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Coldplay — Amsterdam
Album: A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 349









Released: 2002
Length: 5:14
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Come on, oh my star is fading
And I swerve out of control
And if I, oh if I'd only waited
I'd not be stuck here in this hole

Come here, oh my star is fading
And I swerve out of control
And I swear I waited and waited
I've got to get out of this hole

But time is on your side
It's on your side, now
Not pushing you down
And all around
It's no cause for concern

Come on, oh my star is fading
And I see no chance of release
And I know I'm dead on the surface
But I am screaming underneath

And time is on your side
It's on your side, now
Not pushing you down
And all around
Oh, it's no cause for concern

Stuck on the end of this ball and chain
And I'm on my way back down again

Stood on the edge
Tied to a noose
Sick to the stomach
You can say what you mean
But it won't change a thing
I'm sick of the secrets
Stood on the edge, tied to the noose
And you came along and you cut me loose
You came along and you cut me loose
You came along and you cut me loose
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 Barman wrote:

Yes, there is a piano. Your ear is amazing. {#Eh}


Exactly, and the piano in this song is playing a completely different chord progression than that of "Let It Be".
This song reminds me times when i was dancing with my baby on my arms.
Great moment of my life, rate 10 
I would pay money to watch James Taylor kick Chris Martin's ass and show him how melancholy/retrospective white boy should be done.

Segue into "Amsterdam" by Guster?

Pretty please?

I'm gonna write you a letter
I'm gonna write you a book
I wanna see your reaction
I wanna see how it looks
From way up on your cloud
Where you've been hiding out
Are you getting somewhere?
Or did you get lost in Amsterdam?

 arserocket wrote:
mama make it stop, it hurts..
 
Exactly. Please quit your whining Coldplay! Ghack!
mama make it stop, it hurts..
Yes Coldplay now sucks ass, I think everyone knows that so I am not going to pile on. However, this song shows what they did have the potential to be, just fantastic! 9!{#Clap}
A solid 3!
paulpaar wrote:
warm-play? What ? are these khats from CA?

SAD negative lyrics. Oh well. I guessif ya spend time in Smell A. . . .

no rating from me because they are negative hole dwellers. They say so.
Gabby Johnson, is that you?

I bought this CD after hearing "Clocks" on KPRI (San Diego).  I may have to dig it out and give it a re-listen.
 Hinkamp wrote:
When I find myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me...
 
Yes, there is a piano. Your ear is amazing. {#Eh}
Nice!
I heard this, too

 
Hinkamp wrote:
When I find myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me...
 


this reminds me of a chili peppers song...which one??

 oldviolin wrote:
flex
  trillions


 The_Enemy wrote:
What to rate th-IIIIIIIIIs? A sev-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAn? No... I'm pushing you d-AAAAAOOOOOOOOOwn!
I'm pushing you d-AAAAAOOOOOOOOOwn!
I'm pushing you d-AAAAAOOOOOOOOOwn! 4
 
I love this song, but that's a great comment.

flex
warm-play? What ? are these khats from CA? 

SAD negative lyrics. Oh well. I guessif ya spend time in Smell A. . . . 

no rating from me because they are negative hole dwellers. They say so. 
I wish they still wrote songs like this.  Great edgy lyrics, patient melody build up, atmospheric sound.  I like some of their new stuff, but this album is still their opus IMHO.
{#Puke}
get over it being coldplay and listen to the lyrcis......of course, i guess you've had to feel this way to appreciate an eloquent expression of gratitude when someone helps you get out of it....

i'm dead on the suface, but i am screaming underneath
......

stood on the edge
tied to the noose
you came along and you cut me loose
{#Puke}
love it....im positive that way...
 uwnav wrote:
 pvcnote wrote:
Is it a Joke Band?  
It's TERRIBLE! Please Stop it!
 


are you kidding me?!
one of my favorite coldplay songs ever
love it!
 
Me, too!

 pvcnote wrote:
Is it a Joke Band?  
It's TERRIBLE! Please Stop it!
 




are you kidding me?!
one of my favorite coldplay songs ever
love it!
Is it a Joke Band?  
It's TERRIBLE! Please Stop it!
 Tux wrote:
no comment.
But that IS a comment.  A "no comment" would be not commenting.  Silly person.
Great tune, by the way.  Might be the best on this album, despite the obscurity.  Say what you will about the boys, they crank out catchy tunes. 



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 Danimal174 wrote:




Hey, I agree. I love that song!
 




GottaSneeze wrote:
Now let's hear Guster's Amsterdam, too =) I find it weird they both have albums called Parachute(s), and a song called Amsterdam, but I wouldn't compare their sound.
Hey, I agree. I love that song!
Night Ranger? Their guitarist used to live across the street from me in Alameda, CA. Not much of a band though...
What to rate th-IIIIIIIIIs? A sev-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAn? No... I'm pushing you d-AAAAAOOOOOOOOOwn! I'm pushing you d-AAAAAOOOOOOOOOwn! I'm pushing you d-AAAAAOOOOOOOOOwn! 4
shanester wrote:
Coldplay = Mediocre No further comment. Pretty music for girls.
Hey, who are you calling a girl? :cool: This is a great song in it's own right, but it's especially shiver-inducing when spun after the Audioslave-The Band-Mooncake set. And saying Coldplay is for girls and then admitting you're into Night Ranger? I'd be careful, dude. (I'm with you on the Night Ranger thing, though. "Goodbye" is the epitome of awesome power ballads!)
the only emperor is the emperor of ice cream
:snooty:
In the beginning I thought it was going to be a King Missile "song"....and then thought nah, not on RP
Steeping up, and stepping off.
When I find myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me...
Coldplay = Mediocre No further comment. Pretty music for girls. Nothing wrong with that, but just reminds me of an intelligent "Boy Band" covering sad ballads by Night Ranger (whoa.... showing my age) and Chicago. Stuff we'll forget about later.
Clearly the best tune on the album (in my eyes), and also the one that tends to get the least airplay. The organ buildup after the second chorus makes the tune. Gets me every time. One of my very, very, very few Godlike ratings. Cheers.
:sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
I\'m a member of the Mojo4music board, and Coldplay continually get slaughtered there, I can\'t think why. I couldn\'t say I like what I\'ve heard enough to buy an album, but, like this song, it\'s ok.
...in my mind, the coldplay's lead vocalist will always be a bald yeti...
LazyMF wrote:
damien, I would much prefer that King Missle tune to this one. "Jesus could score more goals than Wayne Gretzky."
King Missle- that takes me back!
Ah yes, one of the few songs from AROBTTH that I really like. For some reason Coldplay has bored me since Parachutes. This is a great song, though.
Now let's hear Guster's Amsterdam, too =) I find it weird they both have albums called Parachute(s), and a song called Amsterdam, but I wouldn't compare their sound.
damien, I would much prefer that King Missle tune to this one. "Jesus could score more goals than Wayne Gretzky."
"time is on your side..." :music:
damien wrote:
in the into of this song, I always expect to hear "Jesus was way cool, everyone loved Jesus"
Coming from someone named Damien...well...I don't know if you're being hopeful or sarcastic. :-k
:sunny.gif: I like the change in the later part...
in the into of this song, I always expect to hear "Jesus was way cool, everyone loved Jesus"
nice wistful song
no comment.
Glad to be hearing this song
I was busy working when the opening piano chords started ---- for such a quiet, introspective song, it just stops you dead.