Music For The Hard Of Meaning – day five #songchallenge #music

And suddenly it is day five and I’ve enjoyed this journey and what on earth do I choose for the last one? This one is quite personal and will always be memorable for three reasons (a) The Textiliste loves it (b) we saw this band play at Wembley Stadium last summer when we really needing cheering up and we had such a wonderful evening that, for a few minutes, we were transported to a nicer, better place and (c) it has one of the stupidest lyrics ever… Come on down Coldplay

As a hint here’s the verse where it all goes a bit pear shaped, lyric wise…

I turn the music up, I got my records on
From underneath the rubble sing a rebel song
Don’t want to see another generation drop
I’d rather be a comma than a full stop

Really? Wtf Chris mate? Come on.

This challenge comes from Willow initially and then Ritu; here’s the rules which I’ve ignored (a bit). But go and check theirs because they are both lovely..

The rules are:
Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video.
Nominate 1 or 2 bloggers each day of the challenge.

It’s the nominate piece that I don’t like; I know this is an imposition but let’s have a think? Nope, no one. Maybe tomorrow

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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22 Responses to Music For The Hard Of Meaning – day five #songchallenge #music

  1. Ritu says:

    Good finish His Geoffleship and yes indeed… wtf Chris!!!


  2. trifflepudling says:

    It means he’d rather be alive than dead!

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    That moment when the lyrics go pear shape! Cold Play another brilliant choice! Thank you for doing this challenge Geoff I know it’s not your thing but hey “you wear it well ” 🤗

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  4. Um, sorry. I rather like the ‘I’d rather be a comma than a period’ simile. ME? I think I’d rather be a hyphen – always lots more to come…. 🙂

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  5. Darlene says:

    And I’m an exclamation mark! I love that we are all punctuation. Sometimes it is better not to listen to all the lyrics as some are simply not good writing. I always laugh when Elvis sings, “Someone once said that all the world’s a stage” Like didn’t he know it was Shakespeare who said it?? But if the tune is good, we forgive the bad writing. xo

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  6. I love a bit of coldplay, Geoff. Great song to end on 🙂

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    Considering I hear my own version of lyrics, I didn’t know those were the real ones! However, it’s a cool verse. In the US (not sure if it’s reached the UK) there’s a suicide awareness promotion of the semi-colon. The idea is that when you feel you want to end it all, insert a semi-colon, not a period. I wonder if this is what Chris means by pause but don’t give up, a comma rather than a stop.

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