You know how sometimes there’s a song – or entire album – that you just keep listening to over and over? Well, I keep being drawn back to Coldplay’s Prospekt’s March/Viva La Vida, time and time again. To me, it’s all about perspective and how we, in our human nature, have such a biased and limited understanding of the big picture of life. Which makes the album’s title – “Live the Life” – so very awesome. (Not sure if that’s the message Coldplay had intended to project with this album, but that’s what I get out of it! Ah yes, my biased and limited perspective :)) But biased and limited or not, my perspective of it speaks to me. And it’s what makes it such a great album for me to write to as well.
Here, read for yourself; see what you think. (I dare you not to sing!)
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand.
– Viva La Vida
You might be a big fish
In a little pond
Doesn’t mean you’ve won
‘Cause along may come
A bigger one
Time is so short and I’m sure
There must be something more
People moving all the time
Inside a perfectly straight line
Don’t you wanna curve away?
When it’s such
It’s such a perfect day
– Strawberry Swing
No I don’t wanna battle from beginning to end;
I don’t wanna cycle, recycle revenge;
I don’t wanna follow death and all his friends.
– Death And All His Friends