May 3, 2013 - submitted by Aura, Mexico

Q. TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #118
If you had to dedicate a song to Coldplay, what would it be and why?


The Oracle replies:

I was thinking along the lines of any song that had lyrics to sum up how my life changed from the moment I saw them. I then realized that it would one of the band's songs would be perfect. Bigger Stronger will always be the song for me that changed my life... and theirs. I therefore dedicate it to the boys. Cheers!
Over to you.

Out of all the inspirational songs that exist, I would dedicate Perfect by P!nk to Coldplay as the lyrics relate to them so much. When critics arise they always just take it on the chin and never give up. They once said that; “There comes a point where you just accept that whatever you do, someone will like or hate it, so it's extremely liberating. We are incredibly blessed that we are 12 years in, allowed to make whatever we want to make. That's extraordinary. Even in the film world you can't do that. Only a few people can do that.” These words just sum them up as my role models. They have taught me to pursue my dreams and do what I love no matter what people say, which is what I think the message behind these lyrics sends out to everyone.
Coldplay have doubted themselves many times in the past, especially Chris, and they are definitely not a “shit Radiohead” but are in fact just as good or even better - not to criticise Radiohead that is. P!nk is another favourite artist of mine and I think she has put so much passion and heart into this song as Coldplay do with their numerous hits, so I think this song is definitely suited as a dedication to them.
Coldplay is and always will be my favourite band and they are definitely “perfect to me”. Sarah.


I would love to dedicate one of their songs to them actually, which is 'Till Kingdom Come. I love to dedicate it because of many reasons which of that I really am willing to wait forever for their come. I feel so safe and sound when I just play this song while thinking about them. I never hated anything about them and to me they're perfect. I really would love if they notice my, until now, unexplained existence. Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me. Solaf.

What a great question! Well after a bit of thought and a very long scroll through my iTunes the song I have chosen is I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack. I have picked it because fame and fortune are fleeting and often wreak havoc with good people. The message in the song is about always keeping perspective with regard to who we are. It's the best gift I can convey to these four who have brightened my life by their wonderful music, may it never end! Cheers, Laurie.

I would dedicate the song Raise Your Glass by P!nk to all the members of Coldplay and to their fans. This song is about celebrating your uniqueness and not worrying about what the “cool people” think. Sometimes the band and their fans take a lot of flak for loving their music, but that’s OK. We can be “all wrong in all the right ways” together, and I embrace that! Buffi, United States.

Hello paisana! I believe you're asking which Coldplay song I would dedicate and to whom, right? Well, I think all depends on the situation.
There're so many Coldplay songs I would dedicate not only to a (hopefully someday) girlfriend, but to friends, family and myself. Love songs such as Yellow, 'Til Kingdom Come, The Scientist, The Hardest Part; motivational songs such as Don't Let it Break Your Heart, Proof; cheering songs such as Charlie Brown and Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, and so on...
Again, it all depends on the situation, the mood I'm in and the interpretation I'm giving to the lyrics. Saludos! Lalo.


If I could chose a song to dedicate to Coldplay it would definitely be One I love because well... I love them! I have been a huge fan for over a year now, but it feels like so much longer! They gave me hope and shined a light when I was lost. If I'm ever sad I can always count on Jonny, Guy, Chris, and Will to cheer me up. Thats why Coldplay is the One I love :)
Keep Coldplaying, Meghan, GA.

My dedication: At My Most Beautiful - REM. Because when I listen to Coldplay, I'm at my most beautiful. Michelle.

Wow thats an interesting question. I could probably dedicate several of their own songs to them (like ETIAW), but I think I'll pick one that isn't theirs. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin would be a good one. It accurately describes the way I feel Coldplay have saved most of my days from being completely terrible, to being enjoyable. Sometimes just playing Politik or Paradise incredibly loud in my room will keep me from feeling lousy, not to mention this website and its support. Coldplay have been such a comfort during the hardest part of my life so far. I feel that I've grown a lot, and generally feel that there is hope for the future. They might not know it, but the band have helped me not only confront my own emotions but make me feel confident enough to believe that I can overcome them. So thanks guys. Love, Darem.

If I had to dedicate a song to Coldplay, it would be: Bruises by Chairlft because I'd do ANYTHING for them and also coz it's the 1st song which came to my mind and I REALLY LOVE it. Delphine, France.

A few years ago I met this friend on the internet. We hit it off well from the start. I talked to her lots over the course of a few years. She was my best friend on the internet. A really great person to know. It was weird though, we only talked on an IM service, we never thought of adding each other on Facebook or anything. One day we were having a meaningful conversation, about someone I was fighting with. I remember her say, "As the lyrics of Viva la Vida suggest, his castle stands upon pillars of salt and sand". I thought, wow, what powerful lyrics. So I looked up the song, and I listened to the lyrics properly. It was from then on that I loved Coldplay. She was the one that got me into Coldplay! One day I realized she hadn't been on IM in over a week. A month went by, still nothing. I had no idea where she was. I was confused. I knew she worked for a computer security company on the internet, so I emailed them asking where she was. I found it strange when I got a reply from someone high-up in the company asking "the nature of my inquiry". When I sent back saying I was a friend of hers, I got a reply saying she had taken her life a month ago. He told me her mother had contacted him telling him. I couldn't believe it. I still can't. I was shattered. I still go on the IM sometimes, just hoping she will sign in. I dedicate Viva la Vida to my friend Meghan. RIP. Jayden.

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