Happy Birthday! Thanks for being there for me through thick
and thin. We definitely have our problems, but overall you
treat me well, and I appreciate that. To celebrate your
birthday, Iím going to let you in on a secret. Itís pretty
embarrassing, so lean in close and be honored that Iím
I love Coldplay.
Iím sorry, I do. I donít care how many punk points I just
lost. Fine, take away my studded vest and 7" collection.
Iíll be sitting in a corner blissed out on piano.
Itís easily to casually enjoy the big singles. However,
getting in depth into their catalog is really rewarding,
because every song seems like it could be a single. Yes,
they are giant anthemic arena rock. Yes, they are
inoffensive. But I find myself feeling physically lost in
their music in an incredible way. They have the kind of
melodies that surround you as you listen.
This may sound odd, but when I close my eyes and listen to
Coldplay on good headphones, it's the same rush and loss of
reality that I experience when I am in the pit at a hardcore
The song that got me serious about Coldplay is Warning
Sign. Itís actually one of their simpler efforts, but
they somehow manage to completely mimic the action and
emotion of sighing, in a song. I know that doesnít make
sense yet, but listen to it and tell me you donít hear an
audible sigh from those guitars. I will stand by this track
until you donít even want to be my friend anymore.
- Warning Sign:
One of their latest singles, Paradise, has also been
in heavy rotation for me lately. Itís rather majestic and
more than a little dreamy. The group vocals get me every
So America, darling, I hope you appreciated this tidbit.
Hey, itís July 4th. Iím gonna go celebrate my right to talk
about Coldplay when everyone wants me to stop, cause itís a
free country! BOOYAH.
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