January 27, 2014 - submitted by Tahj, United States of America

Q. Oracle I have been a fan of you the first time I heard Clocks piano ballad, which,actually was about when the song was first released if I can recall. If I met Chris Martin in person I would ask him this question I'm asking you and that would be, what inspired you to make the song Clocks.

The Oracle replies:

Clocks isn't what I'd call a ballad, Tahj. I remember back in 2002 Chris mentioned that Clocks was inspired by Muse and their piano driven music of the time.
In 2008 The Independent newspaper spotlighted Clocks in its Story of the Song feature which will tell you more.