5 oracle items tagged as til kingdom come
February 10, 2015 / submitted by Chris, United States of America
Q.  I know the song, 'Til Kingdom Come was intended to be performed alongside Johnny Cash. My question is: had the band ever met Johnny before he died? And if so, what was the nature of their relationship to each other?

There was no established relationship and I'm pretty sure they didn't get to meet before Johnny's death.

June 5, 2014 / submitted by Teresa, India
Q.  Hello Oracle!

First off, I'm sorry for this throwback question in the middle of all the Ghost Stories excitement, but it has been bugging me for a while!

In the intro to Til' Kingdom Come during a concert (Toronto 2006 I think), Chris says, 'This is a song we wrote for Johnny Cash, and in return he gave us our..." I can't make out what he says. Would you be able to remember? :)

Thanks in advance if you answer this! Much love from India.

Ah, this was a lovely question to answer for the pleasure of watching the wonderful video clip of that performance.
Chris said "This is a song we wrote for Johnny Cash, and in return he gave us our dress sense".
If you don't know, Johnny Cash was also known as The Man in Black due to his trademark black clothes. During the Twisted Logic tour (X&Y), Coldplay dressed in black hence the reference.

July 12, 2012 / submitted by F Robinson, Peru
Q.  Dear O. My doubt is about Til' Kingdom Come, I've heard many times that it was written by Chris looking forward to play it with Johnny Cash, but he passed away and the band could never play it with him. Recently, I've heard people talking about it and some say it was originally written by Mr. Johnny Cash himself, even though I've never heard a Cash version. I would like me to get out of my doubt if you are so kind.

Spidey is making this song very popular with question askers...
It was written BY Coldplay FOR Johnny Cash to sing.

July 12, 2012 / submitted by Justin, Canada
Q.  I just recently watched the film, The Amazing Spiderman and during the movie the song Til' Kingdom Come had appeared (really great song). Later that night my sister had sent me through E-Mail the schedule of the concert we are going to attend a couple of weeks and I noticed that it wasn't featured on it. Wouldn't it make sense for Coldplay to perform Til' Kingdom Come at concerts considering it was featured on a pretty popular and anticipating film. Thanks and I am really excited to attend the Coldplay concert in Toronto in a couple of weeks!

P.S: I know that you probably won't want to spoil this for me or anything, but will Coldplay perform the song Moving to Mars anywhere throughout the concert such as an encore or something? It's honestly an amazing song and is tied for my favorite Coldplay songs (along with A Rush of Blood to the Head and Shiver). Thanks!

Not really Justin, the film might be current but the song isn't so unless the band wanted to include it in the set, there's no other reason to.
They do sometimes swap a couple of songs around but as 'Til Kingdom Come was played loads on the Viva & Twisted Logic tours it's not necessarily going to make another appearance. I say "another" because it has been played during the MX Tour.

Regarding the p.s, that's less likely to make an appearance...

July 9, 2009 / submitted by Aleksandar, Serbia and Montenegro
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I just realized that no one outside US and UK don't know what "Til Kingdom come" actually means.Does it mean that Kingdom is going to come or what? Or is it some kind of metaphor used in English language? Please answer!!!
P.S. Sorry for my English.

It originates from biblical times and is commonly known for its use in The Lord's Prayer. Generally it means until the end of time.