Oh, Coldplay, you were another band that I knew was a big deal but I just wasn’t paying any attention at the time. The first 13 years of the new millennium were kind of a black hole for me musically, and now I’m just trying to play catch-up. Obviously I love this song, and it’s probably only the second or third time I’ve heard it. The music itself is excellent, and I’m totally digging the lyrics. Sweeping the streets I used to own. A puppet on a lonely string. That’s some good shit, Coldplay. I get that I’m real late to the party, but thanks for saving the music for me, I’m looking forward to hearing more of your stuff. Because anyone who made a song this good had to have more of them, right?
Radio 73, side A, track 9: “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay