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31 March 2015 - submitted by Maedeh, Iran

Q.  Would you please share a download link to ALL the released handwritten lyrics sheets? I'm sure so many Coldplayers would love to have copies of them.

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31 March 2015 - submitted by Erin M, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle!

I have a question about U2s new album cover for Songs of Innocence. When it was first released, it was a picture of a record wrapped in paper. Now, it's two men. Do you know the story behind this?

Thanks!

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30 March 2015 - submitted by Jinafer, United States of America

Q.  Hello Oracle and to every Coldplayer on earth!
My question is:
What model is the BMW driven by Chris in the music video The Scientist?
A few years ago I read that the car was an 1985 model. Then I discovered another website declaring the vehicle a 1987!

So now I am a bit confused! I want to purchase the same model car for myself one day. ;) And I want the correct model!
Thanks so much.

Devout Coldplayer forever,
Jin.

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30 March 2015 - submitted by Saurav, India

Q.  Hello Dear Oracle,
Is there an official video for A Warning Sign from AROBTTH? I request you to make one if there isn't one.
Thanks,
Cheers from India.

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30 March 2015 - submitted by Maritza , United States of America

Q.  Hello mighty Oracle,
So I was watching a music video of Arctic Monkeys called Fluorescent Adolescent and I noticed that the place where they filmed it looked very similar to the place where Every Teardrop is a Waterfall was taken place.
Is it the same one?
Thanks from Maritza.

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27 March 2015 - submitted by Ryan, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #210
At the moment I am dealing with some problems I have been having with my partner for two years now but sometimes I feel like it's not going where I want it to.
Recently I've met this one girl who is really sweet and kind.
The dilemma is who do I choose and why my partner blames me for a lot of silly mistakes and really loses her cool sometimes? What if this new girl is the same and then I'm left alone and unhappy?

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27 March 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 2 April.

So, a couple years back I was on a hike with a bunch of friends. One of my friends fell, she nearly went off the cliff but I was right there so she grabbed onto me and I got her onto ground. I was foolish. All I said was, "you okay?", but then I just sorta continued on. I was dumb to not realize that she was on her own. She lives in Utah now, far as you can see around where I live. Last Summer she was visiting, I found out that she was crying alone on that hike after. Scared to death. I can't live with myself now. I feel responsible for her. The fact that we don't keep in touch hurts me. I want to be like her best friend, I have this need to protect her. I am a musician and I've written songs for her but I don't know the best way to make these songs or what to do with them so she could realize how much I care and want to be her friend. So who do I turn to? Well, who else? The masters of music, Coldplay. I was just hoping to get advice from The Oracle to get me out of this Ghost Story.
Just a Ghost, France.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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26 March 2015 - submitted by Cheryl, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle,

I am an avid badge collector, and have looked everywhere for a love badge that Chris has been wearing over the past 12 months, it's drivng me insane trying to find one any ideas where I can purchase one?

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26 March 2015 - submitted by Margalita, Georgia

Q.  Dear Oracle,

How can I get over the feeling that I'm never good enough?

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26 March 2015 - submitted by Brandon, United States of America

Q.  On the Ghost Stories Live 2014 DVD, are all the songs performed on the televised concert included, or just the Ghost Stories songs only?

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25 March 2015 - submitted by Paddy, Ireland

Q.  Visiting London for the weekend and hope to check out some famous music pubs/venues in Camden.
I know Coldplay played Dublin Castle and Dingwalls back in the day.
Can you name me some other venues they played back in the early days?
Thanks
Pat from Ireland.

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25 March 2015 - submitted by Faye, Australia

Q.  Hey hey hey,
Is the globe sitting on the amp in the Shiver video the same one from the Parachutes album cover?

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24 March 2015 - submitted by Amelia, United Kingdom

Q.  Dear Oracle,

Do you know where I could download the song 2000 Miles?

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24 March 2015 - submitted by Joshua, Indonesia

Q.  I'm choosing a pet right now. I'm wondering which one is cuter, an iguana or hamster?

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23 March 2015 - submitted by Brian, United States of America

Q.  I'm trying to purchase the song Gravity but can't find it anywhere. I'm told it's on the Talk single but I still have not been able to find a version with Gravity. Can you point me in the right direction?

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23 March 2015 - submitted by Santa, Christmas Island

Q.  Where was the Shiver video shot?

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20 March 2015 - submitted by Anonymous, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #209
Lately my mental health hasn't been great - and when I say lately I mean for a period of about 5 or 6 weeks. It's started to show through in social situations and I've had a few embarrassing moments out and about where I've simply been too overwhelmed by everything. I'm a very passive person, and so it's been hard to explain or let people know, or even see how I'm feeling. However, this isn't what worries me the most.
My best friend suffers from anxiety, and has gone through some rough patches before, meaning whenever an incident or anything occurs I'm instantly compared to her, and told to just "stop it", because I don't have to be like that.
It's true, and I feel really awful and selfish because I can't control it and she has it worse than me. I'm just not really sure what to do, but I need to do something soon. I've been constantly feeling guilty about it and need advice. What should I do?

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20 March 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 26 March.

At the moment I am dealing with some problems I have been having with my partner for two years now but sometimes I feel like it's not going where I want it to.
Recently I've met this one girl who is really sweet and kind.
The dilemma is who do I choose and why my partner blames me for a lot of silly mistakes and really loses her cool sometimes? What if this new girl is the same and then I'm left alone and unhappy?
Ryan. UK.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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19 March 2015 - submitted by Maria Isabel, Dominican Republic

Q.  Hey! I was wondering, is there any kind of Coldplay museum or exhibition? If so, where? Thanks :)

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19 March 2015 - submitted by Janvi , India

Q.  Hey Oracle,
How many concerts did you attend while the band was touring for Ghost Stories ?

Love.

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18 March 2015 - submitted by Sarah, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,
What are the guys work schedules like? Do they only work Monday-Friday with weekends off like most workers or do they work on the weekends too? Or is it random?
Thanks!

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18 March 2015 - submitted by Guillaume, France

Q.  Dear Oracle !

I am looking for a poster with the dates of the GS tour sold by merchandising during the concerts at the Royal Albert Hall do you know or could I find it?

Thank you !

France love Coldplay

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17 March 2015 - submitted by Carlos, United States of America

Q.  How was A Rush of Blood to the Head album art and singles made?

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17 March 2015 - submitted by Jonathan, United States of America

Q.  If I was to make a parody of a Coldplay song, could I 'steal' an instrumental version of the song off Youtube and then sing to it or do I need to play all the music on an instrument as well?

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16 March 2015 - submitted by Andrew, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi, did you guys think about having a small concert in UCL? (Like in the main quads :D)
I am a fan of you guys, and is at UCL for a term time exchange :D
Would be grateful even if I am only getting an answer.

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16 March 2015 - submitted by Anna, United States of America

Q.  Mighty Oracle,
Why does the website say you can Ghost Stories on Google Play to celebrate it's third birthday when it's not even a year old?
Thanks

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13 March 2015 - submitted by Kamili, Croatia

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #208
How do you deal with your past? Lately I've been thinking about some memories wondering what would it be like now if it was different before? It's not that I blame myself because there's nothing I could've done as a child. As an adult, now I do everything that I can and wish but I regret about some things and way of living that didn't depend on me. I know that there's no going back, there's only present, but what do you do with emotions about past and wishing to turn back time and make things different? Do you think it's a destiny and there were no other options? Thanks for your replies! Love to all.

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13 March 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 19 March.

Lately my mental health hasn't been great - and when I say lately I mean for a period of about 5 or 6 weeks. It's started to show through in social situations and I've had a few embarrassing moments out and about where I've simply been too overwhelmed by everything. I'm a very passive person, and so it's been hard to explain or let people know, or even see how I'm feeling. However, this isn't what worries me the most.
My best friend suffers from anxiety, and has gone through some rough patches before, meaning whenever an incident or anything occurs I'm instantly compared to her, and told to just "stop it", because I don't have to be like that.
It's true, and I feel really awful and selfish because I can't control it and she has it worse than me. I'm just not really sure what to do, but I need to do something soon. I've been constantly feeling guilty about it and need advice. What should I do? Anonymous, UK.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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12 March 2015 - submitted by Latifa, Bahrain

Q.  How is album artwork chosen?

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12 March 2015 - submitted by Janvi, India

Q.  Dear Oracle,
I was watching this Coldplay Mylo tour live documentary and in the end they play a song in Chris' voice. Please tell me which song is that ?

Love.

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11 March 2015 - submitted by Ralph, United States of America

Q.  Happy Hump Day!

I remember you saying (at least I believe it was you) that some of Viva was recorded "under the influence" (of hypnotics). Was The Escapist one of those songs?

Thank you in advance,
Ralph C.

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11 March 2015 - submitted by Luu, Vietnam

Q.  When did The Oracle start? And where did the idea of it come from?

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10 March 2015 - submitted by James, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello! I was watching the 60 minutes special on Coldplay and towards the end Chris starts playing Christmas Lights. However, it is a completely different version so my question to you is - is this version available or will it ever see the light of day? It sounded great!!


Thanks!

James from East Kilbride, Scotland

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10 March 2015 - submitted by Isabelle, Netherlands

Q.  Dear Oracle,

I have some questions about the unreleased album back in 2010: What were the names of the songs on it? Did the album have a title? Did it have any artwork? And if so, where can I find it? I'd love to know, because I found some online songs and I really liked them.

I hope you can answer my questions. I'd really love to know more about it.

Isabelle

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9 March 2015 - submitted by Hunter, United States of America

Q.  Hey Oracle! I had a question pertaining to the 2012 Brits. I remember there being a post (I think from the Anchorman) talking about how Chris went bonkers over a loop Noel had created, and that loop pedal was taken to be run through Mr. Buckland's stack. So my question is, did anything ever come of that loop? I've always been curious as to what it sounded like. Thank you!

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9 March 2015 - submitted by Alice, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi
I was wondering, have you ever been to Northern Ireland, and if so, do you think that it is more peaceful now than it was?

Thanks x

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6 March 2015 - submitted by Pam, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #207
I'm debating whether to do what I know is right or what makes me happy. I would appreciate your wise advice. Thank You.

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6 March 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 12 March.

Dear Oracle, my question is: How do you deal with your past? Lately I've been thinking about some memories wondering what would it be like now if it was different before? It's not that I blame myself because there's nothing I could've done as a child. As an adult, now I do everything that I can and wish but I regret about some things and way of living that didn't depend on me. I know that there's no going back, there's only present, but what do you do with emotions about past and wishing to turn back time and make things different? Do you think it's a destiny and there were no other options? Thanks for your replies! Love to all, Kamili, Croatia.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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5 March 2015 - submitted by Cristian, Colombia

Q.  Hello Oracle. I was wondering if the band has ever played Ode to Deodorant live?

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5 March 2015 - submitted by Phillip, United States of America

Q.  Dearest Oracle! I was watching the video of Low at Glastonbury, and I noticed Guy taking backing vocals. I know there are times when all three of them sing back up, but it seems Will typically will cover if there is just one harmony present. What goes into delegating backing vocal parts between Will, Johnny and Guy?

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5 March 2015 - submitted by Nic, Canada

Q.  Hey guys, I have a million questions that i could ask all day but honestly all i want to say is thank you so much for every word you guys recorded! We have never meant but honestly you guys have helped me out more than the people around me all day. So thank you

Now for a question, you guys have been all around the world, but is there somewhere you still haven't visited that you would like to??

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4 March 2015 - submitted by Angelica, Australia

Q.  Hey Oracle,
I was at the RAH the first night Coldplay performed. It was amazing, but I noticed something small. I noticed that Guy was standing on some platform whilst Chris and Johnny were not. I mean, don't get me wrong, Guy is one handsome bloke who deserves to be on a platform - period. But I was just wondering why he needed one during the concert?

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4 March 2015 - submitted by Rhys, Canada

Q.  Hi Oracle, here's an interesting question I found, and I wanted to ask you:
If you could have dinner with any 5 people, relatives or celebrities (from any time in history, dead or alive), who would you choose and why?

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3 March 2015 - submitted by Akash, India

Q.  The film Boyhood (2014) features the song Yellow at the very beginning of the film.[while displaying the title of film]

So did they ask permission to Coldplay for including the song in the film??(because of any copyright issues?)

Thank you in Advance...
Akash Ben

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3 March 2015 - submitted by Alex, United States of America

Q.  Oracle, I love her and she just got out of a long relationship, what should I do? I confessed my love and she said she loves me in many ways too. However, she says the timing hasn't been and isn't right at the moment. Being patient hurts.

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2 March 2015 - submitted by Laura , United States of America

Q.  Has Coldplay ever done a Live Lounge session? Have they covered any songs there? Also, are there any rare covers you know of?

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2 March 2015 - submitted by Bailey, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle! I'm just wondering, what's the talking from in the background of the song Easy to Please?

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2 March 2015 - submitted by Karolyn, Ecuador

Q.  What colors you see on the dress? White and Gold, or Blue and Black?

I see blue and black.
Loves, Karolyn

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27 February 2015 - submitted by Carrie, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #206

Have you ever wanted to express to someone how much they mean to you and how grateful you are for them but there just aren't words that exist that will properly convey what you feel? What do you do?

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27 February 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 March.

I'm debating whether to do what I know is right or what makes me happy. I would appreciate your wise advice. Thank You. Pam, USA.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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