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Coldplay — Violet Hill
Album: Viva La Vida
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Released: 2008
Length: 3:35
Plays (last 30 days): 0
It was a long and dark December
From the rooftops I remember
There was snow, white snow
Clearly I remember
From the windows they were watching
While we froze, down below
When the future's architectured
By a carnival of idiots on show
You'd better lie low
If you love me, won't you let me know?

It was a long and dark December
When the banks became cathedrals
And a fox became God
Priests clutched onto Bibles
Hollowed out to fit their rifles
And a cross was held aloft
Bury me in armour
When I'm dead and hit the ground
My nerves are poles that unfroze
And if you love me, won't you let me know?

I don't want to be a soldier
Who the captain of some sinking ship
Would stow, far below
So if you love me, why'd you let me go?

I took my love down to Violet Hill
There we sat in snow
All that time she was silent still
Said if you love me, won't you let me know?
If you love me, won't you let me know?
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Zep to Coldplay, that is like downshifting from 5th to reverse. Hard on the gears.  
I have noticed that ''Violet hill'' comes every 1st in the month on the Radio Paradise playlist... Just noticing. {#Innocent}
 unclehud wrote:

fixed.  Hope it doesn't give him motivation to write more of this dreck.

 
Can one be motivated by "conscious uncoupling"?
 lerxst wrote:
Hey, Gwyneth Paltrow's EX-husband can play some music, too!  And BTW, I LIKE it...so sue me.

 
fixed.  Hope it doesn't give him motivation to write more of this dreck.
Good ''old'' Coldplay!
 4merdj wrote:

Relax, people ... this text fragment was generated by a program ... similar to this one:

https://www.pakin.org/complaint/ {#Cowboy}
 
Thanks for the link. This is fun:
By writing this letter, I am indeed sticking my head far above the parapet. The big danger is that Cold Play will retaliate against me. It'll most likely try to force me to develop an eating disorder although another possibility is that its activities are a sociopolitical tragicomedy. On the one hand, they leave us in the lurch, but on the other hand, they strip the world of conversation, friendship, and love. The most entertaining part, though, is that the unalterable law of biology has a corollary that is generally overlooked. Specifically, many people are incredulous when I tell them that Cold Play intends to siphon off scarce international capital intended for underdeveloped countries. “How could Cold Play be so brusque?”, they ask me. “It doesn't seem possible.” Well, it is obviously possible, and now I'll explain exactly how Cold Play plans to do it. But first, you need to realize that if it would, just once, demonstrate real and genuine concern for others, Cold Play might begin to realize that we find among narrow and uneducated minds the belief that it can achieve its goals by friendly and moral conduct. This belief is due to a basic confusion that can be cleared up simply by stating that Cold Play likes to argue that the majority of saturnine, brassbound recreants are heroes, if not saints. Admitting the apparent correctness of this contumelious argument, we may prove the contradictory of its conclusion by an unassailable argument of our own, which is called an elenchus. My elenchus begins with the observation that Cold Play is not only immoral but amoral. Anyway, I hope I've made my point, which is that Cold Play is trying to hold itself up as a cultural icon.

{#Roflol}
 Grammarcop wrote:
Where's my sledgehammer?
 
Ask Peter Gabriel. He might know.

compatriots?

TEN!


next time I needs toilet paper...I come the Pottymouths at here.,Ja!!{#Stupid}some of ya's wouldn't know music if crawled up ur butt


Where's my sledgehammer?
 adroc wrote:

I appreciate that RP doesn't give a shit which songs are played where and how much.  They simply add what they think are the best tunes from the best albums.

 

Actually I agree with you, but for totally different reasons. It gives me the opportunity to skewer the suck ass songs when they play them and that brings me joy especially during mundane work days. So, yes thanks RP!{#Cheers}

Oh and b4 you label me a hater or troll, my positive comments outweight my negative over 2 to 1.{#Yes} Look it up if you are so inclined to do such a thing. You see, I have this crazy notion that song comments are for one to honestly give an opinion on the song that they hear, huh, crazy me!{#Daisy}

Lol! This album is soooooo putrid!{#Lol}
Very nice indeed!
Hey, Gwyneth Paltrow's husband can play some music, too!  And BTW, I LIKE it...so sue me.
ugh... coldplay and now tori amos... I'll be giving my ears a break now.
 fredriley wrote:

The lyrics of most Beatles songs aren't exactly masterpieces of poesy - "I wanna hold your hand", "She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah" -  but folk still like 'em. Or pick any other popular rock band.

 

I think the Beatles´ examples you quote are simple, but effective. And I agree there is nothing wrong with repetition in poetry, songwriting, etc. I just think the whole imagery is a bit lazy..."by the rooftops I remember it was snow, white snow".
 vandal wrote:
This one wore out its welcome: 7 {#Arrow}
 
Yes, it did wear out its welcome.

calypsus_1 wrote:  

     Your reasoning is very convenient, if you are in the position of the defense and acceptance of these attitudes comings of artists without problems in copying total or partially (many ways exist to kill fleas!) the merit of the work of the others, crediting the advantages in proper benefit;
For me the word and evaluation of the artist Cat Stevens is enough;
But for me this is condemnable and immediately requires an attitude of conviction and to disapprove;
In a thing almost that you make right yourself: It is necessary to have enough age to be qualified and to have memory criticizes to detect these abilities;
It is that to the times it lacks the inspiration, humble, leadership, route, the certain artists, in determined phase of its career, as it is evident in the case in  appraise;
The disorientation of the Coldplay group is clear there in this record;
Gratuitous exhibition, false explendor, easy glamour, vanity, include the cover of the record sugest,  that never we go to find in the substance contained in the interior of the record;
Thing that nor the gotten awards can disguise. (also  the criteria and commercial interests of the fonográfic industry in its it can be argued).
Btw, not it is for the fact of a record intensively to be played and promoted in a radio, any that either, makes with that this record either better.



 
4merdj wrote:

Relax, people ... this text fragment was generated by a program ... similar to this one:

https://www.pakin.org/complaint/ {#Cowboy}

 

1. The text, obviously, is original and is my exclusive authorship. Point.

2. You and this site "pakin", dedicated to people unable, that you are the customer, are completely out of the substance dealt in my text.

3. I reiterate the content of my text, which remain current.




Nice! Away from all the negative comments , Bill keeps on playing coldplay songs!!! Congratulations for that! ( Seriosly)!!


Time to get the pizza.
This one wore out its welcome: 7 {#Arrow}
moribund drivel from a band who have done much much better
Time to mow the lawn.
 sheharazad wrote:
Bill: for those of us that suffer through hearing Coldplay hits seemingly everywhere, on every radio station, Internet or otherwise, could we at least ask that you choose a different song to play? I've heard this one played here so many times I cringe before Chris Martin starts the first verse.
 
I appreciate that RP doesn't give a shit which songs are played where and how much.  They simply add what they think are the best tunes from the best albums.

 calypsus_1 wrote:

      Your reasoning is very convenient, if you are in the position of the defense and acceptance of these attitudes comings of artists without problems in copying total or partially (many ways exist to kill fleas!) the merit of the work of the others, crediting the advantages in proper benefit;
For me the word and evaluation of the artist Cat Stevens is enough;
But for me this is condemnable and immediately requires an attitude of conviction and to disapprove;
In a thing almost that you make right yourself: It is necessary to have enough age to be qualified and to have memory criticizes to detect these abilities;
It is that to the times it lacks the inspiration, humble, leadership, route, the certain artists, in determined phase of its career, as it is evident in the case in  appraise;
The disorientation of the Coldplay group is clear there in this record;
Gratuitous exhibition, false explendor, easy glamour, vanity, include the cover of the record sugest,  that never we go to find in the substance contained in the interior of the record;
Thing that nor the gotten awards can disguise. (also  the criteria and commercial interests of the fonográfic industry in its it can be argued).
Btw, not it is for the fact of a record intensively to be played and promoted in a radio, any that either, makes with that this record either better.


 
Relax, people ... this text fragment was generated by a program ... similar to this one:

https://www.pakin.org/complaint/ {#Cowboy}

Run away!
Uuuuugghh!
I love this song — thanks for playing it!
This song is just plain boring; a marked improvement from the rest of the songs off this piece o' shi'te album!{#Daisy}
I love this song!!
 calypsus_1 wrote:

      Your reasoning is very convenient, if you are in the position of the defense and acceptance of these attitudes comings of artists without problems in copying total or partially (many ways exist to kill fleas!) the merit of the work of the others, crediting the advantages in proper benefit;
For me the word and evaluation of the artist Cat Stevens is enough;
But for me this is condemnable and immediately requires an attitude of conviction and to disapprove;
In a thing almost that you make right yourself: It is necessary to have enough age to be qualified and to have memory criticizes to detect these abilities;
It is that to the times it lacks the inspiration, humble, leadership, route, the certain artists, in determined phase of its career, as it is evident in the case in  appraise;
The disorientation of the Coldplay group is clear there in this record;
Gratuitous exhibition, false explendor, easy glamour, vanity, include the cover of the record sugest,  that never we go to find in the substance contained in the interior of the record;
Thing that nor the gotten awards can disguise. (also  the criteria and commercial interests of the fonográfic industry in its it can be argued).
Btw, not it is for the fact of a record intensively to be played and promoted in a radio, any that either, makes with that this record either better.


 

Um, what? {#Stupid}


Bill: for those of us that suffer through hearing Coldplay hits seemingly everywhere, on every radio station, Internet or otherwise, could we at least ask that you choose a different song to play? I've heard this one played here so many times I cringe before Chris Martin starts the first verse.
Anyone else notice the intro to this song is pretty damn identical to the opening of "Brothers In Arms" by Dire Straits? Same key...same synth vibe...just no thunder.{#Ask}
I came in here to ask why I dislike these guys so much..   calypsus

 calypsus_1 wrote:

      Your reasoning is very convenient, if you are in the position of the defense and acceptance of these attitudes comings of artists without problems in copying total or partially (many ways exist to kill fleas!) the merit of the work of the others, crediting the advantages in proper benefit;
For me the word and evaluation of the artist Cat Stevens is enough;
But for me this is condemnable and immediately requires an attitude of conviction and to disapprove;
In a thing almost that you make right yourself: It is necessary to have enough age to be qualified and to have memory criticizes to detect these abilities;
It is that to the times it lacks the inspiration, humble, leadership, route, the certain artists, in determined phase of its career, as it is evident in the case in  appraise;
The disorientation of the Coldplay group is clear there in this record;
Gratuitous exhibition, false explendor, easy glamour, vanity, include the cover of the record sugest,  that never we go to find in the substance contained in the interior of the record;
Thing that nor the gotten awards can disguise. (also  the criteria and commercial interests of the fonográfic industry in its it can be argued).
Btw, not it is for the fact of a record intensively to be played and promoted in a radio, any that either, makes with that this record either better.


 
what did you mean by that last part?

 bronorb wrote:

Kind of a stretch, don't you think? A portion of the song has the same chord sequence? BFD. You could find 150 examples of that if you really looked. Every artist rips off somebody at one time or another. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.
All this "They ripped me off stuff" is getting kind of old.

 

      Your reasoning is very convenient, if you are in the position of the defense and acceptance of these attitudes comings of artists without problems in copying total or partially (many ways exist to kill fleas!) the merit of the work of the others, crediting the advantages in proper benefit;
For me the word and evaluation of the artist Cat Stevens is enough;
But for me this is condemnable and immediately requires an attitude of conviction and to disapprove;
In a thing almost that you make right yourself: It is necessary to have enough age to be qualified and to have memory criticizes to detect these abilities;
It is that to the times it lacks the inspiration, humble, leadership, route, the certain artists, in determined phase of its career, as it is evident in the case in  appraise;
The disorientation of the Coldplay group is clear there in this record;
Gratuitous exhibition, false explendor, easy glamour, vanity, include the cover of the record sugest,  that never we go to find in the substance contained in the interior of the record;
Thing that nor the gotten awards can disguise. (also  the criteria and commercial interests of the fonográfic industry in its it can be argued).
Btw, not it is for the fact of a record intensively to be played and promoted in a radio, any that either, makes with that this record either better.




 calypsus_1 wrote:

Cat Stevens - "The Foreigner Suite Part II" (1973):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmOXNlID2Xs


 
Kind of a stretch, don't you think? A portion of the song has the same chord sequence? BFD. You could find 150 examples of that if you really looked. Every artist rips off somebody at one time or another. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.
All this "They ripped me off stuff" is getting kind of old.

 dyharenas wrote:
Jeez, how friggin lazy can you get lyric-wise. Chris Martin sees the rooftops and if they're white he deductois it was snow...,and just in case anyone had any doubts he reminds us that it's white, white snow. What a load of bird excrement.
 
The lyrics of most Beatles songs aren't exactly masterpieces of poesy - "I wanna hold your hand", "She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah" -  but folk still like 'em. Or pick any other popular rock band.

Is it necessary to play this particular Coldplay song everyday? Marginal at best. Especially after the hundreth listen.
dggeek wrote:   " If you prick a Kansan, doth he not bleed? {#Mrgreen} "

 Ya, but why is it pure ethanol ? Sorry, I know that's corny, and I don't want to
fuel a disagreement, because I know you guys are really a gas... ——-{#Motor}


Cat Stevens - "The Foreigner Suite Part II" (1973):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmOXNlID2Xs


Cat Stevens - "The Foreigner Suite" Part II (1973):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GqBn8hP-QQ

"Cat Stevens: 'Coldplay stole my song!' "

"Acknowledgements to the original Cat Stevens 1973 classic Foreigner Suite are due" 
  

This is the first Coldplay album I have owned.  And I love it.  I love how dramatic the bridge is with the smashing cymbals in this song.{#Dancingbanana_2}
 fuh2 wrote:

chirpie? olathe? kansas? now those are funny.
 
Now that's just harsh.  If you prick a Kansan, doth he not bleed? {#Mrgreen}
I think this song is done now.  Well, maybe play it a few more times - the band is kind of obscure and needs the exposure .. ;)
{#Puke}
Jeez, how friggin lazy can you get lyric-wise. Chris Martin sees the rooftops and if they're white he deductois it was snow...,and just in case anyone had any doubts he reminds us that it's white, white snow. What a load of bird excrement.
 helgigermany wrote:
No negative comment today? Okay!
 

Here's one for ya: Coldplay is the most overrated band in the world. Final.
 chirpie wrote:

I like this song, but let's admit it... that's funny.

 
chirpie? olathe? kansas? now those are funny.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Is there snot in my speakers or does it sound like the singer has a terminal case of the cold as well as a lisp.

Wof a long n daak defembe
fwom the roof-topf I remembe
There was fnow, white fnoow.
 
I like this song, but let's admit it... that's funny.

Is there snot in my speakers or does it sound like the singer has a terminal case of the cold as well as a lisp.

Wof a long n daak defembe
fwom the roof-topf I remembe
There was fnow, white fnoow.

I remember when these guys sounded fresh and interesting.  This is just plain awful. 3.


Quite a come-down after the Four Tops ... {#Eyes}
Not my cuppa

No negative comment today? Okay!
 helgigermany wrote:
No negative comment today? Okay!!
 
Don't worry: {#Puke}
No negative comment today? Okay!!
 jedley wrote:

don't forget the Thom!

 
How about this? "To the Bono and to the Edge and to the Larry and Adam. Thomyorke."

 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

(I'm sure that Chris Martin crosses himself before shows, mumbling "to the Bono and to the Edge and to the Larry and Adam).

 
don't forget the Thom!

 canadapaul wrote:

I'm startin' to think they might have become one those one great album and the rest ho-hum bands; I thought Rush of Blood was peak Coldplay: had about 6 great tunes on it. since then....i take a pass.(but never seen them live; i don't really like Queen but from what i've seen on old stuff Freddie put on a masterful show that I would dig). What others bands—and I hope this would reveal some of your true colors— that only one good album in them? all genres are cool...


 
Well I don't know that I agree with you that Rush of Blood was Coldplay's only good album, I thought Viva La Vida is pretty damn good, and Coldplay are finally starting to synthesize their influences into something resembling an original sound (I'm sure that Chris Martin crosses himself before shows, mumbling "to the Bono and to the Edge and to the Larry and Adam).  If Coldplay have one good album in them, it may be Viva La Vida, or it may be Rush of Blood, or even Parachutes, but none are that much better than the others. If Coldplay have one GREAT album in them, then I don't think they've had it yet, but I do think that it's coming.

As for other bands (and I'm not sure you were addressing your question to me, but what the hell) I can't think of any off the top of my head.  All the bands that come to my mind have had several good albums, or I wouldn't remember them.  Who else did you have in mind?

I'm startin' to think they might have become one those one great album and the rest ho-hum bands; I thought Rush of Blood was peak Coldplay: had about 6 great tunes on it. since then....i take a pass.(but never seen them live; i don't really like Queen but from what i've seen on old stuff Freddie put on a masterful show that I would dig). What others bands—and I hope this would reveal some of your true colors— that only one good album in them? all genres are cool...


 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
These boys do put on a kick-ass live show. I saw them in Toronto. One of the neat things they did was set up a small stage to the rear of the floor, and go out to that stage and play a set from there. A nice touch from a hard-working band.
 

Yeah, they did that in Charlotte. During the second set (one of these was set up out on the lawn) they did an accoustic cover of "Billie Jean" which was pretty good.
These boys do put on a kick-ass live show. I saw them in Toronto. One of the neat things they did was set up a small stage to the rear of the floor, and go out to that stage and play a set from there. A nice touch from a hard-working band.
 stub30 wrote:
I just saw Coldplay this past weekend at The Gorge at George, Washington.  Wow! What a fantastic show.  They did not disappoint the 22,000+ who were there.  Rough getting out of the parking lot.  Didn't get home until 2:30 a.m.
 

I saw them this past weekend in Charlotte, NC. A solid show, they played hard, definitely not coasting.

Elbow was one of their openers and were fantastic, btw.
a disappointing album, but i still play the CD in the car. good freeway music.
OK, it's pop music. But even Franz Ferdinand had a few good tunes. Yes, they're hit and miss, but this is somewhere in-between.

I love it!  Love most of Coldplay!!
 Sadfish wrote:
should be renamed "Violently ill".
 
{#Lol} I like clever word play.

Not to bad for Coldplay...I'll up it to a 1.


I just saw Coldplay this past weekend at The Gorge at George, Washington.  Wow! What a fantastic show.  They did not disappoint the 22,000+ who were there.  Rough getting out of the parking lot.  Didn't get home until 2:30 a.m.
Good lord this is awful.
Dahnyul wrote:
This song sounds lush in my headphones.

I was going to put my own positive comment in, but its nice to find one to agree with instead.  I give this an 8. I've bought the whole damn CD entirely due to RP
(And, I have to say, to my Sennheiser headphones: RP sounds absolutely fantastic in these - far better than any hi-fi.)


metronome music
 Sadfish wrote:
should be renamed "Violently ill".
 
So sad about Coldplay ... I feel sorry for them, gazillions of dollars and all. {#Frown}
man, i hate this song
I try to love it. Gotta let you know that it ain't happening.

 Sadfish wrote:
should be renamed "Violently ill".
 

as in retch {#Puke}

{#Yes}

(well, that takes care of my emoticon craving, sorry 'bout that)
should be renamed "Violently ill".
this was last played 18 hours ago. 4 → 1
 wrangler wrote:


no i don't.  the grammy's have pretty much been a vortex of suck as long as i can remember.
 
"Vortex of suck".  That's a good one.  Vortex of suck.  HA!  {#Clap}

spectacular
Controversies aside...

This song sounds lush in my headphones.
 wrangler wrote:


no i don't.  the grammy's have pretty much been a vortex of suck as long as i can remember.
 

{#Clap}
wrangler wrote:
2 > 1
disliked it months ago, now just really, really sick of it. white snow and all.

7'd it months ago. 8'd it now.

Love that buzzy geetar, as well.

2 > 1
disliked it months ago, now just really, really sick of it.  white snow and all.
 MonkeysInaBucket wrote:
I think this song is fantastic, and I could never quite put my finger on it, but the more I hear it, the more it reminds of Peter Gabriel. It's got that feel to it, especially Garbriel's live version songs. Anyone else feel that way?
 
i don't know Gabriels music too much, but there's a very special, moving, rhythmic 'feel' in this song indeed. Is that what you did mean?

I think this song is fantastic, and I could never quite put my finger on it, but the more I hear it, the more it reminds of Peter Gabriel. It's got that feel to it, especially Garbriel's live version songs. Anyone else feel that way?
 bronorb wrote:
Remember when the Grammys actually meant something?
 

no i don't.  the grammy's have pretty much been a vortex of suck as long as i can remember.
geee, this sucks!
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Well, I like this song very  much and Coldplay as well !!!!!!{#Whistle}
 Mandible wrote:
I know this is an unpopular opinion but I'm just gonna go ahead and say it, I can't stand Coldplay.
 

Ah, I think that "can't stand Coldplay" is the popular opinion.

At least around here.

But at least this album is a step in the right direction for this band.
 bronorb wrote:


Agreed, but nothing could save that pathetic excuse for an awards show.
Remember when the Grammys actually meant something? You hear more talent in 15 minutes of listening to RP than you would watching that whole show.
The music industry has completely lost any significance in the world of music lovers.
Like us.

 
I've always thought the Grammys were pretty meaningless, even more than other awards shows.


I know this is an unpopular opinion but I'm just gonna go ahead and say it, I can't stand Coldplay.
 25demayo wrote:
Boy did they ever stink up the joint on the Grammy's last Sunday. {#Rolleyes}
 

Agreed, but nothing could save that pathetic excuse for an awards show.
Remember when the Grammys actually meant something? You hear more talent in 15 minutes of listening to RP than you would watching that whole show.
The music industry has completely lost any significance in the world of music lovers.
Like us.

 mandolin wrote:
"It was a long and hard December;
it reminds me of my member."
  & in december
i remember
i bought a ticked for september
for Coldplay in Holland!!!!
yeah!!!


Please save us from this thing.
"It was a long and hard December;
it reminds me of my member."
There was a song I started to absolutely hate, to HATE. Didn't know the name or band, just HATED the song.

Turns out it was a Coldplay song that won "Song of the Year" on the Grammys. 

So...DONE WITH COLDPLAY.  Go away, now. Join Hootie and the Blowfish on the Yuba County Fair circuit.


Boy did they ever stink up the joint on the Grammy's last Sunday. {#Rolleyes}
 skyguy wrote:
I've really had enough of this band.
 
Yah, me too.
Put this song on ice for 5 years, then start playing again. If it sounds ok, then well, ok, otherwise, move along.

I've really had enough of this band.
I liked this band back in the days of Parachutes and Rush of Blood. Now they have become too commercial, too mainstream. All the newer songs seem so bland.
didn't know this was coldplay!! {#Surprised}  always kinda thought it was red hot chili peppers 'cause it reminded me of snow heyo {#Wink}
 Dabbitt wrote:
I'm still not quite sure why this band is such a big deal.  Their music is average to slightly better than when compared to other acts. ......

 

For mainstream music, they know how to capture a mood.

I like it; good stuff for easy listening.  Can't listen to King Crimson all the time....


 gandalfbmg wrote:


Joe Satri-something beat them to it... {#Twisted}
 
did Satriani and coldplay settle this dispute yet?
 

 SantaFeGrace wrote:
The other day this was playing in car and my daughter said, "Everybody knows that snow is white....well that is unless a dog has peed on it, than it's yellow..."  
{#Lol} 
 
So please watch out where the huskies go....

 ercasul wrote:
Foreigner should sue, this is a complete steal from the "I want to know what love is" era IMHO
 

Joe Satri-something beat them to it... {#Twisted}

Didn't we just hear Coldplay a while ago? Seems like some bands get way too much airplay. Don't see the appeal of this band at all. Saw them on SNL a while back - it was so painful I couldn't watch.


ok...better than their other stuff.

still average though.


 Grammarcop wrote:
 alezz_ua wrote:


Good for you. But if you will come to more industrious regions you will see for sure that there... IT IS NOT WHITE.
grey, yellow, dirty whatever, but not damned white.

 

Dude! I live in Detroit! You want industry? We got it — or at least had it. You want grime? We still have plenty of that! The snow is white for about a day and a half after it falls then it turns all sorts of lovely shades of gray.

 
Motown es muerte . . . .  RIP {#Cry}

Foreigner should sue, this is a complete steal from the "I want to know what love is" era IMHO
Can't believe this is Coldplay.  Better than that first single from this album, but not by much.  {#No}
Yawn!!
I'm still not quite sure why this band is such a big deal.  Their music is average to slightly better than when compared to other acts.

There's a throwback quality to them.

For some reason, watching them live and especially on this track; I find there's something very FGTH "Welcome To The Pleasuredome"  about it.  Mash that up with some U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday".  Let's not think for a moment that Chris Martin is anything close to the frontman that Bono is now or ever was, or that Coldplay musically can even hold U2's jocks.  As a vocalist; Martin pales even to Holly Johnson of FGTH.

Some good hooks here and there on their first release, but really so far I just haven't heard anything from them that sticks.  It's all pretty forgettable, really.  "The Cure" wrote better songs that sounded similar. 
the perfect soundtrack for specials moments !

First snow fell last night. It was white. {#Yes}

The other day this was playing in car and my daughter said, "Everybody knows that snow is white....well that is unless a dog has peed on it, than it's yellow..."  
{#Lol} 
9 - 10 = -1
9.  {#Yes}