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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

Coldplay Version Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo. Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo.

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 (x2) Every time she closed her eyes.

Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo. (x2)

When she was just a girl, She expected the world, But it flew away from her reach, And bullets catching 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 flied.

And dream 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 La-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la.

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

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.

(Oh, oh. Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo.)

This could be para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise (x2) Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-ooo, oo-oo-oo (x4)

Coldplay featuring Jay-Z Version (also known as "Paradise (Reprise)")

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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