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"Paradise" (CD Single)

Clean, sensitive song about facing up to tough problems.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though the initial message is about trying to escape problems, the song ends on a positive note about coping with life’s ups and downs.

Positive role models

Encourages listeners to face their problems rather than run away from them.


One line about dodging “bullets” (problems).

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that “Paradise” is a clean song, containing no profanity or allusions to sex, substances, or violence, aside from one line about dodging “bullets” (problems). That said, it does include a somewhat emotional exploration of one girl’s attempt to escape life’s problems through daydreams of “paradise.” Still, it’s an OK choice for tweens and teens.

What's the story?

“PARADISE” is another entry in the growing list of clean hits by contemporary pop-rock band Coldplay. Though the content is generally mild, the overarching message is slightly mature, describing a girl who indulges in daydreams to escape tough issues.

Is it any good?


Known for simple yet super-catchy hooks, Coldplay fulfills the first expectation here but doesn't quite hit the second mark. This slower-tempo tune lacks some of the plaintive beauty of earlier hits like "Clocks," though it will likely still resonate with die-hard fans of the band who just can't get enough of Chris Martin's falsetto.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about positive ways to deal with your problems besides running away from them. Who could you talk to?

  • How does this song compare to other Coldplay songs in theme and sound? How would you describe Coldplay's music?

Music details

Release date:September 12, 2011
Genre:Adult Contemporary
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 2 year old Written byNK17 March 11, 2013

really good band/song

Coldplay is one of few bands these days that doesn't involve a breakup, auto tuning, or a chick dancing nude with a bunch of random strangers, i find it catchy and it has good role models, some songs on past albums were dark but this one nuh-uh
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old January 1, 2012

this is a Paradise

This song is just another SMASH for Coldplay GOOO MYLOXYLTO :D
Teen, 17 years old Written byrdcdancer November 19, 2011


Amazing song. When I listen to it, it relates so much to real life.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models