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    Coldplay's Oracle clears up 'Don't Panic/Beautiful World' confusion

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    August 25, 2009 - submitted by Pauline, France

    Q. Dear Oracle, (sorry for my bad English) What is the difference between the song Don't Panic and Beautiful World? Somewhere the song is called Don't Panic but somewhere else it's called Beautiful World!!! But when you listen at them, they are the same song!! Very strange ... Thank you Oracle

    The Oracle replies:

    It's not strange Pauline; it's a mistake. Don't Panic is the name of the track but as it features the lyric "We live in a beautiful world" that's where the confusion has arisen. FYI: Don't Panic was originally called Panic when first demoed.

    August 25, 2009 - submitted by Miles, United States of America

    Q. Hello Oracle, I am still unsuccessful in accessing your services. However, I still have faith. I just watched the How We Saw The World movie. Are the boys executing a "runner" at the end of the credits?

    The Oracle replies:

    I can see why you would think that, given they are physically running and yes by definition they are indeed executing a runner. Once they leave the stage, they take off their in-ear monitor equipment and mic packs and run to their awaiting vehicles. If there's no runner, they erm, walk!


    August 25, 2009 - submitted by Robert, Germany

    Q. Dearest Oracle, Jeff asked you, what 'OK' meant and you explained the meaning, which was interesting. But maybe he wanted to know what the two letters O and K meant und what relation they had to the actual meaning... THX! Rob

    The Oracle replies:

    Ah ok (ha ha)... well basically it's just a shortened form of the full word which is okay given that phonetically it is O and K.


    August 25, 2009 - submitted by Michelle, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle, I turned 40 (August 23) and I feel kind of weird, so what Coldplay song do you suggest I listen to. Also, growing up in the 80's Kate Bush was and still is one of my favourites. Do any of the guys like to listen to her music?

    The Oracle replies:

    Age is but a number and it's kinda strange how we meet certain milestone birthdays with intrepidation but there's really only one way to look at it; it's the stage you're at in life not the age. I guess because Speed of Sound was reportedly inspired by Kate Bush (the band listened to her prior to recording X&Y), that's my suggestion. Otherwise listen to your favourite song or the one that would make you smile. Chris and I share a love of Kate and as you like her, maybe you should check out the Mercury Music Prize nominee Bat For Lashes.






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