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A Music Blog (#18: Zap)

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 05:49 AM by bobandbill
Updated September 11th, 2012 at 05:53 AM by bobandbill

Yes, another british band but the next entry will end that run. Well, probably, I've not really been good keeping to a plan of 'feature this next' thus far. =p

The band this time is Coldplay, one of my favourite bands (although I am not as fond of some of their newer stuff, but that's another topic). There's a lot of songs I'd be happy to feature here by them, but I might as well go with this one which I have played an awful lot recently and one that to my knowledge does not get much airplay (so not Clocks or Fix You or the like). Not necessarily the one I enjoy the most by them but hey! It is a good representation of the band in part imo.

Headphones recommended! That way you get all the sounds.


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Lyrics:
Spoiler:
Did I drive you away
I know what you'll say
You say, oh, sing one we know
But I promise you this
I'll always look out for you
That's what I'll do

I say oh
I say oh

My heart is yours
It's you that I hold on to
That's what I do
And I know I was wrong
But I won't let you down
(Oh yeah, yeah, yes I will)

I say oh
I cry oh

And I saw sparks
Yeah I saw sparks
And I saw sparks
Yeah I saw sparks
Sing it out

La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh
La, la, la, la, oh

It's an older song from their debut album 'Parachutes', which also has a few songs I really like. If this blog continues for a long while I foresee multiple entries from Coldplay, haha.

Anyways, it is a fairly chill song but it still gets a lot of emotion through the sound. It's how Chris Martin sings best imo; not too energetically but like so. Just look at the chorus - all it is is a repetition of 'I say oh', but the way he does it gets shivers down my spine at times. It helps that the music backs it up too, of course. =p The song starts off rather tamely but I think the set up is right here for this.

Lyrics establish the bittersweet nature of it too; it's not really a happy song as some relationship of sort as gone bad, but there's still some happiness there in the chorus and 'Yeah I saw sparks'. I suppose it's also ambigious enough to allow one to have their own minor takes on it; does it actually end on a bad or good note?

As said above it's not a song I would call my most favourite from Coldplay though, and I'd put that down partly to the ending sounding a bit off to me; it doesn't quite end as satisfyingly as the middle part did imo. Ah well; it's still a very nice listen imo.

One thing that does confuse me is that sound in the first second; that stray, sharp note. A guitar string being flicked? Or a dog being kicked? We may never know.

And I think a claim to fame here is that it was in Wedding Crashers? Eh. =p


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    Lozz's Avatar
    Ya, good song, Martini. Now here are some extra characters to make this comment long enough to post.
    Posted August 8th, 2012 at 06:19 AM by Lozz Lozz is offline
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    Bay Alexison's Avatar
    I listen to some Coldplay, but hm this is the first time I heard this song. My take is yeah the relationship is going downhill but is given a second chance, heh. Chris Martin did great with the chorus there.
    Posted August 10th, 2012 at 11:03 PM by Bay Alexison Bay Alexison is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lozz View Comment
    Ya, good song, Martini. Now here are some extra characters to make this comment long enough to post.
    Thanks. =p
    Quote:
    I listen to some Coldplay, but hm this is the first time I heard this song. My take is yeah the relationship is going downhill but is given a second chance, heh. Chris Martin did great with the chorus there.
    It is such a nice song but it and a lot more isn't really well known sadly, especially compared to say Paradise.
    Posted August 13th, 2012 at 04:46 AM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    Grovyle42(Griff8416)'s Avatar
    I didn't like Mylo Xyloto either. It really gives off the "sold-out" feeling. But this song is pretty good, though it, itself, is pretty subtle like a lot of the stuff from that album. It's good though. I like the guitar and Chris Martin has a great vocal range and capability.
    Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 05:29 AM by Grovyle42(Griff8416) Grovyle42(Griff8416) is offline
 

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