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1 August 2014 - submitted by Isabel, Mexico

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #178
I have this optimistic feeling around me, where everything is possible even in the darker, difficult, uncomfortable moments of life. I'm telling you this because suddenly I realized that my family is awesome even when my parents aren't the best example of a couple. They had horrible arguments in front of us; my siblings were more affected on their behaviour than me.
Now, my brother, sister and myself are in a stage where we can say we have succeeded.
I'm so proud of them, the three of us have a degree or are about to get it, so I wanted to share with the whole world their achievements as I've heard stories of children that because of their loneliness they tend to forget their dreams. My siblings are a clear example of 'being hardworking brings you hope'.
That's why I want to ask, do you have a wonderful story which makes you be proud of everyone who is around you?
Maybe my story and my question could sound silly or not enough interesting but I believe the world needs to hear or read more hopeful stories rather than harmful ones.

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1 August 2014 - 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 7 August.

My mom once told me that once in a person's lifetime they have this one short moment that they remember for the rest of their lives. Do you think this is true? How could one small fragment of time be so important? Olivia. USA.

Look forward to reading your views and hearing about your memorable moments.

The Oracle.

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31 July 2014 - submitted by Al, Spain

Q.  Once Chris said that he would never ever played without the rest of the band. Did he changed his mind? I'm very sad, maybe Chris is thinking of a solo production and we'll have to say goodbye to Coldplay...

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31 July 2014 - submitted by Kyle, United States of America

Q.  Hey Oracle! Does Coldplay take track flow into consideration when putting together their albums? I've just noticed how great the flow is on each record, especially Ghost Stories.

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31 July 2014 - submitted by Valentina, Italy

Q.  Will I ever find true love?

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30 July 2014 - submitted by Maria, Bulgaria

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I've noticed something a bit strange on the banner for Ghost Stories on iTunes - Chris' face seems to be blurred or at least not focused by the camera when the photo was taken. Is there a reason for this? Was it done on purpose for Guy, Jonny and Will to stand out?

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30 July 2014 - submitted by Davide , Italy

Q.  Hello Oracle,
Was 19 May the first time A Whisper has been played live or did they play it in 2003? Thanks so much

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30 July 2014 - submitted by Dahlia, Czech Republic

Q.  Hi, do you ever hear music in your sleep while dreaming and remember what you heard when you wake up? Have any of the band members come up with a melody after being kissed by the muse of music in the middle of the night?

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29 July 2014 - submitted by Arga, Indonesia

Q.  Dear Oracle
A simple question, overall, how many concerts have been performed by Coldplay??

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29 July 2014 - submitted by Raoul, Italy

Q.  All-knowing Oracle, I think the only Coldplay song that has never been played live is A Spell, A Rebel Yell (which I love). Is there a particular reason? Will we be hearing it someday?

Keep on oraclin'!

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29 July 2014 - submitted by Maedeh, Iran

Q.  Hey there
My question is why did the band record Ghost Stories in Guy's home not in the bakery? Do they still own there?

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28 July 2014 - submitted by Joanna, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello Oracle,
Is there a Coldplay-song like Halo (Baby, I can feel your halo)?
Love from Iceland
Joanna.

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28 July 2014 - submitted by Andrea, Colombia

Q.  Hey!!! So here it goes! Am traveling around for a month leaving behind my loved one and I wanted to do something special before I go! Any suggestions?

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28 July 2014 - submitted by Lillian , United Kingdom

Q.  Hello Oracle! I'm Lillian.

I was looking at the song meaning for Amsterdam and I was curious as to if this is true. One of the answers was 'I actually wrote a chapter of a short story based on this song. It was about a teenage boy whose twin sister and his crush were murdered by his best friends girlfriend. His best friend and his girlfriend were on the run'. I found it interesting and I would like to know if it is true or not.

Cheers from Canada! Thanks. :)

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25 July 2014 - submitted by Danna, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #177
I would like to share a problem I have with myself. Right now I'm a school drop out, but I'm going back to school in January and after that I will go to law school. Despite that, I feel quite lost. I don't feel I'm good at something, I don't think I have a talent. I have nobody to talk about this and I was wondering if you can help me with this. Maybe some wise words or a pious lie to make me feel better. Thank you in advance.

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25 July 2014 - 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 31 July.

I have this optimistic feeling around me, where everything is possible even in the darker, difficult, uncomfortable moments of life. I'm telling you this because suddenly I realized that my family is awesome even when my parents aren't the best example of a couple. They had horrible arguments in front of us; my siblings were more affected on their behaviour than me. Now, my brother, sister and myself are in a stage where we can say we have succeeded.
I'm so proud of them, the three of us have a degree or are about to get it, so I wanted to share with the whole world their achievements as I've heard stories of children that because of their loneliness they tend to forget their dreams. My siblings are a clear example of 'being hardworking brings you hope'. That's why I want to ask, do you have a wonderful story which makes you be proud of everyone who is around you?
Maybe my story and my question could sound silly or not enough interesting but I believe the world needs to hear or read more hopeful stories rather than harmful ones.
Thanks in advance, you're such a lovely person!
PS. And the last thing I want to share is my favourite phrase at the moment 'Life gives us colourful challenges' mentioned by one member of my favourite band Coldplay! Isabel, Mexico.


Look forward to seeing your replies.

The Oracle.

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24 July 2014 - submitted by Danny, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle!

I have just been watching the Life in Technicolor ii video, and for the first time I noticed a sign that said 'Heswall Village Fete' I'm wondering whether the video was recorded in Heswall, Merseyside?

Thanks!

Danny :)

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24 July 2014 - submitted by Nathan, United Kingdom

Q.  Greetings Oracle,

I noticed that somebody by the name of "Tree" submitted a very rude question a while back about a video competition of sorts. What was that about?

P.s. I loved your response.

Nathan

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24 July 2014 - submitted by Sophia, Canada

Q.  Hey Oracle!

What are your thoughts about loving two people at the same time? Is it possible?

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23 July 2014 - submitted by jamie davidson, United States of America

Q.  Has Coldplay ever recorded the song I Can't Stand to Fly and if so what CD is it on?

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23 July 2014 - submitted by Aaron, United States of America

Q.  What other genres of music would you like to see Coldplay dabble in in the future? I would love to hear them doing something with hip-hop.

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23 July 2014 - submitted by Maya, United States of America

Q.  I love music with a passion. No matter what, I always have it. But sometimes i find it frustrating that theres nothing I can do with it. No one to appreciate it or help me finish a song or teach me new chords. I'm not saying I want to become well-known, or famous (which would be a dream, but not reality), but I just want someone to hear my voice. Coldplay is by far the most inspiring, talented band and I cry everytime I listen to their albums because it's so emotional.. I just don't know what to do with all of it. I play your songs on piano and guitar, but what after that? There's nothing else left to do...

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22 July 2014 - submitted by Mdla, Venezuela

Q.  Dear Oracle. Which are the advantages and disadvantages of living in London?

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22 July 2014 - submitted by Anna, United Kingdom

Q.  Hiya Oracle!
I was wondering, do any of the band have names for their instruments?

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22 July 2014 - submitted by Isabelle, Netherlands

Q.  Dear Oracle,

In the lyrics of some older songs, Coldplay sings about 'my feet don't touch the ground.' What does it actually mean? I'd love to know that.
Isabelle

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21 July 2014 - submitted by Olive, United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle! How old is this website? When did it got started?
( *the ASFOS video was amazing!)

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21 July 2014 - submitted by Rodolfo, Brazil

Q.  Hello Oracle,

I just found out about a cd recorded by the royal philharmonic orchestra called "Symphonic Coldplay" , I've never heard anything about it on your website and would like to know if the band has any relation to this project and what is their impressions about it.
thank you

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21 July 2014 - submitted by Kunkies , United Kingdom

Q.  via twitter
Is there any video where I can listen to Jonny's voice singing??

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18 July 2014 - submitted by Berend, Netherlands

Q.  In Live 2012 CD Chris is saying something in the Charlie Brown number. It's something like Thank you Netherlands come to Paris".

What is it exactly and what is the meaning of this?

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18 July 2014 - submitted by Ana, United Kingdom

Q.  Who was the opening artist in the 1st July show at Royal Albert Hall, London?

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18 July 2014 - submitted by Scott, United States of America

Q.  Hello O,

How does Chris feel about him switching to a non-vegetarian diet being a top headline on TMZ?

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17 July 2014 - submitted by Rashna, United States of America

Q.  Hey there Cool, Outstanding, Lovely, Darling, Phenomenal , Legendary, Amazing, Youthful Oracle!

This might be a bit late but, who sings the harmonies in Ink? Will? Guy? Both? Anyway, they are absolutely INKredible! Haha!

And thanks again for giving us our healthy doses of Coldplay!

Stay Yellow,

Rashna

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17 July 2014 - submitted by Mitchell, Canada

Q.  Do you prefer Coldplay's The World Turned Upside Down or Coldplay's Your World Turned Upside Down?? Thanks, love you :)

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17 July 2014 - submitted by Jason, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle
Was so lucky to see the boys last night
Awesome show ... Magic
Could you tell me what the piece of music that was played just before the band came out ( instrumental ) was lovely.

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16 July 2014 - submitted by Karolyn, Ecuador

Q.  So like two or one weeks ago, I saw on the cover of my local newspaper a picture of Chris so I read the newspaper that day. It says that HBO in July 5 (it already passed) were going to pass a tribute for artist like Lorde and obviously Chris but I really didn't see anything about it on the channel that day and hour or Anchorman talking about it. It really happened?
Here is the link but is in Spanish. Hope you answer me:) Love you so so much?

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16 July 2014 - submitted by Tobias, Paraguay

Q.  Dear Oracle
I just wanna to ask that what music did Coldplay perform at the Cologne after Every Teardrop was perform.

Thank you.

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15 July 2014 - submitted by Dan, United States of America

Q.  Oracle,
What lyrics are the choir/voices singing at the beginning of Always In My Head? (The same sound/singing also pops up during O.)

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15 July 2014 - submitted by Ouseiri, Mexico

Q.  Hi
The Xylobands were created by Coldplay?, (Mylo XYLOto = Xylobands) or it's just a coincidence? Because I know other artists had used them too. It was the original Coldplay's idea?

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15 July 2014 - submitted by Maedeh, Iran

Q.  Hi Ori!
Can you give me Violet Hill's lyrics? :)
I searched for it but I found different lyrics for the song and I'm confused.

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14 July 2014 - submitted by Sara, United States of America

Q.  Greetings mighty Oracle! A friend and I were talking about which Coldplay song we thought was the most difficult to perform live, and we both thought Midnight would be up there. How exactly does Chris sing with the vocoder effect? Is it a prerecorded track that he sings with or is the vocoder effect done live? We were curious. Nonetheless, it always sounds great live. Thanks for the help!

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14 July 2014 - submitted by Max, United States of America

Q.  Who does the strings on Rainy Day? It's probably one of Coldplay's best songs, in my opinion.

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14 July 2014 - submitted by Ann Sofie, Sweden

Q.  Hi Oracle, I have a question to you: which is your best Coldplay memory/moment?
Ann-Sofie.

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11 July 2014 - submitted by Tyler, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #176
I've been having a problem lately saying what I have been wanting to say for a very long time. I will get close to saying what I need to say to certain people in my life (friends, family, past flames, etc.) but at the last moment my mind stops me, like it's the wrong thing to do. I've been wanting to spill all of my thoughts into the open about how I have been miserable without certain people there as friends in my life and how maybe I need more help with sorting out my feelings, but when I get close to writing it all down or leaving messages on their phones, I see how happy they are without me in their lives and I just, I don't want to feel like I am ruining that. What do I do? Do I spill the beans to stop being miserable or do I let them be happy and go on with their lives? I wish I could let all of this go but it's just a difficult concept. Thank-you for taking the time to read this because I really appreciate it.

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11 July 2014 - 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, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply. I will be on holiday next week and so you have an extra week to get your replies in.

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 (GMT) Thursday 24 July.

I would like to share a problem I have with myself. Right now I'm a school drop out, but I'm going back to school in January and after that I will go to law school. Despite that, I feel quite lost. I don't feel I'm good at something, I don't think I have a talent. I have nobody to talk about this and I was wondering if you can help me with this. Maybe some wise words or a pious lie to make me feel better. Thank you in advance. Danna. U.K.

Look forward to seeing your replies.

The Oracle.

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10 July 2014 - submitted by Pedro, Peru

Q.  Hi Oracle!

When was the first time that Coldplay performed in Glastonbury? Who was more excited about it?

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10 July 2014 - submitted by Isaac, United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle!

In Us Against the World, who sings backup? He has a really beatiful voice, and should do backup more often.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!

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10 July 2014 - submitted by Henry , United Kingdom

Q.  Hello Oracle

I'm very interested in how many times the band have played Yellow live seeing that's their most played song (probably). How do they play their songs so many times and show so much passion ?

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9 July 2014 - submitted by Liva, Denmark

Q.  Dear Oracle!
I saw that The Rolling Stones posted a video on their Instagram account, with Chris who talk about a winner song. The Rolling stones Performed on the Danish festival Roskilde festivalen but was Chris there too?
Thank you for helping me!

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9 July 2014 - submitted by Margaret, United States of America

Q.  Hello Oracle! There was a question answered on July 8th, talking about those upgrades to hardcore fans. How do you identify hardcore fans - lots of Coldplay apparel or what? Thanks for your time.

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9 July 2014 - submitted by Danny, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle,

I have just seen your question regarding the fan upgrades at the RAH, luckily me and my friends were lucky enough to have been picked by Dick on the first night, could you please tell him a HUGE thanks from us! Moving onto the question what do these incredible people such as Dick and all of the crew/production team do when the band aren't doing any shows/tours, do they have any influence in the studio?

Thanks!!

Danny! :)

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