Reign of Love Appreciation Thread

MasoKnight

Give me love over this...
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There seems to be a lot of hate for this song, with some people calling it "filler" at best.

Some of us, though, see the song for what it really is - a beautiful, and ultimately necessary, breath of fresh air in the middle of an album full of all sorts of different sounds. Having this lovely lullaby of bells in the center of the album, keeps me from getting overwhelmed by the heavier material.

For those complaining about the over-production of most of the album (an opinion I don't agree with, by the way), why not look to Reign of Love?

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Reign of love
I can’t let go
To the sea I offer
This heavy load

Locust wind
Lift me up
I’m just a prisoner
In a reign of love

Locust wind
....
How I wish I'd spoken up
To a reign of love

Reign of love
By the church, we're waiting
Reign of love
On my knees go praying

How I wish
I'd spoken up
Away get carried
On a reign of love.
 

Eh Steve!

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id rather have more heavy material and be overwhelmed by an amazingly good song instead of having a bad one to get a break
 

SamH

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This song is just so pleasant to listen to, i love it!
 

stolenyellow

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This and Strawberry Swing are the extreme highlights of an otherwise muddled album. I can't imagine anyone hearing Reign of Love and not realizing how beautiful and effective it is.
 

~RULE~

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i think ROL is another song that needs to grow on me after a while just like COL did (which is one of my faves now)

ROL has a lot of potential....just hasnt amazed me yet....need to give it a few more listens!
 

Mobytoss

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Possibly the most beautiful part of the album! I still don't quite understand the lyrics, but hopefully they'll all make sense to me in the end :)
 

kaisin

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I love Reign Of Love, i think it gives the album a much needed balance amongst the heavily produced tracks that surround it
 

Jenjie

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I love this song, the piano is so beautiful
 

Jenjie

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Gone back for a second listen. It does the same thing to my insides that Pachelbel's Canon in D does. In fact, if I wasn't already married, I'd be walking down the aisle to Reign of Love instead of Pachelbel
 

footyfan10

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i enjoy reign of love, and i think its placement is why people arent considering it any good. i mean it might be the weakest on the album, but that by no means makes it bad. i think its just squashed between two other really good songs, so it doesnt live up to them. but yeah, i do like it quite a bit.
 

the_escapist

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obviously the weakest song in the album / however, its not a bad song - I think it´s a grower like Square One was on X & Y...In some months everybody is going to start loving it!
 

eFlat

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Personally this is one of my favorite cuts. The piano delay is beautiful. The chord progression is perfect. And its right where it needs to be in the album. It makes a great bridge from Lovers to Yes.

To all you ROL lovers out there, I've got your back! :D
 

jholste

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I am really shocked by everyone's dislike for this song. It is classic Coldplay baby!!! Absolutely beautiful piano melody. I think it's great as a bridge, I actually think it might have failed if it were its own stand-alone track. But it reminds me of a lullaby in some way that gives the album an extra kick of variety. While definitely not the greatest track, it is definitely in my top 5 or so. Beautiful in every way!!!
 

not01

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It's very lame. It's not the worst though.The worst song is the escapist.
 

footyfan10

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this song has grown on me

i think you've got to be in a certain mood for this song...but the idea of using this song for when your married doesn't suprise me, its got that feeling
 

Hyphin

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my god...i still haven't listened to the album, and it's sitting in my iTunes...


when will I give in?.....is there anyone else who hasn't listened yet?
 
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