21 oracle items tagged as lyrics
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.

April 29, 2014 / submitted by Carly, Australia
Q.  Howdy even if the gold ticket is now found is the lyric hunt still going on.

Yes. There are 9 hidden lyrics in total so the hunt is still on.
The competition is a one-off chance to win something precious and unique that nobody else in the world has. I think that is worth looking for.

April 29, 2014 / submitted by Mar, Spain
Q.  Dear Oracle, I have a question about the hidden lyrics. Are the lyrics hidden in libraries of big cities such as Madrid or London or are they on libraries of small towns?

I obviously cannot tell you where they are hidden but Anchorman did already answer this question in a tweet yesterday.

April 28, 2014 / submitted by Dania, Malaysia
Q.  Dear Oracle,

About the golden ticket to watch Coldplay in London, by any chance is Malaysia a part of the hidden #lyricshunt?

It wouldn't be much of a hunt if we told you where the lyrics were hidden before we give out clues, would it?
I'm afraid you will just have to wait for the clues to be tweeted. Then work out what the book is, where it is hidden. Then if you can, go and look for it!

September 5, 2013 / submitted by Daliah, United States of America
Q.  Does Coldplay have certain lessons or morals or a background to all of their songs?

No songs are preaching in any way so rather than lessons, I'd rather go with messages. Many of the songs reflect real life & feelings that people can relate to but of course there are powerful lyrics in some tracks that are very definitely saying something worth listening to - How You See The World No. 2 springs to mind immediately.