Coldplay - X&Y
NME.COM feature on Coldplay - X&Y album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 07 June 2005
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- Square One
- What If?
- White Shadows
- Fix You
- Speed of Sound
- A Message
- The Hardest Part
- Swallowed in the Sea
- Twisted Logic
- 'Til Kingdom Come
It's actually worse than the Peanuts theme
- Mar 16, 2012
The O2, London, December 10th
- Jan 6, 2012
The top floor production can't hide the conservative tendencies
- Oct 21, 2011
Rapper and singer turn up at Emirates Stadium for game against Manchester United
An acoustic version of the song soundtracks the #stoplandgrabs campaign clip
Book series reveals the story behind the album
Coldplay - X&Y: Wikipedia Album Entry
X&Y is the third studio album by English alternative rock band Coldplay, released 7 June 2005 in the United Kingdom via the record label Parlophone. The album, which features influences of electronic music, was produced by the band and British record producer Danton Supple. British record producer Ken Nelson was supposed to produce much of the album, however, many songs written during their sessions were ditched due to the band's dissatisfaction. The album's cover art is a combination of colours and blocks, which is a representation of the Baudot code. The code should mean "X&Y", but it is misspelled. It actually means "X9Y".
The album has been considered a landmark achievement of the band, topping many charts worldwide, including the United Kingdom and United States, the latter being their first. With accumulated sales of over 8.3 million units, X&Y is 2005's best-selling album worldwide. Reviews for the album were mixed; many critics felt X&Y fell short of its predecessor, A Rush of Blood to the Head. The album has spawned the singles "Speed of Sound", "Fix You", "Talk", "The Hardest Part", "What If", and "White Shadows".
Special Dutch Edition
The Dutch edition contains a second disk with the following songs:
"Things I Don't Understand"
"The World Turned Upside Down"
"Pour Me" (live @ the Hollywood Bowl)
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How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like
Sunlight opened up my eyes
To see for the first time
It opened them up
You cut me down a tree and brought it back to me
And that's what made me see where I was going wrong
You put me on a shelf and kept me for yourself
I can only blame myself, you can only blame me
And the hardest part
Was letting go, not taking part
Was the hardest part
You see the world in black and white
No color or light
You think you'll never get it right
But you're wrong, you might
My song is love
Love to the lovely song
And it goes on
You don't have to be alone
Trying hard to speak and fighting with my weak hand
Driven to distraction, so part of the plan
When something is broken and you try to fix it
Trying to repair it, any way, you can
Oh brother I can't, I can't get through
I've been trying hard to reach you 'cause I don't know what to do
Oh brother I can't believe it's true
I'm so scared about the future and I wanna talk to you
When you try your best but you don't succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
When I was a young boy, I tried to listen
And I wanna feel like that
Little white shadows, blink and miss them
Part of a system, I am
What if there was no light?
Nothin' wrong, nothin' right
What if there was no time
And no reason or rhyme?
You're in control, is there anywhere you wanna go?
You're in control, is there anything you wanna know?
The future's for discovering
The space in which we're traveling
Steal my heart and hold my tongue
I feel my time, my time has come
Let me in, unlock the door
I've never felt this way before