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Coldplay — God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
Album: A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Avg rating:
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Total ratings: 1904









Released: 2002
Length: 4:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Where do we go nobody knows
I've gotta say I'm on my way, down
God give me style and give me grace
God put a smile upon my face

Where do we go to draw the line
I've gotta say I wasted all your time, honey, honey
Where do I go to fall from grace
God put a smile upon your face
Yeah

Now when you work it out I'm worse than you
Yeah when you work it out I want it to
Now when you work out where to draw the line
Your guess is as good as mine

Where do we go nobody knows
Don't ever say you're on your way, down
When God gave you style and gave you grace
And put a smile upon your face
Oh yeah

Now when you work it out I'm worse than you
Yeah when you work it out I want it to
Now when you work out where to draw the line
Your guess is as good as mine

It's as good as mine
It's as good as mine
It's as good as mine
As good as mine
As good as mine
As good as mine
As good as mine

Where do we go nobody knows
Don't ever say you're on your way, down
When God gave you style and gave you grace
And put a smile upon your face
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I couldn't care less what they sound like now, this song is still great.
coldplay blow goats
Coldplay is usually not my coup of tea but I love this song.
 Donar wrote:

To be fair. First 2 Coldplay Albums were awesome and genius but this ended with the third. But Nickel..... oh c'mon.
 
Well, they're not as bad as people like to think.
soccer moms are hot!
the official band of the soccer mom.
 Grammarcop wrote:
God may have put a smile on your face, but Coldplay put a scowl on mine.
 
Aww come on Grammarcop, your taking this too seriously. Its not so bad. You should of put a smile on you're face.


Yay - the positive comments are winning!
Makes me want to hear some Dandy Warhols
How is this 18 years old? Terrific tune. And yeah, as above (or below, wherever the comment will appear), why is it a thing that you have to apologise for liking one of the biggest bands of the last two decades?  Fuck that.
just because it's commercial doesn't mean it's bad.
 BCarn wrote:
Text.....
These guys are actually good. (And so is Nickelback).
 
To be fair. First 2 Coldplay Albums were awesome and genius but this ended with the third. But Nickel..... oh c'mon.
Getting rather repetitious, and boring, reading "anti-Coldplay" comments.  I'm certain that some famous twat somewhere  decided that Coldplay wasn't cool so they slammed them.  And the periodic slamming in movies and shows followed. Now it's just a popular thing to do. Kind of like those who slam Nickelback. 
These guys are actually good. (And so is Nickelback).
Prima!
love that riff
Only 5 Decent to me
 Proclivities wrote:

I could really do without seeing that nominally-talented hack and any reference to the bovine percussion instrument ever again on this site.  Isn't it enough that we have him forced upon us with ads for his six-terrible-movies-a-year?

 
Ferrell is very talented, IMO. He just does a lot of garbage work because pop trash pays the bills.

Sort of like Coldplay.
God may have put a smile on your face, but Coldplay put a scowl on mine.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Hang in there Wardleader with all the other coffin dodgers on Radio Paradise.  Music helps us all live for the next day!

 
Faith and Begorrah!
 Wardleader wrote:
I am too old to know who the hell most of the people are played on this site, but I recognize this song as one I hear on the car radio over the years when I tune into the younger kids stations.   I really like this song and it turns out I like a lot of their stuff and look them up on youtube.   I can't really remember most of who is who anymore-Cold Play... Oasis and other stuff.   I know what I like when I hear it and RP plays plenty of great music that is new to me and then becomes familiar   and like when I hear it again. So, whether or not it is art for the ages or only stands the test of time for long as I have still have some time left in this world, I like Cold Play's material, lots of good sounds and it make me glad to know music will go on and on beyond my favorites and my limited tastes.   I'm glad the good taste curated here on RP is 99.44% pure art and beautiful sounds.ooooohhh yes   The Who just came on with I can See For Miles.  Psychedelic man!

 
Hang in there Wardleader with all the other coffin dodgers on Radio Paradise.  Music helps us all live for the next day!
I am too old to know who the hell most of the people are played on this site, but I recognize this song as one I hear on the car radio over the years when I tune into the younger kids stations.   I really like this song and it turns out I like a lot of their stuff and look them up on youtube.   I can't really remember most of who is who anymore-Cold Play... Oasis and other stuff.   I know what I like when I hear it and RP plays plenty of great music that is new to me and then becomes familiar   and like when I hear it again. So, whether or not it is art for the ages or only stands the test of time for long as I have still have some time left in this world, I like Cold Play's material, lots of good sounds and it make me glad to know music will go on and on beyond my favorites and my limited tastes.   I'm glad the good taste curated here on RP is 99.44% pure art and beautiful sounds.ooooohhh yes   The Who just came on with I can See For Miles.  Psychedelic man!
 dickmahoon wrote:
It's all down hill after this....but this album was excellent IMHO.

 
Seconded.  
Not sure what went wrong.  Similar problem with the Kings of Leon - earlier stuff terrific, then went all "stadium rock" on us.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
I don't know when it became a thing that you had to apologize for liking a song by Coldplay. 

Fuck that. This is terrific.
 
{#Cheers}
 oldviolin wrote:

True music lovers will listen and appreciate a piece for itself alone. Enough with this love to hate thing with certain artists. Since when can any of us judge another's talent?

DeeDee

 


 Proclivities wrote:

I could really do without seeing that nominally-talented hack and any reference to the bovine percussion instrument ever again on this site.  Isn't it enough that we have him forced upon us with ads for his six-terrible-movies-a-year?

 
plus 1
Lyrics are treacle. 
 kcar wrote:
Will Ferrell in silk kimono punching fists in air

 
I could really do without seeing that nominally-talented hack and any reference to the bovine percussion instrument ever again on this site.  Isn't it enough that we have him forced upon us with ads for his six-terrible-movies-a-year?
A very, very rare thing. A good coldplay song.
.....when they were still a great band.
Great album and song
Will Ferrell in silk kimono punching fists in air
 ppopp wrote:
The smile on my face dipped quickly when I heard Chris Martin's voice.

 
Thank you!

That sentence just made my day!  :)

I don't know when it became a thing that you had to apologize for liking a song by Coldplay. 

Fuck that. This is terrific. 
 TrevAnnie wrote:
Clocks please....

 


Clocks please....
is Coldplay now officially an old folks band? 
they are playing halftime at the Superbowl and all those "artists" are geezers 
The smile on my face dipped quickly when I heard Chris Martin's voice.
It's all down hill after this....but this album was excellent IMHO.
Irritating at best. A solid 2.  
{#Zip-lip}  {#Zip-lip}  {#Zip-lip}
Yes, turn it UP and rock on. Foot tapping, head bobbing. Sweet tune! {#Jump} — well, it put a smile upon MY face, anyway.
A voice like a medieval torture device. This sound is even uglier than Chris Martin.
Correction    Willie Nelson  {#Undecided}
Bill, great segue from your Willy.
I make fun of Coldplay just like all of the haters (and they deserve it) but I know a good album when I hear it and this album is excellent, just should've quit after this! {#Lol}
Sorta Greg Laswell-esque to me.

The day after I bought this album I went to an art retreat held in very rural Ohio barn. This album took me in and out from the hotel to the barn each day. Each time I hear it I smile and think of tall corn, cows, white barns and gentle, rolling hills. Pretty. :-)


A very nice summer day, walking down the Languedoc-Roussillon wineyards with a smile upon my face listening to RP.
Great feeling
Boy does this sound like Spooky Tooth's "The Mirror." (Blast from the past!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IYCgtFFB5M
 

malvey254 wrote:

Perhaps a generalization, since there is no falsetto on this song?

 
Touche! x)

Btw I love Coldplay and this song  {#Bananajam} 
 ppopp wrote:
Terribly, terribly boring and dull. His falsetto's are unbearable.

 
Perhaps a generalization, since there is no falsetto on this song?
 On_The_Beach wrote:

That would be Rush.

 
That's funny!  Except you can't count Rush as overrated, their fans are too much of a niche and they're also pretty savvy with their other musical proclivities.
Bill, you redeemed yourself after that Willie Nelson cover of a Coldplay song by sequing into the real thing :)
 KevinM wrote:
The most overrated band in the history of overrated bands
 
That would be Rush (followed by Kiss).
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

..... what about U2!?
 
True.  Coldplay gets second then.
Terribly, terribly boring and dull. His falsetto's are unbearable.
Say what you want about this band, but I think this is a GREAT song!! {#Music}
Surely not the best track on rp..... {#Foot-in-mouth}
 KevinM wrote:
The most overrated band in the history of overrated bands

 
..... what about U2!?
Folk with a post-punk sensibility. Great tune for a long road trip.

One of Coldplay's best, from their best album. Love it.

None more bland.


The most overrated band in the history of overrated bands
THE.  WORST.  SONG. ON. RP.................
Swervy vocals sure are a powerful hook, eh?  Searing lead guitar is pretty good, too.
 Flipst wrote:
On Monday 16th at 11.12pm I smoked the last cigarette of my life at the 46 bus station in Circonvallazione Cornelia, Roma.
 
Very cool. I followed suit about six months after you, and now nearly five years later, I'm still clean. Hope you are, too.
I just don't get it.
 Blasserman wrote:


Look, I don't know if Coldplay is gay, nor do I care. But there is something wrong with someone that is upset about someone else calling Coldplay gay, and then attacking them saying, Ah! your gay too... And then topping it off with, well really it's OK anyway..
{#Fight}
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZPcGapl2dM
Wow, a Cold Play song that dosen't annoy the shit out of me. Amazing!
I agree to all of these two posts below...
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horstman

Posted: Apr 25, 2010 - 13:33
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
sometimes they are so boring, but this is a 9 for me.  very cool I think.  very much their own sound.  great played loud
 

Yeah, this is the album that introduced me to this band. It is a good energy melody. I was dissappointed after this album sadly.

Great driving and exercising song!
{#Motor}
-----------------
and...
When this came out, I was in LA visiting an architect buddy who lived in a WOW, stunning "Case-Study" glass and cantilevered roof house up on Edgeridge Drive, up at the top of Turnbull Canyon, and his wife was with their girls down at his in-laws, we had the hot-tub going, and the stereo blasting; the house was like a huge speaker system in itself...We had a big pitcher that was a jar full of Bombay Sapphire Martinis combined with a jar full of Bombay G&Ts -- I was inspired to call that KILLER cocktail a "Rattlesnake," and sure enough, it bit us pretty severely. Some Maui Wowee was burning nearby. The city lights twinkled below, the planets and stars shone in the blue-violet sky, and the planes came and went to and from LAX on a flight path that was almost directly overhead of us.
THAT occasion was how I got turned onto THIS...whoah, I knew right away that this driving, surging urgent rocking chiming open-chord thing was a keeper. By the time the disc got to the song called Daylight I was ecstatic; by the end of A Whisper I was feeling downright transported. It went right into my collection. Sadly, after that, I haven't liked more than a song or two of theirs since. In fact, all of Viva la Vida makes me cringe and sets my teeth on edge... Keep the good stuff coming, RP; this long rocking stretch is sounding superb tonight!
Excellent, creepy song.
thinking of The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
This is a great album :)
I think Chris Martin is at his best when he lays off that falsetto of his...
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
sometimes they are so boring, but this is a 9 for me.  very cool I think.  very much their own sound.  great played loud
 

Yeah, this is the album that introduced me to this band. It is a good energy melody. I was dissappointed after this album sadly.

Great driving and exercising song!
{#Motor}
I like coldplay , but this is not their Best for me!
Everybody always tries to knock you down when you're on top.  Keep up the great work guys.
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
sometimes they are so boring, but this is a 9 for me.  very cool I think.  very much their own sound.  great played loud
 



sometimes they are so boring, but this is a 9 for me.  very cool I think.  very much their own sound.  great played loud


 westslope wrote:
Great song on a solid LP.
Agree. My fav Coldplay song... 
 coffee-eyes wrote:


Agree.  And apparently, so do many others - altho if you read a lot of comments, the haters really, really hate.  Whatev.

I like it.
 
{#High-five}

hearing them back to back, there is a definite similiarity to Pete Townshend vocally that I never noticed before

I just don't like Coldplay.  I wish I did. But I never have.


maybe other ways to play it, but I tune to C# F# B E C# C# - I like the drone
{#Clap}
great song, great band.
period.
(what a nonsence people have written here on RP, it's unbelievable))

 westslope wrote:
Great song on a solid LP.
 

Agree.  And apparently, so do many others - altho if you read a lot of comments, the haters really, really hate.  Whatev.

I like it.

So what is worse?  Being gay or being a separatist?

And how about gay separatists?    Separate penal system?   Isolated detention centres near Ungava Bay?

 

Western Canadian males are cringing with fear.   Show some empathy!


 andrewimft wrote:


You and the others talking about gayness are in the closet and extremely gay, it's so obvious. Otherwise you wouldn't have to talk so big... and research has shown that the most homophobic, macho talkers are the ones who are most stimulated by gay porn. They've hooked guys up to electrodes and the ones who 'hated gays' the most and claimed to be more hetero than others were the ones who got the most physically stimulated when they watched gay porn at the research lab in these studies.

So keep telling us how gay Coldplay is, gay this gay that— telling us how gay you are. Frankly we don't care, it doesn't bother us that you are gay, since there's nothing wrong with it anyway.
 

Look, I don't know if Coldplay is gay, nor do I care. But there is something wrong with someone that is upset about someone else calling Coldplay gay, and then attacking them saying, Ah! your gay too... And then topping it off with, well really it's OK anyway..
{#Fight}
Yes!

 
westslope wrote:
Great song on a solid LP.
 


Great song on a solid LP.
andrewimft wrote:
You and the others talking about gayness are in the closet and extremely gay, it's so obvious. Otherwise you wouldn't have to talk so big... and research has shown that the most homophobic, macho talkers are the ones who are most stimulated by gay porn. They've hooked guys up to electrodes and the ones who 'hated gays' the most and claimed to be more hetero than others were the ones who got the most physically stimulated when they watched gay porn at the research lab in these studies. So keep telling us how gay Coldplay is, gay this gay that-- telling us how gay you are. Frankly we don't care, it doesn't bother us that you are gay, since there's nothing wrong with it anyway.
now, now....let us remember - it's just music. it's meant to make us happy.
tony620d wrote:
You know how I know youre gay? You listen to coldplay.
Tony, I got the movie reference and enjoyed the line...and don't feel the need to jump down your throat for some veiled homophobic remark. Can't we all just get along?
DD closemindedmoron wrote:
hahah, very funny. When we have girlymen come into the gym trying to bench the bar that is one of our jokes. We usually say, "hey, why don't you go put one of your ColdPlay albums on."
You and the others talking about gayness are in the closet and extremely gay, it's so obvious. Otherwise you wouldn't have to talk so big... and research has shown that the most homophobic, macho talkers are the ones who are most stimulated by gay porn. They've hooked guys up to electrodes and the ones who 'hated gays' the most and claimed to be more hetero than others were the ones who got the most physically stimulated when they watched gay porn at the research lab in these studies. So keep telling us how gay Coldplay is, gay this gay that-- telling us how gay you are. Frankly we don't care, it doesn't bother us that you are gay, since there's nothing wrong with it anyway.
Flipst wrote:
On Monday 16th at 11.12pm I smoked the last cigarette of my life at the 46 bus station in Circonvallazione Cornelia, Roma.
It's 7:14 EST Tuesday April 29th 2008. How about an update. Still not smoking? It is a form of self hatered you know!
Flipst wrote:
On Monday 16th at 11.12pm I smoked the last cigarette of my life at the 46 bus station in Circonvallazione Cornelia, Roma.
just read this and i quit smoking shortly thereafter...still miss it everyday though
Flipst wrote:
On Monday 16th at 11.12pm I smoked the last cigarette of my life at the 46 bus station in Circonvallazione Cornelia, Roma.
Good work.
leathepea wrote:
hahah, very funny. When we have girlymen come into the gym trying to bench the bar that is one of our jokes. We usually say, "hey, why don't you go put one of your ColdPlay albums on." He can't be to girly, considering who he is married too. Dumbass.
I agree that meathead over there is a dumbass, but I've got to disagree that being married to a knockout makes you a manly man. After all, everyone knows women like guys "in touch with" their feminine side. The more in touch, the better.
tony620d wrote:
You know how I know youre gay? You listen to coldplay.
Let me take you to The Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco and you can say that witty line again.
Thats kind of sad siloco wrote:
This is the best thing they've done, no doubt.
hahah, very funny. When we have girlymen come into the gym trying to bench the bar that is one of our jokes. We usually say, "hey, why don't you go put one of your ColdPlay albums on." He can't be to girly, considering who he is married too. Dumbass.
On Monday 16th at 11.12pm I smoked the last cigarette of my life at the 46 bus station in Circonvallazione Cornelia, Roma.
lathyris wrote:
Filler music.
with a cool hook
Filler music.
This is the best thing they've done, no doubt.
tony620d wrote:
You know how I know youre gay? You listen to coldplay.
Technically, he's slightly misquoting the movie The 40-year-old Virgin (wikiquote entry).
This song sure didn't put a smile on my face....
tony620d wrote:
You know how I know youre gay? You listen to coldplay.
Troll.
You know how I know youre gay? You listen to coldplay.
Verpeiler wrote:
But let me guess: You also like Kate Bush's sound – if only she could sing …
/me thinks you've got it all mixed up here Kate Bush can sing. Chris Martin can't.
nice set. :good-vibes:
This is definitely their best album so far.
spek10 wrote:
yuk. unoriginal and overplayed. i can turn on the radio now and go from one end of the dial to the other and hear this playing twice. something different, PLEASE!
Lucky you. You must have a helluvalot better radio stations where you live than we have here. All I get is George T's 'Bad to the Bone,' Lynard Skynard, Foghat, as well as 80s lite, flacid rock, and the new slick pseudo-country. I'll take RP's playlist anyday, and that includes this album from coldplay.
one of the best song in the best coldplay's album!
timtom wrote:
the music is good, the band too, but the singer is ... no words. :ass:
:stupid: A band without Chris Martin's vocals wouldn't be Coldplay. But let me guess: You also like Kate Bush's sound – if only she could sing … :taped-shut:
Coldplay should be cutting checks to Catherine Wheel.
rulebritannia wrote:
Am not a C'Play fan, but this song is a knockout.
Similar thought - I wouldn't call it a knockout, but probably the first Coldplay song that I would think about purchasing
I'd really like to like coldplay...clocks is decent - but I have trouble tolerating their particular breed of whininess.
From back when Coldplay was actually good (and not the world's most insufferable band).
Am not a C'Play fan, but this song is a knockout.
i was expecting roxy music.
Not a bad track, but not the best of Coldplay's tracks either.
the music is good, the band too, but the singer is ... no words. :ass: