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Coldplay — Til Kingdom Come
Album: X & Y
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Total ratings: 468









Released: 2005
Length: 4:04
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One... two...
Steal my heart... and hold my tongue
I feel my time... my time has come
Let me in... unlock the door
I never felt this way before

And the wheels just keep on turning
The drummer begins to drum
I don't know which way I'm going
I don't know which way I've come

Hold my head... inside your hands
I need someone... who understands
I need someone... someone who hears
For you I've waited all these years

For you I'd wait... 'Til Kingdom Come
Until my day... my day is done
And say you'll come... and set me free
Just say you'll wait... you'll wait for me

In your tears... and in your blood
In your fire... and in your flood
I hear you laugh... I heard you sing
I wouldn't change a single thing

And the wheels just keep on turning
The drummers begin to drum
I don't know which way I'm going
I don't know what I've become

For you I'd wait... 'Til kingdom come
Until my days... my days are done
Say you'll come... and set me free
Just say you'll wait... you'll wait for me

Just say you'll wait... you'll wait for me
Just say you'll wait... you'll wait for me
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 MojoJojo wrote:
I enjoy Coldplay for three reasons
(1) I like their music
(2) I like watching them on shows like Austin City Limits
(3) I get a kick out of all the Coldplay haters  

Win - win - win   

 

Why thank you, I get a kick out of you too!{#Wink}
I enjoy Coldplay for three reasons
(1) I like their music
(2) I like watching them on shows like Austin City Limits
(3) I get a kick out of all the Coldplay haters  

Win - win - win   

 jlind wrote:
I will always have respect for this song because of how it was used at the end of an episode of the Shield when Lem was being lead out of his home in handcuffs by IAD
 
Oh god, I need to watch that again. It makes the song for me too.


I will always have respect for this song because of how it was used at the end of an episode of the Shield when Lem was being lead out of his home in handcuffs by IAD
 cubaninlondon wrote:
I loved 'A Rush of Blod to the Head' but did not like any of the albums on either side of it. I found them bland and way too soft. Chris Martin has the annoying characteristic of wanting to sing songs in high notes and yet his voice is not built for that kind of register. Pity, though, as he was poised to become the future of British rock. Well, there's still Kasabian and The Zutons.
 

Don't forget about The Artic Monkeys.
 Wilmshurst wrote:
As I listened to this, I couldn't decide if it was Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunneymen) or U2. I was surprised to find Coldplay on the "now playing" list.
Well put. I didn't recognize them either - I kept thinking, I know I know this band, but who is it?  Nice sound for them.
Those first notes, after all the talk of JC's 'Hurt' on God is an Astronaut made me think that this was gonna be 'When the Man Comes Around'. really kinda got me... am hard put to like this song now...


kelty wrote:
This is a sweet little song! Haters be damned :)

{#Yes}

This is a sweet little song! Haters be damned :)
Where are all the Dylan and Neil Young critics when you really need them? This guy has one weak voice. Emotionless and, well...cold
I think everybody can think of a band that everyone seems to like but themselves...cold play is that for me, they just don't do it for me.
prickelpit96 wrote:
Pfui!
:eh:
Writing that everyone, no matter how hard they deny it, can relate to. I found this song one evening just after having parked at my apartment, and had to sit and listen before I got out of the car. Best song on the album.
As I listened to this, I couldn't decide if it was Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunneymen) or U2. I was surprised to find Coldplay on the "now playing" list.
scozzie wrote:
If 3 hit albums and 6+ years airplay is shooting their load then I'd happily settle for that. Slightly more than Warhol's 15 minutes of fame.
:clap:
shakylegs wrote:
Speaking of "Til Kingdom Come," Coldplay has really shot its load, hasn't it?
If 3 hit albums and 6+ years airplay is shooting their load then I'd happily settle for that. Slightly more than Warhol's 15 minutes of fame.
Pfui!
Speaking of "Til Kingdom Come," Coldplay has really shot its load, hasn't it?
lyrics are fine, but this rendition is WEAK! the singing here is on par with Kevin Costner's/ Keeanu Reeves wooden acting . .
tony620d wrote:
one of the worst songs ever written.
one of the worst comments ever posted.
seems like most of you don't know that this song was written as a tribute to Johnny Cash...maybe that'll change some opinions?
does he write cliche'd and dull lyrics because he leads an idyllic life or does he lead an idyllic life because he writes dull, cliche'd lyrics?
tony620d wrote:
dylan would never write such mediocre crap.
"Well, they'll stone ya when you're trying to be so good, They'll stone ya just a-like they said they would. They'll stone ya when you're tryin' to go home. Then they'll stone ya when you're there all alone. But I would not feel so all alone, Everybody must get stoned." etc. etc. :ask:
I loved 'A Rush of Blod to the Head' but did not like any of the albums on either side of it. I found them bland and way too soft. Chris Martin has the annoying characteristic of wanting to sing songs in high notes and yet his voice is not built for that kind of register. Pity, though, as he was poised to become the future of British rock. Well, there's still Kasabian and The Zutons.
Nice departure from the rest of Coldplay, I knew there was some original talent in this group somewhere.
tony620d wrote:
one of the worst songs ever written.
You might be too young, not listened too much music, or both....You choose.
pushkinjim wrote:
Great song from an even greater band. Good stuff - keep it rollin' Bill!
Hey, what's up Norrkoping...used to live in Linkoping 30+ years ago!!
Absolutely love this song, it is simplistically beautiful. Yo, what's up Norrkoping...used to live in Linkoping 30+ years ago.!!
I first heard this during a news story about our troops overseas, giving this song more poingnancy than it already has. I want our troops home and the vast majority of the US feels the same, I'll wager. I will wait, but I am very tired of waiting. Is anyone in DC listening?
Great song from an even greater band. Good stuff - keep it rollin' Bill!
Just love the utter simplicity of this,
tony620d wrote:
one of the worst songs ever written.
This is my least favorite album of theirs, but as far as this song, i've heard much worse, give them some credit.
It takes so long to establish credibility for us, the music fans, that all these criticisms seem a little guarded and premature. We are critical by nature, and more so by media and peer influence. I love Weezer and Led Zeppelin, but it doesn't mean they put out a perfect album every time. It took Weezer 10 years to get the recognition they deserved. Some people don't count the Pink Floyd albums after Roger Waters left as "real" Pink Floyd music. I think all the one-hit-wonders of the last 10 years have really scarred us, and cheese bands like Creed make us scoff at the idea that there could be a good rock band with solid lyrics and great accompaniment, with talent and lasting potential to back it up. But here is one. Good song.
Have to say that I didn't really rate this song until I heard them play it live in Perth Australia last week and they segued it into "Ring of Fire" which was just perfect. I have since listened to the song and hear it in a totally different light
guitar_man_101 wrote:
Are u retarted? These lyrics are excellent. I bet if Bob Dylan wrote that song, you'd be all over it!
dylan would never write such mediocre crap.
one of the worst songs ever written.
Crikey, not only did I manage to stay awake through this song, I thought it was pretty good! Has to be a first for me an t'play
I really appreciated coldplay most in the previous album, a rush of blood to the head...more passion, more honesty...even if this one surely show how they learned to make a fist of songs that works....
Quite possibly my favorite Coldplay track - from any of their albums. The lyrics haunt me.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Reminds me of Pink Floyd.
Blasphemy!
Reminds me of Pink Floyd.
dwt wrote:
I'm not normally a Coldplay fan - to me, they sound like U2 without the rock and roll. But this is a nice little song.
Exactly what I was going to say. Maybe these guys have some talent after all, although their other 70 songs that sound exactly the same beg to differ.
hippiechick wrote:
Not everything has to sound like Pink Floyd.
Thank goodness.
This guy is way off-key.
hippiechick wrote:
I don't understand why some people have such an issue with Coldplay. I happen to think that their songs are sincere and loving. Not everything has to sound like Pink Floyd.
I thought this did sound like Pink Floyd... :-)
ElSupreme wrote:
you know how I know that you are gay? anyway that is a joke that helps demonstrate the horrible horrible mediocrity that is this band, to top it off they play crappy songs
You know how I know that you are full of shit?
you know how I know that you are gay? anyway that is a joke that helps demonstrate the horrible horrible mediocrity that is this band, to top it off they play crappy songs
Whirlpool wrote:
Coldplay obviously listened to a lot of U2 before they got they career started.
It's so weird because I used to think they were a cheap knock-off of Radiohead until this album. But the Grammys (when they played back to back) was an example of how they are clearly trying to emanate U2 now. Someone reviewing the show said something like how U2 came on after Coldplay and showed them how to be U2. You wonder if there was a conscious decision about it.
I'm not normally a Coldplay fan - to me, they sound like U2 without the rock and roll. But this is a nice little song. Reminds me of how Ian McCulloch sounds on his "Slideling" solo album.
tony620d wrote:
this is horrible. honestly, a 9yr old could write more interesting lyrics than this.
Are u retarted? These lyrics are excellent. I bet if Bob Dylan wrote that song, you'd be all over it!
Nice, heartwarming little song. :smile:
:sunny:
Coldplay obviously listened to a lot of U2 before they got they career started.
A pretty decent song, but it starts to drag on
I don't understand why some people have such an issue with Coldplay. I happen to think that their songs are sincere and loving. Not everything has to sound like Pink Floyd.
Just what I needed. I hope these guys bring more music to the world in the future.
this is horrible. honestly, a 9yr old could write more interesting lyrics than this.
I do not think so....
meloman wrote:
"These guys"? Please don't go lumping me into some group you've created. I'm expressing my own opinion, which seems reasonable in something called "Song Comments." I'm not "filling up" anything, bub. So you like Coldplay. Fine. You're young, you're excused.
What, I'm not allowed to group people? Damn. Are you trying to tell me that you, in fact, don't dislike Coldplay? I guess I must have misunderstood your comment about 'another... song from Coldplay'. I appreciate that 'song comments' should be for both positive and negative comments, though I wish yours was a little more constructive/instructive, and a little less... brutal? But, you have a point, too. If you want to keep it simple, there's room for that. So, my apologies. You have my blessing to rag on any old song that comes along, especially Coldplay. Is it my youth that allows me to enjoy them? Lucky 'bub'.
aekl wrote:
Another insipid, boring and wearisome complaint about Coldplay. I wish instead of filling up the song comments with remarks about how they're just a poor imitation of Radiohead, or they don't like Chris Martin's falsetto, these guys would start your own forum, so they can actually tell someone who cares... Call it 'Coldplay Haters', or something equally clever to go with your complaints.
"These guys"? Please don't go lumping me into some group you've created. I'm expressing my own opinion, which seems reasonable in something called "Song Comments." I'm not "filling up" anything, bub. So you like Coldplay. Fine. You're young, you're excused.
meloman wrote:
Another insipid, boring, and wearisome Coldplay song.
Another insipid, boring and wearisome complaint about Coldplay. I wish instead of filling up the song comments with remarks about how they're just a poor imitation of Radiohead, or they don't like Chris Martin's falsetto, these guys would start your own forum, so they can actually tell someone who cares... Call it 'Coldplay Haters', or something equally clever to go with your complaints.
allisonscola wrote:
The beginning of this is a rip off of a Johnny Cash song!
maybe because it was written for Mr. Cash:
COLDPLAY'S CASH MISERY The band reveal they recorded a track for the country legend, but he didn't manage to complete the vocals before his passing... COLDPLAY wrote a song for JOHNNY CASH that wasn't finished before he died. The band are massive fans of Johnny Cash, who died earlier this year. According to singer Chris Martin, they recorded a song for the country legend, but he didn't manage to complete the vocals before his passing. "We did a song for Johnny," he told the band's official website. "We recorded it with Rick Rubin and everything and all that was missing was his vocals. He was going to fly out to LA the week after he died. It's really sad." © IPC MEDIA 1996-2006, All rights reserved In The Magazine
Agree. It may be based on an old Scottish folk tune, sounds so familiar. And that's OK by me. Simplicity in itself is not a bad thing, esp. when the message is one of love.MindyLeigh wrote:
One of the best things about this band is they create simple melodies - the music is beautiful without all the guitar acrobatics and weird effects. Maybe that makes them a bit predictable, but sometimes less is more. A great melody is one that sounds like it has always been there, and that makes it timeless.
One of the best things about this band is they create simple melodies - the music is beautiful without all the guitar acrobatics and weird effects. Maybe that makes them a bit predictable, but sometimes less is more. A great melody is one that sounds like it has always been there, and that makes it timeless.
The beginning of this is a rip off of a Johnny Cash song!
Another insipid, boring, and wearisome Coldplay song.
Why did I give this 1... this is actually quite enjoyable. solid 7... maybe higher.
Coldplay leave me cold.
Maybe its a little simple, but then its simple and quite good. I cant understand that bashing below... :daisy:
treatment_bound wrote:
They played this on "Austin City Limits" last week as a tribute to Johnny Cash (along with "Ring of Fire"). The boys went acoustic and it seemed to go over pretty well. My wife (who can't stand this band) even kind of liked it. Let's give it up for "Country-fied-Play"!
I saw him on Austin City Limits too. I don't consider myself a big Coldplay fan, but watched the entire show and really enjoyed it. I've heard he's quite good in concert.
They played this on "Austin City Limits" last week as a tribute to Johnny Cash (along with "Ring of Fire"). The boys went acoustic and it seemed to go over pretty well. My wife (who can't stand this band) even kind of liked it. Let's give it up for "Country-fied-Play"!
Please STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop:
SCJoniguy wrote:
I like Coldplay and X&Y a bunch but these lyrics are so banal they make me cringe. Gets a 4 from me. When you know EXACTLY what he's going to say before he sings it, you know that you are being subjected to a bad lyric. And in this case it's not supported by an interesting melody either.
I think there can be great beauty in simplicity -- once you're able to let go of your ego and the fear that others might judge you as simple-minded because of your musical taste. (I used to hate Tom Petty because his music wasn't as complex as Sting's -- he's one of my favorites now -- just based on raw feel.)
Reminds me of Journey lyrics Steal my heart and hold my tongue. I feel my time, my time has come. Let me in, unlock the door. I've never felt this way before. The wheels just keep on turning, The drummer begins to drum, I don't know which way I'm going, I don't know which way I've come. Hold my hand inside your hands, I need someone who understands. I need someone, someone who hears, For you, I've waited all these years. For you, I'd wait 'til kingdom come. Until my day, my day is done. And say you'll come, and set me free, Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me. In your tears and in your blood, In your fire and in your flood, I hear you laugh, I heard you say, "I wouldn't change a single thing." The wheels just keep on turning, The drummers begin to drum, I don't know which way I'm going, I don't know what I've become. For you, I'd wait 'til kingdom come, Until my days, my days are done. Say you'll come and set me free, Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me. Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me. Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.
tupicetti wrote:
which makes it even more boring... it suffocates any expectation that the gut is finally going to collapse and, then, stop torturing us...
Trying to erase that image of a collapsing gut from my mind is not easy while listening to this.
noelbarnes wrote:
:sleep: geez, first ripping off Elbow and now this?
Coldplay came first
:sleep: geez, first ripping off Elbow and now this?
This one is teetering on the edge of 1... one more piece of poo and I will have to mute.
kazuma wrote:
Man, no kidding. But at least this one is tolerable because it doesn't sound like the guy's throat is gonna collapse any second.
which makes it even more boring... it suffocates any expectation that the gut is finally going to collapse and, then, stop torturing us...
I like Coldplay and X&Y a bunch but these lyrics are so banal they make me cringe. Gets a 4 from me. When you know EXACTLY what he's going to say before he sings it, you know that you are being subjected to a bad lyric. And in this case it's not supported by an interesting melody either.
Why don't I own this album? Oh yeah, no money. Anyway, this is really different from anything else I've heard. Almost ordinary in its folk-rock-iness. This doesn't touch me like his other stuff.
tony620d wrote:
lyrics are an F. kept it stupidly simple
Man, no kidding. But at least this one is tolerable because it doesn't sound like the guy's throat is gonna collapse any second.
Oh man oh man I gotta admit I like this song. Is it me or does he sound mebbe sorta like Bono (at least in the lower registers of his voice) on this and maybe in his phrasing? Usually Coldplay just is too damn whiney but his song works. :music:
very "irish-y" feel...great song, love chris martin's voice, among other things... :hug:
Coldplay is making great music, original lyrics that work with the music and music that resonates the meaning the in lyrics.
lyrics are an F. kept it stupidly simple
I'm not a huge Coldplay fan, most of his stuff puts me to sleep, but I quite like this song.
Goodstuff. Sorta... prayerful?
physicsgenius wrote:
Quite Likeable but I had to nick them a point because I'm sick of hearing the bandname and seeing that album cover.
I must concur with my esteemed colleague. Acceptable.
Nothing special.
brighteyedblasphemer wrote:
Is it just me, or does anyone else tire of accusations that everything this band does is some attempt at ripping off Radiohead? Same with the band Muse...seems that if ever another band comes out of the UK, fronted by a singer that has a falsetto, they are immediately discredited by so many as mediocre. Just because a singer has a falsetto, it doesn't mean he's trying to imitate Thom Yorke. If you listen to the music, Coldplay really isn't like Radiohead at all. One glaring example: Radiohead is known for their use of computerized effects, electronic bits of sound, in their music, whereas such effects are quite absent in the music of Coldplay. Everything's been done before. All artists find inspiration in those that came before. Sometimes bands will create a sound unknown before them (as Radiohead did so well); others will simply put their own twist on a form of music already known. Both groups have their influences, and both work them into their own creations in some way or another. Neither is the poorer for it. After all, in the end, isn't it the passion for creating music that really matters? <>
AMEN. i couldn't agree more.
Is it just me, or does anyone else tire of accusations that everything this band does is some attempt at ripping off Radiohead? Same with the band Muse...seems that if ever another band comes out of the UK, fronted by a singer that has a falsetto, they are immediately discredited by so many as mediocre. Just because a singer has a falsetto, it doesn't mean he's trying to imitate Thom Yorke. If you listen to the music, Coldplay really isn't like Radiohead at all. One glaring example: Radiohead is known for their use of computerized effects, electronic bits of sound, in their music, whereas such effects are quite absent in the music of Coldplay. Everything's been done before. All artists find inspiration in those that came before. Sometimes bands will create a sound unknown before them (as Radiohead did so well); others will simply put their own twist on a form of music already known. Both groups have their influences, and both work them into their own creations in some way or another. Neither is the poorer for it. After all, in the end, isn't it the passion for creating music that really matters? <>
I'd like this song if someone else was singing it. I find Coldplay boring beyond belief.
I really like that song. The rating should be better imho
:headshake:
Quite Likeable but I had to nick them a point because I'm sick of hearing the bandname and seeing that album cover.
moshevelvul wrote:
good guys operating on the outer reaches of their abilities...and god blessem, but I fear the boredom that they will submit to the earth in the very near future.
I agree. They are really close to being boring. I only need to listen to a song of theirs once before I can sing along. I can't do that with the songs that I want to listen to over and over.
Coldplay = Mediocre Radiohead :P
I think I like this because it doesn't sound like a poor Radiohead imitation like most of their other stuff.
I like to listen to music that I feel I could make in my basement - and this does the trick - it's nice to hear someone who writes about caring and performs it in such a way that it sounds natural, like speaking truth to a friend.
jbtidwell wrote:
I'm glad that they haven't turned the sound on their first two albums into a formula, and the the songs on this new album are good, but not nearly as unique and distictive... I'm kind of disapointed.
The observation is right on in my opinion. On this new album it appears that they have lost something, but are still an excellent band with a unique and a distinctive sound, something that does not happend often enough these days with well known bands.
moshevelvul wrote:
good guys operating on the outer reaches of their abilities...
Interesting... I thought this was one of the first Coldplay songs that centered well within their abilities - particularly the singing. There was no whining, no high-pitched waa-ooo's, no attempts to sing outside of his limited vocal range. Certainly, it's not a world-ignitor, but I enjoyed the restraint.
hm... I was getting kinda enthused about the new CD based on the few other tracks I've heard. Not so much with this one. Rather lacking any sort of real inspiration. I think the previous post was right on... they're on a journey to invetible mediocrity (many would argue they're already there)
I'm glad that they haven't turned the sound on their first two albums into a formula, and the the songs on this new album are good, but not nearly as unique and distictive... I'm kind of disapointed.
the more I hear this new album, the more I am becoming a fan.
Is this the Johnny Cash song that they intended to record with the man himself? Yes indeed: https://www.coldplaying.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=printpage&artid=317
good guys operating on the outer reaches of their abilities...and god blessem, but I fear the boredom that they will submit to the earth in the very near future.