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12 May 2015 - submitted by William, United States of America

Q.  Why doesn't Chris attend to his apparently dead woman friend and simply walk past her? Also, What was the basketball game and city walking meant to symbolize? A journey with life without her in a sped up summarized way? That still then doesn't explain the ending on a mattress in a BMX park.

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12 May 2015 - submitted by Corina, Italy

Q.  Ciao Oracle!
Do you happen to know when Avicii's song Heaven (feat. Chris Martin) will be officially released ? Thank you so much !

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11 May 2015 - submitted by Diana, Colombia

Q.  One day I was listening Lost! in my iPod, and I suddenly noticed that the cover of this song is like a map (well, that's what I think it is) and it says in the background Matto Grosso, so I have two questions about this, dear Oracle:
- Do you know what Matto Grosso means?
- And if it is a real place, why does it appear in the cover of the single Lost!?
Thank you for your answer
Hope to see Coldplay here in Latin America soon.

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11 May 2015 - submitted by Jon, United Kingdom

Q.  What's the meaning of the song Ode to Deodorant?

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7 May 2015 - submitted by Aidan, New Zealand

Q.  Hi Oracle,

Who plays all the other instruments like strings on Viva la Vida for the live tours?

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7 May 2015 - submitted by Miriam, Italy

Q.  Hello Oracle,
On Wikipedia Ghost Stories there are dates of concerts in Europe ... and this was true ?
Thanks.

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7 May 2015 - submitted by Duy, Vietnam

Q.  Does the band like Sigur Ros? Because they covered Svefn-g-englar and they even sampled Takk. I love both bands so it's really nice if Coldplay like them.

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6 May 2015 - submitted by Peter, United Kingdom

Q.  Dear Oracle,
Where was this photo taken? I've seen many versions of it and am dying to know.
Thanks.
Peter.

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6 May 2015 - submitted by Vanna, Philippines

Q.  Q: Oracle, can you imagine how the guys would look like if they do a cover with matching music video of Spice Girls' song Wannabe? :D

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6 May 2015 - submitted by Noely, Argentina

Q.  Hello Oracle,
I found this and I'd like to know what is MIN. 5:22-5:25. It's the same place where was recorded the In My Place video (I'm sorry, my English is bad!)
Cheers.

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5 May 2015 - submitted by Esther, United Kingdom

Q.  In 2001 I remember seeing Coldplay play Leicester's Victoria Park as part of Radio 1's One Big Sunday. I've searched and searched for video footage of this gig as it would have been the first time I saw them live. Just wondered if you have any footage lurking about, I'd love to relive it.
I remember they played songs from Parachutes and their encore was God Put a Smile Upon Your Face. Amazing!!!
Hope you can help. x

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5 May 2015 - submitted by Ben, United States of America

Q.  Almighty Oracle,
What happened to the MX artwork after it was displayed in Camden Town? I would love to see it if it is still on display somewhere!
Thanks, Ben.

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1 May 2015 - submitted by Patrick, Ireland

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #213
I'm 27 years, never properly travelled or lived away from home. I'd love to live in a city like London for a year or at least I think I do. Is it wise at my age or should I stick to my career and save money (I'm an Environmental Health and Safety Graduate).
I also come from a Farm and always feel guilty when I'm away not helping Dad, (even though I don't really enjoy it and probably not much good at it, ha).
Anyway What do you think??

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1 May 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. I will 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

Please note the closing date is midnight Thursday 14 May, as I'll be away next week.

There's a guy who seems really interested in me, and he's kind and all, I kind of like him, but I'm not really sure if I want a relationship. However I'm 20, and I've never had a relationship before, and it just feels like once I have to have one. I have to start somewhere, and somehow it just feels very fast.
Should I try and go along with it, hoping it will actually turn out to be good, or not being sure about it should be a warning sign?
How can I know if I'm ready?
Thanks for your answer in advance, Liza, Hungary.


Look forward to reading your replies.

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30 April 2015 - submitted by Filippo, Italy

Q.  Dear Oracle, I wanted to know more about the instrumental track called Aiko which is in the Live 2012 DVD. Where does its name come from? When was it recorded? Was it released somehow? Thank you in advance.

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30 April 2015 - submitted by Brooke, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,
Was the artist who illustrated the Atlas music video the same person who illustrated the A Sky Full of Stars single art? The art styles are quite similar. Thank you!

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29 April 2015 - submitted by Guillaume, France

Q.  Dear Oracle !

On the Live 2012 Cd there is writing Charlotte.

Who is Charlotte? Why is it written on it?

Thank you !

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29 April 2015 - submitted by Ariel, Guatemala

Q.  Hi Oracle, I was wondering what were the 10 Commandments Brian Eno gave the band when they began working on MX?

Thanks, Ariel

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28 April 2015 - submitted by Jasmin, United States of America

Q.  Does Chris have an O or a circle permanently tattooed on his left hand or was it just drawn on?

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28 April 2015 - submitted by Cinthia, Argentina

Q.  HOLAA !I wanted to check, I have planned to visit Rome in May 2015, I heard that possibly would do a concert there! This is confirmed? Would be great to be on vacation in Rome and see the concert of my favorite band! Greetings from Argentina! Peace and love;)

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27 April 2015 - submitted by Tarasha, Canada

Q.  Hey, I've always been a fan of the Ghost Stories album and I absolutely love the animations. Do you know which artist designed them? Also, do you happen to know the inspiration behind them ?

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27 April 2015 - submitted by Rafael, Brazil

Q.  Hi Oracale,

I went to listen to the Viva album on Spotify and was pretty mad when the first song started playing and it wasnt't Life In Technicolor but a radio edit of Life In Technicolor ii, why is that?

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24 April 2015 - submitted by Andre, Peru

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #212
Perhaps it is not really relevant, it is important for me... I'm a very insecure and shy guy, and it is difficult for me to talk to a girl.
The point is that sometimes I fall in love with some girl I know just for a month, it seems stupid, but usually happens, the question is: Am I a womanizer? Thank you in advance.

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24 April 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 30 April.

I'm 27 years, never properly travelled or lived away from home. I'd love to live in a city like London for a year or at least I think I do. Is it wise at my age or should I stick to my career and save money (I'm an Environmental Health and Safety Graduate).
I also come from a Farm and always feel guilty when I'm away not helping Dad, (even though I don't really enjoy it and probably not much good at it, ha).
Anyway What do you think??
Patrick, Ireland.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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23 April 2015 - submitted by Laurie, Canada

Q.  Hey Oracle, Hope you are doing great! A good while back you answered a question with regards to a video of The Scientist, performed at Glastonbury 2005. The band as you recall took crowd pics after the song.
Any ideas what sites they may have shown up on, would really love to see them.

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23 April 2015 - submitted by Frank , Germany

Q.  Why I can't find a Miracle Promo CD?

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22 April 2015 - submitted by Alice, Brazil

Q.  Dear Oracle,
Once my physics teacher quoted Coldplay in the classroom and said that Chris had some sort of training, diploma in Arts. That's right?

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22 April 2015 - submitted by Eric, United States of America

Q.  Can anyone identify the font used in the intro titles for the Paradise music video? It's the same font that the current Parlophone logo uses. I'm not sure if the crooked O's are part of the font or have been tweaked. Thanks!

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21 April 2015 - submitted by Sigrid, Chile

Q.  Q. Hey Oracle. Is the band celebrates anniversaries Coldplay? And whether celebrates how does the place?

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21 April 2015 - submitted by Abdulaziz, Kuwait

Q.  Hi Oracle!

Actually I heard the song Idiot
Which the band sang live at Sydney. I really loved the song so much and I wonder if the band even thinking about releasing it. And if not why?

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21 April 2015 - submitted by John, United States of America

Q.  Hello, I am a huge fan of Coldplay and I would like to do guitar covers of some of their songs like Don't Panic, White Shadows, and Square One (I would have the recordings playing as I play)... However I recently learned about the copyright laws of YouTube and would like to avoid any copyright. So I guess what I am asking is whether I am allowed to do this, and if not, then how do I get permission.

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20 April 2015 - submitted by Marcela, Brazil

Q.  Hi, dear Oracle !! I have this question that keeps me wondering all the time, it's about the clothes that the band wears. My question is: who decides the kind of clothes they will gonna wear on tour and how are they made.
Thank you very very much!

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20 April 2015 - submitted by Aimee, Ireland

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I've just been wondering, who made the puppets of the boys in the Life In Technicolor ii music video?

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20 April 2015 - submitted by Luis, Puerto Rico

Q.  Dear Oracle,
Do you know where I can find a Paradise elephant costume?
Many thanks in advance! ;)

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17 April 2015 - submitted by Samuel, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #211
I have this friend. She hates my guts now. She won't talk to me at all. We were best friends. She said she doesn't have a reason why she hates me... I'm crushed and I've been listening to Warning Sign a lot now. What do I do? I see her 6 times a week.

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17 April 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 for 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 23 April.

Perhaps it is not really relevant, it is important for me... I'm a very insecure and shy guy, and it is difficult for me to talk to a girl.
The point is that sometimes I fall in love with some girl I know just for a month, it seems stupid, but usually happens, the question is: Am I a womanizer? Thank you in advance.
Andre, Peru.



Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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16 April 2015 - submitted by Anasshoumane, United Kingdom

Q.  @anasshoumane via twitter
In the intro of AIMH and outro of O, before Apple starts singing Don't Ever Let Go, what is the choir singing?

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16 April 2015 - submitted by Sally, United Kingdom

Q.  Do you know if Chris still owns the raincoat he wore in yellow, it's my favourite song and I just always wondered?

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16 April 2015 - submitted by Abdul, United Kingdom

Q.  I plan going on a trip on my own before I head to college. Is it ok that I want to do it alone and see new people. Is that bad?

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15 April 2015 - submitted by Saryu, India

Q.  Hi Oracle, I wanted to ask you whether the book they show in the video of Life in Technicolor ii really exists? Is yes, where can I get it from? I hope you answer my question, I have been thinking about that for a while now.
Lots of love.

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15 April 2015 - submitted by Marie, United States of America

Q.  I found this video online:

Is it just me or is a Chris walking out and a Chris looking back somewhere around 3:12 at the same time? How is this? Was the walking out part edited in?
Thanks, Marie.

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14 April 2015 - submitted by Dana, United States of America

Q.  Hello All Knowledgeable Oracle! It would be such an honor if you would answer my question I give to you...
I came across this song called Light Through The Veins by John Hopkins on one of my iTunes radios. When I first heard it, it sounded awfully like the beginning of Life In Technicolor. It basically has the same exact notes as the beginning of the boys song, which is kind of frustrating to me. Do you have an explanation for this, dear Oracle? Did John Hopkins pull a Vanilla Ice on Coldplay? Or is this just a remix of some sort?
Thank you! I wish you a wonderful day.

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14 April 2015 - submitted by Lorenzo, Italy

Q.  Hi Oracle, do you think that relationhips between two people with a large age difference (over 20 years) can stand?

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13 April 2015 - submitted by Peter, United Kingdom

Q.  Did Tim Wheeler of Ash really play guitar on 1.36? If so what part?

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13 April 2015 - submitted by Hillary, Uganda

Q.  How can I get my hands on some items from the store like the tea mugs and shirts Oracle?

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13 April 2015 - submitted by Aaron, Ireland

Q.  Hello Oracle,
I've written to you before but none of my questions have ever been answered :(
So, I was wondering why do the band not play many songs from X&Y live? The album is certainly a fan favorite and I know many other Coldplay fans would like to hear the songs be played live!
All the best,
Aaron

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10 April 2015 - submitted by Amber, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #212
A dear friend of mine passed away last year in May at the very young age of 19. Rather than being distraught on the anniversary of his death, I'm hoping to do something special to celebrate his life. Do you have any suggestions? I'm currently in Sydney, Australia and he loved the mountains, good beer, and adventure, if that helps. I'm just not sure what to do and I need ideas because the last thing he'd want is for me to spend the day grieving in my room.
I appreciate your advice.

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10 April 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 16 April.

I have this friend. She hates my guts now. She won't talk to me at all. We were best friends. She said she doesn't have a reason why she hates me... I'm crushed and I've been listening to Warning Sign a lot now. What do I do? I see her 6 times a week. Samuel. USA.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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9 April 2015 - submitted by Augustin, Mexico

Q.  I want a shirt with the cover of Mylo Xyloto
Agustin

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9 April 2015 - submitted by Fran, France

Q.  Congratulations for your Webby Award nominations. I have voted for you.
Will we see more interactive videos in the future?
Bisous.

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