25 oracle items tagged as lyrics
April 29, 2014 / submitted by Carly, Australia
Q.  Howdy even if the gold ticket is now found is the lyric hunt still going on.

Yes. There are 9 hidden lyrics in total so the hunt is still on.
The competition is a one-off chance to win something precious and unique that nobody else in the world has. I think that is worth looking for.

April 29, 2014 / submitted by Mar, Spain
Q.  Dear Oracle, I have a question about the hidden lyrics. Are the lyrics hidden in libraries of big cities such as Madrid or London or are they on libraries of small towns?

I obviously cannot tell you where they are hidden but Anchorman did already answer this question in a tweet yesterday.

April 28, 2014 / submitted by Dania, Malaysia
Q.  Dear Oracle,

About the golden ticket to watch Coldplay in London, by any chance is Malaysia a part of the hidden #lyricshunt?

It wouldn't be much of a hunt if we told you where the lyrics were hidden before we give out clues, would it?
I'm afraid you will just have to wait for the clues to be tweeted. Then work out what the book is, where it is hidden. Then if you can, go and look for it!

September 5, 2013 / submitted by Daliah, United States of America
Q.  Does Coldplay have certain lessons or morals or a background to all of their songs?

No songs are preaching in any way so rather than lessons, I'd rather go with messages. Many of the songs reflect real life & feelings that people can relate to but of course there are powerful lyrics in some tracks that are very definitely saying something worth listening to - How You See The World No. 2 springs to mind immediately.

March 20, 2013 / submitted by Bobbie aka MetalGrannie, United States of America
Q.  I'm a grandmother (meaning old lady) who absolutely loves Coldplay. I have all their albums downloaded to my Zune (yes, I bought a Zune and I love it) and have a Coldplay playlist which is always on and playing, although there are 78 gigs worth of music on my 120 gig player. I even sleep with Coldplay on. Is there somewhere I can find who wrote the lyrics and the music to the songs? I especially love Things That I Don't Understand. Thanks!

All the albums have credits on the sleeve; Coldplay (mainly Chris) write all their own lyrics and music but there are a few songs that credit other writers such as Jon Hopkins. There has also been occasion where the band have used a riff, hook or similar and credit has also gone to the source.
This isn't meant to be a comprehensive list but some examples of artists among those credited are Kraftwerk (Talk), Ritmo De La Noche (Every Teardrop), Sigur Ros (Princess of China).
By the way, just because you're a grandmother does not make you an old lady! You sound young at heart to me.

January 24, 2013 / submitted by Paula,
Q.  Hi Oracle!
A few months ago I downloaded from a folder with icons an images, it was called Coldplay Tour. Moreover in this folder there was a PDF archive with the lyrics from Mylo Xyloto songs, I would like to know who wrote the lyrics. Maybe Chris?
PS: Please answer me

All the lyrics you see within that folder are handwritten by Chris.

November 26, 2012 / submitted by Ridho, Indonesia
Q.  Dear Mighty Oracle,

I'm a huge fan of Coldplay, huge, HUGE fan and recently there was something bugging me. So, yesterday when I was searching Green Eyes lyric on Google and decided to open
And then when I looked at the section where there was Coldplay's other song, something really confused me.
There was a song titled Nobody Said It Was Easy, and I was instantly thinking "I never heard this song before", so I clicked it and then I was quite surprised when it's actually The Scientist lyric, but it showed Nobody Said it Was Easy.

So my question is: does Nobody Said It Was Easy an alias for The Scientist, or people just too dumb to knows the actual title from the wiki?

You've answered it yourself in the final part of that last sentence. The Scientist was never known as an alias.
If you want to know the lyrics, why not use our Recordings section?
There are plenty of lyric sites on the web and some are really good (not 007 who do not, as they claim, do it better than bond - "nurse me your questions" - ridiculous!) but you can't get better than our official ones.

February 16, 2012 / submitted by Amber, United States of America
Q.  I have a literature project where our professor is asking us to find a song which displays assonance, a repetition of vowel sounds, or consonance, a repetition of the same consonant sounds. As an avid Coldplay fan, I'd love to be able to use one of their songs. Would you happen to know of any off the top of your head? Thank you so much for your time and I hope you are well.

The opening line of Strawberry Swing displays assonance but not the rest of the song. If you go to our Recordings section of the site, you can see all the lyrics there so perhaps have a whizz through to see if there's a better example.

February 8, 2012 / submitted by Playcooll, India
Q.  Same question again, where I can find all Coldplay songs proper interpretations?

Waiting for a reply

I know you've sent this question a few times and just want to say you only need to send a question once.
There is nowhere to find song interpretations. I'm sorry that this means quite a lot of people who don't have English as a first language won't always understand the lyrics' meanings but to be honest, even some English speakers don't.
I don't personally know of any band that openly explain their songs or have a place where the meanings are all revealed.
I have said before that one of the main reasons Chris doesn't want their lyrics in the CD booklet is because he likes fans to make their own interpretations. I know he likes to know lyrics to his favourite songs though so eventually we added all Coldplay lyrics to our site.

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