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330px-Coldplay - Paradise
Single by Coldplay
From Mylo Xyloto
Written by
Produced by
  • Marcus Dravs
  • Daniel Green
  • Rik Simpson
Release 12 September 2011

(Digital download)

Genre Electric rock; R&B
Length 4:00 (Album Version) 4:03 (Single Edit)
Mylo Xyloto  Track Listing "Mylo Xyloto"

"Hurts Like Heaven"
Paradise
"Charlie Brown"
"Us Against the World"
"M.M.I.X.
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"
"Major Minus"
"U.F.O."
"Princess of China"
"Up in Flames"
"A Hopeful Transmission"
"Don't Let it Break Your Heart"
"Up with the Birds"

Coldplay singles chronology
 Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall Paradise  Charlie Brown

"Paradise" is a song by Coldplay. The song was released on 12 September 2011 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto. The song received its radio debut at 7:50 a.m. on The Chris Moyles Show (BBC Radio 1) on 12 September 2011. According to Coldplay's official website, the single was not initially chart eligible in the United Kingdom, because it was available on iTunes as an "instant grat" (immediate download) when pre-ordering the album. Following the release of the album on 30 October 2011, the song became chart eligible in the UK and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 14, before taking the number 1 spot on its tenth week, becoming the band's second number-one single after "Viva la Vida" in 2008. The song was met with positive reviews, and was the best selling rock song of 2011 in the United Kingdom, selling 410,000 copies.

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 RE, along with "Princess of China". At the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on 6 September, the song won the award for Best Rock Video. Following the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs on CBC, the song was featured in a yearly finale montage on CBC recapping the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as British and American television advertisements and trailers for the Academy Award winning film Life of Pi which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.

LyricsEdit

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach so
She ran away in her sleep
And dreamed of
Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise
Every time she closed her eyes

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'll close her eyes
In the night the stormy night away she'd fly

And dreams of
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh
She'd dream of
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh-oh

Lalalalalalalalalalala
And so lying underneath those stormy skies
She'd say, "oh, ohohohoh I know the sun must set to rise"

This could be
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh

This could be
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh

This could be
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh

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

Jay-Z

I deserve a gold medal, get on my level
I deserve platinum plaques, to match my bezel
I walk around with five rings, so pimpish

Welcome to the Paralympics
It’s paradise, this is the story of Gabby
It’s paradise, it’s paradise

Tears in her eyes, she sacrificed, he sacrificed, she paid the price
This is everything, everything she ever dreamed
She had nightmares she wouldn’t be here, she made the team

From the projects to the podium, accepting awards with my Rollie on
Gettin’ Gold medals with my grill in
C-walking, cause all they see is a villain

More belts than Phelps, Merry Christmas, my presence is felt
Gold medals around my throat, you can take everything, except my hope of reaching

Chris

Paradise, paradise
Whoa-o-o-o-o

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