6 oracle items tagged as so sad
November 25, 2013 / submitted by Matthew, United Kingdom
Q.  Hellow.
Have you heard this song?
In the comments someone says that the band has a recording of this song and all their other first songs, is this true? And does anyone have a recording of the gig back in 1998.
Thank you.

Underneath the 'submit a question', you'll see a search box. Type 'so sad' into that and you'll find out more about it.
There are recordings of this & their earlier songs but that gig wasn't recorded.

September 30, 2013 / submitted by Gabriel, Brazil
Q.  Hello Oracle!
I was listening to the excerpt of So Sad, by Coldplay Have you ever heard it in its entirety? Stylistically, is it similar to the other songs from the Safety EP?

I have and yes, I'd say that it is closer to the Safety EP in style than anything else the band have released. It was written & recorded (for demo purposes only) around the same time as Don't Panic which although was being performed live, was originally discarded as a potential album track. It was quite a late decision to include it on Parachutes.

August 13, 2013 / submitted by Jackeline, Panama
Q.  Hi Oracle.
Do you know where can I find the complete version of So Sad from 1998 Coldplay's album Live Pre-Parachutes?.

I'll thank your quick answer :)

If you've read "Live Pre-Parachutes" on any list, it isn't the name of an album; it's referring to a song that isn't on an album & before they recorded their debut.
Though So Sad exists in its entirety, it's not available publicly anywhere.

November 16, 2011 / submitted by patty, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle, I wanted to know what song Coldplay sings from this video that's posted on the timeline. I believe it's their first gig when they were formerly known as Starfish ? I know that Ode to Deodorant is the last song played but I would really really like to know what the first one is called? Some of the lyrics go like "There goes another day. My friends are telling me that I will be okay. I'm gonna be okay". I would really appreciate it if you told me what song it was because I love it! Even though I only heard like 5 seconds of it. Thanks so much! Have a nice day wherever you are!

It's So Sad. Looking at the set list from that gig, I don't recognize the first title at all - I don't think I have ever heard it. The others I have in their demo form - hopefully safe in a box in a loft somewhere...

October 1, 2010 / submitted by Jack, United States of America
Q.  How did you hear So Sad and Vitamins? Did you hear them on a demo tape, did Coldplay play them for you, or did you just hear them way back when they actually played the songs at gigs? When was the last time you even heard them play those songs?

I have those songs on a cassette given to me, but not by the band. 'Ooh how cryptic' I hear you say and before you ask, they are stored away safely and are not in my current reaching distance; the last time I listened to the tape was so many years ago now.
I have a strong feeling that my memory serves me correctly; I did not hear either of those songs played live.

May 25, 2010 / submitted by Jay, United States of America
Q.  Are you aware of the So Sad petition that's been going on since 2006? No dice huh?
Have you heard the song?

Yes I am aware of the petition and yes, I have heard the song.
For those that don't know So Sad was a very early Coldplay song that was played live back in 1998. They did record it roughly - before the Safety E.P's release - but it was never available in the public domain apart from snippets of a live version. There is at least one cassette with a studio recording of the song on it but it won't be released.