick pony that got stale about six months ago! :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
Enough with the ColdPlay already! First some people tried to sue the band for putting on a crummy live show. Then the band puts out a "live" record that sounds more like a studio recording with added applause... I smell a rat.
this song gets an extra point for the line "I'm gonna buy a gun and start a war"
This song is SOOOOOOO much better live. I don't care if it's on the regular radio all the time...they don't play this version!
If I want Coldplay I can tune into any of the "local" Q#@& corporate stations in my city. And now Blues Traveler. Oh, joy. MT
Yeah, really, Coldplay is boring MORE FOGHAT!!! lindydallas wrote:
Wow... seems like there's a lot of Coldplay showing up on this station, and while the band is pretty good, I really don't think they deserve the heavy rotation they appear to be getting; --d
I've tried to get used to these guys, but they just leave me cold. Kind of like Dave Matthews. Maybe I'm just a soulless wretch.
Wow... seems like there's a lot of Coldplay showing up on this station, and while the band is pretty good, I really don't think they deserve the heavy rotation they appear to be getting; --d
They sound great live!
Really nice performance, and it adds to and varies from the studio version well. Nice to hear it here. 8)