This. Just because it's Coldplay doesn't automatically make it a good song. And just because I don't like it doesn't make me less of a fan. The reason why I'm a fan is because I enjoy most of their previous music. I'm disappointed because I expected better from them, and know they can do better.
I agree that the lyrics are bad compared to other artists, but I disagree with the part about being on par with Coldplay's lyrics.
Compare "Look at the stars, look how they shine for you and everything you do" with "I turn the music up, I got my record on, I shut the world outside until the lights come on".
Compare "In a bullet proof vest with the windows all closed, I'll be doing my best, I'll see you soon" with "And all the kids they dance, all the kids all night until Monday morning feels another life."
Or more recently? Compare "Oh love don't let me go, won't you take me where the streetlights glow?" with "Don't want to see another generation drop, I'd rather be a comma than a full stop."
This is why I'm disappointed. And if you don't care at all about content or quality and just want a happy song, why don't you listen to Kesha? She puts out simple, happy, upbeat songs more regularly than Coldplay does.
We know they can do better, cause we've all heard them do better in the past.The negativity on this forum today has been shocking. People saying 'I know Coldplay can do better' what are you talking about?? No you don't, you don't no them, your not in the studio with them.
What do you mean 'how can you compare lyrics'? Of course different lyrics can be interpreted differently by different people, but that doesn't mean you can't judge the quality of lyrics, or that it is impossible for one particular set of lyrics to be worse than another.This is ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous. How can you compare lyrics - they all have their own meaning and interpretation.
I realize you like the song, but yes I know they can do better because they have done it before. Or do you believe that they honestly can't do better than this; that Every Teardrop is a Waterfall is Coldplay's peak?The negativity on this forum today has been shocking. People saying 'I know Coldplay can do better' what are you talking about?? No you don't, you don't no them, your not in the studio with them.
We're just disappointed with the song. We've waited 3 years through all the hype like you have. And like I said in another post, I'm not looking for Parachutes: The Sequel or A Rush of Blood "2" The Head. I was excited when they hyped up that the band were moving in a new direction. I was just disappointed when this new direction sounded like a David Guetta song with lackluster lyrics.I can take people saying they don't like the song but some people's comments have been harsh and bitter. Coldplay are moving on, they can't keep making Parachutes every three years, every band goes through an evolution. Deal with it.
Personally I dislike it, if this were buried in LP5 or was released as a b-side it probably wouldn't have been such a big deal to me but this was released as the lead single to the long-awaited album. Obviously there's nothing I can do about this though, except just wait and hope that the rest of LP5 is good.Personally I like the song and I think its spot on.
I could just imagine that fat prick dancing on his own to it. *shudders*