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    Coldplay's Oracle: 'Green Eyes' Was Written For Jonny Buckland

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    December 18, 2008 - submitted by Daan, United Kingdom

    Q. Dear Oracle thingy magingy all-knowing Jim bob person, Having read through fourscore Oracle postings, my question is probably too much related to Coldplay for you to answer, but it's about Green Eyes. When I listened to it for the first time, I thought it was a gem because I immediately thought it was about Gwyneth, and that extra meaning just transformed it into a sparkly rainbow of a song. But I just read on a forum that Chris denied it's about her during a performance, at the time saying coldplay was gonna stop performing it too because it was always wrongly associated with her. Ok, so what is the real story behind this song? According to something else Chris said, it's got something to do with an "American friend". I hope that's not too personal a question for him. If he says it is, just tell him I'm a UCL student and he'll be like "way to go! I'll tell ya". Let me take this opportunity to say they are quite an inspiration to all UCL students, that 4 ordinary guys, well clever but ordinary, homey chaps, can make it big like that.

    The Oracle replies:

    Cheeky! Green Eyes was written about an "American friend" yes but also about Jonny. It has been played sporadically but I guess Chris got sick of being asked and rested it for a while, but since it was written before they met... you can see that it isn't.

    December 18, 2008 - submitted by lucy, United Kingdom

    Q. Hi Oracle, In the Roadie's blog for Sunday 14th it says that they rushed to BBC Television Centre to do a show. Do you know which one it was, or is it still to be broadcast?

    The Oracle replies:

    The clue was in the photo! They were filming for the Top of the Pops Christmas special that always airs in the U.K on Christmas Day. We have more details in news.


    December 18, 2008 - submitted by Alison, Ireland

    Q. I've been told that the concert tomorrow night (19th December) has been cancelled - is this true???????

    The Oracle replies:

    I don't know where you heard that, but it's on as far as we know! See ya there!



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