Song of the Day #2,682: ‘Clocks’ – Coldplay

rush_of_bloodColdplay’s sophomore album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, remains their most critically acclaimed and their most commercially successful. For a couple of years following the release of this album, it was actually cool to like Coldplay.

Then, due to their ridiculous success, the whole Gwyneth Paltrow and Apple thing, and who knows what else, it became very uncool to like Coldplay.

But in 2002, this album was the shit. It wasn’t just a big shiny pop album with monster hooks and stadium-worthy choruses, but an artistic statement. A rock album for the NPR crowd.

My own opinion of Coldplay ebbed and flowed in decade following A Rush of Blood to the Head. None of the full-length albums really grabbed me, but a few of the singles definitely have (‘Speed of Sound’ and ‘Kingdom Come,’ in particular).

A Rush of Blood to Head, though. Still excellent 13 years later.

[Verse 1]
The lights go out and I can’t be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead singing

Come out of things unsaid
Shoot an apple off my head
And a trouble that can’t be named
A tiger’s waiting to be tamed singing

[Hook]
You…are…
You…are…

[Verse 2]
Confusion that never stops
Closing walls and ticking clocks
Gonna come back and take you home
I could not stop that you now know singing

Come out upon my seas
Cursed missed opportunities
Am I a part of the cure?
Or am I part of the disease? Singing

[Hook x3]

[Bridge]
And nothing else compares
And nothing else compares
And nothing else compares

[Hook]

[Outro]
Home, home
Where I wanted to go
Home, home
Where I wanted to go
Home, home (You…)
Where I wanted to go (are…)
Home, home (You…)
Where I wanted to go (are…)

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,682: ‘Clocks’ – Coldplay

  1. Dana says:

    i think I dismissed Coldplay when they were in and cool. Then, I guess when they dropped out from the cool crowd, I found that I actually liked a number of their songs, including this one.

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