Coldplay – Paradise Music Video & Lyrics – VEVOCertified

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Paradise” is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The song was released on 12 September 2011 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto. The song was met with positive reviews, and was the best selling rock song of 2011 in the United Kingdom, selling 410,000 copies becoming the band’s second number-one single after “Viva la Vida” in 2008. This video was directed by Mat Whitecross in 2011 and was filmed in South Africa and London. Enjoy the music video 🙂


Music video by Coldplay performing Paradise. (C) 2011 EMI Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Records Ltd #VEVOCertified on April 19, 2012. http://www.vevo.com/certified http://www.youtube.com/vevocertified

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Coldplay – Paradise Lyrics

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
So she ran away in her sleep
Dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Every time she closed her eyes
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
And the bullets catch in her teeth

Life goes on
It gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear, a waterfall
In the night, the stormy night
She closed her eyes
In the night, the stormy night
Away she’d fly.

And dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh

She dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

La la la La
La la la

So lying underneath those stormy skies.
She said oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
I know the sun must set to rise.

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
This could be para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Could be para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Could be para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo
Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo

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About Coldplay – Paradise Song

On 30 November, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award, in the category Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. On 12 February 2012, Coldplay performed “Paradise” live at the Grammys, along with “Princess of China”.

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Coldplay initially announced that the single’s music video would be directed by Hype Williams but that version was scrapped after shooting and the band decided instead to record a new version directed by long-time collaborator Mat Whitecross. The band called Whitecross just a day before the shooting and the video’s concept was finished just hours before the director traveled from London to South Africa. The band’s frontman Chris Martin created the video’s concept storyline, which was ultimately filmed in the style of a nature documentary. The unicycle and elephants suits had to be found in a hurry. The suits had to be as lo-fi and spontaneous as possible. The video was released on 19 October 2011.

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In the video, a man dressed as an elephant (played by Chris Martin) escapes from a zoo (which is Paradise Wildlife Park) in London and attempts to hitch-hike his way to another country (doing so finally by stowing away inside a suitcase). An aerial shot reveals that his initial destination was Cape Town, South Africa. He is then seen wandering around Johannesburg, at one point, walking past Nelson Mandela Bridge and a set of railway tracks in Braamfontein. He then earns enough money (which appears to be ZAR 67.05, roughly equivalent to GBP 5.34 or USD 8.40) for a unicycle by busking on the street, and after a seemingly hopeless wander comes across three other elephants (the rest of Coldplay) playing the song in the veld (South African grasslands). The video shifts to the band playing a concert together, before returning to the veld where they run towards the camera.

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The music video was shot on location in London, Cape Town, the Klein Karoo in the Western Cape and Johannesburg. The bike shop shown is Woodstock Cycleworks in Woodstock, Cape Town. The concert segment was filmed at the end of a live show at the FNB Stadium in Nasrec, Johannesburg, on 8 October 2011. After performing this song live, the band donned their elephant heads and gloves and pretended to perform as the last minute of the studio recording played. The concertgoers were encouraged to cheer as if they were really performing. While preparing for the shoot, Chris told the waiting crowd, “When you’re not as attractive as Beyoncé, you have to do what you can for videos.”

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As of June 2012, the video had more than 127 million views, and is the most viewed rock music video, of all time so far on Youtube

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_(Coldplay_song)

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