Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Coldplay! Violet Hill

Coldplay released their new single from their upcoming album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, this week on their website for FREE! The song is called "Violet Hill" and as I said, can be downloaded at

I should also say that if you too were in an Art History class in the past year, you should know that the cover art for the new CD is none other than "Liberty Leading the People" by Eugene Delacroix. The brown bandana-looking thing on her head is a "Phrygian Cap," given to freed slaves in France. Therefore, in this piece, the Phrygian Cap is representative of freedom.

I love the new song, but I love all Coldplay. Here are the lyrics, though it should be noted that I didn't notate these so they could be incorrect:

Was a long and dark December
From the rooftops i remember
There was snow
White snow

Clearly i remember
From the windows they were watching
While we froze down below

When the future's architectured
By a carnival of idiots on show
You'd better lie low

If you love me
Won't you let me know?

Was a long and dark December
When the banks became cathedrals
And the fog
Became God

Priests clutched onto bibles
And went out to fit their rifles
And the cross was held aloft

Bury me in honor
When i'm dead and hit the ground
A love back home unfolds

If you love me
Won't you let me know?

(Guitar Solo)

I don't want to be a soldier
With the captain of some sinking ship
With snow, far below

So if you love me
Why'd you let me go?

I took my love down to violet hill
There we sat in snow
All that time she was silent still

So if you love me
Won't you let me know?

If you love me,
Won't you let me know?