Music Monday: Speed of Sound by Coldplay

I am not a huge Coldplay fan. I probably wouldn’t turn down a free ticket but paying to see them is another thing and that has nothing to do with the fact that while I was traveling in Utah, a waitress said my other half looked and sounded like Chris Martin. Seriously. Nothing to do with that. No. SERIOUSLY. Especially when he in turn said I didn’t look anything like Gwyneth. True Story.

I viewed a concert where Eddie Vedder and Chris Martin sang that Crowded House tune “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (which I love) and Chris Martin received a louder cheer than Eddie and I wondered (in all of my agedness) how that could be. Well, to the younger set Chris Martin is a sex symbol (or whatever they call it these days) and Eddie Vedder (like me) is old(er).

Anyway, there is one Coldplay song I really love, that I used to put on my exercise playlist and dance and sing around to: Speed of Sound. Funnily enough, the song was inspired by Kate Bush’s Running Up that Hill, especially the drumbeats. (I just realized I haven’t done a Music Monday for that song. Upcoming!) Again, amusingly enough, Chris Martin now doesn’t like the song, which makes me realize that I may be onto something by liking it. 😉

The video shows Chris Martin doing his best Kate Bush (okay, maybe not his best (or maybe it is; who am I to judge?)). It’s not a favorite but you can close your eyes and just listen to music. Unless you’re younger and a Chris Martin fan and love to see him. And in that case, I apologize. You know. For anything. Everything. Or nothing. And, of course, I apologize for any obvious sarcasm, but not for that which may have gone unnoticed.

All that noise, and all that sound
All those places I got found
And birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it then you’d understand

Songwriters: Christopher Anthony John Martin / Guy Rupert Berryman / Jonathan Mark Buckland / William Champion

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