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Coldplay — Ghost Story
Album: Ghost Stories
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6.2

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Total ratings: 1223









Released: 2014
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Maybe I'm just a ghost
Disappear when anybody's close
Go through you when you travel
Travel over near

Maybe I'm just a ghost
Emptied by 'em, anybody knows
Maybe I'm on a rose
Or am I even here?

Yeaaah

Every time I try to walk through walls
More walls appear
What's the point in feeling love for you
When you don't believe I'm here?
What's the point in trying to raise your voice
If no one ever hears?
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear

Maybe I'm a ghost
Just a whisper in a perfect smoke
A secret that nobody knows
No one will ever hear

Oh, maybe I'm a ghost
Specter of the wrong cause
Fallen out of rose
Something people fear

Yeaaah

And every time I find I'm off the walls
It's all becoming clear
What's the point in feeling love for you
When you don't believe I'm here?
What's the point in saying 'Rescue me!'
If no one ever hears?
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear

And every time I find I'm off the walls
It's all becoming clear
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappe...!
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Not a big coldplay fan, but liked the first albums. Never understood why people hate some music so much that they start commenting about it. The world is stuffed with so many different musicians and their genres, there will always be stuff you dislike, just face it or stop listening radio
 garyevans wrote:
I know it's just me, but I really can't stand Coldplay!
 

You obviously haven't read far down the comments on here if you think it's just you.
Underrated album - It’s a great listen
people love to hate him but Chris has talent...except when he lost the bet and let Steve Jobs name his 1st borne...
I think, therefore I might be.
I know it's just me, but I really can't stand Coldplay!
"Acceptable." A great adjective to describe Coldplay.
they have fooled a lot of people. 
over-rated.
I never understood all the hatred for Coldplay from the RP listeners...until I heard this one.
 Segue wrote:
   {#Roflol} Every time I think it's a listenable Dave Mathews song, it's Coldplay!!
 

Wrong on so many levels... 
 Jota wrote:
There's nothing worse than the sound of a full grown man whining like a lovelost little girl and this guy whines like a champ. 
 
Okay, he whines like a champ; at least he doesn't whine like a lovelost little girl, because there's nothing worse than that sound.
Holy Moly!  Coldplay has had 2 Worldwide-best-selling-of-the-year albums. And they weren't Parachutes and Rush of Blood. What? Dang. 

Thanks, RP for the new song pages with Wikipedia. Y'all so rock.
Love Coldplay....so many haters, though!
 
 Jota wrote:
There's nothing worse than the sound of a full grown man whining like a lovelost little girl and this guy whines like a champ. 

 
Oh, sure there is. 
Too bad Kraftwerk already used the song title "Endless Endless".
 Rockyinmyradio wrote:
I can't seem to find this particular song on the Ghost Stories album and iTunes does not carry it either. Any way I can find this? 

 
Have a look in the pre-teens girl section. Probably somewhere between Brittney Spears and Lady Gaga,
There's nothing worse than the sound of a full grown man whining like a lovelost little girl and this guy whines like a champ. 
 msymmes wrote:
This is a blatant rip off of "36D" by "The Beautiful South".
 

 
Not hearing that at all.


 Grammarcop wrote:
All the dogs in my neighborhood are howling along. 

 
{#Roflol}
this song ain't that bad til he howls the high notes {#Cheesygrin}
All the dogs in my neighborhood are howling along. 
 stunix wrote:
I dont know what the guy singing does for a living because he isnt a singer!      I dont blame the band, I blame the management and record label.   if this poor attempt at middle of the road music wasnt so overplayed, I might have liked it.   its commercialism in music at its peak.

 
How do you define a singer? He's more than that anyway...there are tons of  technically superb and "soulish" vocalists out there but decent and original songwriters singing their own stuff? So Your Highness doesn't  blame the band but X and Y? LOL, you don't have a clue, do you? I'm not a fan, BTW.
Just a mediocre song.
 Segue wrote:
   {#Roflol}     Every time I think it's a listenable Dave Mathews song, it's Coldplay!!

 
There is no listenable DM.
Same old, same old ...
 msymmes wrote:
This is a blatant rip off of "36D" by "The Beautiful South".
 
BLATANT!! My blood is boiling.
Wait, The Beautiful what?
This is a blatant rip off of "36D" by "The Beautiful South".
 
   {#Roflol}     Every time I think it's a listenable Dave Mathews song, it's Coldplay!!
 Sasha2001 wrote:
I really like this one, and I don't care what anyone else thinks. Sometimes a song just grabs you and you don't try and find a rationalization for it. Coldplay's a "living in the moment" kind of band that way.

I agree, and I always make myself laugh when I try to sing the falsetto parts{#Laughing}
 


 bb_matt wrote:
Problem is, it sounds like music by numbers. Taking a little bit of everything successful in order to be successful. There's no depth. No meaningful artistry. No balls. Sounds like a good song, could be a good song, mimics good songs... But there's something missing... SOUL.

 
SOUL? Says a white guy from England? Come on bb_matt, give me specific examples of successful tunes that are being emulated by Coldplay in this little ditty or go home.
everybody here's dancin'...{#Bananajam}8->10
I really like this one, and I don't care what anyone else thinks. Sometimes a song just grabs you and you don't try and find a rationalization for it. Coldplay's a "living in the moment" kind of band that way.
 bb_matt wrote:
... But there's something missing... SOUL.

 
welcome to the 21st century
but i like the song anyway
it's just pop music
been a pop music fan for decades and decades
Problem is, it sounds like music by numbers. Taking a little bit of everything successful in order to be successful. There's no depth. No meaningful artistry. No balls. Sounds like a good song, could be a good song, mimics good songs... But there's something missing... SOUL.
 Rockyinmyradio wrote:
I can't seem to find this particular song on the Ghost Stories album and iTunes does not carry it either. Any way I can find this? 

 
from wiki;

The music video for "All Your Friends" was released on 7 November 2014 for the commemoration of the first World War. Although the track is not available on the standard edition of Ghost Stories, it is available on the A Sky Full of Stars EP worldwide–except for the United States were it is included on the deluxe version ofGhost Stories sold by Target. An official video for "Ghost Story" was released as a part of the "Ghost Stories Live 2014" DVD on 24 November 2014; it was uploaded on the band's official youtube channel on 9 March 2015. The video was shot in black and white, and shows the band performing the song during theirGhost Stories Tour. Similar to "All Your Friends", the song is available on the A Sky Full of Stars EP and on the Target Deluxe edition of the album is the U.S.
 Rockyinmyradio wrote:
I can't seem to find this particular song on the Ghost Stories album and iTunes does not carry it either. Any way I can find this? 

 
Why bother
I dont know what the guy singing does for a living because he isnt a singer!      I dont blame the band, I blame the management and record label.   if this poor attempt at middle of the road music wasnt so overplayed, I might have liked it.   its commercialism in music at its peak.
I can't seem to find this particular song on the Ghost Stories album and iTunes does not carry it either. Any way I can find this? 
I might repeat myself here but they have become such a commercial crap band....

I thought RP was commercial free!
I saw this fellow during the Superbowl halftime slot last weekend. Poor fellow. It looks like Chris Martin was programmed by a large corporation focus group.
Your premise is quickly proven wrong.  I have produced award winning beer from my brewery, while listening to Coldplay.  
I listen to radio paradise 80+% of the time I am in the brewery.
Bill and Rebecca play it regularly. Plenty of people don't like it. Fine. They do, and so do I.
With 8 years under our belt, many medals, and accolades, tens of thousands of gallons brewed and drunk. It would appear my yeast cells enjoy it too. {#Crown}
Grammarcop wrote:
I was talking with one of my local brewers recently. I asked him if there was connection between brewing and music, because every time I go into a brewery there's always music blaring as the brewers work. 

He explained that the music is there to encourage the beer — to give it life and an attitude. He then ran down his playlist, which was quite diverse. 

I asked him if there was a type of music that was bad for brewing and beer.

"Coldplay," he said. "Nobody ever made good beer while listening to Coldplay." 

 


I loved their first album. But after that, I can take or leave most of their songs.
 Grammarcop wrote:
 "Nobody ever made good beer while listening to Coldplay." 

 
I thought as much
I was talking with one of my local brewers recently. I asked him if there was connection between brewing and music, because every time I go into a brewery there's always music blaring as the brewers work. 

He explained that the music is there to encourage the beer — to give it life and an attitude. He then ran down his playlist, which was quite diverse. 

I asked him if there was a type of music that was bad for brewing and beer.

"Coldplay," he said. "Nobody ever made good beer while listening to Coldplay." 
 flapser wrote:
Awful. Can't believe they turned into such a horrible mediocre band.

 

Blah blah blah...
Awful. Can't believe they turned into such a horrible mediocre band.
 Floyd67 wrote:
Not on the UK album release either. You haters have really nee
d to chill. It's just music and some people like it and some don't. They have written their fair share of good tunes and not so good, but hasn't every band or musician?

  
Well said. 'In ,my place' for example, never wears out for me , with its almost Bonham like intro drums.
 



 Floyd67 wrote:
Not on the UK album release either. You haters have really need to chill. It's just music and some people like it and some don't. They have written their fair share of good tunes and not so good, but hasn't every band or musician?

 
I agree, you don't like the band, say it and move on !
 sundaze wrote:

I will join your party. 

 
Me too, but unfortunately, that won't make their music go away. PSD does :)
 jnesser wrote:
The day Cold Play announces they're breaking up, I will have a party.

 
I will join your party. 
Not on the UK album release either. You haters have really need to chill. It's just music and some people like it and some don't. They have written their fair share of good tunes and not so good, but hasn't every band or musician?
The day Cold Play announces they're breaking up, I will have a party.
 stegokitty wrote:
Yet another group that seems to be popular for the music snobs to "hate on".
I don't like everything they've done, but by and large it's memorable, fun modern pop. 

 

I like your way of thinking there steg.
 ppopp wrote:
Falsetto from hell.

 
Wasn't that one of the guys from Dante's Inferno?
 ppopp wrote:
Oh no. Not again. 
*Torches audio system* 

 
Next, would you do the same to whatever devices you post with, please?  Thanks in advance.
 stunix wrote:
Oh poop!    PSD'd from U2.   Out of the frying pan with bacon in to another frying pan with bloody chick peas.

 

...i can't tell the difference between coldplay and U2 these days...


 ppopp wrote:
Concentrated excrement.
 
Not interested in your digestive problems.
Try a laxative.
Falsetto from hell.
Coldplay in general is as interesting as a glass of skimmed milk, but they do make SOME decent songs
Here I was thinking this album was the end for them, but this is cool! Not on the U.S. album though. Is this a B-side or something?
Oh poop!    PSD'd from U2.   Out of the frying pan with bacon in to another frying pan with bloody chick peas.
 ZM_Herb wrote:

The difference being Mr. Martin and company didn't cheat to be successful. {#Ass}

 
I hear they deflated another bands bagpipes so they played out of tune so they could win a band comp 
 Sasha2001 wrote:
I submit that people dislike Chris Martin and Coldplay for the same reasons people dislike Tom Brady and his Patriots. Two blokes who are as good looking as they are have no right to be that talented.

This song is a winner, and so are the Patriots!
 
The difference being Mr. Martin and company didn't cheat to be successful. {#Ass}
Yet another group that seems to be popular for the music snobs to "hate on".
I don't like everything they've done, but by and large it's memorable, fun modern pop. 
 Poacher wrote:
Well, I like it.
A lot.
I don't subscribe to bandwagons of hate (or praise for that matter) because I don't watch TV, read magazines or papers or read reviews, I use my own ears, eyes and heart to tell me what I like.
 
I'm with you, 'Poach'...
Nothing more to add.
when he hits "disappear" it grates my eardrums more and more with every new listening....
Oh no. Not again. 
*Torches audio system* 
Concentrated excrement.
Wow, I cannot stop listening to this song, it's mesmerizing! But obviously not for everyone, and that is even more fascinating...
Images of the masses destroying this album with sledgehammers maketh me smile.
I think the frequency of play for this song should equal that of Halley's comet appearances in our solar system.
 Eric_Denison wrote:

Don't hold back.  Sort of like this song myself.

 

indeed...
 ppopp wrote:
Vomit-inducing noise, Pathetic falsetto as usual. His voice is as ugly as his face.

 
Don't hold back.  Sort of like this song myself.
 ppopp wrote:
Vomit-inducing noise, Pathetic falsetto as usual. His voice is as ugly as his face.

  My you're just a dancing ray of sunshine in this horrible world aren't you? {#Razz}

I guess you are one of those jump on the bandwagon Cold Play haters simply because you aren't a happy person and never will be.

I myself enjoy their songs, playing and singing. I suggest you go find a music group that caters to your personal attitude in life..........may I suggest  The Butthole Surfers? {#Lol}


 Sasha2001 wrote:
I submit that people dislike Chris Martin and Coldplay for the same reasons people dislike Tom Brady and his Patriots. Two blokes who are as good looking as they are have no right to be that talented.

This song is a winner, and so are the Patriots!
 
I feel like I'm down with any individual Coldplay song but the more I delve into their catalog the more I notice a sameness in tempo, vibe and style that never wavers. I have their live album and it's a concert performance that never gets really hush and never "rocks." It just....is. There's worse things to be than even-keeled but I just can't fully embrace them. So, this song is fine but compared to most of their oeuvre it's wholly unremarkable.

I can probably take 5 minutes of a Pats game too, but I wouldn't want to go to a Coldplay concert any more than I'd want to watch the Pats play a whole game. 
I submit that people dislike Chris Martin and Coldplay for the same reasons people dislike Tom Brady and his Patriots. Two blokes who are as good looking as they are have no right to be that talented.

This song is a winner, and so are the Patriots!
Anybody know the first track from Doobie Brothers - Captain and ME - called "Natural Thing"?  

Hear it in there...?  {#Wink}
 
Ethereal awareness. Angels flying all around us. Hovering protecting
Just PSD'd from this fluff to Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking.  Best radio station on the planet, without a doubt.
I'm amazed - they are still able to make a likeable song! I'd given up on that...
Vomit-inducing noise, Pathetic falsetto as usual. His voice is as ugly as his face.
I'm thinking a 6 for me. Nothing special, but it doesn't offend the ears either.
 JanzieNL wrote:
Awe crap, CP means I have to turn off RP until it is over. Its just to bad to wait thru even one song. 
 
Familiarize yourself with the PSD button; you won't have to turn off RP. 
Awe crap, CP means I have to turn off RP until it is over. Its just to bad to wait thru even one song. 
 Poacher wrote:
Well, I like it.

A lot. 

I don't subscribe to bandwagons of hate (or praise for that matter) because I don't watch TV, read magazines or papers or read reviews, I use my own ears, eyes and heart to tell me what I like. 

 
{#Clap}
You know I'm on the fence with this group...then I fall off!
{#Clap}I like this and most of the other songs on this CD. I have most of their other stuff too and since I saw them perform here a couple of years ago, I rate it as the best concert I've been to in years. I have a renewed appreciation for them.
 jagdriver wrote:
Insta-PSD.

 
same here ! The voice of the singer is just unbearable to my ears....
Not the best song on this album!
Interesting ratings spread.  The people who don't like it really don't like it.  Quite likeable for me.  7
Better than the other stuff I have heard from this album but still very ordinary.  I don't feel the need to ever hear it again that's for sure - 4.
Where can you get this song? Not on iTunes or Amazon?
Did not realize the lineage from TFF to Coldplay until this segue.

Coldplay makes great pop music.  I will just never understand the bashing they take here.  
Insta-PSD.
Well, I like it.

A lot. 

I don't subscribe to bandwagons of hate (or praise for that matter) because I don't watch TV, read magazines or papers or read reviews, I use my own ears, eyes and heart to tell me what I like. 
Oh.... Chris!!!!!

{#Rolleyes} 

Suddenly I like the song - impossible to trust me, I guess!
DISASTER - completely!
Just unbelievable and sad! 
{#Stupid} Horrible! Sounds like he's trying to torturing a goat.
 aspicer wrote:
A solid "6" - a big improvement from previous couple of albums.  I've actually heard a couple of decent songs from this one, oh - decent - make it a 5.5 then!

 
Agreed, I was a big fan of the first album; 2 and 3 were good (though we've all heard them too often), but 4 and 5 {#Stop} !
Think this a step back towards what I liked in the first place.
Horrible, horrible singing. Sounds like he's trying to annoy his listeners. Simply vile. And his falsetto's are horrendous. 
Wow. Interesting, all the hate. I guess music is in the ear of the beholder. Makes for a unique world.
Ack. You're not Eddie Vedder.
Really broken wings...
Vero, clean your ears out!
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Can't be dealing with autotune, but I would love to hear something done with this.

 
Chris broke the autotune.
 Vero_Luxemburg wrote:

Coldplay was very good. Once upon a time.... Not now
 
Spot on . . .
Wow, this is not horrible!
{#Stop}
a solid 7. a lovely melody with interesting lyrics. i could put this on "replay" and not get tired of it. well done, chris. 
terrible...

Coldplay was very good. Once upon a time.... Not now
Sounds like they've been listening to "The Joshua Tree" a bit. It's not bad per se but it does sound like somewhat of a U2 cover.

They have reached their peak. Nothing knew here.


A solid "6" - a big improvement from previous couple of albums.  I've actually heard a couple of decent songs from this one, oh - decent - make it a 5.5 then!
Chris sucks.
Their day has come and gone. I can barely handle listening to Chris anymore. (Gwyneth apparently came to the same decision.)
Can't be dealing with autotune, but I would love to hear something done with this.
Cleverly followed today by "Dear Prudence".  I like what you do RP, thanks.
It's on my cd. Got it at Target in advance. Very happy with it and them! {#Cheesygrin}
I'm so glad this bonus track made it onto RP, and I think they were fools to leave it off the album proper.  

Interesting (and non-sophmoric) lyrics, great Johnny Buckland guitar lick, a hook that I find myself singing along to long after the song is over.  This is the Coldplay I defended in the 00's as being "more than just Yellow" rather than the pop band I was embarrassed to admit liking in the '10s.