Song of the Day #37: “Now My Feet Won’t Touch The Ground,” by Coldplay

7 Jul
This is an awesome album cover

This is an awesome album cover

There seems to always be a controversy when discussing Coldplay. Whether it be about plagiarizing music or just simply people believing that it is particularly lame to listen and like Coldplay, there always seems to be some obstacle you must cross to say you like the band. Well, I like Coldplay. They are not my favorite band but their music is both catchy and meaningful and I believe this is what is important when judging a band. So, for all those who blindly dislike this band I want you to take a listen to my favorite song from them. A lesser known rarity off of the Viva La Vida EP Viva La Vida Prospekt’s March Edition.

“Now My Feet Won’t Touch the Ground,” is quite topical today because of the elaborate burial of Michael Jackson going on in Hollywood Hills, California. The song seems to be about death and how it should not be feared. Chris Martin sings,

 “Let me go boys, let me go

   Push my boat from the highest cliff to the sea below

  Rocks are waiting boys, rocks await

  Swoop down from the sky and catch me like a bird of prey.”

             He seemingly is saying death you cannot scare me. I know I will be caught and will forever be off the Earth in a heavenly state. What strikes me about this song is the compacted beauty. It is only 2 minutes 30 seconds long but it certainly packs a lasting punch. A picked acoustic guitar lays a perfect backdrop for Martin’s voice which never strains. It is mellow and feels right. So check it out and maybe learn to accept a band that doesn’t entirely deserve such a bad rap.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZIoFXmWbv0&feature=related

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