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5 oracle items tagged as coldplay
April 19, 2011 / submitted by Kim, United States of America
Q.  What is the meaning of Coldplay? I looked it up and it said harsh or heartless play?

Whoever answered that question online has made it up!
Though as it's two words pushed together I can see why they have interpreted it that way.
You're probably aware the name was originally taken from a poetry book and then it was two words Cold Play but Coldplay as one word doesn't mean anything.



December 1, 2009 / submitted by Kristin, Canada
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Using only song names by Coldplay I tried to cleverly answer these questions. Please tell me what you think & if you would change any answers!
Thanks!!

Artist: Coldplay
Are you male or female: X (& Y)
Describe yourself: Easy To Please
How do you feel about yourself: Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground
Describe where you currently live: In My Place
If you could go anywhere you wanted to go: Amsterdam
Your favourite form of transportation: High Speed
Your best friend is: The Scientist
Your favourite colour is: Yellow
What's the weather like: Rainy Day
Favourite time of day: Daylight
If your life were a tv show, what would it be called: Lovers In Japan
What is life to you: Life In Technicolor
What is the best advice you have to give: Viva La Vida
If you could change your name, what would it be: Moses
Your favourite food is: Strawberry Swing
Thought for the day: Everything's Not Lost
How I would like to die: Death & All His Friends
My soul's present condition: Swallowed In The Sea
The faults I can bear: The Hardest Part
My motto: Don't Panic

The whole point of these is to try and relate them to yourself but sometimes a song title just fits. I had already done this a while ago so thought you may like to see how similar our answers are for some of them and everyone at home can join in too!
Here's mine:
Your artist: Coldplay
Are you male or female: Brothers & Sisters
Describe yourself: A spell a rebel yell
How do you feel about yourself: Bigger Stronger
Describe where you currently live: In My Place
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Amsterdam
Your favourite form of transportation: Parachutes
Your best friend is: The Scientist
Your favourite colour is: Yellow
What's the weather like: Sleeping Sun
Favourite time of day: Daylight
If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: How You See the World
What is life to you: Things I Don't Understand
What is the best advice you have to give: Don't Panic
If you could change your name, what would it be: Violet Hill
Your favourite food is: Strawberry Swing
Thought for the day: Viva la Vida
How you would like to die: A Rush of Blood to the Head
Your soul's present condition: Trouble
The faults you can bear: Twisted Logic
My motto: Everything's Not Lost



May 13, 2009 / submitted by Azalea, United Kingdom
Q.  The book Child's Reflections, is there any way you can purchase the book? If so, where?


You can get a copy of Philip Horky's book from Amazon.


October 17, 2008 / submitted by Laura, Argentina
Q.  Hello dear and loved Oracle. What means Coldplay, literally, what means? God bless you and bless me.

There isn't a translation for Coldplay as a singular word. It was made by putting the two words cold and play together. As previously mentioned the name originates from Phillip Horky's book: Child's Reflections, Cold Play. If you do translate cold and play though that wouldn't give you a clearer meaning into the band name as there isn't one!


July 29, 2008 / submitted by Emanuel, Israel
Q.  Where did the name Coldplay come from?

The name originally came from a collected book of poems called Child's Reflections, Cold Play written by Philip Horky. The band came by it via Tim Crompton, a close friend of Chris, who first used the name for his band. When they no longer wanted it, the then Starfish asked if they could use it. Tim is now in The High Wire. The book has become somewhat of a collector's item in recent years due to the band's popularity. Philip Horky is now a fan (not because of increased sales necessarily, he likes the music).


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