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Old 08-02-2006, 09:50 PM   #76
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R.E.M has yet to write a song as good as this:

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R.E.M has yet to write a song as good as this:

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man I love Coldplay
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R.E.M has yet to write a song as good as this:

Holy crap, I didn't really even think it had anything to do with them at first.
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Chris Martin went to a store looking for something that says "daddy likes leather"



Now he's just a Leather Daddy.
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well if you grew up with it that explains your attachment to it, but personally I think it's a terribly cliche song, like it's trying way too hard to be universal.
I'd like to get back to Everybody Hurts for a moment here. I know what you're saying that I grew up watching the video and so I like it. But I still disagree that it is a terribly cliche song. You gotta look at the time it came out, in 1992. How many bands were making introspective anti-suicide ballads like that one? As opposed to all the 'I wanna be more like you and less like me' type emo shit we have these days! Granted Pearl Jam had a song about suicide around the same time and Nirvana was all angsty and stuff but you can hardly say they're similar to Everybody Hurts. The song has such a simple sentiment delivered in a perfect way by Stipe 'don't let yourself go cos everybody cries... everybody hurts sometimes... take comfort in your friends... everybody hurts, so hold on...' I don't know, those lyrics spoke to me when I was 13. lol. And I'm sure it was partly the awesome video too where you see a gridlock situation and at the end of the video, everyone just says Fuck this! and starts walking out of their cars! Awesome. I'm getting all nostalgic just thinking about it!
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Chris Matin's best lyrics


The Nappies

by Chris Martin

Sometimes you're happy sometimes you're brown,
with your hormones bouncing up and down.
Sometimes you’re happy sometimes you’re sad
it’s a weird nine months with you I've had.
There is shit going down that you can't disguise
when you boobs gone up ten times in size,
your cups gone up from an A to D,
its bad for you but its fun for me.


Now just because a little rumpy pump,
now you're walking round with a great big bump
You might think a bit of French and you should have said non
Or at least you would have made me put a condom on
I think you might find that its really fun
I know its no use unless you make it bun
its something to learn yeah it really is,
now you know what that sticky stuff is


I'll be there with you baby through the thin and the thick
I'm gonna clean up all the poo and the sick
I'll be there to make you happy and keep everything clean
I'll change the nappies through the washing machine
’Cause I ain't no baddy, I ain't no baddy,
I ain't no baddy, I am your baby's daddy.

Oh!
Who!

Sometimes you think "what a fool I am
why did I marry this soulful man"
Now a baby's part of my family plan
can it kick me well yes it can
My name's Ken and I've got fleas
do you like being a daddy?
Yeah, defiantly.
Well I have to warn you although its fun
there are times when you wish you had been a nun


I'll be there with you baby through the thin and the thick
I'm gonna clean up all the poo and the sick
I'll be there to make you happy and I'll bring in the bread
I'll be the nanny you can go out instead
I know that you'll be grumpy, that's what everyone says
and you're not going to hump me for 43 days
If you don't want more babies and you cannot disguise it,
Then I'll take my cock and vasectimize it
’Cause I ain't no baddy, I ain't no baddy,
sometimes I make you saddy
I ain't no baddy
I ain't no baddy I ain't no baddy I am your baby's daddy
(beat box)
Mother!
Mother!
I ain't no baddy I ain't no baddy
I ain't no baddy I am you're baby's daddy
Ho!
Break it down now,

She told me to crawl this way, bawl this way
She told me to crawl this way, bawl this way
She told me to crawl this way, bawl this way
She told me to crawl this way, bawl this way
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R.E.M by so far that by the time I get there I'm old, have alzheimers, and can't even remember who Coldplay are.

I do like Coldplay. Parachutes is a really great album, especially considering it's a debut album. Rush of Blood is also excellent, a nice subtle shift in sound and style as well. I remember when Clocks leaked and it blew this very forum away. X&Y to me is a misstep for the band. Really bland, really formulatic. I was certainly hoping for more, considering the first two albums and the promise they held for the future of this young, growing band. X&Y sounds like a band working to achieve what they believed was expected of them, not the one that made music for themselves, which created the first two albums. I sincerely hope Coldplay get back on track. Speed of Sound & Fix You were so bad it actually made me angry, which means I must like Coldplay. The only other band who has actually made me angry by producing shit also happens to be my favourite. Actually, Fix You would be right at home on the formulatic, bland Atomic Bomb, and it would be a real shame if in three albums Coldplay have already entered the creatively stale phase that it took U2 20 years to hit. I don't think that's the case though, I think it's just a misstep, and Coldplay certainly have potential.

REM are REM. Others have articulated REM love better than I can. I guess you could say that they are far more advanced than Coldplay. In musical and lyrical terms, Michael Stipe is a genius adult, Chris Martin is perhaps a genius child that you hope keeps his shit together and grows into something special. Coldplay can write great, memorable music, but for me their songs just don't resonate the way REM's do. What Chris Martin is telling me is very, I guess, shallow compared to where Michael Stipe takes me.

I also think Around the Sun was a fantastic album.
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Like your post Earnie

I think it's possible to love both bands but I wanna shag Peter Buck, so I think REM wins for me.
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heartland girl, i want to make sure you didn't take my comment too seriously re: being embarassed for liking coldplay.

you have my utmost respect, and i don't wish you to feel insulted by what i said.
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Pretty Persuasion is

Both bands need to address the issues of complatencey. For REM, they need to make an album that is really different from anything else they have done. Personally, I couldn't tell which album most of thier songs come from because they don't have specific sounding albums. As for Coldplay, they need to write about things they haven't written about. I would like to see Coldplay, go darker and less catchy. I honestly wouldn't mind seeing Chris Martin take some lyrical and musical lessons from Fiona Apple.

Or better make Chris Martin the permenant piano player and Fiona Apple the lead singer. Hmm...a five peice version of Coldplay lead by Fiona Apple.
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Hey U2POPMOFO you forgot to mention Life's Rich Pagent for crying in the soup.
So I did listen to this tonight and it was defintely better than I remembered it being. Much better actually.

I like how it is eactly in the middle of being between the early jangly style of their first couple albums and the later "rockiness" they'd soon get to.
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heartland girl, i want to make sure you didn't take my comment too seriously re: being embarassed for liking coldplay.

you have my utmost respect, and i don't wish you to feel insulted by what i said.
At the end of the day, I try not to take anything too seriously around here, so no worries. I like both bands and feel like this whole thread is comparing apples to oranges. I just felt compelled to state that there is no right answer to the question. Makes for an interesting debate though. You've got my respect too. No hard feelings.
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feel like this whole thread is comparing apples to oranges.
Yes!
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Or better make Chris Martin the permenant piano player and Fiona Apple the lead singer. Hmm...a five peice version of Coldplay lead by Fiona Apple.
are you trying to antagonize me??

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