25 oracle items tagged as lyrics
March 31, 2015 / submitted by Maedeh, Iran
Q.  Would you please share a download link to ALL the released handwritten lyrics sheets? I'm sure so many Coldplayers would love to have copies of them.

You must have missed that, Maedeh. Anchorman posted a news story back in May 2014 that led to a PDF of all the handwritten lyrics. Enjoy!

January 21, 2015 / submitted by Kim, Canada
Q.  Why are there no lyrics posted for the bonus tracks on Ghost Stories? Any chance they could be?

They are. Maybe you need to update your system / clear cache or whatever because they've been up for a while now.

January 20, 2015 / submitted by Francesca, Italy
Q.  Why don't Coldplay put the lyrics in the album booklets???

I've answered this before. Chris likes people to listen to the songs and hear what they hear and interpret the lyrics how they want to. He's a fan of reading the lyrics of his favourite artists too though which is why we do have the lyrics on the website - in the Recordings section.

December 29, 2014 / submitted by Kayla, United States of America
Q.  Much like Coldplay has released hand written lyrics (which I'm assuming were written by Chris) for their most recent albums, can I find the same for Parachutes? I can't seem to find any, and I would love to have it.

Hand-written lyrics of Parachutes have never been released so I can't point you to any. I don't recall any being released until Mylo Xyloto. That's not to say they don't exist but that they have never been made available.

October 30, 2014 / submitted by George, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle,
Does anyone at care very much that Chris sometimes doesn't sing quite the same words as given in the posted lyrics? For instance, on the song Ghost Story there's a line that reads: "A spectre on a rollercoaster" but Chris is clearly not singing the word "rollercoaster" on the recording.

Given they're Chris' lyrics and he wrote them, we don't care at all if he changes them up as he does when performing live from time to time. On the odd occasion there have been mistakes when Chris gives us the wrong lyrics (or the case of missing lyrics that nobody seems to be able to decipher) but to be honest, I think he does sing "rollercoaster" albeit a rather different phrasing of the word.

October 23, 2014 / submitted by Adam, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle, has Chris ever forgot lyrics to songs while performing live?

Oh yes, that's happened so many times! Chris generally stops the song and starts again. There are certain songs that Chris has repeatedly forgotten parts of which given he wrote them, is quite a funny - and perhaps surprising - thing to happen.

September 17, 2014 / submitted by George, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle,
After lyrics are posted on, are they ever amended if Chris sings something different on the actual recording than the written lyrics?

Chris only usually changes the lyrics when performing live after the song is released into the big wide world. We keep the website's lyrics as originally recorded. They are only amended if there has been a mistake.

July 15, 2014 / submitted by Maedeh, Iran
Q.  Hi Ori!
Can you give me Violet Hill's lyrics? :)
I searched for it but I found different lyrics for the song and I'm confused.

The lyrics to all our releases can be found on this very website, in the Recordings section.

April 30, 2014 / submitted by Yolanda, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle!
I just read the post announcing about the Ghost Stories hidden lyrics and I've found it absolutely brilliant!! Could we know who has the brains to whom this wonderful idea occurred?
Thanks a lot & have a good day!

The brains behind it and therefore the owner of the brilliant brain is...


April 30, 2014 / submitted by Becca, United States of America
Q.  Hello!
I'm not sure if you can answer this, or if there even is an answer, but it's worth a shot! How often will a new clue be posted for the lyrics hunt? Is it random or is there a set interval? Or is it just after one gets found, another clue is posted? Much thanks!

It's been amazing to see the fantastic reaction to the #lyricshunt. At 16.45 (GMT) we are 6 down, 3 to go.
All I can tell you is that all lyrics are already hidden.
The clue times have not been what I'd call specific. They can't be totally random either as the times are dependent on the location of the libraries. There'd be no point posting clues if the library is closed because of time zone differences.