Hi welcome to another week of MindLoveMisery’s MenagerieMusic Challenge Prompt. I apologize that I’m a bit late with this one. I realized around midnight last night I had to put together this prompt. Then, I started listening to different songs and it took me awhile to finally decide..
Anyways with out further ado, this week’s song is “Everglow” by Coldplay. For me it stood out as lately both my Grandma’s have been quite ill. They are advanced in age so like anyone, you know they can’t live forever but knowing that someday soon they won’t be apart of my life, or the life of my family members, and their friends hurts. I love “Everglow” as it tells me that loved ones we lose are always apart of us no matter what despite life being as “short as the falling of snow.”
“Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and keyboardist Christ Martin.
They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single “Yellow” in 2000, followed in the same year by their debut album Parachutes. A Rush of Blood to the Head is the second studio album by the British rock band Coldplay. The album was made available in August 2002, and became the eighth biggest-selling album of the 21st century in the UK. The album spawned the hit singles” The Scientist,” and “Clocks.”
Their following release, X&Y, was their bestselling album worldwide in 2005. Their fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was released to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy Award nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards.In October 2011, their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, topped the charts in over 34 countries and in May 2014, they released their sixth album, Ghost Stories.
In December 2015, the band released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, which reached the top two in most major markets. Moreover, Coldplay has won 62 awards from 209 nominations throughout their career. They have sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s bestselling music artists” (Wikipedia.com).
Use Coldplay’s song “Everglow,” as a source of inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, etc.). Alternatively, If you are a musician, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.
Have you ever dealt with loss or death? How did you deal with loss? Are their certain lyrics that speak to you? Feel free to use a story of some kind about loss if your own experiences are too personal.
“Everglow” by Coldplay
“Everglow” by Coldplay Lyrics
Well, they say people come
The say people go
This particular diamond was extra special
And though you might be gone, and the world may not know
Still I see you, celestial
And I should but I can’t let you go
But when I’m cold, I’m cold
Yeah, when I’m cold
There’s a light that you give me when I’m in shadow
There’s a feeling within me, an everglow
Like brothers in blood, or sisters who ride
Yeah we swore on that night we’d be friends ’til we die
But the changing of winds, and the way waters flow
Life is short as the falling of snow
And I’m gonna miss you, I know
But when I’m cold, cold
In water rolled, salt
And I know that you’re with me and the way you will show
And you’re with me wherever I go
And you give me this feeling, this everglow
What I wouldn’t give for just a moment to hold
Because, I live for this feeling, this everglow
So if you love someone, you should let them know
Oh, the light that you left me will everglow
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