19th November, 2016
But to give the fans The greatest reason to be alive.
Expectations were sky high, if not more.Global Citizen was the reason to galore.Action Journeys, and free tickets
We, Indians couldn’t have asked for more.
Few others, go on to say – “Mediocre band at best.” And then you hear the other clan chime.
For whom – Coldplay is – A source of inspiration, An emotion, Nothing short of life.
Here, we are,
Today, 4th December,2016 – exactly 1 year after the release of latest Coldplay album – A Head Full of Dreams. What they have left behind after Indian gig is nothing short of a “surreal feeling.” Music, as many people say, is a healer. It has the tremendous power to feed our soul and make us bold.
When it comes to Coldplay, it’s not just about their piece of music, or their rendition, or the musical composition, it’s about the connect. It’s about the strings attached and the chords that they strike, not just of guitar but also of our hearts.
Coldplay continues to enthrall by raking in unique songs always adding a new dimension to their already rich repertoire.
We may not have experienced their journey from Pectoralz to Starfish to Coldplay. But sure they have made our Action journey worth enjoying. For the 80,000 fans present at Bandra Kurla Complex, a choc-a-bloc concert and for the rest of the world glued to the live streaming, It surely was a Night to be remembered. Every beat, every drop was cheered, jeered and braced with a loud round of applause.
Vande Mataram with none other than, Indian maestro – Allah-Rakha Rahman
Channa Mereya Mereya, Shukriya Shukriya – were his way of showing Gratitude and Tribute to all the fans who fought hard for tickets, battled the blazing sun, stood for 12 hours and wintered the storm of endless pushing, asphyxiation.
Coldplay has risen to the upper echelons of pop music, thanks to their originality, grandiosity and more importantly the connect with the real world.
Coldplay is more than just a band, its a way of living.
- Yellow – Courage
- In My place – Wait / Hope
- The Scientist – Seperation
- Clocks – Dilemma / Fear
- Fix You – Rise / Resurrection
- Paradise – Utopia / Inspiration
- Every teardrop is waterfall – Rebellion
- A sky full of stars – Trust / Belief
- Ink – Pain / Agony
- A Head Full Of Dreams – Optimism
- Everglow – Unconditional Love
- Up and Up – Success
Parachutes, 10 July 2000
About – Undying, relentless love for that person – spouse, best friend, parents, anyone.
Look at the stars Look how they shine for you And everything you do Yeah they were all yellow
Your skin Oh yeah your skin and bones Turn into something beautiful
Synecdoche – Your skin and bones – stand for the entire you
Nobody said it was easy It's such a shame for us to part Nobody said it was easy No one ever said it would be this hard Oh take me back to the start
I'm going back to the start
Another beautifully sculpted song and powerful rendition
Am I a part of the cure? Or am I part of the disease?
Highlights the – moral conundrum, psychitric maelstrom – “Am I accepted by the world or am I an outcast?”
The fear, fear of running out of time – the time to live
X&Y, 6 June, 2005
Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones And I will try to fix you
Most soothing yet envigorating song
It revitalizes all your crushed hopes and resurrects these dreams to rise from ashes like the Phoenix.
Mylo Xyloto, 24 October, 2011
Life goes on, it gets so heavy The wheel breaks the butterfly Every tear a waterfall In the night the stormy night she'll close her eyes In the night the stormy night away she'd fly So lying underneath those stormy skies She'd say, "oh, ohohohoh I know the sun must set to rise"
Highlights – Utopia / Shangri-La
but about deriving valuable inspiration and motivation manifested in our own dreams
Every teardrop is waterfall
I'd rather be a comma than a full stop
Also played live at the Steve Jobs memorial/celebration-of-life event at Apple headquarters on 19 October 2011 in Cupertino, California,
Ghost Stories, 19 May, 2014
And I don't care go on and tear me apart And I don't care if you do Cause in a sky cause in a sky full of stars I think I see you
Metaphorical pain of a breakup and Physical pain of being tattoed
Got a tattoo and the pain's alright Just want a way of keeping you inside
Ironically, the C on Gwyneth Paltrow’s hip and G on Chris Martin’s arm bear testimony to the same.
Last ditch pleas for reconciliation = “True Love” – “So tell me that you love me/ And if you don’t then lie to me”
Mending the soul, Preparing it for life, Looking for new opportunities, In a positive light
So if you love someone, you should let them know oh the light that you left me will everglow
Up and Up
Lying in the gutter, aiming for the moon trying to empty out the ocean with a spoon Up and Up, Up and Up