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30 January 2015 - submitted by Dani, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #202
For all my life, I remember I found love to be the most important thing in our lives. I even thought it was the point of life, and I do not mean it in a mate and reproduce kind of way. I literally thought the point to live was to find our soul mate. Yea, I'm a bit of a romantic. Well, I also believed to be in love with someone you had to feel certain ways. For example: be mesmerized by your partners eyes, be dazed whenever you kiss, and so on. Though, one of the biggest things I believed about true love was that if you are truly in love, you could not thing of another in a romantic way. Having that idea in my head, justified cheating on my previous partners countless times. It meant, to me, that we were not meant to be. At this moment in my, I am currently in a relationship. We entered this relationship on the first day we met in person ( I admit that it was dumb), and it has been six months from then. Now this is where the problem is. I know for a fact I am in love with him, but I must confess I looked at another in the same way. I did not cheat, and I honestly believe that I wouldn't cheat on him. The idea of cheating on him just sounds horrible to me. So I guess the question is: can it be true love even though you glance at another?

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30 January 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 5 February.

My girlfriend has broken up with me. Coldplay's music was always very special for our relationship. As I won't stop fighting for her, I am willing to do everything for us. As she keeps on blocking me, I need to do something special for her to show her that I really need her.
Thanking you so much in advance!
Michael, UK.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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29 January 2015 - submitted by Mac, New Zealand

Q.  At the end of the DVD Live 2012, after the credits, an audio clip of Chris is heard. He is talking about how great it would be if chocolate buttons were good for you. Was this impromptu or staged, and was it done just for the film or was it recorded earlier?

Thanks
Mac

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29 January 2015 - submitted by Karolyn, Ecuador

Q.  Hello:)
The other day I was playing this game called Fill Me Coldplay Edition, where you have to guess the Coldplay song. But the song title "Xandy" came out and I have never heard about this song. Is that really a Coldplay song? Thanks, love you.

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28 January 2015 - submitted by Tom , United States of America

Q.  I stumbled across a video from 2005 in Toronto of an acoustic session of Chris and Jonny for the radio station The Edge. In it a man said he was being charged with a felony for blocking the sidewalk without a permit. Could you elaborate or explain what happened that day?

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28 January 2015 - submitted by Jake, United States of America

Q.  Why do you answer questions that are easily "googleable" instead of answering bizarre/ original/ questions with no answer online?

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27 January 2015 - submitted by Callum , United Kingdom

Q.  Heyy Oracle,

I seem to remember around the time X & Y came out I saw a music video about two manakins, one a man and one a women and one of them was "fixing" the other. I'm sure I can remember it being for Fix You but obviously it's not the official video. I was wondering if it's maybe a video used by music channels before the release of the official video or if it is for a completely different song?
Thanks in advance
Callum.

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27 January 2015 - submitted by Jessica, South Africa

Q.  Has Coldplay ever played in South Africa?

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26 January 2015 - submitted by Alejandro, Mexico

Q.  Oracle Hello!
I'm a big fan of Coldplay and a long time ago I read that the main influence of Chris is Travis. My question is:
Ever Chris or the band has done some cover Travis at some concert or recording?
Thank you.
Alex.

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26 January 2015 - submitted by Victoria, Lithuania

Q.  Hello! Can you share your best moments of being Oracle?

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22 January 2015 - submitted by Amber, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #201
I and my creative endeavors have been rejected quite a bit throughout my life and I've had trouble moving on from the rejection. I'm wondering how to keep believing in myself, despite the opposition? How do I stay confident?

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22 January 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 29 January.

For all my life, I remember I found love to be the most important thing in our lives. I even thought it was the point of life, and I do not mean it in a mate and reproduce kind of way. I literally thought the point to live was to find our soul mate. Yea, I'm a bit of a romantic. Well, I also believed to be in love with someone you had to feel certain ways. For example: be mesmerized by your partners eyes, be dazed whenever you kiss, and so on. Though, one of the biggest things I believed about true love was that if you are truly in love, you could not thing of another in a romantic way. Having that idea in my head, justified cheating on my previous partners countless times. It meant, to me, that we were not meant to be. At this moment in my, I am currently in a relationship. We entered this relationship on the first day we met in person ( I admit that it was dumb), and it has been six months from then. Now this is where the problem is. I know for a fact I am in love with him, but I must confess I looked at another in the same way. I did not cheat, and I honestly believe that I wouldn't cheat on him. The idea of cheating on him just sounds horrible to me. So I guess the question is: can it be true love even though you glance at another? Dani. USA.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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22 January 2015 - submitted by Bigo, Turkey

Q.  Hey Oracle,
Is Phil Harvey being in the studio with Coldplay?
And also is he writing songs or playing instruments?

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22 January 2015 - submitted by Abdul, United States of America

Q.  Is it bad not to have friends in high school. I mean I had friends in High School but we kinda moved on from each other. Now, I want to move on too and meet new people in college. Is that bad?

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22 January 2015 - submitted by Pat, United States of America

Q.  Didn't Anchorman tweet a picture of Phil in a Koala suit at the ASFOS music video shoot in Australia? He doesn't make it into the actual video, does he?

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21 January 2015 - submitted by Tyler B, United States of America

Q.  Hey Oracle,

My question for you today is: How do the band decide when it will be just Chris or the whole band while performing somewhere? For instance, Chris performed by himself at this year's Hope for Haiti but they have played at some benefit concerts all together.

Thanks!

Tyler B.

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21 January 2015 - submitted by Kim, Canada

Q.  Why are there no lyrics posted for the bonus tracks on Ghost Stories? Any chance they could be?

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21 January 2015 - submitted by Abdul, United States of America

Q.  Has Coldplay ever played in New Jersey?

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20 January 2015 - submitted by Josselyn, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,

So for the longest time, Coldplay has been the biggest influence in my life. The band members, the music, the fandom; all of it just brings me this sense of belonging and inspiration. I desperately want to tell them what they mean to me. Therefore, I ask you this: if there is an email address, or a postal address I can use to contact the band?

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20 January 2015 - submitted by Francesca, Italy

Q.  Why don't Coldplay put the lyrics in the album booklets???

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20 January 2015 - submitted by Brooke , Canada

Q.  Hey Oracle!
I was wondering why the Coldplay website got rid of the gallery of Coldplay fan art? it was my favorite thing about the site! I was hoping to put in my own art!
Thanks! love Brooke

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19 January 2015 - submitted by Gene, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle,
I have recently found the Coldplay song called Ode to Deodorant. I was wondering where I would be able to buy a copy as I really enjoy the song.
Thanks!

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19 January 2015 - submitted by Mike, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi!
As you know I'm running the campaign to get Chris honoured by his home city of Exeter. I was interviewed by the local paper and the reporter is a friend of Chris's parents. He told me that before the guys made it big they actually played a gig at a local garden centre in Exeter as Chris's parents were friends with the owners!!
The garden centre is called Bernaville Nurseries and the guys played there for the 'grand opening'
Is this story true?

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19 January 2015 - submitted by Nela, Serbia

Q.  Dear Oracle, I stubled upon your post which says that Coldplay had a song titled Called Me, way back when they were Spectoralz and that another artist recorded it under his name. Maybe I have gotten that all wrong, but could you tell me which artist? I would really like to hear that song. Thanks! One more thing, Serbia LOVES Coldplay. It would be awesome if they would choose to come here one day. Fingers crossed! :) Cheers!

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16 January 2015 - submitted by Anonymous, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #200
I am currently suffering with depression. Often when I am going through a tough spot I don't know who to turn to and often wish I had some sort of chat room to access. Could you help me to find a website in which this would be possible? Thank you.

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16 January 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 22 January.

I and my creative endeavors have been rejected quite a bit throughout my life and I've had trouble moving on from the rejection. I'm wondering how to keep believing in myself, despite the opposition? How do I stay confident? Amber.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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14 January 2015 - submitted by Luisa , Brazil

Q.  Hi there Oracle! I'd like to know which country had the most numbers of Coldplay's concert and also if there is any song that had never been played live, is there? Thanks so much for your time!

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14 January 2015 - submitted by Javier, Spain

Q.  Hello Oracle:

I miss the old days when Coldplay released their singles on vinyl and B-sides were non-LP songs, which were absolutely incredible, such as One I Love, Gravity, For You... I was wondering why they don't do this anymore?

Thank you

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13 January 2015 - submitted by Ethan, United States of America

Q.  Hello Oracle!
Happy belated New Year to you:)
I was wondering, when Chris records his vocal parts does he play along with an instrument? Or does he sing them with the music playing behind him?
Thanks so much, hope you have a wonderful day!
Ethan :)

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13 January 2015 - submitted by Stephanie, Ecuador

Q.  Dear Oracle? I was searching for so long the Mylo Xyloto comic but I can't find it. Can you tell me where I can find it or something?

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12 January 2015 - submitted by Ellie, United Kingdom

Q.  I have just received a coldplayground magazine issue dated October 2000 as part of my birthday present from my friend. It says that coldplayground is the 'official coldplay fanclub' so I tried searching for them on Twitter but wasn't able to find anything... Is this fanclub still around?

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12 January 2015 - submitted by Amber , United Kingdom

Q.  Oracle!

Yesterday I had the great fortune of getting a beautiful little lhasa apso dog! She's got a great personality, very docile and kind but we have one issue! We can't name her!

She thinks she's very regal so we were thinking of something like Jemima but we're not sure!

Help me name my dog, please? it would save me wracking my brains even more!

Thanks.

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9 January 2015 - submitted by Joel, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #199
I'm in a very difficult position being seniors in high school - we are almost going into the real world. I am honestly scared, I know what I want to do but it's relying on one thing and if I don't make it I'm scared I'm not gonna be able to do anything.
Have you ever felt like this if so how did you deal with it?

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9 January 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 15 January.

I am currently suffering with depression. Often when I am going through a tough spot I don't know who to turn to and often wish I had some sort of chat room to access. Could you help me to find a website in which this would be possible? Thank you. Anonymous, UK.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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8 January 2015 - submitted by Ekuna, Georgia

Q.  Hello Oracle!
A long time ago I found somewhere how to read or write something in X&Y style. Can you tell me where to learn it?
Thank you.

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8 January 2015 - submitted by Akshay , India

Q.  I'm a beginner singer-songwriter with nothing else but a YouTube video with around 300 views. I want to be a great artist but when I look at my songs I don't like them, I feel wish I was as talented as Coldplay. I just want to know how Coldplay does it how you write such beautiful songs what things inspire you how you have such a beautiful imagination? Sometimes I feel my music is meaningless and self-centered, sometimes I feel to quit bit I don't want to quit music is the reason I live it's the only that makes me feel alive and I think about whole day whole night. What should I do. How can I live my dream?

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7 January 2015 - submitted by Sarah , United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle,
I know that Chris writes most of his music in the middle of the night. How does he function with such little sleep? He's always so energized and upbeat!
Cheers,
Sarah

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7 January 2015 - submitted by Stefanie, Germany

Q.  Hello dear Oracle,
I was at the Coldplay show in Munich and it was absolutely amazing. Were you there as well?
I heard that the setlist was scrapped minutes before the show. You know what changes have been made and what were the reasons for the changes?
Don't get me wrong, I loved every song on the setlist played! :)
All the best.

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7 January 2015 - submitted by Sanjit, United Arab Emirates

Q.  Hey Oracle,
I am one of the class representatives of my high school class, and I know that it is a long shot, but our grade would like to have one of the band members come to our school and speak at our graduation as our commencement speaker. I know that it is highly unlikely this will happen, but some great people once said that if you never try, you'll never know :). How would I even go about trying to organize this? Who do I contact? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yours truly,
Sanjit.

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6 January 2015 - submitted by Nathalia, Brazil

Q.  Hello!
I saw on the internet a Matt McGinn's book called Zycie w Trasie. I thought it was the same as I have, but the cover is different...
Could you tell me if it is the same book?

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6 January 2015 - submitted by Millie , United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle,
I read something saying that every celebrity had a different job before they became famous. I was wondering if the guys did?
Thank you and a Happy New Year!
From Millie:)

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5 January 2015 - submitted by Abdulaziz, Kuwait

Q.  Hi Oracle!
Did Steve Jobs was really a Coldplay fan?

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5 January 2015 - submitted by Ellie, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello Oracle, I'm curious about the song Yes. Who played the violin in that song?

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2 January 2015 - submitted by Emily, Mexico

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #198
What do you think is the most important thing in life?? What keeps you going, what is the thing that makes life worth living? I've been depressed since a long time ago and I think I don't have idea of what makes life worth living and I'd like to ask you for some advice. Take care.

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2 January 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 8 January.

I'm in a very difficult position being seniors in high school - we are almost going into the real world. I am honestly scared, I know what I want to do but it's relying on one thing and if I don't make it I'm scared I'm not gonna be able to do anything.
Have you ever felt like this if so how did you deal with it? Joel, USA.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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31 December 2014 - submitted by Aal, Canada

Q.  Hi Oracle, What would be the best way to send fan mail to the bandmembers?
Thanks :)

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31 December 2014 - submitted by Bigo, Turkey

Q.  Hey Oracle,
What does it mean "credo elvem etiam vivere"- who I've seen on Christmas Lights music video?

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30 December 2014 - submitted by Miranda, United States of America

Q.  Chris has said many times that Paradise was originally written for the winner's original song on X Factor but the band decided to keep it. Did he go on to write the winner's song for the show? If so, what is the title of that song and can we find it on YouTube?

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30 December 2014 - submitted by Sean, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello Oracle, how do you do? My question is one I have been thinking about for a while, if a band or an artist (say Coldplay) release a song, a studio version, and afterwards it's played live but they tweak it or add something to it or change it in some way that they and the fans love, would they ever re record it or re release it with the changes added? I say this because I would love to hear a studio version of Another's Arms where the guitar is more prominent much like when it's played live.

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29 December 2014 - submitted by Amena , United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,
I was trying to design a shirt from the custom merch page but there was no option for a long sleeve shirt. So I decided to just make my own shirt on another custom shirt design website where they offered a long sleeve shirt. The design I'm thinking is the 6 album cover side by side in a horizontal row and small text underneath that said Coldplay. Would you think that is a problem regarding copyright restrictions? (I mean the website said to respect the rights of others but I mean I just want a cool Coldplay shirt).
Thank you!

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