Song of the Day #2,565: ‘Speed of Sound’ – Coldplay

coldplayI thought I’d programmed Song of the Day posts for the two full weeks of my vacation, but apparently I stopped one day short. So today’s random selection is going up a little late.

Here, then, hastily published on Sunday morning, is one of my favorite Coldplay songs, presented without further comment.

[Verse 1]
How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin?
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like?
Where to, where do I go?
If you never try, then you’ll never know
How long do I have to climb
Up on the side of this mountain of mine?

Look up, I look up at night
Planets are moving at the speed of light
Climb up, up in the trees
Every chance that you get
Is a chance you seize
How long am I gonna stand
With my head stuck under the sand?
I’ll start before I can stop
Before I see things the right way up

[Hook]
All that noise, and all that sound
All those places I got found
And birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it then you’d understand

[Verse 2]
Ideas that you’ll never find
All the inventors could never design
The buildings that you put up
Japan and China all lit up
The sign that I couldn’t read
Or a light that I couldn’t see
Some things you have to believe
But others are puzzles, puzzling me

[Hook]

Ah when you see it then you’ll understand

[Bridge]
All those signs, I knew what they meant
Some things you can invent
Some get made, and some get sent

[Hook]
Birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it then you’d understand
Ah, when you see it then you’ll understand

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,565: ‘Speed of Sound’ – Coldplay

  1. Dana says:

    Vacation’s over, buddy! Get cracking! No excuses.

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