June 10, 2014 - submitted by Maria, Venezuela

Q. Hey, O!
Why Harmless isn't part of Parachutes? It's a really great song, it should've been on the album. Greetings from Venezuela!!!


The Oracle replies:

Harmless wasn't actually written then; it was written after during the AROBTTH era.
Many songs were written for that album (and subsequent ones) that didn't make it.
There can be different reasons why these tracks don't make the album - including but not limited to - it doesn't fit the style, it's not good enough, it was ear-marked for a b side, it was written too late or the band (& their inner circle) don't agree on its inclusion.