Thursday, November 30, 2006

I want to TALK to you....

The band Coldplay has a song in their album X&Y entitled "Talk." It is a fantastic song. I have hearing this song since the day it was released,mostly while driving to work. I made sure that Ra played this song again and again till each word of the song assimilated within me.

The song in nutshell point to the depth and profound presence of the soul in all humans regardless of how religious or secular they may seem. Why is it that the human beings can create music, think about climbing a ladder up to the sun, imagine something awesome, and ponder about the future? It's because we are rational souls with a heart beating within us, gifted to us by God, souls that ultimately desire to know and communicate.

I like Coldplay because in today’s musical environment, the band still stands out distinct. No de-tuned guitars, no hip-hop influences, and no screaming singers. The singer spends most of his time at the piano singing ballads, just that often he flips to a higher note. I guess the way they dress and present themselves, one would mistake the band for a bunch of rejects from the American Idol. But they’ve found a niche in today’s new rock world, something that most old-time alt-rock fans thought had disappeared. An art where texture, astuteness, delicate dynamics and gentle melodies still exist. No wonder people are calling Coldplay "the new U2". The song launches itself with some catchy guitar and drum movements before Chris Martin’s trademark vocals strut their usual stuff.

My best lines:
"oh, brother I can't get through
I’ve been trying hard to meet you
'cause I don't know what to do
oh,brother I can't believe it's true
I'm so scared about the future

My thoughts on "I’m so scared about the future": We will have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We will spend more, but will have less, we will buy more, but will enjoy less. We would have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We would have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment and reason, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine and discoveries, but less wellness and goodwill.

We would have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We would talk less and the connection factor would tumble, love would be too seldom, and hate too often.

We would have learned how to make a living, but not a life.We would have cleaned up the air but polluted the soul.We would have conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We would talk more, but read less. We would learn to rush, but not to wait. These would be the times of fast foods, take-away counters and slow digestion, so called big men but with small character, steep exponential profits and shallow relationships. These would be the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These would be days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away pompous morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It would be a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.The credit card would rule over the cash.A time when technology could bring this blog to your mobiles anywhere, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete or shift+delete.

Lyrics Here...

Why ? Because ....

We long for more than what we can see, taste, touch, hear, and smell. We all know deep down there is much more than what meets the eye, our gut tells us this and so does our reason, when we think clearly. This is why buying cool stuff and making the body feel good only makes us happy for a little while. After the body is satisfied with drink, sex, wealth, or status, that nagging feeling of unhappiness returns and we begin to wonder how to satisfy it again. Again back to square one. Our souls are still ungratified. They force us to ask questions about why we exist. They force us to search for truth.

This is what I could make from the tone and the spirit of the song.....

I have been listening over and over and over to this song. Well, I never get sick of it...rock music that’s gentle yet epic, with Martin’s lyrics doing the usual job of communicating to heart...

All the songs of X&Y are phenomenal like Speed of Sound, Fix You, What If,etc. Grab the CD/audio cassette soon,else flick the songs if someone has those on his/her laptop/PC.

Keep reading and remain connected...


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